The Patrimony Contemporaine Bi-Retrograde wins yet another prize

The Patrimony Contemporaine Bi-Retrograde wins the "Men’s Classic Watch” Award at the Middle East Watch of the Year Awards in Dubai.

The Middle East Watch of the Year Award is organised by  the watch and jewellery magazine Alam Assaat Wal Moujawharat.

The Patrimony Contemporaine Bi-Retrograde wins yet another prize

Re: The Patrimony Contemporaine Bi-Retrograde wins yet another prize
02/29/2008 - 18:48

Another good sign for VC!

Re: The Patrimony Contemporaine Bi-Retrograde wins yet another prize
02/29/2008 - 19:17

Congratulations to VC !

I would like the same model in 38 mm !

Yes! 38mm for the Hour Loungers
03/01/2008 - 19:47


Funny Alex and all other Loungers,
02/29/2008 - 21:05

but when I saw this watch, very early, together with Alex, we were both,

I dare to say that now Alex, quite cold to it, or was it just I ?

Of course we both love retrograde watches, and both of us have actively searched for a 247

I reacted on the letters of the weekdays especially, and overall it was a bit crowded.

It still is, to be honest, but slowly it's growing on me!!

And for me, it always is like that, the more sceptic I am at first glimpse,

the greater the chance is that I will fall for it after some years.

I had the same feelings for my DTR, that I now really like, otherwise I would have get rid of it long ago,

see below

This is my car since nearly 4 years (!), I thought it was just too ugly,

when I saw one the first time, and now I love it !

The same goes for music, art some authors etc etc...

Are there anymore who reacts like me,

or is there something wrong with me


Re: Funny Alex and all other Loungers,
02/29/2008 - 21:28

Doc, funny you should mention this, I liked the Bi-retro when I first saw it, but now after more consideration I would miss the lack of a sweep second hand, also I hadn't noticed the days have different fonts. So now I'm not 100% sold. As for the Porsche's I like the classic 911 body style up untill about 1989, though the ones after 2005 look like they're going back to that look a little.

02/29/2008 - 23:00

it's Audi TT, called ABT DTM  edition

Before I actually had a 911 from 1976 for 12 years,

but like you, I don't get hesitated on the new one's either!


It depends in fact on the topics.
03/01/2008 - 00:11

For watches, it happens from time to time, and I hesitate sometimes too much that opportunities are going off to me.

For the Audi TT, I was a bit doubtful at first glance, but after seeing some, and trying one during an afternoon, I must say it is worth to drive it.

I am discussing about the last version of the TT, a friend of mine has.

Anyway, I am more looking at Porsche 911, with air cool system.

But this is another story.

I do feel the same Doc.
03/02/2008 - 05:11

I didn't like the Bi-Retrograde when I saw it the 1st time, now it's getting better & better

The size I think is perfect at 42mm since it's got complications & quite thick (?), I wish however my simple Patrimony were 38-39mm top.

Re: The Patrimony Contemporaine Bi-Retrograde wins yet another prize
03/01/2008 - 02:37

Very particular dial: composition of calendar initially seems puzzled, but after taking a second look it's linear, simple.

I'm very happy that a maison as Vacheron "risks" with something "strange", unusual. Other prestigeous maisons don't make this!


I love this watch and its good to see I am not alone..
03/01/2008 - 03:31

Okay, I think the day-of-the-week display could use some work but other than that, I am very fond of its aesthetics. 

It even wears much smaller than its actual size and I would love to get one.  Alas, it is just too much for my smallish wrist and my even less endowed wallet.  If it were 40mm I would gladly trade in my PP annual calendar and Overseas or Toledo for one.

Congrats VC.


To big, exactly !
03/01/2008 - 11:40

I am not especially small, quite normal, 176 cm tall, and have thin-normal wrists,

and for me the ordinary Patrimony Contemporaine is to big(40 mm).

I just love it, but it looks to big.

Absolute maximum is the DTR and it's only 38,5 mm !

Of course I had the JLC compressor, but it is sold,

because it looked like the watch was going with me!

The Girard-Perregaux is allso to big,

but is the only worldtimeer wort it's name,

and you don't use it as a every day watch,

like the DTR.

So this, my dear Kazumi is not for us

Lucky we are that there are lot of others,

especially vintage

I also believe that in some years the watches will be smaller,

I only hope VC will be first to break this giant trend, that we suffer from !

Why do you think VC's new inhouse movements are so small


Thought it was too big and strange, but now love it!!
03/03/2008 - 20:37

The first time I saw it, when it just came out, I thought it was just too big for me, and found it a bit strange....

Then I have to say I grew to really liking it. I saw it again a few months ago, tried it on again, and this time, I didn't think it was too big at all. I also have a small wrist and 42mm is really the limit for me. Now, this is one of my favorite watches.

Just wait a little bit, and I still need to see if the dial can be found in French ratehr than English...

I just hope the success of the watch doesn't mean they will up the prices....

Yeahhh!! one of my favorite VC watch!!! ...
03/06/2008 - 22:44

This watch totally deserves this price and if I well remember, this watch is a price winner ... like VC ad