Individualism, rarity and therefore distinction are supremely wanted attributes when it comes to find the next potential heirloom in a gentleman’s precious haute horology trophy collection. Certainly beyond its golden age, but still an ever-surprising accoutrement, are good old pocket watches. Fortunately, even the big players sometime revisit their past, thus it moved Vacheron Constantin to unveil an extremely rare issued addition to their Collection Excellence Platine, named Patrimony Contemporaine. Limited to a stock of 50, it further knows to impress with an immaculate elegance exuded by the 43mm polished platinum case in subtle dialog with a sand-blasted platinum dial, which proudly boasts the distinctive Maltese cross. On the whole a pure timeless yet modern impression driven by the Rhodium-colored, hand-wind Vacheron in-house caliber 4400 with 21 jewels at 28.800 bph, which bears the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva and features 65 hours of power reserve.