WatchPro recently announced its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Now we will showcase a watch a day that has made the cut in 2012. Continuing the Highly Commended timepieces in the Luxury category with Vacheron Constantin.
Highly Commended Luxury Watch of the Year – Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon
The Patrimony tourbillion is, according to Vacheron, the art of watchmaking. It boasts an entirely new calibre — the 2260 — and has a massive 14-day power reserve.
It is also the first timepiece from the brand to be approved under the new Hallmark of Geneva criteria.
When it comes to such luxury timepieces in the case of this Patrimony it is all about its collectability and indeed, everything from its pink gold case through to detailed rounding off of the tourbillon bar which takes more than 11 hours to achieve, speaks of heritage.
We adore this watch for its elegant details such as the Maltese cross on its tourbillon cage and, as its name suggests, its beautifully traditional styling.