Here’s your chance to own a vintage Vacheron Constantin

Here’s your chance to own a vintage Vacheron Constantin

Old world allure

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Presenting Les Collectionneurs to horophiles and fans of the brand, Vacheron Constantin has brought in an exclusive selection of its vintage timepieces for your viewing (and purchasing) pleasure

To have some of Vacheron Constantin's most iconic vintage watches gathered in one country and within three feet of each other is an occurrence that's about as rare as a supermoon event. But it's happening right now in Singapore — at the maison's Ion Orchard boutique, to be precise.

With 18 pieces in all, the Les Collectionneurs represents the finest of Vacheron Constantin's 263-year-old heritage, featuring certified vintage timepieces and pocket watches that hail from the early 20th century for the latter, and between 1927 to 1961 for the former. A rare and exquisite selection curated from private collectors and auctions, the collection is testament to the maison's uninterrupted dedication to watchmaking excellence, with each piece fully serviced and restored by heritage specialists in Geneva.

Vacheron Constantin Les Collectionneurs

To start, there's an open-face chronograph, minute-repeater pocket watch from 1925 in yellow gold that's oh-so-classic, while another highlight is the 4261 ultra-thin model with its handmade guilloché dial, of which there are less than 40 pieces manufactured in the entire world during its production run between 1944 and 1951. Even the OG that inspired this year's FIFTYSIX novelty shown at SIHH is counted among the Les Collectionneurs (although word is an avid collector has already gotten the jump on it). So before this rare travelling collection hies off for its next destination, whet your appetite for all things old school cool with a preview of the collection here:

Les Collectionneurs is available exclusively at Vacheron Constantin, Ion Orchard boutique from 8 March to 27 April. Appointments preferred.