Monday, September 4, 2017

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection Excellence Platine

Vacheron Constantin unveils a limited edition Patrimony wristwatch crafted from the highly precious platinum metal.

The iconic Patrimony series wristwatches from Vacheron Constantin provide a pure and contemporary reinterpretation of a noble classic from the legendary Swiss watch manufacture’s heritage, stemming from the traditional watchmaking of the 1950s. The deliberately minimalistic impression belies a concern for detail aimed at achieving perfectly balanced lines. The dial, applied hour-markers and hands all follow the gentle curve of the case, complemented by a perfectly designed small seconds subdial and a “pearl” minute track.
Since 2006, through its Collection Excellence Platine concept, Vacheron Constantin has been offering collectors the ultimate expression of Fine Watchmaking: exceptional watches in 950 platinum issued in limited series and ranging from the simplest to the most complicated models.
Above and 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 watch asserts itself as a watchmaking dream. Its generous 42 mm-diameter case houses the Manufacture calibre 4400 AS, visible through the sapphire crystal caseback and adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif. Its dimensions are perfectly tailored to those of the case. A Hallmark of Geneva certified mechanism dedicated to the cause of exclusivity.
Technical details
Model: Patrimony Collection Excellence Platine
Reference: 1110U/000P-B306
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces

Movement
Calibre 4400 AS
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, manual-winding
28.6 mm (12’’’½) diameter, 2.8 mm thick
Approximately 65 hours of power reserve
4Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
127 components
21 jewels

Indications
Hours, minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock

Case
Material: 950 Platinum
42 mm diameter, 7.65 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial
Material: 950 Platinum
Finish: Sand-blasted
“Pt950” hallmark between 4 and 5 o’clock
Convex external zone with circular “pearl” minute-track
18K white gold applied hour-markers

Strap
Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched with platinum 950 and silk, saddle-finish, large square scales
Buckle Platinum 950 buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Edition
Limited edition of 150 individually numbered pieces
“N°X/150” engraved on caseback

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