Vacheron Constantin’s American Dreams

  • Laurie Kahle

Vacheron Constantin watches first arrived on American shores in 1832, but it wasn’t until this year that the brand opened its first boutique in the United States, in New York City. Vacheron marked the milestone with three limited-edition watches that are exclusively available through the Madison Avenue store. Limited to 64 pieces, the Historiques American 1921 Boutique New York ($33,700) is a special engraved edition of a 2008 model that was based on watches produced for the American market in the 1920s. The sporty Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York ($62,000)—which is limited to 20 engraved pieces accented with red, white, and blue—combines a chronograph and a perpetual calendar. And the Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2755 Boutique New York (price upon request) is a highly complicated unique piece equipped with a tourbillon, perpetual calendar, and minute repeater. Drawing on its extensive Geneva archives, Vacheron also has launched the American Heritage project, an interactive online experience that features highlights of the brand’s history in the United States. Enthusiasts can read about historic super collectors such as Henry Graves, James Packard, and more, while contributing to the forum by posting their personal Vacheron anecdotes. (212.317.8964, www.vacheronconstantin.com)

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