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.
The durability of the metal helps to ensure the appeal of watchmakers, collectors, and all watch connoisseurs. The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 14 Day Tourbillon Collection Excellence Platine is equipped with Calibre 2260, hand-wound tourbillon movement that supplies the exceptional power reserve, as well as the power-reserve display.
To guarantee the power reserve, the timepiece Calibre is equipped with four barrels stacked in pairs, interconnected and discharging at exact moments, yet four times slower than a single barrel. The magnificent architecture of this Calibre features two large bridges, and allows the brand to demonstrate its expertise in the horological world. The large surface area of the timepiece allows for a precise division of the 14 days, dividing them into two 12 hour pieces, and enhancing the power reserve readability.
The Côtes de Genève motif looks magnificent on the grand scope of this generous dimension timepeice. The tourbillon carriage gathered inspiration from the Maltese Cross, and is an exceptional masterpiece for displaying the finishing of the parts showcasing the naturally hand-bevelled interior angles. Taking over 11 hours of hand crafting to round off, the tourbillon bar is just one example of this artistry.
The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 14 Day Tourbillon Collection Excellence Platine unveiled unique aspects of spectacular design and subtle beauty. Enriching the brand collections with this timepiece, the simple 950 platinum dial featuring the sandblasted finish also bears a discreet inscription “PT950” set quietly between 4 and 5 o’clock. Finishing this elegant watch is a dark blue alligator leather strap, saddle-stitched finish and hand-sewn with 950 platinum thread and silk, then secured with a 950 platinum folding clasp. Since this timepiece is limited in number, adding one to any collection would be an honor.