Started in 2006, Vacheron Constantin's Collection Excellence Platine includes exceptional timepieces, all made in platinum, issued in limited series. Platinum's density and weight make it extremely resistant and durable compared to the other metals used for jewels and watches, which explains why this exclusive metal is favoured by collectors.
The Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon joins now the ranks of the remarkable watches singled out to belong within the Collection Excellence Platine.
The new Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon Collection Excellence Platine is equipped with Calibre 2260, a mechanical hand-wound tourbillon movement supplying an exceptional 14-day power reserve. The tourbillon is visible on the front dial coupled with small seconds at 6 o’clock.
At 12 o'clock we find the power-reserve display whose hand shows the remaining energy on a 280° sector divided into 14 days, themselves divided into two 12-hour slices and thus enhancing the readability of the power reserve.
To guarantee the 14-day power reserve, Vacheron Constantin Calibre 2260 is equipped with four barrels stacked in pairs.
The tourbillon carriage, inspired by the Maltese Cross, is a showcase for the exceptional finishing of the parts featuring a number of naturally hand-bevelled interior angles. The tourbillon bar along took over 11 hours of hand craftsmanship to round off.
The 42 mm case frames a platinum dial with a sandblasted finish discreetly bearing the inscription “PT950” between 4 and 5 o’clock. The entire watch bears the Hallmark of Geneva.
Secured by a 950 platinum folding clasp, the strap in dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather is hand-sewn with silk.
The Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon Collection Excellence Platine is issued in a 50-piece individually numbered edition.