Many renowned watch manufactures have paid tribute to or celebrated the many festivities and anniversaries of various nations through special edition timepieces. The latest news on this front comes from Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest watch manufacture who has created a limited edition timepiece to celebrate the 200th independence anniversary of Venezuela. The limited edition creation that commemorates the nation’s 200 years of independence is restricted to 19 exclusive examples, out of which 10 are in rose gold while 9 are in platinum.
Venezuela declared its independence, on April 19th, 1810, (now you know why there will be only 19 examples) and the day is recognized by the timepiece through an engraving on the case back which includes the number 19. The timepiece chosen for this celebratory edition is the Patrimony Contemporaine.
The exquisite timepiece is an example of the watch manufacture’s expertise and has been designed to the highest standards of Geneva horology. Powered by the Hallmark of Geneva certified Vacheron Constantin caliber 1400 hand-wound mechanical movement, this timepiece is truly a class apart. What is more, all flat areas of the movement are bedecked with a ribbed “Côtes de Genève” pattern, sharp angles chamfered then, along with all flat screw heads, polished by hand.
Besides being extremely exquisite and exclusive we can also assure our readers this limited edition commemorative timepiece will also be extremely expensive.