Vacheron Constantin has brought a new look to the mens fake Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date by dressing it in the purest and rarest of metals – platinum – and limiting it to a series of only 100 pieces stamped Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine.Endowed with a strong personality, this 100% pure Vacheron Constantin timepiece is the Geneva-based manufacture’s leader in the medium-complication segment. It was presented in 2007 in pink gold and voted “Watch of the Year” the same year.
– The Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date boasts a generously-sized 42.5 mm platinum case, a sand-blasted platinum dial discreetly bearing the exclusive PT950 hallmark, and a midnight-blue alligator strap hand-stitched with woven platinum and silk thread (exclusive to Vacheron Constantin) with a folding clasp also in platinum, creating an unostentatious but visually spectacular piece.Having decided to introduce it into the Collection Excellence Platine, Vacheron Constantin has reinforced its unique character, magnified its aesthetic qualities and pushed the “all platinum” concept even further:
– Besides the hour and minute display, this deceptively simple Vacheron Constantin Patrimony copy watch features two of the most useful complications: day and date. Displayed with finesse and subtlety in the form of two original retrograde indicators on the dial, they highlight the interior complexity of the mechanical movement.
It is distinguished by the meticulous chamfering work of the Côtes de Genève bridges and the circular graining of the plate. Its 22K yellow gold guilloché rotor is powered by an innovative system of ceramic ball-bearings.Stamped with the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, the 2460R31R7 movement meets the twelve exacting criteria of this symbol of horological perfection. This highly exclusive label is recognised as a guarantee of superior quality as much as an important indicator of provenance. Above and beyond the technical and aesthetic constraints stipulated by the rules and regulations, it is rooted in a philosophy of horological workmanship that makes no concessions to quality, whether it is the individual components or the movement as a whole. The Hallmark of Geneva is nothing less than a guarantee of greater durability for the movement.
– A convex sapphire crystal back reveals the finishing and decoration of the 2460R31R7 movement, which is stamped with the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva. The automatic mechanical movement, designed, developed and made by the Vacheron Constantin manufacture, is distinguished by the meticulous chamfering work of the Côtes de Genève bridges and circular graining of the plate. Its 22K yellow gold guilloché rotor is powered by an innovative system of ceramic ball-bearings.
It is water-resistant to a pressure of 3 Bars, the equivalent of approximately 30 metres. The large opening on its platinum sand-blasted dial makes the functions very easy to read. The dial itself is of a complex construction and curved on the exterior. Conveying the meticulous attention that is brought to every detail to give the watch its overall sense of harmony, it also boasts all the other aesthetic features linked with the Patrimony Contemporaine line: baton hands and four curved triangular hourmarkers at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock to marry with the curve of the dial.
The timeless strength of a design conveying Vacheron Constantin’s pursuit of excellence:Comprising two parts and extended with soldered horns, the 950 platinum case is a generous 42.5 mm in diameter. All elegance and grace, it has a convex sapphire crystal back through which the movement finishing and decoration can be admired.
In 2006, the Manufacture decided to invest in its prestige with a limited edition of platinum watches called the Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine. Henceforth, any Vacheron Constantin model made of platinum would be introduced in this collection, which is designed for collectors. It was in 1820 that Vacheron Constantin’s watchmakers first began using platinum. Since then, the company has used this precious metal for many of its most complicated and original timepieces.
The watch, therefore, will never lose any value, as befits a token of eternity.Besides its resistance and density, platinum has another remarkable quality, malleability. It is malleable to the point that one single gram of the metal can be stretched to form a thread almost two kilometres in length. This has enabled Vacheron Constantin to braid it with silk for the hand-stitching on the alligator straps for its Collection Excellence Platine. This stitching is exclusive to Vacheron Constantin.
While 18K gold is only 75% precious metal, pure platinum is 95%. Thirty times rarer than gold, it is only found in a small number of deposits around the world. Its density and weight explain its considerably superior resistance compared to other metals, making it a perfect lifetime companion. A scratch on a platinum watch will only displace the metal; there will be no loss of material.
It was to highlight the special qualities of platinum that Vacheron Constantin created the Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine limited edition. Each new limited-edition model, therefore, will be identified as part of the Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine by its solid platinum dial discreetly bearing the inscription “PT950” and by its platinum case and clasp. Long the reserve of crowned heads and maharajahs, but now also shared by individuals with impeccable taste, platinum conveys a certain prestige associated with a distinguished elite of perceptive connoisseurs and collectors. Owning a steel Vacheron Constantin replica Collection Excellence Platine timepiece earns them the right to belong to one of the most exclusive circles in the world.