Timeless and Eternal
Following in the footsteps of the self-winding Patrimony models unveiled in spring 2023 in a case with redesigned proportions and adorned with a subtly rounded crown, this new creation imbued with uncompromising refinement is distinguished by the finesse of its gem-setting. Light bounces off every facet of its elegant 37 mm case. The slender case middle is adorned with round diamonds and the lugs are also delicately gem-set, as too is the bezel forming a halo of light around the dial. In all, the Patrimony self-winding model is set with 769 diamonds, including a single rose-cut diamond resting delicately on the sensual curve of the crown.
To accentuate the dial’s glowing radiance, 420 round diamonds are set using the demanding snow-setting technique that involves a demanding technique that consists of selecting each diamond one by one, all with different diameters, to cover the metal of the dial as much as possible. The slightly domed dial of the Patrimony self-winding presents an additional challenge, requiring the gem-setter to exercise tremendous dexterity and patience to obtain a perfectly even surface and stunning brilliance. The result, which is unique to each timepiece, causes the precious metal to vanish beneath an exceptional sparkle that varies in step with light effects and wrist movements. A dazzling sight graced with slender white gold hour-markers swept over by dainty leaf-type hands, also in white gold.
Elegant from every angle, the Patrimony self-winding is secured to the wrist with a pearlescent blue alligator leather strap. Its versatile nature means it can be paired with a wide range of styles, outfits and colours thanks to the interchangeable strap.
At Vacheron Constantin, aesthetic elegance and technical refinement go hand in hand. In- house Calibre 2460 SC/3 confi marks off time thanks to its key assets of precision and reliability. Endowed with a balance oscillating at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of around 40 hours, this self-winding movement focuses on essentials with its hours, minutes and seconds hands. The movement’s exceptional finishing can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback, notably including a mainplate circular-grained on both sides featuring hand-chamfered bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève pattern, along with a finely hand-guilloché oscillating weight.
Inspired by the sleek watches of the 1950s, Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony collection has been expanded for the first time to include a jewellery model. This model combines the purity of the collection’s design with the audacity of the most unforgettable piece of haute joaillerie ever created by the Maison.
Luminous and radiant in all its facets, the Patrimony self-winding watch unveiled at Watches and Wonders Shanghai is adorned with 769 round diamonds delicately set on its 37 mm white gold dial and case. To accentuate the brilliance of the dial, 420 round diamonds are snow-set, a demanding and meticulous technique consists in selecting each diamond one by one, to cover the metal of the dial as much as possible. Th result is a spectacular sparkle that extends to the caseback opening onto the refi fi g of in-house self-winding Calibre 2460 SC/3. The pearlescent blue alligator strap features a convenient interchangeability system further enhancing the charm of this watch and enabling an endless play on styles and colours.
About Vacheron Constantin
Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest watch Manufacture in continuous production for nearly 270 years, faithfully perpetuating a proud heritage of watchmaking excellence and stylistic sophistication through generations of master craftsmen.
At the pinnacle of Haute Horlogerie and understated elegance, the Maison creates timepieces with unique technical and aesthetic signatures, and an extremely high level of finishing touches. Vacheron Constantin brings to life unparalleled heritage and a spirit of innovation through its collections: Patrimony, Traditionnelle, Métiers d’Art, Overseas, Fiftysix, Historiques and Égérie. It also offers its discerning clientele of connoisseurs the rare opportunity to acquire vintage pieces within the Les Collectionneurs assortment, as well as unique and bespoke timepieces by means of its Les Cabinotiers department.
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