Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Skeleton 39 or 36 mm?

Sep 05, 2023,16:56 PM

Smaller for me. 

39 mm: 

My choice? 36 mm because of the case, lugs, and bezel. 




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I would pick 39mm

 By: Champthekid : September 5th, 2023-17:05
because it fits my wrist better. That said, I’d be happy with either of them 😁

;) Good answer. ;)

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2023-17:09


 By: mhz vph : September 5th, 2023-17:07
Not only because it would fit me better, but the design is better too. No need for the thicker bezel or thicker lugs on a watch like this.

In agreement. 2-0 for the 36.

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2023-17:09

I wouldn’t mind a 39mm watch in general

 By: dedestexhes : September 5th, 2023-17:15
However, the 36mm is more coherent for me in this case. One small remark though, they could have made the hands of the sub dials a bit shorter. Dirk

A third vote for the 36.

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2023-21:27

First vote for the 39. 3-1.

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2023-21:28

So, your vote goes to? :))))

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2023-21:28


 By: ChetBaker : September 6th, 2023-04:39


 By: Nicetomeetyou : September 5th, 2023-17:34
But for some reason, this tuscan dial appeals more to me Credit a collected man ...  

Sweet! 4-1 for the 36.

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2023-21:28

The first one, the smaller one. It looks more original and refined.

 By: hora12reborn : September 5th, 2023-17:54
I suppose the 39 mm one is a later reedition.

6-1, now.

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2023-21:29

6-2, now. Thanks, mon ami.

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2023-21:29

a perpetual calendar in a 36mm case

 By: Gabriel80 : September 5th, 2023-19:04
just outstanding. it has to be my choice!

7-2 for the 36.

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2023-21:29

8-2. Thanks, J K.

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2023-21:30

36 for me, please...

 By: bruckner4 : September 5th, 2023-20:01
love that piece.

I totally understand. 9-2.

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2023-21:30

For me 39 all the way. This was my choice

 By: edtonkin : September 5th, 2023-20:44
and I love it! All are beautiful however! Cannot go wrong. ...  


 By: bruckner4 : September 5th, 2023-20:49


 By: mdg : September 5th, 2023-21:18
...and it looks slimmer too, but that might just be the photo angle.

10-3. Thanks, mdg.

 By: amanico : September 5th, 2023-21:31

I like both!

 By: patrick_y : September 5th, 2023-21:18
Strap on the 36mm looks more harmonious to the watch than the strap on the 39mm. But that's me being a nitpick.

One more for the 36. 11-3.

 By: amanico : September 6th, 2023-06:34

Tough call

 By: LemaniaChrono : September 6th, 2023-04:57
I have been a fan of the 36mm more than the 39mm. What I just noticed was the 39mm has a legible minute track.

Sub dial legibility

 By: GuyT : September 6th, 2023-08:28
I am a fan of 36mm as I find that size most suited to my wrist. These look great ‘blown up’ in a nice picture but how legible are sub dials on a 36mm watch in actual use? Can any owners comment please? I think that I would have to carry a loupe to read th... 

You are raising a very interesting question through your comment about legibility. and it is not the first time we discuss dials legibility. BUT...

 By: amanico : September 6th, 2023-08:35
We should honestly wonder ( and I include myself here ) if the problem is the dial or... our tired eyes. 20 years ago, I had no problem reading the time on such dials. Now it is not as easy as it was before.

Both are excellent choices imho 👍

 By: Ping.Timeout : September 7th, 2023-05:48


 By: amanico : September 7th, 2023-06:03

Maybe off topic but

 By: LemaniaChrono : September 6th, 2023-12:27
I think I recall reading (either A Collected Man or Watch Brothers London) that the Moonphase blue sky disc on the 36mm is lapis? Same on 39mm?

Probably the same material.

 By: amanico : September 6th, 2023-14:50

Beautiful pieces Mon Ami. From a pure

 By: Darron : September 6th, 2023-16:07
Aesthetic perspective, I enjoy the dial fonts and leap year colorization for readability, and translucent moonphase indicator of the 36mm. I like both the stepped bezel and flat bezel equally. But 36mm lugs win… 36 is my vote

36mm fits this classic piece better.

 By: RabidManatee : September 6th, 2023-19:26

A massacre. 16-3 for the 36.

 By: amanico : September 6th, 2023-21:10

For me the 36mm is much more harmonious.

 By: MTR : September 14th, 2023-21:43
Especially the bezel and lugs look more elegant and refined. But I am not sure about readability (for both).

Like that?

 By: MTR : September 14th, 2023-22:04

+++1 ;)

 By: amanico : September 14th, 2023-22:20

36 mm. : the mechanics

 By: Volney. : September 16th, 2023-11:56
seem to explode from the frail case, which I enjoy.

Me too. 18-4 for the 36, now.

 By: amanico : September 16th, 2023-17:42