The PatrimonyTraditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Geneva Boutique

There has been a lot of talk on this watch as it was shown to the Loungers who attended the SIHH visit but there has been no official communications on this watch.

So here are some more photosgraphs and information:

Patrimony Traditionnelle Retrograde Perpetual Calendar
40mm rose gold case
Caliber 1126 QPR
Limited to 25 pieces for the Geneva Bouotique

The PatrimonyTraditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Geneva Boutique

The dot at 3 o'clock changes color to indicate the leap year cycle

1st year: white
2nd year: white/black
3rd year: black
4th year: rose gold

The PatrimonyTraditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Geneva Boutique

The PatrimonyTraditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Geneva Boutique

the case back is engraved with the front of the Geneva boutique
The PatrimonyTraditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Geneva Boutique

The PatrimonyTraditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Geneva Boutique

The PatrimonyTraditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Geneva Boutique
02/01/2011 - 11:44
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02/01/2011 - 11:44
May I add some more "real life" pictures ... Thanks, Alex! Oliver
Very nice!
02/01/2011 - 13:58
It's a shame only 25 will be made. - SJX
Really nice model Alex, I had the pleasure
02/01/2011 - 16:48
to discover it some days ago, and in real the first look is impressive and elegant. And what to say about the back engraving representing the VC Boutique in Geneva: Great artistic work made by VC team. Congratulations to all of them.... A successful VC model for sure ;-) Liger
Small Suggestion...
02/01/2011 - 19:16
As someone who eschews form over function, I find myself in the awkward position of giving too many suggestions on design.  So, after this one, I'll shut up for awhile . One of the exciting and typically Vacheron & Constantin quirks are the few vintage references that placed the Maltese Cross at the 6 o'clock position, instead of the usual perch at high noon.  That emply space below the day/month windows of the new Perpetual Calendar is just crying out for this interesting variation. Antiquorum Photo
A lovely Ciocco, Dean ;-) And I second your thought...
02/01/2011 - 20:02
Other than that it is a perfect watch The retrograde date display reminds me of a previous VC model - a jump hour - I think Joseph owns one of those...
Great piece for VC
02/01/2011 - 23:11

Too bad about the limited volume...

I still find the date pointer so small as to be just about invisible -- any chance of enlarging it before going to production?



a closer view of the date pointer
02/02/2011 - 16:00
Re: a closer view of the date pointer
02/02/2011 - 16:10
Nice watch...of course...but, again...NO SECOND HAND! H Pete
Re: a closer view of the date pointer
02/03/2011 - 06:52
Thanks for this additional view, Alex. Still, in real life size I found the pointer almost invisible -- in contrast to the pointer on the Heures Sautante shown elsewhere in this thread. Still a brilliant piece, though! VC could sell many more than 25 of these babies, I think... Best, GaryG
Love the watch!
02/02/2011 - 02:15
This is a fantastic version of the retrograde QP!  The tragedy is only 25 pieces. Jeff
Re: Love the watch!
02/03/2011 - 06:53
Strongly agree, Jeff! Best, Gary
Couldn't be more Vacheron Constantin.
02/02/2011 - 10:01
All details are there. Beautiful and clean composition. Congratulation to Vacheron&Constantin! Doc
The more I look,
02/02/2011 - 14:29
the more I like it! It's absolutely one of the most elegant watches VC ever made. One question. Thickness? Congrats Vacheron Constantin Doc
Beautiful piece, well done VC...
02/02/2011 - 17:22

If there is one minor difference that I would make, it would be to slightly enlargen the day and month windows. I think they are slightly too small especially as someone gets older and can not see as well. Other than this small observation, VC has done a fantastic job as usual! Best Regards, Mike

some photos of the underdial QP mechanism
02/02/2011 - 17:44

This model uses the cal 1126 QPR as seen in the Malte Retrograde Perpetual Calendar here in platinum with open dial enabling to see the underdial notice that the day and months are printed on the dial and a paddle rotates under to highlight them (this feature was subsequently used for the automatic date QDI). The designers decided to uses the rotating paddle system but replace them by discs visible via appertures. The year indication placed at 6 has been done without and the leap year indicator at the top part has been replaced by color dots rather than Roman numerals. the QP module:

If THIS watch had been made in a larger case, rather than its mere...
02/02/2011 - 23:31
38mm (), I would have gotten one long time ago!!! I love it so much. It is so modern looking with its skeleotn dial... the execution of the retrograde date is so cool and contemporary that it makes you really forget it's a retrograde feature in the first place... simply awesome. The only thing I find useless or unnecessary for the dial is the digital year aperture. It just doesn't fit the skeleton concept of the dial. This and 247 (I even made a friend bid one at Patrizzi's!!!) are two of my favorite VCs I don't have and will never buy because of the size issue. All in alll, I think this piece must have been an inspiration for later models like above mentioned QdI as well as the Masques. Just look at the technical solutions for date - dial printing and paddles... It is just so VC to derive technicalities and designs from their previous pieces and put them to work in even better watches. Heritage at work...  Addiitionally, how contemporary is that for 2005/2006 when it first came out?
hey pal, the QP is 40mm - isn't that your min. acceptable size?
02/03/2011 - 01:58
Hi Radek,  the simple day/date versions (i.e. 427 and 425) are 38mm.  The QPs are larger at 40mm, enough to push you over the edge? BR, Dan
you kidding, right??? I always thought it was exact same size as DTR
02/03/2011 - 19:44
I used to own... Same Malte case although no officer flip caseback on QP...
don't worry its 38mm :-)
02/03/2011 - 21:15
Sorry about that, I've seen it advertised on some online sites
02/04/2011 - 03:41
as 40mm.  MY BAD! I just went back to a couple of those sites and they still say 40mm. BR, Dan
you already had my hopes high on alert, Dan!!! Anyway, they do it just
02/04/2011 - 11:05
to get guys like me hooked
Re: The PatrimonyTraditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Geneva Boutique
02/02/2011 - 19:04
The marker or device to highlight the day of the month is very small and it should be improved. The model is elegant but somewhat common.
An exquisite design.........
02/02/2011 - 19:15
It's no secret, I've been back to this posting a number of times to quench the thirst! In a word - A beautiful result for VC and a 'gift on a plate' for the Geneva Boutique. Alex, on your front nothing continue to produce some stunning scans. Keep it up! Well done Tony
Definitely one of my favorites at SIHH
02/03/2011 - 01:53
Even though it wasn't one of the official novelties and I love it just the way it is.  3 things that I wonder about in order to make it absolutely perfect for me: I'd like to have enlarged day and month windows as well, though that may be restricted by the location of their axes on the 1126/QPR movement? I'd also like to see what it would look like with the year displayed as well at the bottom.  Would it fill up the space harmoniously or clutter it up? The retrograde indicator, can it be more visible somehow? BR, Dan
the best patrimony traditionelle model design so far....
02/03/2011 - 03:02
the retrograde, the perpetual mechanism, off-centre windows, great size for dress watch, alongside with my long admired patrimony aesthetics - of case, hands , lugs.. woooh have to see this in real.   does VC perpetual comes with a winder? killing me softly, subtly with this watch at first sight!  have to see in real.
A very elegant watch!
02/07/2011 - 16:53