Vacheron Constantin has given a masculine facelift by adding midnight blue dials and dark blue strap made out of alligator Mississippiensis to its classic Patrimony Perpetual calendar ultra-thin watch, which was first introduced in 2011.
Vacheron has already transformed its models in the Overseas and Fifty Six collections and applied the same on the Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin. This is the fourth reiteration of the perpetual calendar model: there are two other red gold versions, with ivory or brown dials, and a platinum one with a silver dial. Vacheron introduced blue dials to three other Patrimony models earlier this year at SIHH – a retrograde day-date, an automatic three-hand with the date and a manual-wind time-only.
The gorgeous blue adds some dynamism to this watch and comfort to the eyes as it does not obstruct the clean lines that define the collection. Vacheron’s decision to deviate the dial from the conventional structure to the modest is going to exciting and convenient for the users as it carries the month, the day, the date along with the time.
This watch holds the 1950s-inspired design of the Patrimony line, with its needle-thin markers, baton hands and tiny minute track pearls and the moon made out of 18-karat gold. Without dyeing the moon disk with midnight blue, in order to differentiate and add richness, it is surrounded by champlevé enamel. With its dial-in midnight blue and the hands in 18-karat gold, is a good example of how classic and contemporary features can be blended to produce a masterpiece full of antiquity.
The base caliber of it is 1120 QP and is one of the first examples of micro-watchmaking in the modern day. The perpetual calendar model is only 8.9 mm thick. It is a classic perpetual calendar, displaying the day of the week in a subdial at 9 o’clock, the date in a subdial at 3 o’clock, and the month and leap year on a 48-month counter at 12 o’clock. Mapping out the leap year on a four-year calendar presents a full picture of exact information to the point.
The good news is that the perpetual calendar need not be adjusted until March 1, 2100, and the movement is finished to Geneva Seal standards, which means every component—even the undersides of bridges that only the watchmaker will ever see-has been decorated, chamfered or polished.
This unique Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is priced at $78,000 and you can be the proud owner of it when it is made available later this summer exclusively at Vacheron Constantin brand boutiques.
Source: Robb Report