Hands-On – Replica Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase And Retrograde Date

This year was the year of the exceptional for Vacheron Constantin, a year of ultra-complex, ultra-rare and ultra-precious watches. The two main novelties were indeed the Celestia and the Symphonia. One is an astronomical watch with 23 complications, tourbillon and massive power reserve (6 barrels…!) The other one is no less than a Grande Sonnerie. Good for angels… However the brand also had some novelties for us, mere mortals. And one of them is this highly elegant and rather original Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase And Retrograde Date.

Vacheron-Constantin-Patrimony-moon-phase-and-retrograde-date-SIHH-2017When you look at this new replica Vacheron Constantin UK Patrimony Moon Phase And Retrograde Date, it might have that familiar look, that thing that tells you that you’ve already seen it somewhere, without being sure that you’re right. This feeling is entirely justified, as if you look back at the Vacheron Constantin collection, you’ll find the Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date, a watch that actually shares the same case, the same base movement and, this where you get this familiar look, the same retrograde date on the upper half of the dial. For the SIHH 2017, Vacheron Constantin has updated the concept, by removing the retrograde day indication and replacing it by a moon phase indication… for a result that is nothing else than balanced and elegant. No need to bring entirely new ideas when the base is good.

Vacheron-Constantin-Patrimony-moon-phase-and-retrograde-date-SIHH-2017——So, the new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase And Retrograde Date is based on the modern and sleek Patrimony case, meaning larger diameter than the Traditionelle collection (in this case, we have a 42.5mm diameter), a thin and clean shape, with tapered and thin lugs, and finally a case construction that allows for a thin bezel and rather low profiles. With their entirely flat design – smooth and polished bezel, continuous lines all around and no sharp angles – the Patrimony watches, including this new iteration, are discreet and a bit more urban than the Traditionelle watches – in short, a bit younger and more casual. With its balanced proportions – 9.7mm height – the Patrimony Moon Phase And Retrograde Date is a watch with some presence on the wrist (the large diameter is to be considered, and don’t think about this watch as a real tuxedo piece) however, it never felt intrusive. it is available in 2 editions: 18k white gold (ref. 4010U/000G-B330) and 18k pink gold (ref. 4010U/000R-B329)

Vacheron-Constantin-Patrimony-moon-phase-and-retrograde-date-SIHH-2017-_The main novelty comes from the display, which now features a lyrical complication, the moon phase indication. Shown by means of a gold disc (partially blued, with a starry sky and a gold moon), the age of the Moon – meaning the number of days that have elapsed since the last new moon – can be read off through an opening in the lower half of the dial. This complication is displayed in accordance with the real cycle of the Moon around the Earth, which amounts to exactly 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes. This indication, on the fake Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase And Retrograde Date, requires only one correction every 122 years. For the rest, the silvered opaline domed dial still displays the date on the upper half, with a retrograde display (large enough to be easily legible) by the mean of an arrow hand and the hours and minutes on the central axis. Applied indexes as well as a circular “pearl” minute-track complete the package.

Vacheron-Constantin-Patrimony-moon-phase-and-retrograde-date-SIHH-2017--Under the sapphire caseback is a known, yet perfectly finished, movement; calibre 2460. This movement is used as a base for several watches of the brand, including the recent Copernicus or the World Time (Overseas or Traditionelle). It drives here a moon phase and a retrograde date. This calibre is beautifully decorated, with a solid gold rotor, and meets the requirement of the Hallmark of Geneva. All functions are adjusted via the crown, meaning no disgraceful pushers or buttons on the case. It runs at 4Hz and boasts 40 hours of power reserve.

Vacheron-Constantin-Patrimony-moon-phase-and-retrograde-date-SIHH-2017-_-The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase And Retrograde Date will be priced at 43,200 Euro (for both editions, white or pink gold). More details on the dedicated page on http://www.urwatches.co.uk/.

Specifications of the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase And Retrograde Date

Case: 42.50mm diameter x 9.7mm height –  replica Vacheron Constantin 18k white gold / 18k pink gold – Sapphire crystal on both sides – 30m water resistance
Movement: Calibre 2460 R31L, in-house, Hallmark of Geneva – automatic winding – 4Hz frequency – 40h power reserve – hours, minutes, retrograde date, moonphase
Strap: alligator leather with alligator inner shell – gold pin buckle

Hands-on: Cheap Replica Zenith El Primero Range Rover (Specs, Photos and Price)

There’s a common saying that ‘car’ guys are ‘watch’ guys. Behind this aphorism though is a real connection fueled by the love of fine mechanics, performance and passion. As a result collaborations between watch and car manufacturers have flourished – for the better … or worse. Case in point, Zenith and Land Rover recently announced their first watch collaboration. Now regardless of what you think of such partnerships, you have to agree that this one stands out. For a start, Landrover is not just about performance and mechanics. Its go-anywhere, tow-anything cars are an expression of freedom – a philosophy that speaks to me more than turbo-charged engines. Secondly, the replica Zenith El Primero Range Rover is simply a superb (no-fuss) chronograph. Time for a hands-on look.

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The Zenith El Primero Range Rover is a variation of the El Primero 36’000 VPH. Just like the vehicles of the British car maker, it is sophisticated and understated. Apart from a discreet Range Rover caption, exact fake Zenith watches has avoided any loud co-branding cues in favor of designing a sober, elegant special edition chronograph. The watch comes in a dynamic 42mm case with a box sapphire crystal and mushroom pushers. It is crafted in ceramised aluminum, a nod to the Range Rover chassis. The overall impression is one of urban stealth, in the spirit of modern Range Rovers rather than in that of the original rugged, off-road Land Rovers.

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The anthracite three-counter dial features a smart brushed finish and faceted hour markers. The date is indicated at 6 o’clock in white on black as it should be (sometimes brands use standard white date discs regardless the color of the dial). The hour and minutes hands are rhodium coated with luminescent material inlays.

This special edition is powered by the 400B version of the iconic El Primero chronograph personalized with a ‘Range Rover’ engraving on the rotor. Introduced in 1969, El Primero was one of the very first automatic chronographs. It is an integrated construction with column-wheel and horizontal clutch. As it is operating at 36’000 vibrations/hours, the chronograph second hands performs 10 jumps per seconds marking off tenths of a second. Not surprisingly, given the automotive background of the watch, the chronograph is complemented by a tachymetric scale, discreetly transferred on the flange.

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The replica Zenith El Primero Range Rover black rubber strap coated with perforated white or grey calfskin similar to that of the latest Range Rovers. It is closed by a triple folding buckle in black-PVD titanium.

Conclusion

The El Primero 36’000 VPH is one of our favorite Zenith watches. The restrained and thoughtful customization performed with Range Rover has not changed our minds about this – even if we are not always fans of ‘co-branded’ or ‘partnership’ models. With its reasonable size and super-light material, it is comfortable on the wrist. The El Primero engine inside ensures there is more than enough power under the hood and at € 8,900 EURO (£7,200 GBP for the UK) we think it’s fairly priced too.

Specifications of the Zenith El Primero Range Rover

Case: 42mm x 12.75mm– ceramicised aluminum – domed sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment – case- cheap replica Zenith back with sapphire crystal -100m water resistant
Movement: calibre El Primero 400B in-house integrated chronograph with automatic winding – 50h power reserve – 13’’’ ¼ – 31 jewels – 36’000 vibrations/h – hours, minutes, small seconds, date and chronograph
Strap: black rubber coated with perforated calfskin strap with black-PVD titanium triple folding buckle
Reference 24.2040.400/27.R797
Price: € 8,900 EURO (including VAT)

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