Swiss watch brand has revealed its Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle watch replica featuring a perpetual calendar, a minute repeater, a tourbillon and, omg, an equation of time complication.Well, back to our sheep. Like all members of the Patrimony Traditionelle line, the “Calibre 2253” model sports a beautifully executed case with a transparent display back giving a good view at its gorgeous hand-wound movement.
Frankly speaking, I never really understood the equation of time complication. Sunrise and sunset indicators come in handy in January (at least, in the Northern hemisphere,) when you get the winter blues and only these little buggers assure you that everything is going to be alright, that day is getting longer and the Summer is on its way. Perpetual calendar is good for those suffering of Alzheimer’s, and the tourbillon, as well as minute repeater, is just plain mesmerizing.
However, its noticeably off-centered dial is ruined with three extra indicators: two for the sunrise and sunset indicators at 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock respectively and the equation of time indicator between 10 and 11 o’clock.
Trying to increase the watch’s legibility, mens copy Vacheron Constantin watch decided to make the small hands in bright blue while leaving the hour and minute hands in its original color of platinum. As a result, the seven small hands dominate the dial making it look busy and even messy. Perhaps, VC should have executed them of platinum or in rhodiumed gold and left them at that.Well, to put it more clearly, the indicators are alright, it is the color of hands that spoil the things.
Just bear in mind that vanity is the seventh deadly sin.
All things considered, this is an interesting and even desirable watch, which is going to be a much thought-after collector’s item even in 2050s, since it will be produced in an ultra-limited edition of only 10 (ten) pieces. It is also okay to wear the watch with proud.
Photos: Vacheron Constantin
The logic of why does one need to know the deviation of the apparent solar time from the mean solar time, if he or she is not an astronomer or a skipper without a GPS navigation system, somehow escapes me. Perhaps, this kind of useless complications exists just for its own sake. Or, more likely, serves the purpose of telling the world that the owner of the mens fake Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle tourbillon watch can afford one.