Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755
Boutique New York
The Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York model is an authentic Vacheron Constantin masterpiece. This watch is created in a single piece limited edition to celebrate the opening of the New York boutique. Equipped with a tourbillon, a perpetual calendar and a minute repeater, it pays tribute to high watchmaking tradition. In a nod to the façade of the building in which the new Vacheron Constantin boutique is located, the hand-engraved frieze motif on the case serves as a reminder that the world’s oldest watch manufacturer with an uninterrupted history has been sharing an important chapter in its history with the United States since 1832.
Rare, complex and exclusive are the words that best describe the Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York. Created in a one-piece limited edition for the opening of the New York boutique, it pays tribute to the expertise acquired over more than 255 years by a Manufacture that set off to conquer North America at an early stage in its history.
Crafted in pink gold, this Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York model is a Grand Complication timepiece. Its 602-part movement developed and crafted in-house by Vacheron Constantin and bearing the Hallmark of Geneva incorporates the three major complications of the art of fine watchmaking: a tourbillon, a perpetual calendar, and a minute repeater.
Of these three complications, the minute repeater is undoubtedly the one that has been dealt with in the most original manner, providing further proof, if such were needed, that the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin is one of the world’s most innovative watch brands. Simultaneously seeking to push back technical limits while maintaining the user friendliness of this multi-complication timepiece, the Vacheron Constantin engineers and master-watchmakers have developed an original centripetal strike governor device.
This system features two weights which act as a brake on the governor’s rotating shaft, thus evening out the energy released by the barrel. To achieve this, it uses opposing centrifugal and centripetal forces. Once the governor spins, the centrifugal force pivots one end of the weights outwards so that the other acts as an increasingly powerful brake on the central shaft, thus bringing the rotation and strike to a slower, steadier rate. This ingenious, patented device is perfectly silent, and enthusiasts can satisfy their curiosity by admiring the spinning governor through the sapphire-crystal caseback.
In addition to the minute repeater, the Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York has a tourbillon which counteracts the effects of gravity in order to enhance the movement’s precision while offering the aesthetic advantage of providing a view of the beating heart of the watch. Meanwhile, the perpetual calendar, a mechanical memory of time to come, is capable of following the Gregorian calendar without any human intervention other than a date change every 400 years.
Within the Vacheron Constantin universe, the Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York watch is a perfect expression of the brand’s heritage and the skills patiently acquired by its master watchmakers and handed down through generations since its founding. With its round 44 mm case, its timeless classicism and its understated elegance, it embodies the finest horological traditions and is an unparalleled reference in high-end Swiss watchmaking.
In addition to the pure and rigorous technical attributes it embodies, this one-of-a-kind model also displays aesthetic codes expressed through decidedly contemporary language: a slender bezel, a knurled motif around the screw-down caseback framing a sapphire crystal, trapeze-shaped hour-markers, “dauphine” hands and an opaline dark grey dial. A hand-engraved frieze motif on the case echoes one found on the façade at Madison Avenue and 64th Street in New York. On the back, two engravings – “No1/1” and “Madison and 64th” – indicate the exceptional and unique nature of the Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York.
Unswerving loyalty to high-minded principles combined with respect for expertise and an indomitable spirit of innovation: these qualities have enabled Vacheron Constantin to make an indelible mark on watchmaking history. The opening of the brand’s first boutique in the United States allows the company to pay tribute to the history it shares with the United States. The Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York vividly reflects this dynamic. Since 1831, when Jean-Barthélémy Vacheron first expressed his dream of an American adventure, and during the 180 years since then, the brand has proven it is as vibrantly alive today as ever. Its first US boutique and the three limited edition timepieces created for the opening embody a momentum that is hardly surprising in the land of pioneers.
Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York
Calibre 2755, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin
Stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva
Energy Mechanical, manual-winding
Movement thickness 7.90 mm
Movement diameter 33.90 mm (14 ¾ lignes )
Number of Jewels 40
Number of components 602
Frequency 2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations per hour)
Indications Hours, minutes, seconds on the tourbillon
Perpetual calendar (day of the week, date, month and leap year indication)
Power reserve on the back of the watch
Power reserve Approximately 58 hours
Case 18K 5N pink gold
44 mm in diameter
Polished and hand-engraved with designs inspired by the building of the Vacheron Constantin New York Boutique
Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on the inside, convex
Transparent, sapphire crystal, closed with screws
Water resistance Non water-resistant
Snailed counters center
White painted minute track
Strap BrownMississippiensis alligator, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square-scales
Clasp 18K 5N pink gold triple-blade folding clasp,
Polished half Maltese cross
This timepiece is a unique piece Exclusively for the Vacheron Constantin Boutique in New York
“N° 1/1” and “Madison and 64th” engraved on caseback