Unveiled at SIHH 2013 along with other spectacular ladies’ watch models, the Patrimony High Jewellery timepiece from Vacheron Constantin is a reminder that the craftsmen of fine watchmaking can unite their talents with the most skilful jewelers.
This new jewellery model in the Patrimony collection with its 35 mm diameter 18K white gold diamond-paved case dazzles with 16.2-carat flooring of claw-set baguette diamonds.
This model also comes in a 40 mm dial. The round-cut stones radiate from the centre of the face in increasing circles to cover its entire surface. The watchmaker takes up the gem-setter’s challenge.
The powerful calibre 1400 mechanical manual-winding movement is visible through the sapphire-crystal caseback. The finish of this movement is done entirely by hand following a tradition passed down through the generations since 1755 and according to the most exacting rules of the art of watchmaking.
The flat surfaces are adorned with Côtes de Genève and the sharp edges chamfered and polished, even on the heads and slots of each screw. The Patrimony Traditionnelle High Jewellery boasts the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.
Model: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle High Jewellery
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces
Calibre 1400, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin
Movement diameter 20.65 mm (9’’’)
Movement thickness 2.60 mm
Number of parts 98
Frequency 4Hz (28’800 vibrations per hour)
Power reserve Approximately 40 hours
18K white gold diamond-paved (124 baguette-cut diamonds, approx.9.30 carats)
35 mm diameter / 8.34 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water Resistance Tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)
18K gold diamond-paved dial (156 baguette-cut diamonds, approx. 6.00 carats)
18K gold hands
Clasp: 18K white gold diamond-set buckle (12 baguette-cut diamonds, approx. 0.74 carat)