Pure, rare and long-lasting platinum is the finest material in the field of fine watchmaking. In 2006, to commemorate this innate perfect combination of precision machinery and precious materials, Vacheron Constantin launched a limited platinum collection series, designed for collectors of outstanding watches.
Vacheron Constantin created a limited edition platinum collection to showcase the outstanding quality of platinum. As the most noble metal, platinum was first discovered by explorer and astronomer Antonio de Ulla in the 18th century, and Vacheron Constantin’s use of platinum dates back to 1820. Unlike 18K gold, which has a purity of only 75%, platinum has a purity of 95%, which is mainly composed of magmatic rocks. It is produced in only a few places worldwide. Due to its high density and weight, platinum is much more durable than other metals, making it a top watchmaking material. In fact, platinum has long been regarded as the exclusive collection of the princes and nobles. Platinum is timeless, superior in performance and sturdy. It has a lasting charm for advanced connoisseurs and collectors.
The Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-Day Power Reserve Tourbillon is an extraordinary addition to the limited platinum collection. This distinguished watch has reached the pinnacle of watchmaking craftsmanship, bringing the complex functions represented by tourbillon to the extreme. For a long time, Vacheron Constantin has demonstrated its bold pursuit and superb skills in this extremely challenging field.
The Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-Day Power Reserve Tourbillon Limited Platinum Collection is equipped with a movement 2260. This is a manually wound tourbillon movement with a power reserve of up to 14 days. In addition to the tourbillon and small seconds at 6 o’clock and the slightly off-centered hour and minute hands, this watch is also equipped with a power reserve indicator. A drag-and-drop pointer shows the remaining energy and rotates up to 280 degrees. This area is larger than the power reserve display area of traditional watches, so the swing range of the hands can be accurately divided into 14 days, and each day is divided into two small cells, each cell represents 12 hours, so it is very easy to read the stored power.
In order to guarantee a 14-day power reserve, the Vacheron Constantin 2260 movement is equipped with two sets of dual barrels, that is, four barrels connected to each other and released at the same time, but four times slower than a single barrel.
The 2260 movement consists of 231, parts and two large splints. The finely polished and engraved Côtes de Genève pattern of the movement presents a three-dimensional visual effect. The tourbillon frame is inspired by the Maltese Cross and showcases the superb grinding of fine parts, including a large number of hand-cut inner and beveled corners. It only takes 11 hours to polish the tourbillon bridge manually.
With the exception of the movement, the entire watch is certified with the Geneva Seal. Geneva Mark’s latest certification standard extends to the external components of the watch, focusing on the part where the movement is connected to the case.
This high-end watch reinterprets the distinctive features of the limited platinum collection: the exquisite design, meticulous workmanship, exudes a quiet and elegant temperament, and the ultimate beauty is fully expressed by the master. The aesthetic concept of the limited platinum collection has been continuously enriched since 2006, and has been fully interpreted in this work. The elegant 950 platinum dial is sandblasted, and the fine ‘PT950’ is engraved between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions. ‘. The dark blue Mississippi crocodile leather strap fixed with the 950 platinum folding buckle uses a riding stitching process, and the hand-stitched 950 platinum silk thread exudes a flawless and charming luster. This watch is issued in a limited edition of 50 pieces, each with its own product number.