Vacheron Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde bags the “Watch of the Year 2007” Award


If you have been following the luxurious watches on the blogs then you’d be knowing that at the end of each year, the two watch magazines Montres Passion and Uhrenwelt give the Watch of the Year Prize. It is an award made by a jury of professionals from the watch industry and announced at a ceremony that has become a key event of the watch year. This year this most coveted honor has been bagged by none other then the Vacheron’s Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde. Receiving the Jury Prize for the Watch of the Year 2007 – “Montre de l’Année 2007”, Juan-Carlos Torres, Vacheron Constantin’s CEO, quoted “By its decision to give first prize for the Watch of the Year 2007 to Vacheron Constantin for its Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date, the jury has rewarded and honored the excellence of the horological tradition that respects the Geneva Hallmark.” And that’s not it. The watch has also been honored for the technical achievement, artistic elegance and savoir-faire that Vacheron Constantin has transmitted without interruption for over 250 years. Roll over to know more about this best-of-the-best timepiece……

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Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony Contemporaine day-date bi-retrograde features an automatic, 2460R31R7 caliber, Retrograde mechanical movement. The movement features 31 numbers of days of a month, and 7 for the number of days in the week. Besides the typical hour and minute display, you also have two retrograde indicators – one for the day of the week (by day name) and one indicator for the date. The movement was designed and made exclusively by Vacheron Constantin manufacture and is stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève. The 18kt pink gold case measures a perfect size of 42.5mm in diameter and is water-resistant to 30 meters. The silver opaline dial which is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, features 12 applied 18kt pink gold hour makers and a minute circle of applied gold cabochons. Its convex sapphire back reveals the exceptional finishing and the decoration on the movement that has met Vacheron Constantin’s most stringent quality criteria. Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony Contemporaine Bi-Retrograde is complemented with a chestnut brown alligator strap with an 18kt pink gold folding clasp.
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