Patrimony Trad. Automatic: plated or not?

Hello everybody,

I bought a white gold VC patrimony traditionnelle (new) a few weeks ago and I have a question about it. I read one of Alex's posts talking about pre-2007 white gold being plated with rhodium whereas post-2007 not being plated but containing more palladium. By looking at the certificate of origin, I saw July 3rd 2007... would this be considered pre-2007 or post-2007? The real question is, "would any of you happen to know if my watch is rhodium plated or not?"

Here is a picture of the watch I lovingly call "Vachy" (it's a silvery dial, but the flash just messed up the picture):

Picture of Vachy on my wrist

Thank you in advance for any information you could provide.

don't know about the plating but that's a damn nice watch :-) nt
01/22/2010 - 20:30
thank you Velvet (nt)
01/24/2010 - 07:46
welcome to the Lounge and nice watch :-) I'll check and
01/23/2010 - 15:16
get back to you. Can you give me the case number?
Re: welcome to the Lounge and nice watch :-) I'll check and
01/23/2010 - 18:22
Thanks to Velvet and Alex for the compliment... both Vachy and I appreciate it :) I think the way that the watch looks and feels made the purchasing process so easy. The hard part of the purchase was dealing with the credit card company to increase my spending limit, but that's a whole other story. As for the case number, it's 1144317. Thank you Alex for looking into it. Tien
Welcome to the Canadian Chapter of The Lounge! nt
01/23/2010 - 21:04
Re: Welcome to the Canadian Chapter of The Lounge! nt
01/24/2010 - 07:38
Thank you... it seems like us Canadians have impeccable taste in watches, doesn't it? :) Your location intrigued me, so I tried looking up 13 degrees south of the arctic circle. My guess would be that you're from Edmonton, but that's assuming quite a bit. Tien
You got it! (nt)
01/27/2010 - 17:16
welcome to you and Vachy :-)
01/23/2010 - 18:35
Thank you Tourbillon (nt)
01/24/2010 - 07:45
Nice watch Tien & Welcome to the Lounge!!!
01/24/2010 - 16:44
I remember reading in either a post or article on the Lounge that VC reformulated its white gold in order to not need the rhodium plating. Enjoy Vachy to the utmost, you who are the newest Vacheronista! BR, Dan
Re: Nice watch Tien & Welcome to the Lounge!!!
01/25/2010 - 02:36
Thanks Dan. As a new Vacheronista, let me say that having a nice VC collection like yours is something I hope to achieve some day. Tien
non plated Tien (nt)
01/25/2010 - 15:19
Thank you sir! (nt)
01/26/2010 - 01:16
Welcome to the Lounge Tien!
01/27/2010 - 19:00
Greetings from another Canadian, currently living in the UK... Great idea of giving a name to your watch - it's the first time I've heard that. Vachy looks pretty good, congrats on such a great acquisition!!! May it time only happy moments.... Cheers,  Francois
Re: Welcome to the Lounge Tien!
01/28/2010 - 00:25
Thanks for the welcome message Francois. This place is really warm and welcoming. I've been around for a week or so and it already feels like home. I guess that's what happens when you bring people with similar interests together. Tien