|Quick specs Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase Retrograde Date
Price: € 40.500 | $ 39,900 | approx. £ 31,000
Size: 42.5 mm
The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase Retrograde Date extends the Patrimony series with another timeless and classic masterpiece from the oldest Swiss watchmaker. We already liked the Patrimony Perpetual Calendar with moon phase and the Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date, both in pink or white gold. And this is the third model with appealing complications.
Like the other two models, the Patrimony Moon Phase Retrograde Date comes in pink or white gold. Its case measures 42.5 millimeters with a transparent case back. So you will have a look at Vacheron Constantins 2460 R31L caliber, a self-winding movement with a power-reserve of 40 hours.
Adjust the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase Retrograde Date once every 122 years the keep the moon phase accurate
The retrograde date is just under de 12 o’clock position, just above Vacherons logo and its signature Maltese cross. The moon phase is just above 6 o’clock and has two remarkable characteristics. At first the moon has a color that matches the color of the case. Second, the moon phase only needs a one-day correction once every 122 years. An extreme accuracy if you consider that the real lunar cycle around the Earth lasts exactly 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes. The silvered opaline dial features tapered applied hour-markers in pink or white gold as well as a circular “pearl” minute-track.
All complications and indications can be adjusted from the crown, including the moon phase. In the first position of the crown, the movement can be hand-wound. In the second, clockwise rotation sets the date, and counter-clockwise sets the moon phase. In the third, you set the time.
Front and back of the 2460 R31L movement with 22K gold rotor
technical data Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase Retrograde Date
Vacheron Constantin 2460 R31L | Automatic | Diameter: 27.2 mm / 11½ lignes | Thickness: 5.4 mm | Frequency: 28,000 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 27 | Parts: 275 | Hallmark of Geneva | 22k gold rotor | Hours, minutes, retrograde date, moon phase | Power-reserve: 40 hours
|Case & dial:
42.5 mm | 18 carat 5N pink gold or 18 carat white gold | Thickness: 9.7 mm | Transparent sapphire crystal case back | Silvered opaline dial | pink or white gold hour markers | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Brown or black alligator strap | Pin buckle in pink or white gold
|Price Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase Retrograde Date:
€ 40.500 | $ 39,900 | approx. £ 31,000