After occupying various workshops, Vacheron Constantin found its definitive home in 1875 on the Quai de l’Ile, in a building commissioned by Jean-François Constantin, nephew of one of the brand founders François Constantin, and designed by architect Jacques Elysée Goss, who also created the “Grand Théâtre de Genève”.
Today, in the very same place, the Maison Vacheron Constantin en l’Ile houses an exclusive boutique, the brand archives, tools, machines and watches ranging from 1755 to the present day, as well as a workshop dedicated to the Professions of the art of watchmaking (and featuring an engraver and a beveller), to the restoration of antique watches and, in the future, a “Cabinotiers” workshop devoted to fulfilling special orders (personalised or custom-made watches).
The continuous presence of Vacheron Constantin on the “Quai de l’Ile” for almost 130 years is as unique and exceptional as its stature in the history of watchmaking: the greatest living testimony to the development of watchmaking, spanning 250 years of history.
Vacheron Constantin is part of the Compagnie Financière Richemont SA- the ultimate holding Company for some of the world’s leading luxury goods companies – its Maisons – encompassing jewellery, watches, premium accessories and other luxury products. The company’s brand portfolio includes: Alfred Dunhill, Azzedine Alaia, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Chloé, IWC, Jaeger- LeCoultre, Lancel, Lange & Söhne, Montblanc, NET-A-PORTER.COM, Officine Panerai, Peter Millar, Piaget, Purdey, Roger Dubuis, Shanghai Tang, Vacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels.