Vacheron Constantin watches are well known by luxury timepiece enthusiasts as some of the finest in existence, and are highly coveted for their expert engineering, flawless movements and unparalleled beauty. The company's Patrimony Openworked series is a skeleton variation of their stunning and widely celebrated Patrimony collection.
The Patrimony Openworked collection features watches in cases of brilliant white gold, rich 18k rose gold and radiant, super-luxurious platinum. "Openworked" refers to the open dial that reveals the entirety of each timepiece's expertly crafted and exceedingly complex movement, a feature sure to catch eyes and start conversations between observers and the wearer. Because the dial is nearly entirely open, the only markings on it exist on a ring around its perimeter. On several versions, simple indexes denote each hour and the minutes in between. Long, spear-shaped hours and minutes hands made of the same metal as the case sweep over the watch's beating interior exposed beneath the open dial.
Several complication variations are available in the Patrimony Openworked line from the classic triple subdial configuration of the classic chronograph to the phenomenally complex engineering characteristic of the perpetual calendar. Subdials on the perpetual calendar include day of the week, month, date and accurate moon phase at nine, 12, three and six o'clock, respectively. Once the perpetual calendar is properly calibrated, it requires no further adjustment during the watch's life, providing it is not permitted to run out of power. Some versions of this watch include several carats of scintillating white diamonds around the bezel.
All timepieces in the Patrimony Openworked collections are outfitted with rich, hand-sewn dark alligator leather straps and clasps fashioned of the same metal that is used in the case.