Vintage Vacheron with a two-year warranty hit the Melbourne boutique for a short time, and until sold out

What a time to be alive for Melbourne watch lovers. The embarrassment of riches in terms of local brand boutiques has had another glittering jewel added to the CBD war chest as T+T welcomed guests to an evening at the brand new Vacheron Constantin boutique at the ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street. Last night we were honoured to host its launch. 

MC-ed by myself and Boutique Manager Peter Kelly — formerly the Boutique Manager at Rolex Chadstone — the evening focused on Les Collectionneurs, a concept that sees vintage Vacheron Constantin pieces — acquired through ‘auctions and personal connections’ — masterfully and meticulously reconditioned by Vacheron Constantin watchmakers to their former glory. And to their former guarantee and warranty — all pieces in the collection come with a guarantee and a two-year warranty. Vintage watches with new-watch protections. And new-watch feels. I joked in my speech that you could walk past the cabinet thinking the pieces were gleaming new models; if you inspect them, I’m sure you’ll agree. They are in magnificent, practically mint, condition. As part of the formalities, we each spoke of the individual watches that remain for sale from the original nine — just six are still available. I gave a little bit away…

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