This volume commemorates Vacheron Constantin's uninterrupted 260-year history devoted to watchmaking excellence.
Franco Cologni is chairman of the Cultural Council of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie. He has contributed to numerous works on jewelry and the history of the clock industry with Flammarion including The Mastery of Time (2012), The Cartier Collection: Precious Objects (2012), The Cartier Collection: Timepieces (2006), Cartier: The Tank Watch: Timeless Style (2012), Writing Time: Montblanc (2011), Cartier: The Tank Watch (1998), Jaeger LeCoultre (2006), The Secrets of Vacheron Constantin: 250 Years of History (2005).
"A hardcover book dedicated to a watch becomes more than a page
turner for timepiece connoisseurs. It's a journey back in time with
a storied history that is fascinating - even if the reader has no
interest in legendary, mechanical time tellers."
"[Vacheron Constantin] is so beautifully illustrated. . . . charismatic photographs really make the extensive book pop in a visual sense. . . . All in all, this oeuvre is an excellent investment for anyone interested in history, Vacheron Constantin, horology, or just beautiful objects. And it is an absolute feast for the eyes."
-QUILL & PAD MAGAZINE "Saying or thinking that Vacheron Constantin makes watches is like saying Michelangelo was a ceiling painter. . . The photographic images are nothing short of exquisite but one must read and learn what goes on within the workings of these amazing watches. . . Without question this is a book that will be appreciated on so many levels because as anyone who is more than familiar with watches can testify that Vacheron Constantin is the Ferrari of timepieces."
-NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS