While the formal purity of the Patrimony collection is highlighted by the refinement of the noble materials from which the watches are crafted, it is given a distinctly contemporary expression in an even more generous diameter. The three models interpreted in 42 mm case elegantly assert the pure, restrained lines of the iconic Vacheron Constantin collection. Reflecting a minimalist design that combines taut lines with rounded curves in a pleasing aesthetic balance, the new models presented at the SIHH 2016 come in 950 platinum, 18K white gold or 18K 5N pink gold.
In keeping with the Patrimony design codes, these timepieces feature a broad opening framing understated dials that are slate-colored for the platinum version and silver opaline for the white gold and pink gold models. Slightly convex on the external zone and adorned with a circular “pearl” minute-track, the restrained dial is enlivened by a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. The functions are driven by Caliber 4400 AS, a mechanical manual-winding movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, it features all the hand finishes characteristic of Haute Horlogerie. All models bear the Hallmark of Geneva.