Vacheron Constantin Launches New Patrimony World Time Watch
As a symbol of Vacheron Constantin’s long watchmaking tradition, world time complication is a shocking return being brewed by the brand. The Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time watch is designed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. The latest 2460 WT self-winding mechanical movement is cast with the prestigious Geneva mark. It can display the time in 37 time zones around the world, including the difference from the UTC. In a half-hour or fifteen-minute time zone, this unique movement is patented by Vacheron Constantin.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony World Time Watch
No. 86060 / 000R-9640
Movement: Vacheron Constantin 2460 WT movement
Frequency: 28,800 times (4 Hz)
Functions: hour, minute and central seconds, world time display in day / night zone
Kinetic energy: about 40 hours
Case: 18K 5N pink gold
Diameter: 42.50 mm
Mirror: Sapphire crystal transparent glass case back
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Dark brown square grained Mississippi crocodile leather strap by hand
Buckle: 18K 5N pink gold folding buckle
The new Patrimony Traditionnelle world time watch marks the return of glorious complex functions that are inseparable from Vacheron Constantin’s long watchmaking history. Vacheron Constantin’s brand founder Jean-Marc Vacheron and his successors have been inspired by constant global travels to create one after another extraordinary timepieces. It is this spirit that has created the brand’s enduring reputation. At the same time, as a pioneer in the field of innovative design and production of watches, the brand is more determined to adhere to the concept of looking at the world. Vacheron Constantin was founded in Geneva in 1755. It has never ceased production for more than 255 years and began to enter the world shortly after its establishment. It entered the United States and China markets in 1832 and 1845 respectively, more than the International Meridian held in Washington in 1884. The International Meridian Conference is still early. At that time, it was determined in the meeting that the Greenwich Meridian was used as the starting point of longitude and the world was divided into 24 time zones. This resolution also became the cornerstone of promoting global interaction and railway development.
Vacheron Constantin’s long history of world time watches adhering to the brand’s pioneering spirit and dedication to creating the perfect multi-time zone timepiece. In 1932, Vacheron Constantin presented the brand’s first timepiece with international time zone functions. ‧ Produced by Louis Cottier, he conceived and designed a mechanical movement that can display 24 time zones. The disc rotates around the central dial. The bezel is engraved with the names of major cities in the world. Vacheron Constantin’s first world time clock ‘Cottier system’ (model 3372) can simultaneously display the regional time of 31 cities around the world, marking Vacheron Constantin’s long-term and successful achievements in the field of world time complication technology. In 1936, Vacheron Constantin launched two other world timepieces, showing the regional time of 31 cities (model 3650) and 30 cities (except Cairo) (model 3638). In 1937 and 1938, the brand launched six table clocks. With a mobile dial design, the time can be displayed in 67 regions, including summer and winter time in Paris. From the 1940s, Vacheron Constantin introduced the world time clock with the model number 4414. The dial can display the time of 41 cities, and the 24-hour moving disc is divided into two areas: day and night. During the 1940s and 1950s, the brand made a name for itself with its superb achievements in the function of timepieces, becoming a masterpiece for many celebrities to chase.
In 1957, Vacheron Constantin launched the first world time watch, model 6213, which was ordered by an Egyptian nobleman. The watch was the first movement with this complication to be applied to the wrist, opening a new chapter in the brand’s history of world timepieces. Won a high reputation among many connoisseurs and collectors. New world time movement patented by watch brand In order for the new world time complication movement to become a unique complex movement, watchmakers and engineers from Vacheron Constantin aspire to create a watch that not only displays the entire time zone, but also A watch that can also display time in partial time zones to fully display the real time in 37 time zones. At present, the time adopted by some countries in the world differs from UTC by half an hour or fifteen minutes. Vacheron Constantin’s 2460 WT movement solves these special cases. Taking Caracas as an example, Venezuela adjusted the entire time zone to half time (GMT & ndash; 4:30) in 2007. This movement can correctly display the local time of Caracas.
The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time watch can display the time in 37 time zones around the world, covering all imaginable regions. The display area consists of three dials: a unique layer of day and night on the sapphire dial; a map display made using the Lambert Projector on a metal dial; and a metal digital ring showing the minutes and hours Hour scale. The watch vibrates at 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and has a 40-hour power reserve. The self-winding mechanical movement 2460 WT displays the hour, minute, central seconds and world time. The watch can simultaneously display the time in various regions of the world, and the world map in the center of the dial can show the difference between day and night. The operation of this highly complex watch is extremely simple, and the display functions can be adjusted simply by turning the crown. In view of these unique design techniques, the new 2460 WT movement has been patented and is engraved with the prestigious Geneva seal.
Simple operation and easy to wear
Despite its complex construction principles, the new Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time watch is extremely easy to use. The wearer only needs to select the required reference time on the 24-hour digital disc, adjust it to the black triangle mark at 6 o’clock, and then read the standard room at the desired place by the hour hand or 24-hour dial, and The time in the other 36 time zones will be displayed at the same time. Cities displayed in black represent the entire time zone, while cities displayed in red represent the half or quarter time zone.
The new Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time watch combines all the hallmarks of a heritage collection: a slim bezel, a knurled pattern on the case back, a screw-in sapphire crystal case back and sword-shaped hands, 18K pink 42.5 mm diameter Gold case, water-resistant to 30 meters. Alligator leather strap with 18K pink gold folding buckle.
With practical display of complex functions, and the innovative technology of the 2460 WT movement, the Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time watch has become another icon of the heritage series, establishing Vacheron Constantin’s leading position in multi-time zone watch development.