Vacheron Constantin out....Vacheron Constantin in!

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.

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a true modern icon. Looks great on your wrist and
12/12/2014 - 21:40

You are correct, the case back is solid due to the small movement.

 

congrats in your Patrimony and may it time only happy moments

Congratulations!
12/12/2014 - 22:29

It is a pity that the Overseas had to be sacrificed for this one, but sometimes we must make tough choices.  And the Patrimony 81180 is a gorgeous modern VC. 

I wonder how many of us own the 81180 in one verson or another...for me it was always just a matter of time before I found mine.  heart

The solid caseback is not too much of a problem.

Best,

Robert

Congratulations, it looks like a perfect fit on your wrist :-)
12/13/2014 - 07:51

I hope it brings you many happy moments.  BR, Dan 

Congratulations
12/13/2014 - 17:00

As a new owner of the aesthtically similar 85180, I share your appreciation for the beautiful execution of the watch. Congratulations and wear it in health and happiness. 

Re: Vacheron Constantin out....Vacheron Constantin in!
12/14/2014 - 13:37

Looks good on you. A timeless classic. May you wear it in the best of health and may it always time happiest moments.

Re: Vacheron Constantin out....Vacheron Constantin in!
12/18/2014 - 15:10

Thanks for the comments gents,

It was a shame regarding the overseas, but I have a feeling that the 49140 will not be the last Overseas to grace my wrist, I am hearing whispers of a 3rd Gen Overseas.

A week on the wrist and I feel no different, it's a superb dress watch, and I'm currently wearing it day to day.

I have my work Christmas party today so it will look the part tonight!