Because Vacheron Constantin makes women’s hearts beat a tiny bit faster, the Manufacture is delighted to introduce the dainty Patrimony Contemporaine small white gold model. This timeless watch now appears in a radiant new version showcasing the jewellery-making expertise of the gemsetting artisans within the Manufacture.
At the 2013 edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Vacheron Constantin paid tribute to women by presenting a range of creations entirely conceived and developed with them in mind.
Round, forever round: the stylistic restraint characterising the Patrimony Contemporaine line is an acknowledged reference within the world of Fine Watchmaking. Presented in a warm and glowing pink gold interpretation at the SIHH, it now returns to centre-stage in a dazzling immaculately white gold version.
Unconditional enthusiasts will be won over by the luminous radiance that makes a perfect match with the refined design of the Patrimony Contemporaine small model and vividly highlights the gemsetting work. Its pure 36 mm-diameter case is lit up by a bezel set with 68 round-cut diamonds, while the original full-set minute circle becomes a stylistic element that makes this watch resolutely on-trend.
The streamlined applied gold hour-markers and the slender hours and minutes hands are curved to follow the outer curve of the dial. The central sweep-seconds hand, which is also curved, sweeps rhythmically around the distinctive watch face, while a date appearing at 6 o’clock sets the finishing touch to the balanced and harmonious design. The urban elegance of this model is complemented by the white gold bracelet composed of smoothly interlocking links ensuring a comfortable fit on the wrist. The open caseback provides an exceptional view of the mechanical self-winding movement, Calibre 2450, entirely developed and produced within the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin.
The Patrimony Contemporaine small white gold model meets the new Hallmark of Geneva requirements. This unique quality label underwent a fundamental transformation in 2011, meaning that the certification no longer applies to the calibre alone, but instead to the entire watch, thereby accentuating its exceptional nature and further enhancing its appeal.