This is a SIHH follow-up. Get more information now about two stunning Vacheron Constantin timepieces.

For those of you who follow my blog this will be a kind of a déjà vue. I was one of the very first to publish several pictures of these two watches.

The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine pocket watch and the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle small seconds were not shown officially to the press, but only to some specialized journalists.

At the SIHH I did not get any technical information about the two new timepieces since they were supposed to launch officially only some weeks after the SIHH. Now I have the technical information for you and some new pictures of the two watches. I hope you like them!

 

>> Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine pocket watch <<

In the course of its exceptional history Vacheron Constantin has consistently distinguished itself in the extraordinary production of pocket watches that are exceptional in terms of their complications, their decoration and their shapes.

Reference: Patrimony Contemporaine pocket watch 82028/000R-9708 Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces

Caliber: 4400, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin

Energy: Mechanical hand-wound

Movement diameter: 28.60 mm (12’’’ 1⁄2 )

Movement thickness: 2.80 mm

Jewels: 21

Number of components: 127

Frequency: 4 Hz (28.800 A/h)

Indications: Hours, minutes

Power reserve approx.: 65 hours

Case: 18K 5N pink gold, 43 mm diameter / 7.40 mm thickness, transparent case back.

Water resistance: Tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial: Silvered opaline, Convex external zone, circular grained minute-track

Chain: Delivered with a brown calf leather cord Length 30 cm, 18K 5N pink gold chain available on order Length 30 cm

82028_000R_9708_CU_tr_low 82028_000R_9708_CUIR_SDT_tr_low 82028_000R_9708_DOS_transparent_low 82028_000R_9708_SDT_tr_low>> Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle small seconds <<

A tribute to the creations by the Manufacture during the period running from the 1930s to the 1950s, the Patrimony Traditionnelle small seconds watch is heir to an authentic horological tradition.

Reference: 82172/000P-9811 Patrimony Traditionnelle small seconds, Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces

Caliber: 4400 AS, Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin

Energy: Mechanical hand-wound

Movement diameter: 28.60 mm (12’’’ 1⁄2 )

Movement thickness: 2.80 mm

Jewels: 21

Number of components: 127

Frequency: 4 Hz (28.800 A/h)

Indications: Hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock

Power reserve: approx. 65 hours

Case: Platinum 950, 38 mm diameter, 7.77 mm thickness, transparent case back

Water resistance: Tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial: Slate grey opaline, White painted indications

Bracelet: Black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

Clasp: Platinum 950 buckle, polished half Maltese cross

 

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The two Patrimony timepieces meet the new Poinçon de Genève (Hallmark of Geneva) criteria. Instated by the Grand Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva in 1886, the Hallmark is a guarantee of origin, of craftsmanship, of durability and of know-how. This quality label of independent origin, which has no equivalent anywhere in the world, underwent a fundamental transformation in 2011: the certification no longer applies to the calibre alone, but now to the timepiece as a whole.

This is a major evolution for this authentication that has enjoyed longstanding support from Vacheron Constantin, which has decided to respond more fully than ever to the true expectations of an ever more knowledgeable clientele.

 

 

 

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