In the previous years Vacheron Constantin has been fitting their collections, at this point inside the new line-up they saved some space for one extremely unique collection, comprising just platinum watches. This is the Collection Platine Excellence and the most up to date piece inside that collection is the Patrimony Collection Platine Excellence. Like different models in the Collection Platine Excellence, it includes the particular sand-impacted platinum dial that adds a ‘understated cool’ to it.
The Patrimony that we’re taking a gander at today isn’t precisely new, as it as of now exists in the Patrimony collection, but in 18k pink or white gold (with creme/eggshell or record dim dial). Like the majority of its kin in this collection, its name is only “Patrimony” in addition to a reference number, so it doesn’t convey a “Small Seconds” binomial as before. It’s just “Patrimony” and albeit this one has a little second sub dial, there are likewise models with the very name that comes with a focal second hand. Anyway it currently comes in a platinum case, with a sand-impacted platinum dial, and with a mystery “Pt950” signature somewhere in the range of 4 and 5 o’clock.
The subtleties which set the Patrimony collection apart from ‘that other exemplary line’ from Vacheron Constantin, the Traditionelle collection, is the state of the case, the hour markers, minute files, hands, and even the size of certain models. While the Traditionelle with precisely the same development as the Patrimony Collection Excellence Platine that we’re taking a gander at today, type 4400AS, measures 38mm in width, the Patrimony estimates 42mm in breadth. In style and plan, the Patrimony is sleeker, more refined, rich. Anyway in width it’s greater, while in thickness there’s very little contrast; the Traditionelle estimates 7.77mm and the Patrimony just 7.65mm in height.
The Patrimony models are an unadulterated and contemporary reevaluation of an exemplary from the Vacheron Constantin legacy, originating from the 1950s. The moderate style complements its totally adjusted lines: the dial, applied hour-markers and hands all follow the delicate bend of the case, and the “pearl” minute-track is simply so unobtrusive and beautiful.
11 Years prior, in 2006, Vacheron Constantin began with the Collection Excellence Platine. Continuously in a platinum case, the sand-impacted platinum dial, the white gold implement hands, and the sewing in obscurity blue gator tie is silk and platinum string! Quite a while back Vacheron additionally presented the Traditionelle Day-Date and Power Reserve in the ‘Collection Excellence Platine ‘ so it’s not selective to the Patrimony collection, and really makes a collection of their best models that become accessible in an all platinum execution. Like its Collection Excellence Platine kin, it’s a restricted release, and this Patrimony is restricted to 150 numbered pieces.
As previously referenced, inside ticks the Vacheron Constantin in-house development, type 4400AS. This development is the brand’s fundamental ‘manually twisted with little seconds’ development. It is utilized in more watches from this Geneva based brand, as for example the notable Historique American 1921 and the exquisite Traditionelle Small Seconds . It’s possibly not “ultra-thin”, anyway estimating just 2.8mm thick I would surely call this a dainty development. The completing is obviously first class, just like the completing of… everything. The watch comes with the Geneva Hallmark and since a couple of years this quality name for Geneva-based brands makes a decision about the whole watch and not simply the completed development ( more data here. )
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Technical Specifications – Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection Excellence Platine
- Case: 42mm breadth x 7.65 mm thick – 950 platinum – sapphire precious stone on the two sides – 30m water resistant
- Movement: Caliber 4400 AS – Vacheron Constantin in-house development – Geneva Hallmark – hand-wound – 4Hz/28,800vph – 127 components – 21 gems – 65h force hold – hours, minutes, little seconds
- Strap: hand-sewed blue crocodile calfskin lash with gator cowhide internal shell – silk and 950 platinum sewing – 950 platinum cleaned half Maltese cross-molded buckle
- Quality seal: Geneva Hallmark
- Limitation: 150 separately numbered pieces “N°X/150” engraved on caseback
- Price: € 40.100 EUR (incl. 21% VAT)