Patrimony Traditionnelle: One Watch, 37 Time Zones

By P. Joseph

Distinguished Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin has released a new timepiece which can indicate the time in the world's 37 different time zones.

Ideal for regular long-haul travellers, the Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time model also reflects the time in countries that have adopted a half-or-quarter-hour difference from the Universal Coordinated Time (UCT) - the world’s standard for regulating clocks and time.

The Patrimony Traditionnelle’s Calibre 2460WT enables simultaneous read-off of the time in all regions of the world, along with the day/night indication provided by the central world map. All indications are adjusted via the crown, simplifying the use of the watch.

The timepiece’s display consists of three mechanical self-winding dials: a sapphire dial with a unique day/night shading, a metal dial with a “Lambert projector” type map, and a metal chapter ring.

It beats with a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and is equipped with a 40-hour power reserve.

Vacheron Constantin was founded in 1785 by Jean-Marc Vacheron. It is considered one of the world’s best traditional watch makers.

By P. Joseph