Partly thanks to its image as a stately, 264-year-old high-horology company, Vacheron Constantin isn’t exactly the first brand that comes to mind when one thinks about luxury sports watches. In the year where it is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Marina Bay Sands (MBS) boutique and introducing two additions to its sporty Overseas range, the Genevan brand would have you know that it has plenty of experience in this realm. (From the 1850s to the early 20th century, for instance, it was producing competition-winning pocket watches designed for scientists and explorers, and these timepieces were also used by certain military corps.)
From now until Aug 24, Vacheron Constantin’s MBS store will be showcasing six timepieces dating from 1944 to 2010, demonstrate its legacy in fine sports watches, which it defines as “both instruments featuring impeccable precision timekeeping and models capable of withstanding the challenges of an active lifestyle”. Here’s a little background to the exhibits – and remember to drop by if you can, because there’s nothing like seeing watches in the metal.