For more than five years presently, blue has been the prevalent tone for watchmakers with regards to the dress watch. Blue is exquisite, dressy and has this little “je ne sais quoi” about it that a dark or silver dial doesn’t deliver… But not all blue watches are brought into the world equivalent. Some have an extraordinary family, and Vacheron Constantin ‘s models play in an alternate association (see the new Blue FIFTYSIX for example). Today, a symbolic model from the Patrimony assortment wears a 12 PM blue shade particularly made for the line.
With its slim case, its ultra-thin development with top of the line completing and its complex showcase, the Vacheron Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is among the best instances of a dressy, traditionally molded perpetual calendar watch. It has been around for certain years effectively, accessible in various versions – pink gold case/white dial, platinum case/platinum dial, pink gold case/record dial… all rather customary in their plan. Today, the Geneva-based production carries a fresher look to this piece.
The base remaining parts indistinguishable from what we’ve found previously, which means a 18k pink gold case with a thin, level bezel, short hauls and a slim profile. Lodging a rather complex development and show, the Vacheron Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is on the bigger side of this assortment, with a 41mm measurement. In any case, this complexity doesn’t suggest a robust case, as it is just 8.9mm in stature – which is very amazing for such a watch. The case is altogether cleaned, for an exquisite result.
The fundamental curiosity for this piece is on the dial, which adheres to its standard showcase and subtleties, however which has been blessed to receive a unique shade of “midnight blue”, grew explicitly for this assortment – a tone that we’ve as of now seen on the Patrimony Manual-Winding, on the Patrimony Self-Winding, and on the Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date. This dark blue tone, combined with a sunray brushed completion, is applied on a domed dial, adding an impression of profundity and reflections.
The rest of dial is regular to the Vacheron Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin watches. The hour markers and the hands are strong 18k pink gold and the minutes are demonstrated by a round “pearl” minute-track. The showcase of the perpetual calendar is customary, yet neat. The date is shown at 3 o’clock, the day of the week at 9 o’clock and the months, just as the jump year, in a sub-dial at 12 o’clock. The moon-stage show is embellished in champlevé polish whose tone is just uncovered after ultra-exact terminating at high temperature.
To accomplish such thinness, the Vacheron Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is outfitted with the type 1120 QP, a notable development, which depends on a JLC ébauche and that is currently made in-house by Vacheron – a base development utilized in the 222, in different ultra-thin watches of the brand and even today in the Overseas Ultra-Thin and Ultra-Thin QP . Indeed, even with its QP module on top and its programmed system, this development gauges just 4.05mm in tallness. This development is pleasantly adorned with its openwork Maltese cross-molded wavering weight and cleaned slopes – the entirety of that as indicated by the Hallmark of Geneva. The development runs at 19,800 vibrations/hour, comprises 276 components and flaunts a 40h force reserve.
This pink gold and blue dial form of the Vacheron Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is worn on a coordinating dull blue crocodile tie with a collapsing catch. It is a “standard”, non-restricted model. It will retail for EUR 80,000 (incl. 20% VAT). More subtleties at www.vacheron-constantin.com .