Any watch in the Patrimony assortment epitomises a costume timepiece, however the retrograde day-date fashions are an distinctive deal with. Surprisingly, till now, there have been solely three references within the present assortment, with a selection of white or pink gold instances with white or blue dials. This 12 months, Vacheron Constantin expands the provide, including the Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date in a platinum case with a salmon-coloured dial to the gathering.
The mix of platinum and salmon is new to the up to date Patrimony line however not totally new to the model since final 12 months it may be present in numerous Vacheron collections in restricted annual manufacturing, take the Traditionelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, for instance. The brand new Retrograde Day-Date reference encompasses a 42.5mm spherical slim case, 9.7mm thick, with a sunburst-finished dial that radiates properly and performs effectively within the mild to boost the watch’s presentation. The minute observe includes delicate diamond-polished white gold spheres; the utilized baton white gold hour indices are shorter on the highest to make room for the retrograde date.
The logo of the Maison, the Maltese cross, is correct beneath the 12 o’clock index, above the brand. Created from pink gold, it mixes sandblasted and polished sides, including to the sensation of exclusivity this platinum watch radiates. The white gold hours and minutes arms are barely curved to comply with the form of the domed dial, and the retrograde day and date arms are blued metal and spear-shaped, with hole ends. Given the case diameter, which some might think about too huge for a “correct” costume watch, the dial is massive sufficient to supply wonderful legibility. It seems effectively balanced, with all of the used colors and supplies complementing this wonderful Vacheron timepiece.
The brand new Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date reference makes use of the in-house self-winding calibre 2460 R31R7/3, top-of-the-line Vacheron’s base Calibre 2460 SC fitted with a retrograde calendar module. This 276-component motion operates at 28,800vph, has an influence reserve of near 40 hours and sports activities a gold openworked rotor with a Maltese cross. This calibre is marked with the Poinçon de Genève stamp of high quality; please benefit from the Haute Horlogerie ending because the caseback is clear. The bridges have hand-polished angles, with Côtes de Genève, and the mainplate is circular-grained.
The brand new Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date is worn on a darkish blue Mississippiensis alligator leather-based strap with a calf interior shell, closed with a half Maltese cross-shaped platinum pin buckle. The watch shall be accessible solely from Vacheron Constantin boutiques; the worth is to be confirmed, however anticipate a minimum of EUR 55-60,000.
Please go to www.vacheron-constantin.com for extra data.
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