Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection New Models – Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date 86020, Patrimony 81180, Patrimony 85180 & Patrimony Small Model

Stemming from research pushed to extremes and reflecting an uncompromising aesthetic, Patrimony models belong to a prestigious lineage of slender, elegant and timeless Vacheron Constantin watches.

The Patrimony spirit is firmly anchored in the effervescent mood of the 1950s. The post-war period was pervaded by a prevailing positivism that nurtured a creative and aesthetic revival.

In 1955, the Maison began exploring new creative possibilities by presenting three exceptional watches to mark its bicentenary: the famous ultra-thin models equipped with the legendary 1.64 mm thin Calibre 1003 –the slimmest in the world at the time.

Born in the heart of the 1950s, this round and highly reliable watch embodies the quintessence of classicism. No superfluous ornamentation disturbs the perfectly mastered, self-sufficient design. Each detail underscores the pure lines dedicated to serving the extreme sobriety that infuses this creation with its timelessly modern aura.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date 86020
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date 86020

The Patrimony line epitomises stylistic purity. Reflecting a deliberately minimalist aesthetic, it asserts its personality through slender cases radiating an elegance inspired by the 1950s.

The curved contours of the Patrimony unfold in all their understated elegance: a smooth bassine-type case, a domed dial and sapphire crystal, cambered hour-markers, a “pearl” minute circle… each element forms an exquisitely rounded silhouette.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Manual-winding 81180
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Manual-winding 81180

Slim hour-markers, baton-type hands and elongated lugs add a modern touch. The care lavished on the slightest details is expressed in an edgy, energetic and contemporary architecture. The subtle curvature reveals a delicate profile, soberly accentuated by a crown bearing the Maltese cross. The pure design is further accentuated by the extreme slenderness of the bezel, exuding a perfect, timeless balance.

From the simplest to the most complicated, calibres reveal their assets through manual finishes reflecting the finest Haute Horlogerie traditions. The fine craftsmanship embodied in Patrimony bears the signature of the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Self-winding 85180
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Self-winding 85180

In the 2nd edition of Watches&Wonders haute horlogerie exhibition in Hong Kong, Vacheron Constantin has enriched the Patrimony collection with five new models.

The Manufacture rounds out the Patrimony range with variations instilled with a modern, dynamic spirit, while remaining true to the collection’s characteristic aesthetic purity and elegance. The slate-grey dial of the 40 mm and 42.5 mm-diameter models gives them with a contemporary appearance entirely suited to daily elegance.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Small Model
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Small Model

The small models now come on leather straps, giving them a resolutely feminine and refined appeal. Like the other timepieces in the Patrimony collection, each of these new models is stamped with the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date 86020

Equipped with an original and useful double complication, revealed by two retrograde-type displays, the Patrimony retrograde day-date is a perfect example of technical expertise devoted to a pure aesthetic.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date 86020 pink gold watch

The caseback is equipped with a sapphire crystal providing a chance to admire the self-winding 2460 R31 R movement. The Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date bears the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.

Technical details

Model: Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date 86020
Reference: 86020/000R-9940
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Movement
Caliber 2460 R31 R7, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
27.2 mm (11’’’½) diameter
5.4 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4Hz (28’800 vibrations/hour)
283 components
27 jewels

Indications
Hours, minutes, date, day of the week

Case
18K 5N pink gold
42.5 mm diameter, 10.07 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial
Slate-colored opaline, convex external zone
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers and “pearl” minute-track

Strap
Black Mississippiensis alligator leather, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
Clasp: 18K 5N pink gold triple blade folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Accessory
Delivered with a corrector pen

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Manual-winding 81180

Sobriety is a demanding stylistic exercise accomplished to perfection with this model inspired by the original launched in 1957.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Manual-winding watch 81180

With its generous diameter, its broad opening and its subtly domed dial enhanced by a “pearl” minute-circle, along with its slender hour-markers and baton-type hands, it is a compendium of all the collection’s signature features.The Patrimony 81180 bears the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.

Technical details

Model: PATRIMONY 81180
Reference: 81180/000R-9162
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Movement
Caliber 1400
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, manual-winding
20.65 mm (9’’’) diameter
2.6 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4Hz (28’800 vibrations/hour)
98 components
20 jewels

Indications
Hours, minutes

Case
18K 5N pink gold
40 mm diameter, 6.79 mm thick
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial
Slate-colored opaline, convex external zone
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers and “pearl” minute-track

Strap
Black Mississippiensis alligator leather, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
Buckle: 18K 5N pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Self-winding 85180

The Patrimony self-winding is entirely in line with the traditions of time-honoured artisan-style traditions perpetuated by Vacheron Constantin. External refinement is matched by inner elegance.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Self-winding watch 85180

At its heart beats self-winding Calibre 2450 Q6, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin, and visible through the caseback fitted with a sapphire crystal. This model bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.

Technical details

Model: Patrimony self-winding 85180
Reference: 85180/000R-9166
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Movement
Caliber 2450 Q6
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
26.2 mm (11’’’¼) diameter
3.6 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28’800 vibrations/hour)
196 components
27 jewels

Indications
Hours, minutes, center seconds, date

Case
18K 5N pink gold
40 mm diameter, 8.53 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial
Slate-colored opaline, convex external zone
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers and “pearl” minute-track

Strap
Black Mississippiensis alligator leather, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
Buckle: 18K 5N pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Small Model

Designed for modern women, the Patrimony Small Model steals the show with golden hands, golden hour markers and the gem-set minute circle. A diamond-studded bezel tops the dial featuring a date display, while the crown is adorned with a cabochon.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Small Model

The new Patrimony small model is fitted with a Mississippiensis alligator leather strap – blue for the white gold version and taupe for the pink gold version – that is ideal for daily wear. Admirably blending technical and aesthetic refinement, the Patrimony small model also bears the Hallmark of Geneva.

Technical details

Model: Patrimony Small Model
Reference: 85515/000G-9841 and 85515/000R-9840
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces

Movement
Caliber 2450 Q6
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
26.2 mm (11’’’¼) diameter,
3.6 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
196 components
27 jewels

Indications
Hours, minutes, center seconds, date at 6 o’clock

Case
18K white gold / 18K 5N pink gold
Diamond-set bezel (68 round-cut diamonds)
Diamond-set crown (1 diamond)
36.5 mm diameter, 9.1 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial
Silvered opaline, convex external zone
Diamond-set minute-track (48 round-cut diamonds)
18K white gold / 18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers

Strap/Bracelet
Light blue / warm grey Mississippiensis alligator leather, hand-stitched stitched-tip, saddle-finish, square scales

Clasp/Buckle
18K white gold / 18K 5N pink gold buckle folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Total diamond-setting
117 round-cut diamonds for a total weight of approx. 1 carat

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