Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time (Ref. 86060/000R-9640)
Last week, one of the oldest Swiss watch Manufactures presented its new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time (Ref. 86060/000R-9640) automatic watch that features a sophisticated second time zone representation mechanism.
As you can probably see on the pictures, the watch’s gorgeous dial features not one, but whole three parts.
There is a sapphire day/night display right in the center of the watch that rotates on the same axis with the “Lambert Projection” map and shows you which parts of the Northern hemisphere enjoys the light of day.
There is a second disk with the names of the cities that correspond to each of the 24 time zones.
And, finally, there is a third, external, ring with a minute track and applied hour markers made in rose gold.
The new VC Calibre 2460 WT automatic movement allows you to set the second time zone in quarter hour increments, which may come really handy if you happen to spend some time on Kathmandu or on Chatham Islands.
The Swiss company doesn’t go into details regarding this new caliber, but it is known, that it is rather large. Measuring 36.60 mm in diameter, it is 8.10 mm thick and certainly reminds of those pocket watch movements from the second half of the XIX century.
Its mainspring barrel stores enough energy to power the watch for as long as 40 hours.
As usual, the movement is made solely in-house.
The movement is enclosed in a medium-sized 18-carat rose gold case 42.5 millimeters in diameter. Its sapphire case back provides a perfect view at the hand-decorated caliber that bears the Hallmark of Geneva sign.
Photos: Vacheron Constantin
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time (Ref. 86060/000R-9640) automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, Caliber 2460 WT, 27 jewels, 36.60 mm in diameter, 8.10 mm in height, in-house, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, second time zone (GMT)
Power reserve: 40 hours
Case material: Rose gold
Bezel material: Rose gold
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 42.50 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Brown hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scaled Mississippiensis alligator leather, pink gold triple blade folding clasp. Polished half Maltese Cross
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Case back: Sapphire
Tags: 30 m, 42.5 mm, Automatic, Caliber 2460 WT, GMT, Patrimony, Ref. 86060/000R-9640, rose gold, SIHH 2011, Traditionelle, Vacheron Constantin, world time