Almost disappearance of Vacheron Constantin met mechanical swiss replica watch will reshape each time the pattern of the watch brand. Vacheron Constantin in the Great Depression during the merger by Jaeger-LeCoultre, all parts of the use of Jaeger-LeCoultre products, even the brand Vacheron Constantin almost disappeared.
60 years ago in 1955, Vacheron Constantin was preparing to commemorate the 170 anniversary. Until an old “mentoring contract” unexpected, only to temporarily change the brand plan to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the more memorable, brand creation date and therefore up back to 1755.
his mysterious contract is called Jean-Marc Vacheron watchmaker and named Esaie Hetier juvenile, in 1755 in Geneva, signed an apprenticeship contract. Signing an apprenticeship contract in Geneva at the time, but a very important thing, it represents the identity and status of the watch division is recognized and respected.
This contract not only increased the history of the brand for 30 years, but also makes the original was identified as Vacheron Constantin Abraham Vacheron brand founder, was replaced by his father Jean-Marc Vacheron.
This is an interesting story in Vacheron Constantin’s history, rarely mentioned by the brand, but it is the true portrayal of the brand’s ill-fated. Vacheron Constantin 260 years of history, not coherent, as repeated twists and turns of the same history, Vacheron Constantin has gone through many times displaced, and even the brand has almost disappeared in the dust of history.
Here we talk about Vacheron Constantin 260 years of ups and downs of the story.
At the beginning of the eighteenth century, Switzerland was not a unified nation of a single nation, but was formed by the eviction of neighboring Protestants in France, Germany and Italy. In fact, there was no unified Germany and Italy, are still some Principality polis, Switzerland is also a number of the principality in, not today’s federal government.
This historical context, Jean-Marc Vacheron watchmakers in the era of people in the French mainland of Europe, the German-speaking areas, the Italian region to walk freely, to sell their works to the kings and nobles. Vacheron home watchmaking workshop business is also good.
In the second half of the eighteenth century, the situation on the European continent was turbulent, especially the French Revolution and the subsequent Napoleonic war, which affected the traditional watchmakers’ business. Abraham Vacheron in charge of Vacheron Constantin is such a difficult period.
Fortunately, political instability in the steam engine for the beginning of the industrial technological revolution has brought dividends: in the royal pro-nobility, the birth of a huge bourgeoisie, replica watches and clocks for the luxury goods business has brought another piece of the market.
Abraham Vacheron’s son took over the family business in the early nineteenth century, and he needed to go to France and Italy to sell his own products. In order to continue this transnational business, he recruited a businessman Francis Constantin to help themselves to run the multinational business.
So in 1819, Francios Constantin as partners to join the Vacheron family watchmaking workshop, the name of the workshop officially changed its name to Vacheron & Constantin, Vacheron Constantin’s brand name was officially established, until today.
Francis Constantin is a good business partner, from joining Vacheron Constantin thirty years before his death, he has been almost everywhere in the world, to Vacheron Constantin to develop a broader international market. Swiss Vacheron Constantin replica watches and clocks in the first half of the nineteenth century, has appeared in China, India, Russia and the United States market.
The United States this emerging countries in the Civil War after the end of the economic development, the rapid growth of the bourgeoisie, and soon became the first Swiss luxury replica watch export to the Swiss watchmaker who has brought substantial income. Vacheron Constantin also enjoy the dividends of this period. But then the Americans began making replica watches and clocks to snatch the Swiss business, so that Swiss table exports rapidly shrinking, but this is not the most terrible.
World War II after the re-construction of the world pattern of ten years, Vacheron Constantin in Francious Constantin’s descendants Charles Constantin hand had a good good life, the senior watch brand image in the national dignitaries and royal family left a deep impression. This period also left a lot of fine for.
By the end of the twenties of the twentieth century, the Great Depression, which originated in the United States, spread rapidly to the entire western world, factories were laid off, workers were unemployed, food was surplus, and farmers abandoned the land … Human activities plunged into a vicious cycle of terror. The Great Depression destroyed the world economy, almost destroyed the Swiss watch industry, hit as much as 70 years of the twentieth century, the “quartz crisis.”
