A beauty : the Vacheron Patrimony Traditionnelle Automatique

During the Salon Belles Montres in Paris, I had the opportunity, thanks to Josephine and Jean-Yves, to test the Vacheron Patrimony Traditionnelle Automatique.

I must confess : this watch is a true beauty !

Its size, 38mm is perfect.

The dauphine hands are beautiful.

The small second at 9 gives a touch of originality.

A beauty : the Vacheron Patrimony Traditionnelle Automatique

A beauty : the Vacheron Patrimony Traditionnelle Automatique

The finishings of the dial and of the caliber (2455) are great :

A beauty : the Vacheron Patrimony Traditionnelle Automatique

A beauty : the Vacheron Patrimony Traditionnelle Automatique

A beauty : the Vacheron Patrimony Traditionnelle Automatique

Thanks a lot Vacheron for this beautiful watch !

And thanks a lot Josephine and Jean-Yves for their very nice welcome during the Salon Belles Montres !

Here are the full size pics !
12/15/2007 - 01:42

I finally understood how to post the full size pics ! Sorry !

Wondeful pictures of a great watch!
12/15/2007 - 01:54

Thanks for sharing them...does this one have the same movement as the ordinary patrimony automatic?...and do you know if VC has got deployment buckles for the Patrimony series? I've always wondered...

-X

Not the same calibers the Patrimony Contemporaine auto is cal 2450 and
12/15/2007 - 09:58

the Traditionelle is Cal 2455.

Normally this watch comes with a tang buckle but you can always order a deployant seperately.

Gorgeous!!
12/16/2007 - 08:09

Beautiful VC.

Without the date it would be perfect ! (nt)
12/15/2007 - 01:48

vc

You are right,
12/15/2007 - 02:32

the 38mm size is a good compromise.

The small second at 9 balances quite well the date at the opposite side.

Unfortunately, I don't like a lot the hands...

this is my fav this year for simple VC, not available at my AD in hk..
12/15/2007 - 05:41

so yet to try on to decide. i believe its size is perfect for a small wrist and the dauphine hands is a perfect match.  thank u for the pics.

Have you checked?
12/17/2007 - 12:35

My friend just got his & He's in HK. The boutique in Ocean Terminal doesn't have it?

thanks for the heads up, was referring to the AD where i buy most.....
12/17/2007 - 17:51

of my watches.

Great watch...
12/15/2007 - 07:09

That is one of the nicest round VC's to be released in recent years.  I do not currently own a round VC, but that would be at the top of my list if I were considering a round one.  I would have preferred it without a date (I believe there was a limited ed. that was made without a date) but that is still a fantastic looking watch.  Wear it in good health.

Best regards,

Dino

Great watch...
12/15/2007 - 07:09

That is one of the nicest round VC's to be released in recent years.  I do not currently own a round VC, but that would be at the top of my list if I were considering a round one.  I would have preferred it without a date (I believe there was a limited ed. that was made without a date) but that is still a fantastic looking watch.  Wear it in good health.

Best regards,

Dino

yes a non date limited edition was launched for the
12/15/2007 - 10:03

Japanese market in 2006 but it somewhat lacks (in my opinion) the same attractivness as the current Pat Trad but I do like the fact that there is no date.

However the original model having inspired these modern versions was introduced in 1935. It is interesting to note that this model was launched to celebrate the brand's 150th anniversary at a time where belief was that VC was created in 1785 and not 1755 (a few years later documents were found enabling to date its founding to 1755).

I think I'd stick with the regular production model...
12/15/2007 - 15:27

after seeing that pic of the ltd. ed. for the Japanese market.  I lost some of the elements that I really like such as the dual color dial and dauphine hands.  While I like the look of the ltd. ed. for Japan, after having seen the regular model, the ltd. ed. almost looks  a bit bland. 

Oh well, if I hit a big lottery I can always contact their bespoke department and order it my way...maybe rose gold, with chocolate dial and no date.

Best regards,

Dino

I agree Dino, the Japanese LE looks a bit...
12/16/2007 - 10:38

'poor' compared to the regular production model. Although I do not like the dauphine hands on it (150th anniversary model's hands are a lot more to my liking) I still think this is a beautiful, plain timepiece.

Thanks for the pics!
12/15/2007 - 12:34

To be honest, it is not one of my favorite VC, but I still find it beautiful. I think I would like it more if the dial wasn't two-tone...

I especially love the finishing on the movement.

The same without the small seconds and without the date...
12/15/2007 - 13:16

would be perfect.

a watch which would look like this?
12/15/2007 - 13:29

courtesy of V. Piguet

yes, far better
12/15/2007 - 17:21

the date and the small seconds break the harmony and purity of the watch