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Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Heritage Series Moon Phase And Retrograde Calendar

-Timepieces certified by the Geneva Seal
-Vacheron Constantin’s new 2460 R31L automatic movement
-Easy to use (crown adjustment)

   As a pre-heating model of the 2017 SIHH, Vacheron Constantin launched another eye-catching work-Patrimony heritage series moon phase and retrograde calendar. This new timepiece continues the pure and simple style of the Patrimony heritage series. The moon phase profit and loss and the moon age display jump above the dial without any correction for 122 years. Vacheron Constantin also combines this elegant and fascinating complication with a retrograde calendar display, with scales from 1 to 31 displayed in the arched area on the upper half of the dial. Patrimony’s heritage moon phase and retrograde calendar are equipped with the brand’s own movement, and are certified by the distinguished Geneva mark, showing its extraordinary temperament.

   The Patrimony heritage collection highlights Vacheron Constantin’s expertise in watchmaking. Its harmonious proportion draws inspiration from the brand’s models from the 1950s, which simplifies the design of the watch to the greatest extent. The simple and pure dial design of the Patrimony heritage moon phase and retrograde calendar is the best proof. This timepiece has a timeless, low-profile round case, and is equipped with the brand’s original self-winding movement, ensuring the accuracy of the moon phase display and retrograde calendar. To ensure the convenience of the timepiece, these functions can be adjusted through the crown. Vacheron Constantin’s new models are available in pink and platinum.

Dance of Time
   The two models correspond to pink or white gold moon phase disks respectively. Through the open window in the lower part of the dial, the moon phase profit and loss are shining against the background of stars. The so-called moon age display means the number of days that have elapsed since the last new moon passed. It can be read by the dial surrounding this window. This romantic and poetic complication echoes exactly the actual cycle of the moon’s orbit around the earth, 29 days, 12 hours, and 45 minutes. And this sophisticated mechanical masterpiece only needs to be adjusted every 122 years.
   Another practical and elegant complication is the retrograde calendar display located on the upper half of the dial. The central pointer is a black sculpted sword-shaped pointer, which moves forward daily as the date changes. At the end of each month, the retrograde system makes the pointer jump back to the date marked with the number ‘1’ in the counterclockwise direction.
   Silver milky white dial, slightly arched bezel, pink gold or white gold hour markers, and ‘bead-type’ minute scale rings according to different models. The brand’s signature Maltese cross pattern on the dial, slim hands and a pin buckle with an alligator strap are made in pink or white gold according to different styles.

Superior convenience and ease of use
   The new Vacheron Constantin 2460 R31L movement contains 275 parts, has a power reserve of about 40 hours, drives the hour and minute hands, a precise moon phase display and a retrograde calendar display. This outstanding movement is representative of Vacheron Constantin’s simple adjustment mechanism. Three functions of the timepiece can be easily adjusted just by the crown. Adjust to the first position to wind the watch. Pull out the crown to the second position. Turn clockwise to set the date. Turn counterclockwise to adjust the moon phase display. The last third position is You can set the time. Through the transparent sapphire crystal case back, you can admire the 2460 R31L movement and the 22K gold oscillating weight decorated with Vacheron Constantin’s iconic Maltese cross pattern. This hand-polished movement demonstrates mastery of watchmaking and traditional craftsmanship.
   With the launch of the Patrimony heritage moon phase and retrograde calendar watches, Vacheron Constantin perfectly combines the simple and pure characteristics of the Patrimony heritage series with the two complex functions that highlight the art of watchmaking.

Technical specifications Patrimony heritage moon phase and retrograde calendar
Model 4010U / 000G-B330
Geneva-Certified Timepiece
Caliber 2460 R31L
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Automatic mechanical movement
Diameter 27.2 mm (11½ French cents), thickness 5.4 mm
Power reserve of about 40 hours
Vibration frequency 4 Hz (28,800 times per hour)
275 parts
27 gems
Display functions: hours, minutes, flyback calendar, precision moon phases, moon age
Case 18K White Gold
42.5 mm diameter, 9.7 mm thickness
Case back with transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 3 bar atmospheric pressure test (about 30 meters)
Dial Silver Milky
Arched outer ring
18K Platinum Moon Phase Disk
18K white gold appliqued hour markers and 18K white gold ‘bead’ minute scale ring
Ranch
Strap Black double layer Mississippi alligator leather strap, hand-stitched, saddle stitching, large checkered
Ranch
Buckle 18K white gold
Polished Half Maltese Cross Design
Patrimony Heritage Series Moon Phase and Retrograde Calendar
Model 4010U / 000R-B329
Certified by the Geneva Seal
Movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Automatic mechanical movement
Diameter 27.2 mm (11½ French cents), thickness 5.4 mm
Power reserve of about 40 hours
Vibration frequency 4 Hz (28,800 times per hour)
275 parts
27 gems
Display functions: Hours, minutes, retrograde calendar, precise moon phases, moon age
Case 18K 5N pink gold
42.5 mm diameter, 9.7 mm thickness
Case back with transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 3 bar atmospheric pressure test (about 30 meters)
Dial Silver Milky
Arched outer ring
18K 5N Pink Gold Moon Phase Disk
18K 5N pink gold appliqued hour markers and 18K pink gold “bead” minute scale ring
Ranch
Strap Dark brown double layer Mississippi alligator leather strap, hand-stitched, riding stitching, large checkered
Ranch
Buckle 18K 5N pink gold
Polished Half Maltese Cross Design