Swiss luxury watchmaker Vacheron Constantin unveiled the Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time watch back in 2011, when it was cased in rose gold. Now, the timepiece has been revamped as part of the Collection Excellence Platine.
The Patrimony Traditionelle World Time was already a very impressive timepiece, one of the very best among world time watches. It is a single-crown world timer and displays every all the 37 timezones on the planet, including the half and quarter of an hour timezones. Now, as one of the rare watches Vacheron Constantin selects to create a Collection Excellence Platine version for, it is truly a masterpiece.
As the name suggests, the new version features a platinum 42.5mm case, dial, hands, crown, pushers, buckle, and even platinum stitching the strap. There’s also a discreet platinum hallmark on the dial, seen below on the outer edge between 4 and 5 o’clock. The hand-engraved world map in the center of the dial, which is certainly the highlight of the piece, is of course also made from platinum.
Released as a limited edition of just 100 pieces, the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine watch comes with a price tag of $98,500.