Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York

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

Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755  Boutique New York

Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755  Boutique New York

Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755  Boutique New York

Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755  Boutique New York

Technical characteristics

Reference                                         80172/000R-9724

                                                            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

                                                           Minute repeater

                                                           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

Dial                                                   Platinum-colored

                                                          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

dshao 1, shall you have the credit fot the pics,
07/25/2011 - 18:44

or is it factory delivered?

I suspect they come from V&C, you use to get them more 'natural',

or am I wrong?

Anyway nice pieces, even though Americane is my favourite smiley

Thanks for the articles, very interesting!

Cheers

Doc

You are quite correct my friend, :-)
07/25/2011 - 19:31
I could never take such beautiful pictures myself. All the pictures and text are official from VC's Press Release. We were allowed to post all of them today for your viewing enjoyment. :-). The tradeoff was that I couldn't participate in the contest for the IPad2. It's a good thing I already have one. I'm just waiting for the VC App to officially come out! With it, one can finally post pictures using an IPad.
Looking forward my friend ;-) nt
07/26/2011 - 01:43

V&C

A beautiful one-off watch, what's not to love here?
07/25/2011 - 20:45

I already envy the lucky owner of this wonderful creationangry

Wow! nt
07/25/2011 - 22:27

nt

Re: Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York
07/26/2011 - 02:37

Wonderful case work and the two-tone dial really hits the mark of vintage with a contemporary twist.  Of course any 2755 is a masterpiece yes.

Re: Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York
07/26/2011 - 05:40

Outstanding design, with the traditional VC dial layout. A lot of dial but doesn't look crowded. Toubillon and power reserve on the back and a repeater mechanism too. A real masterpiece!

the dial stood out, seemed like a different watch altogether with the.
07/26/2011 - 07:39

change.

very beautiful.

A true Beauty: VC at his BEST
07/26/2011 - 10:29

All 2755 models are sublime.

Liger

Re: Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York
07/26/2011 - 11:12

Thank you for this report. As always, the VC Patrimony is elegant very classy. But what I like even more with this Patrimony Traditionelle NY is the balance of the dial, so perfect and very readable which is a great plus at my age ( : >

Bravo VC for this masterpiece, I love it..

Wow... that is my favorite. Everything is perfect!
07/26/2011 - 19:43

Will there be some live images of it too Alex?

Best,

Mike

Re: Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 Boutique New York
07/27/2011 - 12:26
Amazing!!! Ofcourse all 2755 are.