For 2013, the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon replica watch sees a makeover in platinum.
The first Vacheron Constantin tourbillon replica timepiece from the brand to pass the demanding new requirements of the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva certification, it now not only had to prove its prowess technically as before, but carry through this attention to detail to the exterior of the watch as well.
When Vacheron Constantin presented the Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon replica at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in 2012, it was destined to become a serious collector’s item.With its understated yet impeccably finished design and impressively lengthy 14-day power reserve, the Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon more than ticked those boxes.
The sheer power of the watch is provided by the automatic in-house Calibre 2260, comprising 231 parts. The movement is equipped with four interconnecting barrels mounted in pairs, which wind down four times slower than a single barrel, enabling the watch to go a fortnight without needing to be wound, but also guaranteeing a longer stability in time. The tourbillon has two bridges, rather than the three found on previous Vacheron Constantin tourbillons, providing larger surface areas that provide a true showcase for the brand’s trademark intricate finishing, featuring Côtes de Genève decoration and detailing on the tourbillon carriage inspired by the brand’s signature Maltese Cross motif. Just the tourbillon bar alone requires over 11 hours of handcraftsmanship to finish.
The uncluttered dial, complete with subtle sandblasted finish, eschews numerals for sleek and sharp indices, with the tourbillon taking pride of place in the 6 o’clock position. A touch of interest is added to the watch face in the form of the power reserve indication at 12 o’clock, which, spanning 280°, is larger than average and divided into sections of 12 hours, enhancing the readability of the remaining energy.
Part of the Collection Excellence Platine, Vacheron Constantin’s series celebrating the precious metal, the platinum fake vacheron constantin patrimony traditionnelle 14 day tourbillon watch is issued in a limited edition of 50 pieces.