Vacheron Constantin : Generous understatement

Patrimony Contemporaine Self-Winding

Movement : mechanical self-winding, ultra-thin Calibre 1120, Hallmark of Geneva Case : 950 platinum Diameter : 42mm  Functions : hours, minutes  Caseback : sapphire crystal Strap : dark blue alligator Mississippiensis  Water resistance : 30m  Limited edition : 150

While Vacheron Constantin is certainly not known for the ostentatious appearance of its watches, the new Patrimony Contemporaine Self-Winding enables the Geneva-based Manufacture to reassert its immoderate taste for elegance and purity. Belonging to the prestigious Collection Excellence Platine launched in 2006, this gem of discretion was previously released only in a 40 mm platinum case. It is now being issued in a 150-piece limited edition featuring a more generous 42 mm diameter. The understated beauty of this exclusive model, crafted in the precious metal that is a favourite with connoisseurs, is echoed in the mechanical excellence housed within. To power this timeless watch, Vacheron Constantin has chosen an equally superb mechanical ultra-thin self-winding movement, Calibre 1120, entirely developed and crafted in-house, and bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.

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