Show some Corna love, just because...

It's been quite a while since I last showed my beautiful and elusive Patrimony Contemporaine  Bi-Retro Cortina edition made in 35 pieces.

The Patrimony Contemporaine retrograde Day/Date houses VC's inhouse caliber 2460 R31 R7(bearing the Geneva Seal), the case is 42.5mm in platinum and the dial is sandblasted ruthenium.

The superb watch was made in 2007 in honor of the 35th anniversary of Cortina Watch in Singapore - a long time VC retailer.

Although VC has come up with quite a few versions of this watch (i.e. original RG, WG, Excellence Platine 100pcs) I still find this model most appealing and stealthy. It is all you wish for in a Vacheron watch: craftsmanship, technical expertise and advancement, it compiles modern design with VC's heritage and values. It is an exquisite machine which exudes masculinity and power in a discreet manner.

And wears extremely comfortably at 42,5 mm - one might say a bit too much for an elegant watch. But look at the recent Patrimony Contemporaine EP automatic 42 mm or the current standards in case sizes and you will see it is just the right dimension.  

Let the pictures speak for the truly amazing timepiece...

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CORTINA love... (nt)
05/29/2012 - 14:59
very nice :)
05/29/2012 - 15:10
this would be my dream come true! had the opportunity to
05/29/2012 - 15:21
wear one for a few days and gave it back reluctantly. This version is probably one of my all time favorite VCs heart
Drop dead gorgeous!!! what a dial!!!!
05/29/2012 - 15:31
yep that dial is gorgeous,a couple more close-ups of the dial...
05/29/2012 - 17:42
I'll give that watch all the love it needs. Great way to start the day
05/29/2012 - 16:13
I had forgotten
05/29/2012 - 16:59
I had forgotten just how much I love this watch...until this superb reminder, Radek.  The PC Bi-Retro is actually the first watch that I noticed by VC some years ago that made me stop in my tracks. Even before my beloved 1921.  I recall clearly seeing  it featured in an ad in the Wall Street Journal, and thinking "Wow! That is for me!"  I love the double retrograde complication and the beautiful, interesting way it is implemented here with the days of the week.  This particular version looks amazing.  This watch is so you, Radek.  It is a perfect VC for you, my friend.  Modern, strong, friendly.  I know the lack of a wrist shot is just a minor, and correctable, oversight.  wink Thanks for starting off the work week in this way. Best always, Robert
there ya go, Robert...
05/29/2012 - 17:37
not only one but a couple of wristshotswink And thanks for your kind wordslaugh
05/29/2012 - 17:58
Sweet, Radek
05/29/2012 - 18:00
The flashy exhibition back is a great counterpoise to the elegant front dial; a real surprise for those who know!
Yep, the see through caseback is an added value with this watch ;-)
05/29/2012 - 23:24
Geneva Seal and retrogradante modules!
Beautiful Radek, including the wrist shot.
05/29/2012 - 18:30
This is the only version of this watch I love. I had forgotten you had one. Stunning and elegant. The muted colour of the dial contrasting with the strong hands give it power and elegance. The movement is a work of art as well. Continuing congratulations :-) Wear it in the best of health, Radek. Joseph
Agreed 100%, Joseph (nt)
05/29/2012 - 23:38
Correct me if I am wrong....
05/30/2012 - 19:29
but doesn't VC's use of the ruthenium dial with platinum cased watches begin with this Cortina watch? Thanks for bringing it back out , Radek!  Bill
doesn't Toledo 1952 PT sport a ruthenium dial... or is it slate grey?
05/30/2012 - 20:53
Great case growing on me
05/30/2012 - 20:59
Congratulations Radek BR Liger
just slate grey (nt)
05/31/2012 - 10:48
Re: Show some Corna love, just because...
05/30/2012 - 23:17
I saw the plat excel version in Paris at the George V during a visit two years ago. But I had seen yours only in pix and loved it better. This dial color is rare for VC making it so special. Great piece. Glad you have it! Best, Joe
Thank you, Joe! (nt)
05/31/2012 - 00:25