The watch magazine for pocketwatches, antique watches, vintage watches and modern watches

Only Watch 2013: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time

by Philip Kaspar
6 July, 2013
Join the discussion | Discuss this article

About the author

Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionelle World Timer

The Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time is a unique model specially created for the Only Watch 2013 event and representing a combined expression of the exclusive skills cultivated by Vacheron Constantin. The dial paying tribute to three artistic crafts – engraving, enamelling and gem-setting – illustrates the aesthetic mastery dear to the Manufacture, while the World Time complication embodies the technical excellence and open-minded spirit that have been guiding the brand for over 250 years.

The Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time model is driven by a new in-house made movement, Calibre 2460 WT.

The movement now returns as the Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time “Only Watch” model available in a 42.5 mm-diameter 950 platinum case featuring an exhibition case and water-resistant to 3 bar (around 30 metres). It is supplied with a saddle-stitched black alligator leather strap secured by a folding clasp.

Patrimony Traditionelle World Time for Only Watch 2013

The back of this timepiece is engraved with the inscription “Only Watch 2013, Pièce unique”, commemorating the Only Watch event organised by the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy, a charity with which Vacheron Constantin is once again privileged to associate this year.

The hand-engraved seas and the countries are coated with translucent and opalescent enamel, while the GMT reference city, Monaco, is immortalised by a round-cut diamond that is extremely difficult to set because of the extremely thin plate. Independent enamelling artist Anita Porchet, who is well known to collectors and connoisseurs of horological works of art, contributed her peerless skill to the successful crafting of this timepiece.

Because a number of countries have adopted a time that is a half-hour or a quarter-hour out of sync with UTC (Universal Coordinated Time), Calibre 2460 WT was specially developed and produced by Vacheron Constantin to take account of these special cases. This timepiece bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève (Hallmark of Geneva), confirming the status of the Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time as a truly precious accessory for today’s keen travellers.

Philip Kaspar | Website

Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

Discuss: Only Watch 2013: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time

0 Comment You can be the first one to leave a message


Add your comment