Vacheron Constantin Announces new Patrimony Traditionnelle Timpiece

By Paul Joseph

Historical Swiss watch manufacturer Vacheron Constantin is to launch a new Patrimony Traditionelle self-winding timepiece.

Housed in a 41mm gold case with a renowned automatic ultra-thin Caliber 1120 movement, the new watch is billed as classic and traditional with a contemporary twist.

The gold case frames an opaline silver-toned dial with 18-carat pink gold applied hour-markers, punctuated by a black minute circle, whilst other notable features include a chestnut brown alligator strap with matching 18-carat pink gold pin buckle.

As for the movement, it is quite simply one of the most highly regarded calibers in all of watchmaking. Visible through a sapphire crystal display back on the new watch, the surfaces of the movement are adorned with a meticulously executed “Côtes de Genève” motif, whilst their sharp angles are chamfered and then hand-polished.

Founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron, Vacheron Constantin have grown to become one of the world’s most famous watch-makers. Previous Vacheron Constantin owners include Napoleon Bonaparte, Pope Pius XI, the Duke of Windsor and Harry Truman.

By Paul Joseph