Fresh from Geneva:In the flesh photos of the Boutique Patrimony models

Got home from Geneva a couple of hours ago, my wife is on the phone with her mother and the kids are in bed so I'm free spending some time here Fresh from Geneva:In the flesh photos of the Boutique Patrimony models. I got too see the special Boutique edition Patrimony models and they are GORGEOUS! The press scans as well as mine don't do them any justice and they need to be seen and held to truly appreciate the subtle sunray pattern of the black dial.

here are some photos, sorry for the reflections....

Patrimony Contemporaine Manual

manufacture cal 1400 (Geneva seal)

Fresh from Geneva:In the flesh photos of the Boutique Patrimony models

Fresh from Geneva:In the flesh photos of the Boutique Patrimony models

Fresh from Geneva:In the flesh photos of the Boutique Patrimony models

Fresh from Geneva:In the flesh photos of the Boutique Patrimony models

Patrimony Contemporaine Automatic

manufacture cal 2450 (Geneva seal) I particularly like the black date disc 

Fresh from Geneva:In the flesh photos of the Boutique Patrimony models

Fresh from Geneva:In the flesh photos of the Boutique Patrimony models

Fresh from Geneva:In the flesh photos of the Boutique Patrimony models

Fresh from Geneva:In the flesh photos of the Boutique Patrimony models

Beautiful, puristical watches
06/19/2007 - 02:26

Doc will be happy .

Thanks, Alex. When will they be available?
06/19/2007 - 03:14

Thanks, Alex.  Welcome back!

They look good despite your photography skills!  (Just kidding, Chief)

When will they be available? When supply catches up with demand, will they eventually be regular stock items at the boutiques or do you still have to place an order for one?

Cheers

Kazumi

The 1st models were delivered about a week ago and the 2 photographed
06/19/2007 - 17:41

here were already sold.

Normally these watches should be regular stock in the boutiques but production is much lower than the normal Patrimony models and furthermore the demand is such that for the moment there is a waiting list.

Wow ! they are both beautiful......
06/19/2007 - 04:48

i prefer the manual. the 2450 movement's thickness appears adequate on the automatic, very nice execution on the proportions by the designer. love that black dial PG combination. 3 questions :

1. is it limited in production ? will i be able to shelve the purchase till next year?

2. do u have a pic of the sunray pattern on the dial. just trying my luck :)

3. will the geneva seal application on most VC watches affect their production numbers? 

to answer your questions
06/19/2007 - 17:46

1) Production is limited but its not a limited edition and the watch will still be available so some time (even though I can't warrantee that it will be available for 3-4 years)

2) Its not really a sun ray patern per se but the way the light shines off the dial

3) Its not the Geneva seal which will impact the production numbers since all their watches have been finished to Geneva Seal standars (even those not bearing the seal). However VC is really taking their finish one step further by having the same finish on the non visible works as that on the visible parts and of course it is even more time consumming.

Re: to answer your questions
06/19/2007 - 21:40

I like that nr:3 - A nice gift for the watchmaker that gets the great time of serving a VC. And offcourse: it will be a great value for the owner knowing all the soul VC puts in their work.

a glimpse of under dial finish
06/20/2007 - 12:22

here's a scan of the underdial finish of cal 2475, the other calibers have the same flawless finish as well!!

thanks for the answers. i shall make a trip to the boutique . nt.
06/20/2007 - 14:02

nt.

Re: Fresh from Geneva:In the flesh photos of the Boutique Patrimony models
06/19/2007 - 04:59

Thanks Alex for the beautiful photos

They certainly look very nice but my only reservation with them is the size especially the manual wind too flat and too wide

I believe that the black dial may make it look smaller?

TL

My main issue with the Patrimony manual from the beginning was that it
06/19/2007 - 17:47

was too flat for its size however with the black dial the watch looks smaller than its 40mm.

Amazing!
06/19/2007 - 05:02

Absolutely beautiful, and I think the date works on this version.

really really beautiful
06/19/2007 - 10:37

It is absolutely not my type of watch, but I'm completely charmed by the very very pure line.

Grand bravo Vacheron

I hope I'll see them soon in Strasbourg.

Deniz.

Unfortunately the only way to see them in Starsbourg would be
06/19/2007 - 17:48

if VC opened their own boutique there! These watches will be only sold via VC's own boutiques around the world.

Really elegant...
06/19/2007 - 19:47

I love the combination of rose gold with black dials.  Its really interesting to see.  Usually black dials are paired with yellow gold or white metals, but its really a nice change to see them with rose.

Thanks for sharing these great pix.

Best regards,

Dino

No words.
06/19/2007 - 20:04

Doc

Ahh...
06/19/2007 - 21:30

"someone" is in love  

I wasn't a fan of ealier versions but this black dial 'speaks' to me
06/19/2007 - 23:52

It is very elegant & somehow gives the illusion of being better proportioned than the previous editions.

Nicholas

Re: Fresh from Geneva:In the flesh photos of the Boutique Patrimony models
06/23/2007 - 12:19
Great piece of metal! I wouldn't consider a Patrimony model up until now. The combination of RG and black dial just seems perfect on this watch.