Using one of the rare metals, one that has distinctive qualities, Vacheron Constantin unveiled the Patrimony Traditionnelle 14 Day Tourbillon Collection Excellence Platine. The timepiece has been issued in a limited edition series and designed with only the finest collectors in mind. Joining the ranks of the most exceptional timepieces, this watch is a culmination of technical brilliance in the major complication that is present by the tourbillon.
In crafting this timepiece, the brand wanted to set off the highly distinct qualities of the platinum, the metal that was discovered in the 18th century by Antonio de Ulla, an explorer and astronomer. Being the noblest of all metals, a 95% pure metal, 75% 18-carat gold, platinum is sourced from a limited supply of deposits, those consisting of magmatic rock complexes. Platinum is a favorite material for fine watchmaking as it delivers a perfect balance for mechanical refinement and precious materials.