Vacheron Constantin, Switzerland’s top watchmaker with over 250 years of history, has been betting on unparalleled talent and passion for the design and development of unconventional watches. In addition to its prestigious classic round watch, the brand has launched its first barrel-shaped watch as early as 1912. Vacheron Constantin will hold the ‘Vacheron Constantin’s’ Barrel-Shaped ‘Design 100th Anniversary Exhibition’ at the opening of the Taipei 101 flagship store. The Vacheron Constantin classic barrel-shaped antique watch from the Geneva Museum will be displayed and three new Malte series Watch. Rare antique watch
In 1912, in order to completely break the traditional circular design of the mainstream pocket watch at that time, Vacheron Constantin promoted the spirit of innovation with the pace of the times, and launched the first barrel-shaped watch, becoming the first timepiece with a barrel-shaped case. manufacturer. Since then, the barrel design has become one of Vacheron Constantin’s iconic styles, and it has still been widely used in the design of the most complicated watch after 100 years of change.
As a pioneer of barrel-shaped design, Vacheron Constantin has created countless treasures for the world for a century. Barrel-shaped antique watches on display this time are classics introduced by Vacheron Constantin in the past 100 years, each of which presents a unique design style as the times evolve. At the same time, the barrel-shaped antique watches have inherited the long tradition of Vacheron Constantin, low-key luxury, elegant and noble, and exquisite craftsmanship, leaving a peak mark in the century-old history of barrel-shaped watches.
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In 2000, Vacheron Constantin launched the Malte watch series, which integrates Vacheron Constantin’s barrel watch into this series. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the barrel-shaped design, in addition to exhibiting Vacheron Constantin’s first barrel-shaped 18K gold watch manufactured in 1912, it will also reinterpret its design, adding new members to the Malte series Three new Malte watches-the Malte Tourbillon Watch, the Malte Small Seconds Watch, and the limited edition 100-barrel-shaped 100th Anniversary Watch. These three simple and sophisticated watches each have a classic charm, yet they consistently highlight the modern style. They are Vacheron Constantin’s re-interpretation of the Malte series, marking the birth of a barrel-shaped watch for a century, and also laying an irreplaceable position for the barrel-shaped watch in the field of fine watchmaking. The heart-shaped watch is the embodiment of love.
The development and continuation of unconventional watch design is also the trend of continuous innovation and exploration in the future of mechanical clocks and watchmaking. Vacheron Constantin’s engineers and movement designers worked tirelessly to develop a new barrel-shaped mechanical movement based on the case shape. The new 2795 movement was developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin and applied to the Malte Tourbillon watch. Inside, it shows the brand’s world-renowned skills in the field of complication watches.
In addition, all three watches have passed official certification of the new standard of the ‘Mark of Geneva’ (an independent certification of origin, the highest award for outstanding craftsmanship and extraordinary aesthetics in fine watchmaking expertise). With this new Malte series, Vacheron Constantin pays tribute to the barrel-shaped treasures that have been popular for centuries, while at the same time extolling its basic values based on classic style, elegance and superb craftsmanship.