First introduced on the market in 2002, the ruthenium models were made exclusively in 99 pieces available in the boutiques only. The Jour/Nuit was produced only in ruthenium and featured a brass ruthenium plated movement and dial with caliber 1300. One of the most desirable limited editions made by the manufacture.
Born in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watch manufacture in the world. From this longevity, the manufacture draws not only a considerable legitimacy on the international scene, but also, and above all, a unique “savoir-faire », illustrated in this platinium minute repeater and perpetual calendar “Patrimony ». Of all the watchmaking complications, the minute repeater is undoubtedly one of the most popular among collectors. It is triggered by a lock or push button on the side of the case. When triggered, the repetition will “read » the time thanks to a cam sensor, which will allow two hammers to sound the hours, quarters and minutes on springs. As for the perpetual calendar, it is a complication allowing the reading of the date (calendar), day, month and generally the moon-phases by automatically taking into account the length of the months and the return of leap years. For its Patrimony collection, Vacheron Constantin was inspired by the elegance of the 1950s wristwatches, as shown by the very beautiful teardrop lugs. Pure lines, a bezel with double gadroons typical of the watchmaking designs of the 1990s, a perfectly readable two-tone silver dial with many complications, a 1755 caliber with great precision and reliability, all elements that make this item a true masterpiece of virtuosity and technicality, in line with Vacheron Constantin’s motto: “Do better if possible, and that is always possible ».
* a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price, only if it is delivered within the EU.