Patrimony contemporaine pocket 82028/000R-9708

Vacheron Constantin is preserving the finest elements of horology down through changing eras

 
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Formerly a symbol of prestige and freedom

A watch for the collectors and the aficionados, stylish and classic

Pocket watches were initially created to facilitate the every day's life of their owners who no longer needed to listen to the church bell or check the clock in their home or office in order to know the time.

For the first time, symbolizing prestige as well as freedom, a watch followed its owner everywhere and became a source of inspiration for horologists. Later, some watchmakers applied their expertise to making increasingly smaller calibers designed to facilitate use of these timekeeping instruments.

Likewise, although formerly considered somewhat fragile, pocket watches in fact merely reflected the state of industrial progress of their times. There are modern ways of making them as water-resistant, accurate and user-friendly as wristwatches.

Now a fine token of contemporary dandyism

Vacheron Constantin revisits its past and the golden age of the pocket-watch by presenting a model with a pure, classic and timeless design, bearing the prestigious Poinçon de Genève (Hallmark of Geneva).

Harmonious shapes. Exterior and Interior. Enduring equilibrium.

With its voluptuously curved yet elegantly slender case in 18K 5N pink gold; its broad, pure opaline silver-toned dial; its pink gold baton-shaped hands and its restrained, delicately applied hour-markers, creative harmony effectively contributes to achieving aesthetic harmony.

Developed and crafted according to the most demanding Geneva Fine Watchmaking criteria, the mechanical hand-wound Calibre 4400 is entirely conceived, developed and produced by Vacheron Constantin. Its generous 28.60 mm diameter, magnified by the transparency of the sapphire crystal caseback, is perfectly adjusted to the equally generously sized 43 mm case.

Thanks to its imposing barrel, this calibre driving the hour and minutes hands has a power reserve of approximately 65 hours, equivalent to three days.

Price: On demand only

Technical specifications for the Patrimony contemporaine pocket watch

Reference: Patrimony Contemporaine pocket watch 82028/000R-9708 / Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces

Caliber: 4400, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin

Energy: Mechanical hand-wound

Movement diameter: 28.60 mm (12’’’ 1⁄2 )

Movement thickness: 2.80 mm

Jewels: 21

Number of components Frequency: 127

Frequency: 4Hz (88,800 vibrations/hour)

Indications: Hours, minutes

Power reserve: approx. 65 hours

Case: 18K 5N pink gold, 43 mm diameter / 7.40 mm thickness Transparent caseback,

Water resistance: Tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial: Silvered opaline

Chain: Convex external zone, circular grained minute-track, delivered with a brown calf leather cord Length 30 cm, 18K 5N pink gold chain available on order Length 30 cm

 
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