Up until 1952 it was believed that Vacheron Constantin was "created" in 1785 but the finding of a document in the Geneva notary archives in fact dated the foundation of the brand 30 years back The document, the brand’s birth certificate, is a contract with an apprentice, signed by independent master-watchmaker called Jean- Marc Vacheron on September 17, 1755:
It is Jean-Marc Vacheron’s grandson, Jaques Barthélémy who set up a partnership with François Constantin on April 1, 1819 but it was only starting 1887 that the brand was officially called Vacheron & Constantin.
Wonderful VC info and picture as usual.
as expected alex.
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I never actually knew there was a specific day, I thought only a specific year.... thanks for the info.