It’s an exciting time to be a watch collector, thanks to the plethora of options that cater to every taste and budget. However, when it comes to timepieces that embody the best that horology has to offer, the selection gets considerably narrower, with just a handful of names making it to the top of every discerning woman’s must‐have list.
Vacheron Constantin is one of those names—and with very good reason. In addition to being the world’s oldest manufacture with an uninterrupted production history, the watchmaker has more than two centuries worth of women’s timepiece heritage to its name. It’s an expert with a proven track record for knowing what women want and its newest wrist takers, introduced into its Traditionnelle and Patrimony collections, pay testament to that.
The Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Ultra‐thin, for example, presents the hours, minutes, day of the week, date, month, year, a four‐year cycle with a leap year indication and a moon phase indicator clearly at a single glance. It’s all the information a woman could possibly want at any given point; and the understated watch does it with such finesse, she’ll be checking her wrist regularly just for the pleasure of it. What’s even more remarkable is the fact that it does all this on a case that measures just 36.5mm wide. This is thanks to the self‐winding in‐house Calibre 1120 QP, which comprises 276 components that fit into a space no bigger than 29.6mm in diameter and just 4.05mm thick. Available in white gold with a bluish‐grey‐tinted mother‐of‐pearl dial and pink gold with white mother‐of‐pearl, the watch—adorned with 77 diamonds on its bezel, lugs and crown—comes with interchangeable straps that let you change its looks entirely with just a push of a button. Leonardo da Vinci once said: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Those words certainly ring true of the Patrimony Self‐winding, a pedigree watch that drips with a timeless allure that knows no trends. Clean, minimalist lines are paired with a faultless attention to the details that sit beneath its slightly convex sapphire crystal—from the leaf‐shaped hands that swipe across its gradient dial, to the gold pearls or diamond minute track that encircles its face. There are four models to choose from: Diamond bezel versions in white gold with a deep blue dial and pink gold with a blush pink dial, and white or pink gold bezel numbers in the same colour scheme. Like the Traditionnelle, this, too, comes with interchangeable straps for added style versatility and personalisation.
With timepieces like these at her disposal, a woman has absolutely no reason to let her wrists go bare—ever.
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