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

6 Record-Setting Ultra-Thin Replica Watches

Swiss replica watches online sale -As we’ve seen in recent years,replica watch brands are pulling out all the stops to achieve new records not only in thinness, but in the level of complication and complexity that they pack into those super-slim movements and cases. Here are five recent examples of timepieces that have set records for thinness in their respective categories.

World’s Thinnest Minute Repeater: Jaeger-LeCoultre Replica Hybris Mechanica 11

Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica 11The watch’s full name is a mouthful — Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon — and it not only grabbed the record for thinnest repeater when it was introduced at SIHH 2014, but also manages to include a flying tourbillon and automatic winding (by means of a peripheral rotor)  in its ultra-complex movement, which is just 4.8 mm thick. The case of the Hybris Mechanica 11 measures 41 mm in diameter and a mere 7.9 mm in thickness, an unprecedented size for such a complicated timepiece. The repeater mechanism is also equipped with  silent-time-lapse reduction system that eliminates pauses between the chimes. The watch, for which Jaeger-LeCoultre has obtained eight patents, is limited to only 75 pieces.

World’s Thinnest Manual-Winding Minute Repeater (and Minute Repeater Movement): Vacheron Constantin Replica Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731

Replica_VC_Patrimony_CUT_Calibre1731A milestone timepiece first shown at the Hong Kong “Watches and Wonders” fair and unveiled to most of the watch world at SIHH 2014, this new Vacheron Constantin has a case that is slightly thicker than that of the Hybris Mechanica 11 (8.09 mm) but a minute-repeater movement that is a tad thinner (just 3.9 mm). Calibre 1731 is a manual-winding movement, as opposed to JLC’s automatic one, and it carries a 65-hour power reserve and bears the Geneva Seal. The movement also incorporates a flying strike governor, an innovative device that controls the speed and spacing of the repeater’s chiming tones and reduce the audible whirring sounds that can accompany the chimes. The Vacheron Constantin replica watches uk comes in a rose gold case and retails for $369,300.

World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch: Replica Piaget Altiplano 900P

replica_piagetIt should surprise no one that Piaget is on the list: the brand has long been associated with super-thin watches and holds records for thinness in several horological categories. The latest world-first is the Altiplano 900P — the slimmest mechanical-movement watch in the world, bar none, at a case thickness of just 3.65 mm — that’s right, the case is thinner than the movements of the previous two watches. Piaget accomplished this feat by merging the movement with the case so that the inner caseback serves as the mainplate. The Piaget Altiplano is 38 mm in diameter and comes in rose gold ($26,200) and white gold ($27,800) cases.

World’s Thinnest Tourbillon (2013): Replica Arnold & Son UTTE

Replica-Arnold-Son-UTTEIntroduced at Baselworld 2013 by the revitalized Arnold & Son brand, the UTTE (initials are for “Ultra Thin Tourbillon Escapement”) quickly garnered attention when it became — without necessarily meaning to, according to Arnold & Son head of movement development Sebastian Chaulmontet — the thinnest tourbillon replica watches uk on the market. The watch’s case, available in either rose gold ($69,050) or palladium ($59,950), is just 8.34 mm thick and 42 mm in diameter. The flying-tourbillon movement, Arnold & Son’s A&S8200, is just 2.97 mm thick (not counting the height of the tourbillon cage, which rises above the dial) and packs 90 hours of power reserve into two barrels.

World’s Thinnest Tourbillon (2014): Replica Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377

Replica-Breguet_5733Arnold & Son held the thin-tourbillon record for only a brief time. Breguet — a brand named for the tourbillon’s inventor — previewed its Classique Tourbillon  Extra-Thin Automatic 5377 watch at Baselworld 2014 and released it to the market last year. The watch’s 42-mm-diameter case is an astoundingly slender 7 mm thick, and its movement, Calibre 581DR,  is just 3 mm thick. The movement is also notable for its “high energy” barrel, which provides a 90-hour power reserve; its 4-Hz frequency (exceptionally high for a tourbillon movement) and its peripheral winding rotor made of platinum (yes, this watch also has automatic winding.) The off-center tourbillon (whose carriage and balance are made of titanium) is protected by two patents. The dial and case are emphatically Breguet: engine-turned dial, Roman numeral hour markers, open-tipped blue Breguet hands, and fine fluted caseband.

World’s Thinnest Tourbillon and Tourbillon Movement (Current):

Replica_Bulgari_Octo_Finissimo_TourbillonBulgari Swiss replica watches went even slimmer with its new-record-setting Bulgari Octo Finissimo, a timepiece with a movement thickness of only 1.95 mm — thinner than a Swiss five-franc coin — and a case thickness of a mere 5 mm. To achieve this horological milestone, the brand had to devise a number of technical solutions to reduce the overall thickness of the movement. Its two bridges, one for the minute wheel and one for the gear train of the tourbillon cage, use ball bearings instead of jewels for many of the moving parts; the base movement uses seven ball bearings and the tourbillon cage pivots on a peripherally driven ball-bearing mechanism. The timing is adjusted directly on the balance wheel, which eliminates the need for a traditional regulator assembly and enabled the movement to be even thinner.