About the Brand:
Vacheron & Constantin, the world’s oldest watchmaker, earned an impeccable reputation for its high-quality standards, classic design and great understanding of the customers’ needs. The brand is included in the “Holy Trinity” of watchmakers, along with Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet.
Established in 1775, the brand adopted mass production techniques in 1932. To be able to handle a new volume of operation, the Maison partnered with Jaeger-LeCoultre. That allowed Vacheron & Constantin to produce interchangeable parts and shift to a modern, unified way of watchmaking. But limited production numbers are still a cornerstone of the brand’s philosophy “One of not many.”
The foundation of the brand’s standards has been rooted in Geneva, the ultimate place for the finest watchmaking. Each piece is crafted meticulously and individually, to provide an uncompromising quality of the Vacheron timepieces.
As to Vacheron & Constantin watch design, it’s always tasteful and never ostentatious. The brand is confident about their pieces and has no need to be loud. The maker’s great heritage plays a big part in the modern design. During all those years, Vacheron Constantin mastered their signature vintage aesthetics to perfection.
About Estate Jewelry:
Buying jewelry online might be challenging. The quality of the making has not gotten better over the time while the design is getting more and more generic. Add ever rising prices and you could end up with not finding anything suitable. To purchase a high-quality jewelry piece for an obtainable price consider buying estate items.
- Quality vs Quantity
Estate pieces mostly belong to the times when jewels were handmade and not mass produced. There were simply less jewelry makers at that time and they cared about their reputation. Opposed to the current fast fashion approach, life pace was in general slower. That allowed makers to take more time to craft truly quality pieces.
- Fair-Priced vs Overpriced
Designer pieces aka signed pieces can cost multiple times more than their unsigned equivalents. We pay not only for an item itself but also for the brand advertising campaigns and all the buzz the name is creating. Prices for estate jewelry form differently and mostly depend on the cost paid by a seller. A pre-owned Bulgari ring and a brand-new Bulgari ring have a very appealing price difference. Ask your local jewelry store about a retail price of the desired piece and you’d be pleasantly surprised.
- True value vs Seasonal rush
Pre-owned jewelry retains its value. Over the time it gets rare and more expensive. Think purchasing a new car that loses its value right after you left your dealer versus buying a vintage vehicle.
At Nadine Krakov Collection we love beauty and high-quality. Each of our estate jewelry piece is in excellent condition. We preserve the history and the greatest styles of the past so our clients can enjoy them at the fullest.