And as if that wasn’t enough, the Patrimony Traditionnelle Self-Winding bears the Geneva Hallmark. You can be skeptical all you like about the branding value of the Hallmark, but there is no denying that a watch bearing this mark adheres to extremely stringent standards of quality and finish. That Vacheron is one of the major forces behind the Hallmark’s recent standards increase and continues to move in the direction of 100% compliance only makes this more interesting. If there is a brand for whom the Hallmark really represents a dedication for pushing traditional watchmaking forward, it’s Vacheron Constantin.

Finally, this watch is just a joy to wear. It’s the kind of watch you find yourself smiling and staring at (which I did often during my week with the Patrimony) and you look for excuses to wear it. Luckily, the 41mm size and updated-classic styling make it more versatile than you might immediately expect considering the “dress watch” moniker. The Patrimony Traditionnelle Self-Winding is a straightforward, wearable watch with a historic, beautifully-finished movement, which is exactly what we’ve come to love from Vacheron Constantin.

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Pros

-Legendary Calibre 1120 -Boasts New Geneva Hallmark -Extremely Easy To Read -Dresses Up Or Down -Fun To Wear -Modern Size, Classic Design -Extremely Collectible

Cons

-Expensive Compared To Other Comparable Watches -Thick For An Ultra-Thin -Movement Spacer Can Be Seen Through Sapphire Caseback