Many renowned watch manufacturers 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 manufacturer who has created a limited-edition timepiece to celebrate Venezuela’s 200th independence anniversary. 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). The timepiece recognizes the day 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 manufacturer’s expertise and has been designed to the highest Geneva horology standards. 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.