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Vacheron Constantin - A majestic blue for the Patrimony

Vacheron Constantin A majestic blue for the Patrimony

On the occasion of the 2019 SIHH, Vacheron Constantin presented several models featuring unprecedented shades of blue. Discover one of them with this Patrimony trio.

The Patrimony collection had never yet been graced with azure. In 2019, it's yet done with this subtle midnight blue shade whose sunburst finish lends a fascinating shimmer to the dial. An apparently classic yet intrinsically complex watch offering peerless refinement.

Patrimony manual-winding

The Patrimony manual-winding features a slender 6.8 mm thick case and curving hands sweeping around the domed dial and embracing its own curves. Despite the constraints and aesthetic tensions of this distinctive design, the watch is endowed with a 40-hour power reserve. The in-house-crafted spirit is also reflected in the applied hour-markers, including cone-shaped quarter-hour-markers engaging in a dialogue with the signature ‘pearl’ minute track.

A majestic blue for the Patrimony

Patrimony manual-winding © Vacheron Constantin

Calibre 1400 remains a model of efficiency by fitting all 98 finely decorated components inside a space merely mere 2.6 mm thick. Corresponding to a 4 Hertz frequency, its oscillating rate of 28,800 vibrations/hour guarantees first-rate precision. The solid caseback may be personalised at will. 

This timepiece comes with a midnight blue alligator leather strap picking up the Vacheron Constantin emblem and closed by a pin buckle. 

Patrimony self-winding

Vacheron Constantin also offers a version in the same shade of blue, displaying the hour, minute and seconds, along with a date window. This chic watch has a transparent caseback revealing the 196 components of Calibre 2460 Q6, including a 22K gold oscillating weight. The alligator leather strap and its pin buckle reflect the timeless style of watches inspired by the aesthetic codes of the 1950s.

A majestic blue for the Patrimony

Patrimony self-winding © Vacheron Constantin

This timepiece is powered by the calibre 2450 Q6, beating at the rate of 28,800 vibrations/hour and enjoying a full 40 hours of operating automomy. Its finishes meet the highest craftsmanship standards upheld by Vacheron Constantin. Polished, bevelled, burnished and chamfered, the teeth of each wheel, each pivot and each sharp angle reflect the values of inner beauty cherished by the Maison.

Patrimony retrograde day-date

As original as it is technically complicated, the double retrograde display of the Patrimony retrograde day-date is a delight to observe during the transition from the 31st of one month to the 1st of the next, or from Sunday to Monday.

A majestic blue for the Patrimony

Patrimony retrograde day-date © Vacheron Constantin

At 42.5 mm in diameter and just 9.7mm thick, this watch bears the imprint of the talented watchmakers within the Manufacture who have so skilfully preserved the proportions of the Patrimony collection. By entrusting the single crown with controlling all functions, they have eliminated any protuberance and thus maintained the smooth lines of this historical case. The alligator strap fitted with a folding clasp ensures the continuity of the 1950s-tinged style.

The highly complex self-winding calibre 2460 R31R7/2 is visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case-back. Its 276 components operate within a thickness of just 5.4 mm, while ensuring optimal reliability and power reserve.

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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