A COMPLETE TIMEPIECE
A new addition to the Patrimony collection by Vacheron Constantin, this watch features a useful mechanical complication: a perpetual calendar. All in all, a much more romantic, exquisite and technical alternative to the calendar on your smartphone!
The Patrimony Perpetual Calendar was unveiled at the beginning of the year at the Salon International de Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). The pink gold case is 41mm wide and an extremely slender 8.90mm in width, as well as waterproof down to 30m. Through the sapphire glass case back, you can admire part of the mechanism, particularly the gold rotor in the shape of a Maltese cross, the emblem of Vacheron Constantin.
The Patrimony Perpetual Calendar is powered by calibre 1120QP, a self-winding mechanical movement with a gentle rhythm of 19 800 vibrations an hour (2.75Hz), and providing a power reserve of 40 hours. This extra-flat mechanism, designed and made by Vacheron Constantin, drives the hour, perpetual calendar and moon phase functions.
On the dial, featuring a slate grey disc with slightly curved edges, the hour rim features golden applied indices, with a triangular and stick shape, with a pearled minute track running in between. The hours and minutes are shown by two golden stick-shaped hands. The perpetual calendar includes a date counter at 3 o’clock, the day of the week at 9 o’clock and the month and leap years at 12 o’clock. At the bottom of the dial, a counter with a gold disc and blue galvanic plating shows moon phases. The stars are arranged to reproduce the night sky.
Price: 81,000 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin