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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 2012
    Model Name: Patrimony Traditionelle
    Material: Platinum
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Vacheron Constantin crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Vacheron Constantin buckle
    Dimensions: 44 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Vacheron Constantin fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patrimony Traditionnelle “Calibre 2755” underwent three years of development and testing before the model was released. The watch, comprised of 602 separate parts, features a perpetual calendar function and is fitted with both a tourbillon and minute repeating complication. This watch is among Vacheron Constantin's most complicated wristwatches in current production.

    The minute repeating mechanism within the watch is perhaps the most striking feature of all. The minute repeater features an original centripetal flying strike governor that regulates the speed of the striking hammers, at the same time eliminating the background noise of typical lever-based mechanisms. The governer is proudly displayed through the sapphire crystal case back, which can be marveled in action.

    The watch furthermore features the prestigious Poinçon de Genève (Hallmark of Geneva), attesting to the quality and craftsmanship of the present watch.

  • Artist Biography

    Vacheron Constantin

    Swiss • 1755

    The world's oldest watch brand in continuous operation since its founding in 1755, Vacheron Constantin was the first watch company to manufacture movements with interchangeable parts beginning in 1839. Vacheron's watches are admired for their Latin-influenced case designs, well-balanced proportions and exquisitely finished movements of the highest quality. The Geneva-based manufacturer is known for their highly complicated masterpieces, including the King Farouk Grand Complication made in 1935, the Tour de l'Ile that was the most complicated serially produced wristwatch when introduced in 2005 and the 57260 — the world’s most complicated watch — made in 2015.

    Key vintage models include minute repeating wristwatches such as the references 4261, chronographs such as the references 4178 and 6087 and the oversized Cioccolotone models such as ref. 4737. Collectors also appreciate Vacheron's Chronometer Royal pocket and wristwatches, as well as the '222,' the brand's first luxury sports watch produced from 1977 through 1984.

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An extremely fine and very rare platinum minute repeating perpetual calendar tourbillon wristwatch

Circa 2012
44 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$2,000,000 - 4,000,000 

Sold for HK$2,800,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016