So, are there owners of the Patrimony Traditionnelle around ?

Hi everybody !

I would like to get your feelings, comments about the Patrimony Traditionnelle. Do you like it ? What about the 2455 caliber ? Do you think it's a good purchase as a first VC watch in a collection ? What do you like in this watch and what do you dislike ?

Thanks a lot !

So, are there owners of the Patrimony Traditionnelle around ?

I love this watch other than the
05/05/2008 - 00:42

date apperture which in my opinion throws off the equilibrium of the dial.

I like the case which with its 38mm diameter is the perfect size for me, I love the graphich lugs and case design, the two tone dial is a killer (its so rare to see a nicely done two tone dial these days...surprising)

As for the movement the cal 2455 is in line with  the cal 2450 and 2460, traditional construction with beautiful finish. Click on the link below to read an interesting discussion on the caliber 2450 which I think will also apply to the 2455:

cal 2450 discussions

Are you considering one?

Yes, maybe.
05/05/2008 - 00:48

I'm considering one... because I find it very beautiful especially in PG.

I visited Patek last friday but I found this VC more attractive than the Calatrava I saw.

Just have to find the money, it's always the same thing !


A very attractive watch and as Alex says the dial is just amazing I
05/05/2008 - 00:57

personnaly think it really is on a whole different level than any PP Calatrava, where the VC is modern looking both in terms of case and dial aesthetics the current time only Calatravas look dated and dusty.

I would love to have one, I'm waiting for the Excellence Platine model...Alex any idea if this is in the pipeline?

excentered sub seconds dial...
05/05/2008 - 01:14

 first introduced by Vacheron Constantin in 1935

What I am not too fond of is the sword hands on the Patrimony Traditionnelle.

Re: So, are there owners of the Patrimony Traditionnelle around ?
05/05/2008 - 02:01

This watch is absolutely gorgeous but I agree with Alex's statement regarding the date and with radek's regarding the hands: I would rather leaves or swords.

Thanks a lot to everybody for your replies !
05/05/2008 - 23:33