Category: Vacheron Constantin

Why are Swiss Watches Prized?

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Blancpain, Breitling, Doxa, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Movado, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Zenith

Swiss watches are at the peak of the industry. Why? Because almost every important innovation in wristwatch technology was born in Switzerland, including the first water-proof watch, the first chronograph, the first automatic, the first quartz watch, the first featuring … Read More

What Is the Geneva Seal?

Categories: Glossary & Terms, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Vacheron Constantin, Watchmaking

The Geneva Seal was created in 1886 to identify timepieces built following Geneva, Switzerland’s traditional watchmaking standards. To receive the coveted Geneva Seal, a watch movement previously had to meet 12 strict quality criteria—ranging from materials to finishing—and it had … Read More

Axe-wielding Robbers Storm Vacheron Constantin Boutique in Paris, Steal 20 High-End Watches

Categories: Swiss Watch News, Vacheron Constantin

A Vacheron Constantin boutique in the heart of Paris was stormed by a 15-man gang wielding sledgehammers, baseball bats, and axes on October 4th. According to reports, two well-dressed men entered the store first around mid-day and then held the … Read More

The 5 Most Powerful People in the Swiss Watch Industry for 2013

Categories: Breguet, Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, IWC, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Panerai, Piaget, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Vacheron Constantin

Who are the movers and shakers that drive the Swiss Watch industry forward? There are probably 20 contenders but here’s our picks for the five most powerful players right now. Each one will play a leading role in shaping the … Read More

Christie’s to Auction off ‘Important Watches’

Categories: Auctions, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Swiss Watch News, Vacheron Constantin

If you are in New York City in the middle of December, you might want to know about Christie’s “Important Watches” auction. The Gordon Bethune Collection of Fifty Exceptional Wristwatches is a rare medley of top-quality timepieces, including representation from … Read More

Analyst: Fall of China Political Star Might Signal Trouble for Swiss Watches

Categories: IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Panerai, Piaget, Swiss Watch News, Vacheron Constantin

Some China watchers suspect that the highly publicized ouster of flashy politician Bo Xilai (above right) and the murder charge against his charismatic wife, Gu Kailai (above left), known for her taste for finer things could mean the appetite for luxury … Read More

China’s Challenges Pose Risks for Swiss Watchmakers

Categories: IWC, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Panerai, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin

Canada’s Globe and Mail recently speculated that the ravenous appetite for luxury goods like Swiss watches may be on the decline. China, the world’s third largest importer of Swiss watches, faces a crackdown on conspicuous consumption, corruption, as well as growing economic … Read More

The Geneva Watch Tour: A Must for Swiss Watch Fans

Categories: Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Patek Philippe, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Vacheron Constantin

Attention Swiss Watch fans: here’s something to add to your bucket list. The magazine GMT and Geneva’s Tourist Office have combined forces to create the Geneva Watch Tour, which invites visitors to discover Geneva’s watch industry through its shops and … Read More

Requirements for the Coveted Geneva Seal Just Got a Lot Tougher

Categories: Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Vacheron Constantin

The coveted Geneva Seal was created in 1886 to identify timepieces built following Geneva’s traditional watchmaking standards. Up until now, only a watch movement manufactured in Geneva and meeting 12 strict quality criteria was needed to get the seal. But … Read More

Swiss Watch Brands’ ‘Digital IQ’ Ranked

Categories: Breitling, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, TAG Heuer, Vacheron Constantin, Watch & Social Media

In our previous post, we cited the first-ever Digital IQ Index for watches & jewelry companies. Today, we are going to reveal the highlights of the rankings. The highest scoring Swiss watch brand overall was Jaeger-LeCoultre at #3 overall with … Read More