I am the proud owner of a Vacheron Patrimony (called "Contemperain" at the time) limited edition automatic two hand beauty in platinum. Platinum case, dial, and even platinum stiching in the strap. So when I saw an article on another site about Vacheron's new limited edition Exellence Platine Patrimony watches, i read with curiousity because I thought perhaps the author was writing about the 2008 era relase of limited edition Patrimony pieces in platinum. Nope, sometime within the last month, the world's oldest continuous watchmaker "announced" another limited edition run of slightly larger (42 mm) dress watches called "Patrimony -Excellence Collection Platine" and one of these now appears on the collections page of the VC main site. When I wanted to learn more, i did the obligatory Google search andI saw lots of articles about the 2008 era splash into PT 950 platinum, but Vacheron has said very little about the new line. Did I miss something? It seems like the folks at Vacheron headquarters would want to give a little more notice. Perhaps, this is just Vacheron playing the part of the distinguised and reserved manufacturer who speaks softly but carries a big stick. But given the extensive media around other recent product launches from our heroes in Geneve, it seems like there should be a little more buzz.
What I am really concerned about is my fear that VC had a super awesome launch party and Mike Berlin, Robert,E. Dan Shao and all the other cool kids got invited but I didnt get the call.
Seriously, doesnt a new 42 milemeter platinum limited edition warrant a little more buzz????