Striking watches

Invented at the end of the 17th century to tell the time at night, striking watches, represent a horological complication that is both intimate because of the intense emotion they arouse, and poetic because they distil a melodic expression of time. Another particularity is that, in the absence of additional functions, they are barely distinguishable aesthetically from classic two- or three-hand watches, despite their great mechanical complexity. Since its beginnings, Vacheron Constantin has demonstrated acknowledged expertise in the realm of striking watches.