Vacheron Contstantin are renowned as makers of some of the world's most beautiful and complicated timepieces. They have been making watches since 1755, making them the oldest continuously operating watch brand.

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Monster crocodiles, bronze Tudors & TAG Heuer’s Super Mario hook-up

In Australia, the Northern Territory is known for its crocodiles and colourful characters. Positioned in the central north of the country, it spans about 1.35 million sq km and is closer to Bali than Bondi. The state’s remote position and savage heat means that it preserves a wild spirit that makes the rest of the country seem comparatively staid. For better or worse, the modern image of the area is largely shaped by the notorious local paper the NT News,…

Let’s go to work: The best watches for every job from white collar to tech

Whether you’re keeping a close eye on the stockmarkets, laying girders at a construction site or swapping stacks in a server room, your love for watches (which I’m just going to assume because, well, you’re reading this) means you’ll want a timepiece on your wrist. And not just any timepiece; you’ll want something that both suits your vocational needs and your budget. So before you pony up your hard-earned cash, here is a list of nice watches that should definitely…

Vacheron Constantin celebrates their creativity with Melbourne exhibition

Vacheron Constantin is one of the oldest manufacturers still producing watches today. A known member of the holy trinity, their timepieces have captured the eyes, hearts, and wrists of the world’s foremost collectors due to their distinct designs and exquisite finishings. Many brands have a tagline that sums up their manufacture, but Vacheron’s motto “one of not many” truly goes beyond a marketing department boardroom. Their haute horology designs leverage unique Art Deco aesthetics that convey a timeless elegance even…

This reader just found a Vacheron Constantin 222 in his sock drawer worth $115k

Paul Draper* peered into his sock drawer looking for the watch. He’d just read Nick Kenyon’s story on Time+Tide about how a new report estimates that $60 billion USD of watches are gathering dust in people’s homes due to their owners’ failure to recognise what their timepieces are actually worth. The article gave Paul pause for thought. “I got this watch for my 21st and I’m now 58, so that’s 37 years of ownership,” Paul explains. “Every few years, I’d…

The best bicompax chronographs (Part II) – The top tier from Hublot to Patek

After my first story on the enduring appeal of bicompax chronographs, this time we step it up a few notches from the sub $5000 category to the top tier. Today’s watches split into two main categories: first there are the chunky tool watches that reflect how the bicompax chronographs of the mid-20th century were, in fact, the forefathers of today’s sports watches. Then, there are the more formal dress pieces that mine the slim elegance of the ’40s- and ’50s…