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Vacheron & Constantin
In 1755 Jean- Marc Vacheron gives birth, in Geneva Switzerland, to Vacheron Constantin . Apart from being a young businessman as a watch manufacturer, he was well known as a talented craftsman. In 1770 world enjoys the first complication created by his company and in 1779 he introduces the first engine-turned dials.
In 1785 Vacheron's son, Abrahan Vacheron, becomes the head of the family business making the company face the French Revolution. In 1810 it was his Vacheron's grandson who takes over the company being the first in exporting their watches to France and Italy.
By this moment, to be able to travel overseas and selling the company's products they realize that a partner is necessary to handle this business. So, in 1819 Francois Constantin associates with vacheron continues the company under the name of "Vacheron & Constantin".
"Do better if possible and that is always possible", this is the company's motto since Constantin becomes part of this business.. As the result of this fusion, the company is able to open new watches markets. Francois Constantin starts travelling around the world introducing the watches. The main market is North America.