I recently sold my Overseas 49140 Chronograph, a great watch no doubt, but I really wanted something more dressy. I had considered Patek Calatrava's and ALS Saxonia's, but after owning a VC, I felt some brand loyalty. I personally love the VC designs and the history.
Enter the Patrimony 81180 in white gold. I have to say this is a stunning piece, and since I got it yesterday it has only left my wrist once (bed time!). At 40mm it actually wears much larger than one would think, mostly likely due to the thin nature of the watch and the large dial with no complication. Everything about the watch just oozes class and quality, I am very impressed. The one shame is that it has a solid caseback. I'm not sure why Vacheron chose to make it solid, my only thought is that the movement itself (cal 1400) is quite small so would look odd in a 40mm case. It is a shame since it is an inhouse movement, has the geneva seal and is very well finsihed but since I will be wearing the watch on my wrist it's not a huge problem. I think that if I chose a matt strap with white stiching I can get away with wearing it more casually.
I would have loved to have kept the overseas as well but alas, we can't have it all. I may add the newer version to the collection later down the line.
Enjoy the pics and have a great weekend everyone.