2009 Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle in white gold – Full Set
The oldest watch brand in the world, in continuous operation since its foundation in 1755, Vacheron Constantin was the first watch company to manufacture movements with interchangeable parts as early as 1839. Vacheron watches are admired for their Latin-influenced cases, well-balanced proportions and exquisitely finished movements of the highest quality.
The Geneva manufacture is known for its highly complicated masterpieces, including the Grande Complication du Roi Farouk, the Tour de l’Ile, and masterpieces such as the traditional line, the 222, the Overseas or the Calatrava.
The Traditionnelle line is the very expression of Vacheron Constantin’s genes, its heritage and the know-how patiently acquired over more than 250 years. It is also the symbol of pure elegance, a long-recognised signature of Vacheron Constantin. With its round cases and timeless classicism, the Traditionnelle line is a reference to the purest watchmaking tradition.
Inspired by the aesthetic codes that have marked some of Vacheron Constantin’s finest historical models. We are dealing here with a timepiece made for connoisseurs who are sensitive to the exclusive and exclusive simplicity of the Manufacture.
The workmanship of this white gold case is delicately sublimated by a refined bezel with stepped lugs drawn with straight, almost cutting lines. To observe the aesthetic finesse of the movement, the back is fitted with a screwed sapphire crystal.
Finally, the balance and workmanship of the dial creates an irrational appeal to the eye, with its faceted trapezoidal hour markers, the beautiful polished and brushed dauphine hands and a dial with inspiring silver tones.
At the heart of its 38mm case is the Vacheron Constantin 2455 calibre with its off-center small seconds at 9 o’clock and its date window at 3 o’clock. And since sobriety and apparent simplicity are always accompanied by exceptional finishing at Vacheron Constantin, the calibre 2455 bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.
Created in 1886, the ‘Seal of the State of Geneva’ or “Poinçon de genève” is the highest accolade, reserved for only the very finest quality watchmaking. Vacheron Constantin was the first watchmaker to be allowed to use this hallmark of excellence on its movements.