The really cool Patrimony automatic without date for the Geneva boutique

This came as quite a surprise as i hadn't heard about this model before and chanced upon it whilst visiting the VC Geneva boutique over the week end.

Vacheron Constantin has made 4 special automatic Patrimony models without date (a model not within the VC catalogue as all automatic Patrimony models come with a date at 6). 25 pieces in white gold and 25 pieces in pink gold. Within these 25 pieces in each metal, 12 have a cream dial and 13 with a slate grey dial.

These models are actually rebirths of the ref 86180, a reference unfortunaley rapidly abandon after indtriduction. I love the Patzrimony dial but always found it a shame to have the date aperture ruin such a good looking dial and the Geneva boutique  edition really hit the nail on the head for me :-)

 

The really cool Patrimony automatic without date for the Geneva boutique The really cool Patrimony automatic without date for the Geneva boutiqueThe really cool Patrimony automatic without date for the Geneva boutiqueThe really cool Patrimony automatic without date for the Geneva boutiqueThe really cool Patrimony automatic without date for the Geneva boutiqueThe really cool Patrimony automatic without date for the Geneva boutiqueThe really cool Patrimony automatic without date for the Geneva boutiqueThe really cool Patrimony automatic without date for the Geneva boutique

 

 

 

 

Not sure whether you have made or ruined my Monday morning, Alex
08/22/2016 - 14:46

Wow, what a surprise for VC to bring back the 86180 after a long disocontinuation!  Always a fan of this dateless Patrimony, I am excited by this news.  The slate gray dial combined with a non-platinum, white gold case is yet another surprise.  The gray dial looks good with both colors of the gold offered.

The reborn 86180 might disturb all of my plans.  I certainly did not see this one coming.  Are they only available through the Geneva boutique?

 

Thanks again for ruining/making my morning.

 

Best,

Robert 

yes getting the non date AND slate grey dial in WG case is a good surprise :-) However
08/22/2016 - 16:16

only available in Geneva boutique devil

Hi Alex. A great idea! Just to confirm, what is the diameter
08/22/2016 - 19:26

and the price if I may ask?

 

Best,

Tim

40mm and aournd CHF 26.5
08/23/2016 - 09:40

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Re: The really cool Patrimony automatic without date for the Geneva boutique
08/22/2016 - 23:12

Hi Alex,

I agree with you about the date window. I never liked it in the patrimony line. That's why I got the PT version with the grey dial.

The RG version is very nice too. I really like that combo and have it on a couple of Saxonia models. It's interesting that with the Lange placement of their date widow it works much better than in the VC model.

Best,

Joseph

Agree, this looks much nicer without the date!
08/23/2016 - 11:54

Is it for any special occassion, being only available at the Geneva Boutique?

Ino special reason but I guess Geneva was getting jealous of all the
08/23/2016 - 12:09

limited edition made for other markets :-)

I remember this model vividly, and was quite surprised when it was
08/23/2016 - 15:12

discountiued. My hunch was that of lack of capacity as VC was using this movement in a lot of the Metier D Art pieces.

I must say I love the Regular Pink Gold version with date. The date at 6 is a very well balanced design aesthetic. I do not like the slate-grey version with date, because the date window is white and it is too sharp a contrast.

This new LE's - Divine. All that one will ever need. I would be happy to have either the Pink, Slate, or Grey dial versions. Gorgeous.

This is VC DNA at its very core and it is Timeless. And I do not think these need to be a LE. They can be put back in main catalogue. 

Thanks for ruining my Tuesday. angry

Re: The really cool Patrimony automatic without date for the Geneva boutique
08/24/2016 - 17:07

That's a cool watch indeed but I love subsidiary small seconds model ,this one is too quaint for me 

Re: The really cool Patrimony automatic without date for the Geneva boutique
08/25/2016 - 05:07

Thank you for your review.

These models have both beauty of 81180 and practicality of 85180.

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