Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine: The Launch of Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731 at W&W

Luxury watchmaker Vacheron Constantin had a lot to celebrate at Watches&Wonders. The Swiss manufacture not only celebrated its “The Sound of Time” exhibition, it had the global launch of the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731, the world’s thinnest minute repeater, during the show.

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At W&W, which was held in Hong Kong from September 25-28, Vacheron Constantin welcomed thousands of guests, including journalists, watch lovers and collectors, from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.

At the Vacheron Constantin stand, visitors had the chance to view several world premieres, including the Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-thin Calibre 1731, Historiques Toledo 1951, Patrimony Contemporaine Small Model, Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon Collection Excellence Platine and the trilogy of the Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis II. The manufacture also welcomed guests to its “The Sound of Time” exhibition, which follows the history of Vacheron Constantin.

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Although there were several novelties on view, the Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-thin Calibre 1731 stole the show. Housing the world’s thinnest minute-repeater, the ultra-thin Calibre 1731 at the heart of this timepiece boasts a power reserve of approximately 65 hours. The Calibre 1731 also features an ingenious balance of mechanisms which produce the musical harmony of chimes that represents the chief purpose of a striking watch.

Juan Carlos Torres, Fabienne Lupo and Dr Peter Lam
Juan Carlos Torres, Fabienne Lupo and Dr Peter Lam

Juan-Carlos Torres, the CEO of Vacheron Constantin, welcomed guests to the gala dinners held in its Brasserie. “Time for history, time for expertise and time for creation. The Manufacture’s ongoing commitment to these values that it has always striven to uphold pursues its ultimate goal of excellence, since continuity contributes to forging quality,” Torres said.

Photos courtesy Vacheron Constantin.

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