Issued in a ten-piece limited series, the Patrimony Traditionnelle “Paris Boutique” chronograph combines a sophisticated mechanism with an eminently stylish aesthetic.
This 18-carat pink gold chronograph in a 42 mm-diameter, framing a hand-guilloché opaline silver-toned dial and fitted with a chestnut brown Mississippiensisalligator leather strap, is distinguished by the finesse of the techniques it illustrates, as well as by the purity of its lines. The caseback engravings “N°X/10° and “2, rue de la Paix” provide an elegant reminder that only ten fortunate owners will be able to wear this fine mechanical model celebrating the opening of the Paris Boutique.
In tribute to their own proud traditions, the Vacheron Constantin watchmakers have equipped this watch with a hand-wound movement, the famous Calibre 1141 featuring a construction equipped with a tried and tested column-wheel system. In the same spirit, they have placed the 30-minute counter and the small seconds along the 3-9 o’clock axis, complemented by a central chronograph seconds hand.
Calibre 1141 has been finished with an exquisite degree of care worthy of such a mechanical gem. The transparent exhibition back provides an opportunity to discover this complex mechanism with its refined finishing: surfaces that are circular-grained or adorned with Côtes de Genève, components featuring flanks meticulously hand-drawn with a file in parallel lines, chamfered and polished steel parts, individually polished screw heads.
Surrounded by a smooth, slender bezel, the dial is distinguished by its perfect balance and its studied understatement. The minute circle, the dauphine-shaped hands, the applied 18K gold hour-markers, the black chronograph indications as well as the tachometric scale all combine to ensure optimal readability, enhanced by the glareproofed sapphire crystal.
The strap in hand-sewn, saddle-stitched Mississippiensis alligator leather with large square scales, is fitted with an 18K 5N pink gold folding clasp shaped like a half Maltese Cross (Ref 47192/000R-9805)