Vacheron Constantin unveiled the Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon as a pre-SIHH 2012 teaser a few days ago. It is a tourbillon in a largish, 42 mm rose gold case. The two week power reserve is thanks to four barrels.
|VC Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon|
The dial and case are traditional Patrimony (no pun intended) and not visually extraordinary in any way. And a tourbillon calibre with a long power reserve is not spectacular either.
Rarely do you find such wonderful details on the dial side. Look at the beautifully finished and shaped bridges, levers and springs for the power reserve display. I only wish they have revealed the keyless works as well, which I reckon as equally well executed. Bravo to VC.
Notably this is also the first watch to be launched as meeting all the recently revised Geneva Seal criteria that take into account not just finishing but performance as well as external components. For those who want to see more of this watch, Alex posted wonderful photos of the actual timepiece over at The Hour Lounge. – SJX
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