Vacheron Constantin unveils Patrimony Contemporaine small white gold model, a timeless ladies watch now appears in a radiant new version showcasing the jewellery-making expertise of the gemsetting artisans within the Manufacture.
At the 2013 edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Vacheron Constantin paid tribute to women by presenting a range of creations entirely conceived and developed with them in mind.
Round, forever round: the stylistic restraint characterising the Patrimony Contemporaine line is an acknowledged reference within the world of Fine Watchmaking. Presented in a warm and glowing pink gold interpretation at the SIHH, it now returns to centre-stage in a dazzling immaculately white gold version.
Unconditional enthusiasts will be won over by the luminous radiance that makes a perfect match with the refined design of the Patrimony Contemporaine small model and vividly highlights the gem setting work.
Its pure 36 mm-diameter case is lit up by a bezel set with 68 round-cut diamonds, while the original full-set minute circle becomes a stylistic element that makes this watch resolutely on-trend.
The streamlined applied gold hour-markers and the slender hours and minutes hands are curved to follow the outer curve of the dial. The central sweep-seconds hand, which is also curved, sweeps rhythmically around the distinctive watch face, while a date appearing at 6 o’clock sets the finishing touch to the balanced and harmonious design.
The urban elegance of this model is complemented by the white gold bracelet composed of smoothly interlocking links ensuring a comfortable fit on the wrist.
The open caseback provides an exceptional view of the mechanical self-winding movement, Calibre 2450, entirely developed and produced within the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin.
The Patrimony Contemporaine small white gold model meets the new Hallmark of Geneva requirements.
Patrimony Contemporaine small model
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
Caliber 2450 Q6
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical self-winding with gold hand-guilloché oscillating weight
26.20 mm (11’’’½) diameter
3.60 mm thick
Approximately 40-hour power reserve
4Hz (28’800 vibrations/hour)
Date at 6 o’clock
18K white gold
36 mm diameter, 9.15 mm thick
Diamond-set bezel with 68 round-cut diamonds (approx. 0.78 carat)
Transparent sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)
Convex external zone
Diamond-set minute-track (48 round-cut diamonds, approx. 0.16 carat)
18K white gold applied hour-markers and leaf-shaped hands
18K white gold
Clasp: 18K white gold folding clasp