A great watchmaking classic
Supreme refinement and the ultimate reference. The Patrimony collection reinterprets the unparalleled heritage of Vacheron Constantin in an understated, contemporary way. Born out of the effervescence of the 1950s, today it is the symbol of renewal – an ode to the essential. On the wrist, the circle is reinvented and stands apart in its purest form of expression. The signature of classicism and unwavering elegance.
The affirmation of uncompromising elegance
Discretion and perfection. These are the first words that come to mind to highlight the understated design and extremely clean lines. Behind its pared-back minimalism is a concern for every detail: dial and applied hour markers follow the movement of a slightly curved case. As for the hands, which are also slightly curved, they follow time’s passage along a circular-grained minute-track. Absolute balance.
“Beauty lies in the details of the grandest and finest structures.” A multidisciplinary designer, Ora Ïto adopts the understated lines of the Patrimony collection, a singular expression of the harmony between mechanical excellence, aesthetic discretion and the “simplexity” concept he founded.
Technology at the service of design
Discretion and complexity. Sometimes achieving simplicity is the hardest of tasks. The Patrimony collection is the perfect illustration. In the interest of fitting the narrow shape of the case, these timepieces feature movements of remarkable finesse. What more beautiful example than the Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin, a minute repeater equipped with caliber 1731, featuring a thickness of just over 8 mm.
Functionality and singularity align. Over the years, Vacheron Constantin has made the retrograde date a characteristic complication of the Patrimony collection, exemplified by models whose dials are as aesthetically beautiful as they are practical in displaying indications. The Maison’s creative sense has always been fully expressed for all to see. A challenge in which art and distinction are a perfect success.
It starts with a vision, an idea, a simple line. Then, suddenly, the line comes to life, the angles surge forth and the form takes shape. The object is there – visible and ready to seize. All that remains to be given is its soul.