Some watches brand completely shut down; some is Baotuan heating, such as the Omega and Tissot formed SSIH; Patek Philippe is also the hands of the founder from the hands of this easy; and Vacheron Constantin brand almost disappeared!
As a luxury fake watch business in this period of food and clothing are difficult period, it is obvious is a useless business. Charles Constantin began to organize watch workers to maintain plant equipment to pass the time, but by 1933, nothing to do clockwork workers can only be all down.
The Great Depression also set the stage for the Second World War. Germany under the strongman rule of Hitler, the transfer of people’s attention to the economic depression, clamoring to regain lost territory, to revive the national prestige, reported a war defeat. The dark clouds of war once again enveloped the entire European continent. Charles Constantin at this time has been almost to the point where the end of the mountain, there is no way to revive Vacheron Constantin Replica.
In a brochure prepared in 1935 to mark the 150th anniversary of the commemorative brand, Charles Constantin wrote: “Although the future is full of hope, the problem of money shortages now has to be resolved … The trouble is I can not find a way.
In 1938, after a period of contact and bargaining, Charles Constantin finally chose to sell most of the shares of Vacheron Constantin watch brand – Jaeger-LeCoultre and Omega and Tissot set up SSIH Baotuan heating is different, Vacheron Constantin is Business is not going to be Jaeger-LeCoultre!
This is Replica Vacheron Constantin history, the biggest change, the acquisition agreement requires Vacheron Constantin after the product must only use Jaeger-LeCoultre and parts, cut off with other manufacturers of previous cooperation; Jaeger-LeCoultre Vacheron Constantin also to the presence of the management team. But Vacheron Constantin’s brand value is finally Jaeger-LeCoultre value, the last choice to retain, to take a business, two brand strategy.
Vacheron Constantin brand escaped the history of swallowing the spin nest, did not disappear in the dust of history, and ultimately catch up with the history of the wheel rolling forward.
Georges Ketterer, a Jaeger-LeCoultre member of the Jaeger-LeCoultre output management team, was also one of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s shareholders. In the following 1940, he acquired the shares of the Constantin family and became the largest shareholder of Vacheron Constantin replica. The founder family exited Vacheron Constantin, No connection.
Vacheron Constantin in this change, in fact, has lost its history. Although the brand can be retained, but as the core of the movement of mechanical replica watches can only use other people’s products, their traditional accumulation even broken; together with the founder family to leave, making the invisible spirit of the brand has changed. In the fifties and sixties of the 20th century Vacheron Constantin is Georges Ketterer of Vacheron Constantin.
Georges Ketterer is a fortunate man who got his brand in the most difficult times of Vacheron Constantin and soon caught up with the post-World War II economic recovery. With the help of the United States, the rapid reconstruction of Europe, Europe and the United States economy in the post-war two decades of rapid development, increased consumer demand in the middle class has driven the Swiss mechanical watch growth. Vacheron Constantin re-won the market reputation and a lot of money income.
Now the major auction houses appear in the antique table, a large part of the era of Georges Ketterer products, Vacheron Constantin brand reputation and status is mainly from the contribution of these two decades.
After the death of Georges Ketterer, his descendants seemed to have no interest in operating watches and clocks, first in 1980, most of Jaeger-LeCoultre sold to a German company; to 1987 again Vacheron Constantin’s shares sold from the Sovereign investment fund in the Arab world.
In this way, Vacheron Constantin in the hands of Arab investors wandering after a decade, in 1996 was the peak phase phase, income capsule. Coincidentally, four years after the Richemont will Jaeger-LeCoultre also acquired back, Vacheron Constantin and Jaeger-LeCoultre really is not much fate, after a lapse of many years later together.
But this time, Vacheron Constantin no longer need to use Jaeger-LeCoultre’s movement and parts. Because the owner of the small Rupert Rupert on the Vacheron Constantin brand favor, in 1998 for the Vacheron Constantin purchased in the Swiss replica watchmaking Holy Land Jura Valley movement factory HDG, and its name changed to VCVJ, for Vacheron Constantin R & D and manufacturing movement .
The story Here, we look at today’s Richemont’s Vacheron Constantin, it is another brand of recycling, and small Rupert Vacheron Constantin! And Vacheron family, Constantin family and Ketterer family Vacheron Constantin the same.