Patrimonie Contemporaine Redux

This weekend I had a little bit of time to take a few more photos of my new Patrimonie. I did have an extra light and even managed to find the 2 soft boxes I use with my flashes. But I still didn't have a light box (which does help, immeasurably).
Oh well maybe next time.
The first is in colour and the other photos are monochrome. This particular version with its WG case and black dial lends itself very well to this sort of treatment.
So here are a few shots.

Patrimonie Contemporaine Redux

Patrimonie Contemporaine Redux

Patrimonie Contemporaine Redux

Patrimonie Contemporaine Redux
Well done, Joseph
09/11/2012 - 07:58
These photos came out really well.  I have been waiting for them -- quite patiently, I think. angel  Thank you. But they are like adding fuel to the fire for me. devil  I have been on the fence about the Patrimony Contemporaine (PC) for a while now.  When I surprisingly fell for the 1955 this past Spring, I thought I might be done with the PC. And yet I still find myself drawn to it.  Not long ago I started a thread about white metal VCs with black dials, and voila, we learned that you had recently picked up such a model, one I had not known existed. I have been thinking that a white metal dress watch with a dark dial would complement my other VCs, but the options are very limited.  There is one strong candidate in the current production that really gets me going, however  -- the gray dial Pt. PC. While not black, it is a very compelling dial on what remains for me the perfect modern dress watch. It is interesting to me that you, Joseph, with your amazing Vacheron collection, have just recently added a PC.  Did you ever own one before?  Were you just waiting for the right one to come along?  I am just curious, if you don't mind sharing.   May I ask, also, do you know what the dial of your PC is made of (do the papers happen to say)? Is it gold?  Well, I must congratulate you on this fine catch.  What a rare one this particular PC is.  I am glad you included a profile shot -- the PC's profile is so lovely.  Best regards, Robert
Robert, you are too kind!
09/11/2012 - 17:01
Thank you for your  comments. I have never owned a PC before. I have always come back to it since it was first introduced but always hesitated. I thought about the JLC and even bought a Chopard LUC XP with a very dark blue dial, a real beauty. But the PC kept luring me back. I put it on hold when my Atelier watch arrived since it was a time-only watch as well. But even after that I started to look once more at the RG model. I was pretty close to making a decision when this one crossed my path. Well, I hesitated about 10 seconds before following up and putting a deposit on it. Fortuitously, I was going to a conference in London in June and was able to arrange to pick it up then. I have always admired the simple elegance of this watch and its size is perfect. That it is WG with a black dial and a LE is a real bonus. I will try to bring it along the next time we meet. Thanks once again for your kind words. Best, Joseph
Hi Bob, one more thing i forgot...
09/11/2012 - 17:11
Alex informs me the dial is gold. I don't know how the black coating is applied. Perhaps it is an electrostatic powder coating. Regards, Joseph
arty photos :-) in the 1st one the dial looks almost dark blue
09/11/2012 - 11:04
wear it in best of health
Thanks, Alex
09/11/2012 - 16:50
You are right! It does have a dark blue appearance but that is a post-processing artifact. I applied a filter to enhance the B-W contrast and still maintain the colour. But it was very late last night and I didn't catch the blueish hue. Its from increasing the luminosity of the dial. here it is with the corrected colour cast. smiley
Excellent photos
09/13/2012 - 16:56
yes
Awesome Joseph!
09/11/2012 - 20:28
I really, really like that watch - and like a broken record, I'll keep saying that the fabled Hour Lounge watch should be a PC in steel, with a slate grey/ ardoise sunburst dial, with a nice deep brown strap... I do remember talking about this when you came to London.. Your photography skills are amazing, my friend - bravo! Cheers, Francois
Re: Awesome Joseph!
09/12/2012 - 03:23
Francois, Thank you so much for your generous comments. I do remeber our discussion, but you know this topic rises and falls like the tides. Maybe one day... cheeky Best, Joseph
Woaa... Joseph, what a superb VC (in the first pic, the dial looks
09/11/2012 - 21:14
blue). Quoi qu'il en soit, bravo !
Re: Woaa... Joseph, what a superb VC (in the first pic, the dial looks
09/12/2012 - 03:30
Merci bien, Lin! Ca va? Tout le monde va bien chez toi? Tu as raison, j'ai augmenté la luminosité du cadran et le résultat etait une changement du couleur au bleu. Mais j'ai fait des changements necessaires au dessous. Looking forward to seeing you soon, mon ami.
The Patrimony Contemporaine is a great watch
09/11/2012 - 22:07
and I like it in every version yet produced. That there are these occassional limited edition models makes the hunt for one all the more fun. Bill
Re: The Patrimony Contemporaine is a great watch
09/12/2012 - 03:32
Thanks Bill. You are indeed correct. The hunt and the anticipation and then getting the watch in London were all exciting. I look forward to the same very soon wink Regards, Joseph
Cool watch, cool pictures...
09/11/2012 - 23:24
Congratulations yet again on a beautiful acquisition, JByes
Thank you Radek, my friend...
09/12/2012 - 03:34
It really is a beauty. I'm surprised that VC didn't make an unlimited version. Its an excellent combination! All the best, Joseph
Thanks JB for taking the time
09/12/2012 - 00:48
to take these wonderful photos of your Patrimonie Comtemporaine watch. Yours sincerely KBS 
Thank you Kent,
09/12/2012 - 03:35
for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Best wishes, Joseph
The pictures do the watch justice, nice shots JB!
09/12/2012 - 04:18
They came out quite well, congrats. But the bigger congrats are for getting the watch itself! BR, Dan
Many thanks, Dan
09/12/2012 - 16:46
Sometimes, the catch is indeed bettet than the hunt! Regards, Joseph
Subtle & Seductive results for the P.C...
09/12/2012 - 17:50
Joseph, The WG case and the black dial have a great deal of appeal - somewhat further enhanced by your approach through the camera lenses. Photography is, and will always be, subjective and it's with that inmind that I admire your work. You've captured the item as it is in real life! There will always be a place for crystal-sharp shots with or without the addition of airbrushing, retouching, etc., etc., some of which we see on THL from time to time. Hopefully, you will be encouraged to persue the current path which, I feel sure, will be appreciated by many Loungers. Good luck! Tony 
Thanks, Tony
09/12/2012 - 20:28
for your thoughtful comments. I usually don't use a monochrome conversion since i like to show the colour aspects of the watches I photograph. But in this case, with this watch, the combination of metal and dial were so appealing that I wanted to highlight the black and white appearance. I wanted yo get rid of any colour elements which I found distracting and enhance the contrast the monochrome aspect which is the beauty of the watch. my next watch posting will definitly be in colour cheeky Best regards, joseph