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41mm rose gold circumstance, ultra-thin automatic Caliber 1120, stamped while using the Hallmark of Geneva

Vacheron Constantin has declared the brand new Patrimony Traditionelle Self-Winding - inside of a 41mm situation and together with the legendary automatic ultra-thin Caliber 1120. The view is traditional and classic, but within the very same time its 41mm diameter lends it an undeniably present-day dimension. I'll wander via the particulars on this superb new reference from Vacheron, as well as a specific appear on the legendary Caliber 1120 and its origins (together with its commonality while using the AP Cal. 2120 as well as the Patek Cal 28-255), under.


The gold scenario frames an opaline silver-toned dial with 18-carat pink gold utilized hour-markers, punctuated by a black minute circle. It is equipped over a chestnut brown alligator strap with matching 18-carat pink gold pin buckle.

Ref. 43075/000R-9737


Within the coronary heart of its case ticks the ultra-thin self-winding Calibre 1120 - just about the most remarkably regarded calibers in all of watchmaking. And on the new Patrimony Tradionelle it really is seen by a sapphire crystal show back.
Specified its notoriety, it's only fitting that we assessment extra carefully the ultra-thin Caliber 1120 during this check out. There may be also an interesting history behind movement - which I'm going in-depth on during the "Did You Know" phase down below. Here are a pair appears to be like at the Caliber, and some of your specs:
28.forty mm (12''' ?) by two.45mm thick, frequency of two.seventy five Hz (19,800 vibrations/hour), Gyromax stability, a hundred and forty four full parts; with C?tes de Gen��ve, chamfered and hand-polished aspects

Within the close-up graphic below, notice diligently and you'll see that not only will be the surfaces of the movement adorned using a meticulously executed "C?tes de Gen��ve" motif, but all their sharp angles are chamfered then (hand) polished. These types of is additionally the case with all the screw heads. I'm also quite fond of the carved-out Maltese cross emblem over the rotor.

As noted above, the piece carries the Geneva Seal - bear in mind this is definitely the seal ("Hallmark of Geneva") along with the new/updated prerequisites (2011) which might be not confined solely into the motion, but also go ahead and take entire concluded check out into account.
All in all, I'd personally express that the brand new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionelle Self-Winding is really a splendid timepiece. And though it is actually to get envisioned that some traditionalists will scoff for the more substantial situation size, this new reference can even now boast of getting lovely lines and well-balanced proportions - too as an unquestionably high-quality caliber.
Did you know?
To my know-how, there's just a solitary caliber that has been employed by all associates of your Swiss watchmaking holy trinity–Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, and Vacheron Constantin–and by no a single else. And as I mentioned over it truly is considered one particular on the greatest movements ever produced. It originated in 1967 from the Jaeger-LeCoultre cal. known as the the Caliber 920. From the Cal. 920 come the Audemars Piguet Caliber 2120, the Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1120, and the Patek Philippe Caliber 28-255. Patek Philippe, when attempting to produce a reliable, flat automatic design of its own, introduced the Nautilus in 1970 along with the 920 (Patek caliber 28-255), and kept the view in production for 10 years (then switching towards the caliber 335SC).
At present day, AP has rights for the movement (now the AP 2120) and it also supplies the caliber to Vacheron Constantin. Vacheron refers to it as the Caliber 1120, and though a number of the Cal. 1120 components are machined by AP, Vacheron obviously makes major modifications for the movement to become compliant while using the Geneva Seal.
For some additional perspective and reading on this fascinating topic (the JLC 920/AP 2120/VC 1120/PP 28-255), you can find a technical discussion available by Walt Odets at TZ. For discussion of your Cal. 1120 from a Vacheron-centric point of view, see this thread over within the VC Hour Lounge; for perspective on this Caliber from a long-time AP collector's point of view, see here.