by Christopher Scapelliti
One of the most anticipated reveals of 2011, Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time is the first world time watch that displays all 37 time zones, including those offset from the UTC by a quarter hour. This is made possible by Vacheron’s patent-pending Caliber 2460WT, bearing the prestigious Geneval Hallmark. The display consists of three dials, including a unique shaded sapphire crystal disk that indicates day and night across the globe, a metal dial with map and transferred city names, and one metal minute-circle ring with gold applied indexes.
The Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time has a 42.5mm case of 18-karat pink gold and a transparent case back with sapphire glass. The watch is set on an alligator strap with a holding clasp. Suggested retail for the watch is $39,900.