Introducing the New Patrimony Contemporaine auto Excellence Platine

As you probably know by now the Collection Excellence Platine is a special collection within Vacheron Constantin's producs. These pieces have a platinum case, platinum crown and hands and even platinum thread stiching on the strap but the most notable...and beautiful feature is the sand blasted platinum dial.

This year VC launches the Patrimony Contemporaine automatic housing the extra flat automatic cal 1120 in a 42mm case. Limited to 150 pieces

Vacheron Constantin Excellence Platine Patrimony Contemporaine 1120

Introducing the New Patrimony Contemporaine auto Excellence Platine

Vacheron Constantin Excellence Platine Patrimony Contemporaine 1120


Vacheron Constantin Excellence Platine Patrimony Contemporaine 1120


Introducing the New Patrimony Contemporaine auto Excellence Platine


Vacheron Constantin Excellence Platine Patrimony Contemporaine 1120


Introducing the New Patrimony Contemporaine auto Excellence Platine


Vacheron Constantin Excellence Platine Patrimony Contemporaine 1120


Introducing the New Patrimony Contemporaine auto Excellence Platine


Vacheron Constantin Excellence Platine Patrimony Contemporaine 1120


Vacheron Constantin Excellence Platine Patrimony Contemporaine 1120
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08/22/2011 - 10:41
Beautiful,
08/12/2011 - 13:25
although I would still prefer it to be max 40 mm. If I had it, I would never know what time it is as I would always be wearing it back side up to watch that beautiful mechanism ticking away....
As with the rest of the line...just beautiful
08/12/2011 - 16:21
Although the new in-house automatic movement ain't bad at all, the choice of the legendary cal. 1120 really adds so much more value to the piece.heartyes However, I share Marko's thoughts regarding the size of the case.  I am not sure if the increased diameter was necessary to give room for better tapering towards the case periphery, but I would imagine using the ultra-thin and smallish automatic movement would have given enough room for this.sad If I had my way, I would like to have this on a 40mm case (only because my wrist is kinda small) with just a little more embellishment on the rotor (something like what AP did to its version of the cal. 1120 used in the Royal Oak).  That would really be icing on the cake!  As it is though, the rotor seems a little bland compared to the all-gold and patterned VC automatic used in the regular production versions.  But of course I am only nitpicking.devil  Still, this is another great addition to the line-up.  I do hope that VC does not make 42mm its standard from hereon... HAGWE Kazumidevil
This one surprised me
08/12/2011 - 23:48
I was not expecting this turn of events.  I share the same hestiation about the size of 42mm, even though I am generally comfortable with that size for a watch.  The 81180 at 40mm seems to me perfect.  But the placement of this awesome caliber 1120 in a platinum Patrimony Contemporaine case with that dial is pretty darn irresistable.  I need to see this one in person.  Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. respo
Exquisite
08/13/2011 - 03:49
I love how the dial shimmers and how the case back tapers inward and towards the center--very much like cases from decades past. this one is a winner. thx for sharing Jason
Definitely a classic
08/13/2011 - 03:56
The 42 mm case size was also a great insight by the VC creation dept. Congratulations!
Stunning!
08/13/2011 - 03:57
Beautiful in every way. The dial is stunning. Can I ask how thick it is?
the case is 7.30mm thick
08/15/2011 - 11:23
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Absolutely breathtaking!
08/13/2011 - 04:47
I've seen it in person, and want it permanently on my person. Incredible watch. :-))
My all-time favourite VC
08/13/2011 - 06:23
This time piece resonates the strongest with me. Simple, beautiful and most elegant. Well done VC!
Stunning! [nt]
08/13/2011 - 06:40
nt
So nice!
08/13/2011 - 07:38
heart!!
timeless.nt.
08/13/2011 - 08:07
nt.
Really beautiful, love the Platinum dial!
08/13/2011 - 11:10
Any chance that after say, 1,000 posts, VC would be willing to exchange my 1978, SS, ref.7592 for this EP?  devil It also has a k1120 with Gyromax balance, is 33.5mm wide and 5.85mm thin. Best Regards, Dan
a trade would have been possible but as a moderator you're
08/15/2011 - 11:26
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Simply beautiful and refined !
08/13/2011 - 11:55
The perfect watch for dinner or party
Luster with a classic V&C flair! I can't wait to
08/13/2011 - 20:53
see it in the metal and feel the "gravity"  of this piece. A gentleman's watch if I ever did see one. Many thanks to the whole team for producing such a beauty. Best to all, Tim 
As I written before, this one of the one's :-)
08/13/2011 - 21:15

Ever since I saw the first worn by Dom. Bernaz, 

I always loved this watch!

Alex, if you have taken these pics,

I'm amazed laugh

Thanks

Doc

my pics Doc:-)
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Re: Introducing the New Patrimony Contemporaine auto Excellence Platine
08/13/2011 - 22:35
Definitely a lovely piece! Very restained and elegant personifying the VC look and showing the superb VC craftsmanship. Beautiful! JB
I like very much
08/14/2011 - 00:50
What are the differences to the previous model? Automatic Is this 42 vs 49mm? Can you confirm the case thickness vs the last one? And... Since it is auto... I don't need to worry about the tiny crown!. Retail? Thanks G
the Pat Cont hand wind is 40mm diameter and 6.70mm thick, this one
08/15/2011 - 11:33
is 42mm in diameter and 7.30mm thicj. Retail is around euro 36k excluding VAT
amazing...
08/14/2011 - 13:38
Alex, PM doesn't seem to be working for me... so may I ask the expected releaase date and approx msrp? thanks. OpC
these pieces are already starting to be delivered, retail is
08/15/2011 - 11:35
euro 36k excluding VAT
Simply awesome! (nt)
08/14/2011 - 14:52
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What's the price
08/14/2011 - 20:00
of this piece of magnificence? That watches simply oozes class and elegance.
please see my answer to optionc above
08/15/2011 - 11:36
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A beauty !
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nt
Beautiful watch - the photography is pretty good too!....
08/15/2011 - 18:08
Alex - You've, so well, captured the spirit of this 'family' piece. It deserves pride of place! Tony
Simply beautiful! (nt)
08/15/2011 - 19:07
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Fabulous !
08/15/2011 - 22:36
Classic, timeless piece. Superb in it's simpleness. Could be the one VC if you could only have one...... Best, Mark
Re: Introducing the New Patrimony Contemporaine auto Excellence Platine
08/16/2011 - 19:37
Truly beautiful.  Don't want to sound picky, but the chemical symbol for Platinum is Pt, not PT
I love what I see ...
08/17/2011 - 19:49
by heart (watch & pictures) heartheartheart Only my brain says: No. No, because of the high premium and no, because of even 2 mm more diameter. sad In my next life I will ask for deeper pockets and bigger wrists, because the combination is hard to resist - in general broken heart Still like to look at the details ...
Really nice addition to " Excellence Platine" line
08/18/2011 - 15:51
I love the rotor design and also these new straps with 2 types of alligator skin on both sides. Thanks Alex for introducing this novelty. Cheers, Liger
Stunning!
08/22/2011 - 10:41
It really is a VC! I love this one...wel done VC