Previously sold only in rose gold, the last year’s Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph watch replica is now available in 950 platinum.Although the latter features a tri-compax layout with a small second hand at 9 o’clock, 30-minute chronograph totalizer at 3 o’clock and a one more sub-dial at 6 o’clock displaying date and moonphase information, this beautiful face doesn’t seem a bit overcrowded or unbalanced (okay, we will forgive them the small leap year indicator between 1 and 2 o’clock.)
And you know what? With the new metal added to the choice, the watch has finally got the chance to demonstrate the best of its elegantly shaped body and flawlessly designed dial.
The dial looks especially refined with the dark-grey opaline face, although the silvered one also looks nice.
I also make this assumption comparing photos of the original movement with the one ticking inside this Perpetual Calendar Chronograph watch: there is a number of small differences between the two with some parts either reshaped or made on VC’s own equipment. Well, I am not sure.Since the Swatch group has ceased supplying of the movement to competitors and mens fake Vacheron Constantin has a license to produce 2320 at its own premises, there is a good chance the movement is actually made by the Manufacture, not just bought and then decorated.
Its manual-wind 1141QP caliber is based on the Lemania 2320 movement with an added tray calendar.
Photos: Vacheron Constantin
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph watch specification
Price range: N/A, around $100,000
Movement: VC 1141QP caliber, hand-wound, 21 jewels, 18,000 vph, 7.40 mm high, 27.0 mm in diameter
Complications: Chronograph, date, perpetual calendar, moonphase, leap year
Power reserve: 48 hours
Case material: Platinum
Bezel material: Platinum
Case shape: Round
Transparent case back: Yes, sapphire caseback
Case size: 43.0 mm
Case height: N/A
Dial: Silvered or dark-grey opaline
Strap: Black hand-stitched, saddle-finish square-shape scales alligator leather with 18-carat white gold buckle polished half Maltese Cross
Crystal: Sapphire, AR-coated
Water resistance: 30 meters
As far as I understood, Swiss made replica Vacheron Constantin is not planning to limit the watch’s production.