From the press release:
With its refined aesthetic and its 18K 5N pink gold case measuring 30 millimetres in diameter, the “Patrimony Traditionnelle small model” is a worthy heir to the rich tradition of Vacheron Constantin watches for women. In the special version dedicated to the City of Lights, it appears adorned with an opaline silver-toned dial featuring a guilloché motif, glowing with the fire of 88 round-cut diamonds set on the bezel and hour-markers, and fitted with an elegant chestnut brownMississippiensis alligator leather strap fastened by a 5N pink gold pin buckle shaped like a half Maltese Cross.
This apparently understated exterior conceals a prestigious mechanical hand-wound movement visible through the exhibition back. The Manufacture Calibre 1400 conveys an aesthetic appeal imbued with authenticity. Embodying expertise passed on from generation to generation for almost 260 years, this movement combines a highly technical nature with traditionally hand-crafted finishes meeting the highest Fine Watchmaking standards. The flat surfaces are adorned with Côtes de Genève and the sharp edges are chamfered and then hand-polished, as are the flat-head screws.
This timepiece meets the new demands of the Poinçon de Genève (Hallmark of Geneva) that are no longer confined to the movement alone, but also take account of the finished watch. This represents a major evolution for the label that celebrated its 125th anniversary last year and has chosen to respond more closely than ever to the true expectations of an ever more well-informed clientele.
The back of the case is engraved with the inscriptions “2, rue de la Paix” – the boutique address – as well as the individual number of each watch, “N° X/75”, recalling the exclusive nature of its 75-piece limited edition (ref 82172/000R-9806).