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Vacheron Constantin - Patrimony Contemporaine small model

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine small model

The living soul of Haute Horlogerie.

Press release

Classic yet contemporary. Understated and refined. Moderate and yet sensual. The new Patrimony Contemporaine small model reveals its undeniable assets in an engagingly natural manner expressed through pink or white gold. Its femininity beats to the rhythm of a mechanical heart entirely crafted by Vacheron Constantin, hand-wound Calibre 1400, bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva. This new creation lends its own unique aura of timeless charm to the feminine line from the Manufacture.

 

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The slender 6.7 mm watch profile radiates purity and sheer elegance accentuated by a rim of brilliant-cut diamonds. The exquisite grace exuded by the Patrimony Contemporary small model watch is truly captivating. Time blossoms within the 36 mm diameter case with its perfectly mastered curves. The pared-down simplicity of the dial provides ample proof that true beauty will always shine without any need for ostentation.

The gold case frames an opaline silver-toned dial on which time pursues its perpetually renewed journey. Long applied hour-markers punctuating a beaded minute circle in 18-carat gold create a delightful visual rhythmical effect. The pursuit of simplicity is also conveyed through the gentle sweep of the hands reflecting the elegance of traditional watchmaking characterised by refined craftsmanship and a timeless, eminently horological spirit.

 

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Beneath this apparent sobriety lies a prestigious mechanical hand-wound movement. The Manufacture Vacheron Constantin Calibre 1400 echoes a design imbued with authenticity. Heir to expertise born in 1755 and passed on from generation to generation, this movement is revealed through the transparent caseback. Its technical sophistication is matched by the entirely hand-crafted finishing entirely performed according to the highest traditional standards and meeting the most demanding Fine Watchmaking criteria. The flat surfaces are adorned with Côtes de Genève and the sharp edges are chamfered and hand-polished, as are the flat-headed screws.

The Patrimony Contemporaine small model clearly embodies the majesty of true elegance. Its supreme femininity is unequivocally asserted and proves itself entirely worthy of the noble heritage cultivated by a House founded over 255 years ago.

 

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Technical datas - Patrimony Contemporaine small model

Reference: 
81530/000R-9682 (18K 5N pink gold)
81530/000G-9681 (18K white gold)
Patrimony Contemporaine small model

Calibre: 
1400, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin
Stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva
Energy: Mechanical, manual-winding
Movement thickness: 2.60 mm
Movement diamètre: 20.65 mm (9 lignes)
Number of Jewels: 20
Number of components: 98
Frequency: 4Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
Indications: Hours and minutes
Power reserve: Approximately 40 hours

Case: 
18K 5N pink gold or 18K white gold
Transparent, sapphire crystal caseback
Caseband set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds, total weight of approx. 0.39 carat
36 mm diameter
Water resistance: Tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approximately 30 metres)

Dial: 
Silvererd opaline, convex external zone with circular grained minute-track
Index applied in 18K gold

Strap:
Dark blue or warm grey Mississippiensis alligator, stitched-tip, square scales
Delivered with a second strap in anthracite satin

Clasp: 
18K white gold or 18K 5N pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross

The brand

An exploration of the history of Vacheron Constantin is a voyage of discovery, revealing the excellence of age-old watchmaking. Each timepiece is the result of the creative inspiration of the watchmaker or craftsman, dedicating their knowhow to the birth of outstanding watches. The Manufacture also works within a social and environmental code of ethics, and has had Responsible Jewellery Council certification since 2012.

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