The Patrimony family, which can trace its lineage back to the post-war watchmaking boom of the 1950s, is Vacheron Constantin’s cleanest and most minimalist model.
Now the Patrimony is being introduced in 950 platinum, joining the ranks of Vacheron Constantin’s top end Collection Excellence Platine.
The resulting watch, issued in a limited run of 150 numbered pieces this year, is a timepiece with a 42mm platinum case, a platinum dial with a sand-blasted finish, a secret “Pt950” signature between 4 and 5 o’clock, 18ct white gold hands, hour-markers and a pearl minute track.
It is sold on a dark blue alligator leather strap hand- stitched with silk tread and platinum thread and a half Maltese cross-shape platinum buckle.
The watch houses the Manufacture calibre 4400 AS with 65 hours of power reserve, visible through the sapphire crystal caseback and adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif.
“950 platinum is an absolute luxury. Its depth and its highly distinctive grey colour create a fascinating light effect and will last an eternity. This noble and exclusive metal requires no varnish and will never become oxidised,” the company says.