Vacheron Constantin’s expertise in watches for women dates from the early 19th century. In 2013, Vacheron Constantin dedicated most of its new watches to women. Three major collections, Patrimony, Malte and Métiers d’Art, encompass creations that have been entirely conceived and designed for women.
The Patrimony Traditionnelle models by Vacheron Constantin feature a classic style in keeping with watchmaking’s historical legacy. Unveiled at SIHH 2013, the new Patrimony Traditionnelle model pays a glowing tribute to women. Following the true watchmaking tradition, it brings to notice a conventional style with a timeless appeal, particularly to the most demanding clients seeking an authentic watch with a heritage. They will also appreciate the fine workmanship of a watch meeting the norms of the new Hallmark of Geneva that now applies to the entire finished watch rather than to its movement only.
Cut from pink or white gold, the slender case of the new Patrimony Traditionnelle for women is accentuated in its new diameter of 33 mm. A bezel set with 54 round-cut diamonds provides the illumination for the style markers of this collection: the minute track painted in brown or grey, applied hour markers and Dauphine hands made from solid gold circling over an opaline silver-toned dial. A strap made of Alligator mississippiensis, in midnight blue or taupe, signs off a watch that has left nothing to chance.
The high-grade mechanical manual-winding movement, calibre 1400, bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva is the true reflection of a genuinely artistic approach. 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 (Geneva stripes) and the sharp edges chamfered and polished, even on the heads and slots of each screw.
Patrimony Traditionnelle Lady manual-winding
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
Diamond-set bezel (54 round-cut diamonds, approx. 0.88 carat)
18K white gold / 18K 5N pink gold
33 mm diameter / 7.65 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water Resistance: Tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)
Silvered opaline with grey / brown painted minute-track
18K white gold / 18K 5N gold hour-markers, Dauphine-shaped hands
Dark blue / warm grey Mississippiensis alligator leather, square scales, stitched-tip
Second strap: Satin
Clasp: 18K white gold / 18K 5N pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross