Jean-Marc Vacheron

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Jean-Marc Vacheron
Born (1731-04-29)April 29, 1731
Geneva, Switzerland
Died 1805 (aged 73–74)
Residence Geneva, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Occupation Horologist

Jean-Marc Vacheron (1731–1805) was a Swiss horologist and a founder of Vacheron Constantin watch company.

Early life[edit]

Jean-Marc Vacheron was born in 1731 in Geneva, Switzerland.[1] His father was Jean-Jacques Vacheron.[1]


Vacheron opened his watch shop in 1755.[1]

His timepieces naturally bore the name "Jean-Marc Vacheron". At that time he was 24 years old and was one of many cabinotiers-watchmakers who specialized in the production of certain components, selling them to so-called etablisseurs. The watchmakers were called cabinotiers in honor of the well-lit cabinets on the top floors of the houses in Geneva's Saint-Gervais neighborhood where they worked.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Vacheron had five children. His sons Louis Andre (born in 1755) and Abraham (born in 1760) followed in his footsteps.


He died in 1805.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Jean-Marc Vacheron: 1731 - 1805, Suisse" (in French). Le Point. 
  2. ^ "Vacheron Constantin Atelier Cabinotiers". worldtempus. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  • WatchTime Magazine - Edition Vacheron Constantin special (October 2009)