The latest Patrimony presented by Vacheron Constantin provides a contemporary reinterpretation of a classic from the 1950s.
Despite its minimalistic look, the new Patrimony Collection Excellence Platine is meticulously curated to the smallest detail. Even the dial is more complex than appears at first sight, with applied hour-markers and hands that follow the gentle curve of the case, complemented by a perfectly designed small seconds subdial and a “pearl” minute track.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Watches introduced the Collection Excellence Platine concept in 2006 with the desire to offer collectors exclusive watches in 950 platinum issued in limited series and ranging from the simplest to the most complicated models. This noble and exclusive metal requires no varnish and will never become oxidised.
Beyond a platinum case, their common denominators are a platinum dial with a sand-blasted finish, a secret “Pt950” signature between 4 and 5 o’clock, 18K white gold hands, hour-markers and a “pearl” minute track, a dark blue alligator leather strap hand-stitched with silk tread and platinum thread, as well as a polished half Maltese cross-shape platinum buckle.
Issued in a 150-piece limited and numbered series, the Patrimony Collection Excellence Platine features a generous 42 mm case housing the perfectly proportioned Manufacture calibre 4400 AS, visible through the sapphire crystal caseback and adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif. The movement beats at 4Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour) and guarantees 65 hours of power reserve.
The new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection Excellence Platine (ref. 1110U/000P-B306) bears the Hallmark of Geneva to certify the quality of the entire watch and has a retail price of Euro 40,400.