Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection V

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Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection V

Postby koimaster » August 22nd 2017, 9:20am

Vacheron Constantin, known for conservative design, traditional finishing, and high prices, recently expanded their Patrimony line with the Excellence Platine watch. The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection Excellence Platine has all of those things as an all-platinum, three-hand watch with classic looks but contemporary proportions. This could be viewed as one of Vacheron's answers to watches such as the Patek Philippe 5196P and A. Lange & Söhne's Saxonia.

The Patrimony line of watches is Vacheron's take on refreshing the classic dress watch look and design for modern tastes. The Collection Excellence Platine is a phrase Vacheron uses for limited edition watches they release with cases and dials made from 950 platinum. This particular watch's most distinctive design signature is the case which, as mentioned, is 950 platinum with a thin, polished bezel and simple curved lugs, and is 42mm in diameter. It is also a slim watch at 7.65mm and, based on my experience with previous Patrimony offerings, it may wear rather large for a dress watch and can feel like strapping a dinner plate to your wrist. That is partly because the thin bezel allows the actual dial opening to be larger, resulting in significant wrist presence.



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Re: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection V

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 22nd 2017, 9:26am

The size is quite big for a dress watch, but then again, that's an entirely subjective matter.

I think the run-of-the-mill printed subdial, an undersized one on top of that, is hardly VC at its best. The platinum hallmark on the dial is just ghastly, just floating in the middle of nowhere, and largely useless in terms of design.
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Re: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection V

Postby biglove » August 22nd 2017, 10:39am

The dial just seems to be lacking...something. Can't put my finger on it though.
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Re: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection V

Postby 3Flushes » August 22nd 2017, 11:02am

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:...hardly VC at its best...


It's a good thing they only made 100 of those.
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Re: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection V

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 22nd 2017, 7:15pm

3Flushes wrote:
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:...hardly VC at its best...


It's a good thing they only made 100 of those.

Indeed. But still, I'm tempted to say that it's something like a hundred too many.

Knowing that VC usually excels at making great dress watches with a pure and simple design, it's even more of a disappointment.
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Re: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection V

Postby Tzimisces » August 22nd 2017, 7:46pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
3Flushes wrote:
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:...hardly VC at its best...


It's a good thing they only made 100 of those.

Indeed. But still, I'm tempted to say that it's something like a hundred too many.

Knowing that VC usually excels at making great dress watches with a pure and simple design, it's even more of a disappointment.

I agree with all above.
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Re: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection V

Postby tiktok » August 22nd 2017, 7:52pm

I'd take a "cheapo" Piaget over this in a second. When I walk by the VC boutique there is a large display of Patrimonies with black dials, gold cases, excellence in manufacture. This watch has no place in that window.
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