from the press release
Patrimony, three new 42mm models
A new and more generous diameter for three platinum models in white and pink gold, bearing the Hallmark of Geneva.
While the formal purity of the Patrimony collection is highlighted by the refinement of the noble materials from which the watches are crafted, it is given a distinctly contemporary expression in an even more generous diameter. The three models interpreted in 42 mm versions elegantly assert the pure, restrained lines of the iconic Vacheron Constantin collection. Reflecting a minimalist design that combines taut lines with rounded curves in a pleasing aesthetic balance, the new models presented at the SIHH 2016 come in 950 platinum, 18K white gold or 18K 5N pink gold.
In keeping with the Patrimony design codes, these models feature a broad opening framing understated dials that are slate grey for the platinum version and silver-toned for the white and pink gold models. Slightly convex on the external zone and adorned with a circular “pearl” minute-track, the restrained dial is enlivened by a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock.
The functions are driven by Caliber 4400 AS, a mechanical manual-winding movement developed and crafted in-house by Vacheron Constantin. Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, it features all the hand finishes characteristic of Haute Horlogerie. All models bear the Hallmark of Geneva.