PATRIMONY RETROGRADE DAY-DATE
Vacheron Constantin blends a concentrate of classic elegance with an on-trend azure blue finish. This combination gives the watch a relaxed yet stylish feel.
Blue dials are currently very popular. Synonymous with distinction without being conventional, this year they bring style to the most timeless collection by Vacheron Constantin. Although the Patrimony Retrograde Day Date is not new, it has been given a completely new facelift with the time information displayed across the dial which is decorated with this majestic color and a sunray-effect satin finish. The ballet of the gold hands is more refined in this natural, pared-down composition, particularly the two retrograde mechanisms arranged in semicircles which indicate the days and the date. All these functions are easy to adjust with the crown, without the need for correctors.
To achieve this simple appearance, a complex mechanical movement is housed in the 42.50 mm rose gold case. This self-winding 2460 R31R7/2 caliber and its 274 components measure just 9.7 mm thick. It provides the watch with a power reserve of 40 hours once wound. Its cogs and its hollowed-out oscillating weight which bears the Vacheron Constantin symbol, a Maltese cross, can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back.
As with most of the brand’s timepieces, the Patrimony Retrograde Day Date is certified by the Geneva Seal, a sign of excellence and reliability. This model comes with an alligator strap in the same shade as the dial.
Price: 44,300 EUR vacheron-constantin.com
By Dan Diaconu
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