Introduction To Vacheron Constantin’s ‘attic Craftsman’ Custom Watch Service

The special order service of Atelier Cabinotiers launched by Vacheron Constantin in Vacheron Constantin in 2006 is to provide customers with a unique personalized experience, using precision watches from 1755 The production process, and the patience of listening to the needs of customers to create a wrist for customers far better than the product ‘orphan’. There is no series, no physical products, no product catalogs, only a pair of ears listening to customer needs. All requests from customers, from the simplest to the most daring, need to be carefully evaluated by a special team of ‘Loft Craftsman Special Order Service’. These requirements must be consistent with the watchmaking spirit of Vacheron Constantin in order to be passed. Subsequently, ‘Attic Craftsman Special Order Service’ brought together watchmaking experts. Every new project involving technology development is supported by a team of engineers, mechanics and watchmakers. Their joint efforts can turn the most bizarre dreams into reality technology.
Art of the Cabiniers
 From the eleventh century, the first goldsmith to make Geneva famous was the goldsmith. Since then, their exquisite work has been favored by European royalty. Engravers and enamelers were inspired by this process and quickly established their own powerful industry associations. As a result, watchmakers, diamond cutters, engravers and bracelet makers flooded into Saint-Gervais, the oldest city on the banks of the Rhone in Geneva. After 1650, the number of watchmakers exceeded the number of goldsmiths, and watchmaking became a pillar industry in Geneva.
 However, Saint-Gervais, surrounded by walls, is full of narrow, shady streets. In order to make better use of the midday sun, the artisans like to set up the workshop on the top floor of the building. These workshops are usually narrow and crowded, sometimes built directly in the attic, with narrow windows lined up densely. The works born here have won a stable reputation for their outstanding quality. Soon, these workshops were called ‘lofts’ (closets), and their owners were called loft artisans. These trained attic artisans consider themselves not part of the artisan class, but the nobles of the artisans, or more like a group of artists, have received considerable education and training. In this way, for centuries, daily life, economic and social life in Geneva have left the artistic imprint of the attic artisans in the Saint-Gervais region.
Vacheron Constantin Exclusive Tradition
Back at the beginning, Vacheron Constantin has encouraged watchmakers to create watches based on customer needs, making the design of the watch and the selection of functions and components take a lot of time. It turns out that spending time and effort is worth it, and guests’ needs and dreams for watches are likely to be realized. Collectors of Vacheron Constantin watches know this very well. For example, Henry Graves Jr., a well-known New York banker and watch connoisseur, is an example of Vacheron Constantin’s custom-made watches.
Two other notable figures, King Fouad of Egypt and his son King Farouk, are also keen to collect Vacheron Constantin’s unique watches. A story vividly tells their love for a special watch: When the young Prince Farouk and his mother Queen Nazli visited Geneva in 1937, he was eager to visit the factory of Vacheron Constantin. Responsible Charles Constantin took the prince to the factory. While he was surprised by the prince’s extensive knowledge of watches, the prince revealed that he had taken apart many watches and studied how they worked. As early as 1934, during an official visit to Geneva, the city government gave him an exquisite watch made by Vacheron Constantin. There are 13 hands running on the dial: in addition to the regular hour, minute and second hands, there is also a chronograph seconds hand, a 30-minute chronograph hand, a double chase chronograph hand, four hands that display the perpetual calendar and the alarm clock hand 3. Power display pointer and spring energy device. This watch also features a minute repeater and moon phase display, consisting of 820 components, including 55 gems.
Launch of Attic Craftsman’s Special Custom Service
Vacheron Constantin, in order to reproduce the original intention and charm of 18th century Geneva timepieces, that is, based on mutual communication and creativity, and also to meet the growing needs of enthusiastic collectors, in 2006 launched the ‘Attic Artisan Special’ Customized Service & rdquo ;. This service inherits this tradition. Whether it is the ultimate complex requirements or the poetic time expression, or the machine-engraved pattern or enamel dial, whether it is Roman numerals or Arabic numerals, whether it is the center second hand or chronograph function, any watch enthusiast expects the same features. Can be realized. Next, whether to take the watch out for careful tasting or as a secret collection, leave it to the guests themselves. Either way, this is a very happy thing.
Here, there is no series, no physical products, no product catalog, only a pair of ears listening to customer needs. Everything begins with the story of a custom-made watch that has never been made public. A historical connoisseur requested that a master’s oil painting be reproduced on the dial with a ‘high-temperature open flame’ painted enamel technique; a poetry lover wanted to add a magnificent bell sound to his watch, and only on the birthday of his lover each year The time is only once; there is also a watch enthusiast with complex functions who dreams of having a mechanical masterpiece that has never been tried before.
All requirements, from the simplest to the most daring, need to be carefully evaluated by a special team of ‘attic artisan special order service’. These requirements must be consistent with the watchmaking spirit of Vacheron Constantin in order to be passed.
The industry’s only top custom service
 Vacheron Constantin is currently the only watchmaker in the industry to provide such personalized service, combining excellent quality with professional technology. ‘Special custom service for attic artisans’ The most important point is to bring together watchmaking experts. Every new project involving technology development is supported by a team of engineers, mechanics and watchmakers. Their joint efforts can turn the most bizarre dreams into reality technology. Vacheron Constantin’s designers and R & D department are on call whenever needed. The team dedicated to project development and follow-up will also take over the related work. There is also a special contact person responsible for communication between the team and the customer.
 As an additional customer service, ‘Loft Craftsman Special Customized Service’ has a special website for customers to understand the relevant situation. Customers can enter the website through identity verification to directly check the production progress of customized watches. Photos and videos to understand each stage of production, so you can view every process of watch production at any time.
 However, ‘the most valuable thing about a loft craftsman’s special order service’ lies in the superior craftsmanship. Vacheron Constantin’s masters of machine-engraved patterns and enamels are the only heirs of the industry who are proficient in the corresponding technologies; the masters of carving and the masters of precious stones have inherited the ancient tradition and perfectly combined talent and technology. The watches born in the hands of these masters of art are unique and represent the pinnacle of precision watchmaking. Like all watches created since 1755, they will eventually find their place in the brand’s glorious history and achievements.
La Fabrique’s by-product: Geneva’s famous jet d’eau
 In the beginning, watchmakers in Geneva created watches independently from beginning to end, but with the development of the watchmaking industry, this situation must change. Gradually, various groups of attic artisans began to combine: case assemblers, machine engravers, engravers, packers, gilts, enamelists, and of course watchmakers. ‘Freedom of training’ and work are under strict control to ensure that the production of watches and jewelry is of high quality. The intensive activities of Saint-Gervais led to the rename of the area as La Fabrique (factory). Here are merchants and craftsmen, as well as wealthy merchants who come to loft workshops to order directly. Around 1800, there were about 5,000 attic artisans in a city of only 26,000 inhabitants.
 Surprisingly, according to historical records, the origin of Geneva’s famous spring water jet d’eau is entirely due to these attic artisans. In 1886, in order to provide electricity to artisans in La Fabrique and the city, the government built a hydroelectric power station on the Rhône River close to Saint-Gervais. This high-pressure system enabled the local industry to use small piston engines. This engine is smaller and more energy efficient than a steam engine. However, every night when the craftsmen finish their work and turn off the engine, the operator of the hydropower station immediately shuts off the pump to avoid danger caused by excessive pressure. At this time, someone thought of installing a safety valve that sprayed water into the air to release excess pressure. In this way, the first jet d’eau 30 meters high was born.

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