Eclectic Sunday: three very different perpetual calendars from Vacheron Constantin
For today I have chosen one of the best known (or can we even say common) `Grand Complications` - the perpetual calendar from one of the power houses of Swiss fine watchmaking. Vacheron Constantin is close to my heart, especially for the ´delicacies` they can offer from time to time – even when those are quite often like a hidden secret to the public.
The first one ´classical at its best` is a Patrimony Contemporaine perpetual calendar in pink gold. It was introduced in 2011, is part of the regular collection and available in different versions. In my book it´s a good choice for well-dressed gentleman or connoisseurs but not high on the list of collectors, at least today.
Self-winding calibre 1120 QP inside, which represents fine Swiss watchmaking from Geneva very well.
The second one ´puristic yet complicated with a twist` is from the Patrimony collection.
A retrograde perpetual calendar, in pink gold, which was introduced as a Boutique Edition Geneva in 2011 and 25 pieces in total.
Collectible in my book if you like the different approach. An eclectic choice if you are in the market for a grand complication with a twist and prefer understatement on top.
The third one is ´overwhelming yet understated (for what it is) ´ a piece unique, in platinum, for those with acquired taste. It´s part of the Historiques American 1921 collection, at least design wise.
The latter (collection) is a kind of “fashion darling” for quite some time and for good reasons. It represents traditional values with added spice and there are quite a few lovely versions in the market. Still (to my knowledge) there is only one perpetual calendar and this one is executed nicely. Just a perfect example for eclectic Sunday, isn´t it?
Enjoy your Sunday and have a good start into the next (business) week!