A comparaison of 3 Patrimony Traditionnelle dress watches

Last week VC launched the new Patrimony Traditionnelle automatic housing cal 1120 which made it the 3rd member of an ever growing Patrimony Traditionnelle dress watches:

- Patrimony Tradtionelle automatic with date, housing automatic calibre 2455. Diameter: 38mm ,thickness 8.02mm. Launched in 2007

- Patrimony Traditionnelle manual wind, housing manual wind cal 4400. Diameter 38mm, thickness 7.90. Launched in 2009

- Patrimony Traditionnelle automatic, housing automatic Cal 1120. Diameter 41mm, thickness 7.26mm. Launched in 2012

which is your favorite?

Patrimony Traditionnelle automatic with date, manual wind and automatic

Patrimony Traditionnelle automatic with date, manual wind and automatic

Patrimony Traditionnelle automatic with date, manual wind and automatic

A comparaison of 3 Patrimony Traditionnelle dress watches

Patrimony Traditionnelle automatic with date

Patrimony Traditionnelle manual wind

Patrimony Traditionnelle automatic

Thank you Alex, since i asked you to arrange this. I...
10/09/2012 - 19:52
...really appreciate this. You truly are a kid in a candy store. Together, all three look delicious, like you want to eat them. I am biased towards my one - the Small Seconds with Calibre 4400. I think it is the most beautiful, perfect balance, and just the right size.
My favorite?
10/09/2012 - 19:52
All of them! heart
I would be happy with any and all the watches
10/09/2012 - 21:42
in the Patrimony Traditionnelle family, from the simplest to the calibre 2755.  But if it were only one of the three in the photo, I'd take the newest addition to the family. Bill
I love the comparison of the case backs
10/09/2012 - 22:12
I think that is where the show really is for this trio.  If I had to choose one among these three, it would be the manual wind.  Even though I have a cal. 4400 already, would prefer to get an 1120 in a different VC watch, and would not mind adding a cal. 2455 to my collection, I just like the balance of the manual wind dial better as well as the size for a nice dressy watch like this.  I have grown very fond of the cal. 4400 both in terms of design and performance, and I prefer a dress watch to be manual wind.  These photos, even the hairy wrist shots, Alex, make each one tempting. How about you, Alex, which one? Best, Robert
the photo of the trio with the casebacks is a classic...Alex has
10/09/2012 - 23:25
Outdone his own photo skills. I think I will make that my new desktop photo.
difficult choice, I like the seconds at 9 which adds an interesting
10/10/2012 - 11:35
twist but not a fan of the date window. The manual wind makes a sleeker dress watch in terms of size but since all my dress watches are manual I would go for the 1120
The PT manual wind for me...
10/09/2012 - 22:14
I'm not a huge fan of the seconds at 9 o'clock and the cut-out date on the original version... However, on the PT manual wind the seconds counter really balances well the watch - a real winner!   Also - I've got the feeling that the experts might not agree with me on this one - but I think that the movement is the nicest to look at - I much prefer the look of the cal. 4400 to the one of the cal. 1120. For a time-only dress watch, the Patrimony Contemporaine remains my favorite, but this comes a very close 2nd... Which brings me to the newest addition: I like it, but in my humble opinion the 'clean & pure' comes off 10x better with the Contemporaine model than the Traditionelle. Cool post, thanks Alex! Cheers,  Francois
What's the point of splitting-hairs?..
10/09/2012 - 22:42
They all deserve 'centre-stage'.   OK!  -  the latest addition might be a whisker infront.... but an impartial decision is called for... Lovely examples in everyway. Tony
Re: A comparaison of 3 Patrimony Traditionnelle dress watches
10/10/2012 - 02:38
All three are beauties, even worn upside down (LOL)! What a choice to make! I think the original, with time only wins by a split hair, followed by the manual version with those beautifully sculpted plates. 3 winners, for sure! Joseph
Re: A comparaison of 3 Patrimony Traditionnelle dress watches
10/10/2012 - 03:49
Clean dial & clean movment for me. Nice pictures of all three. Best regards 
can't fault this collection of dress watches unless...
10/10/2012 - 11:30
one compares with kari , dufour  and the likes of a different degree of perfection. my choices are those 2 without the dates. more than nice !!!yes
My favorite dress watche
10/10/2012 - 13:06
Congratulations Lin
10/10/2012 - 13:47
cheeky Liger
Mine would be an automatic with date in 41 mm ;-) ...
10/10/2012 - 16:40
but I settle for this oneheart
All 3 watches look good on the hairy wrist of the model :-)
10/10/2012 - 17:29
That said, I think it's a toss up between the 4400 and the 1120. The 4400 has the classic size and the subdial balances out the writing at the top of the dial.  The new kid on the block has very clean lines and an icon of a movement.  I gues it all boils down to whether you are looking for an automatic or a manual wind. I would have to agree with Francois though.  IMHO nothing beats the Contempraine (especially the manual wind) for suave simplicity.  Of course, there is the exception of Lin's favorite dress watch. Cheers! Kazumidevil