Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date with Salmon Dial

Endowed with an elegant salmon-pink colored dial, this new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date watch in platinum boasts a minimalist design inspired by special retrograde displays from the 1920s and 1930s. Moreover, this limited annual production timepiece is a beneficiary of the grand stylistic and technical tradition of the Prestigious Swiss Maison.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date in Platinum with Salmon Dial

The 42.5 mm-diameter 950 platinum case frames a salmon-coloured dial with a sunburst pattern reflecting the codes of the collection.

Every detail is designed to reflect the aesthetic characteristics of Vacheron Constantin. Beneath the 12 o’clock hour-marker sits a facetted Maltese cross in relief, the emblem of the Maison.

Crafted in 18K 5N pink gold, it features facets that are sandblasted on one side and polished on the other, offering a new expression of the Vacheron Constantin symbol specific to this signature platinum case and salmon-coloured dial.

The two retrograde (day and date) indications are made with blued steel hands in keeping with tradition, while the hours and minutes are displayed by 18K white gold hands.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date in Platinum with Salmon Dial

In classic 1950s style, the latter are subtly curved to match the shape of the domed dial with its intense reflections. The circular-grained peripheral minutes track is also inspired by this era in a revisited version.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date in Platinum with Salmon Dial

Featured in Vacheron Constantin watches since the 1940s, salmon-coloured dials make an ideal match with cases in white metal: particularly steel, notably with the legendary chronograph Reference 4178; as well as platinum, with which it forms a rare combination sought after by collectors and devotees of rare models.

The combination of platinum case and salmon-coloured dial was picked up in the 1990s, again in conjunction with complications, such as the classic chronograph Reference 47101 and the 1992 self-winding perpetual calendar chronograph Reference 49005.

This alliance between platinum and salmon is thus part of the Maison’s heritage. In 2022, Vacheron Constantin revived this combination in the Traditionnelle perpetual calendar chronograph.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date in Platinum with Salmon Dial


The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony retrograde day-date watch houses in-house self-winding calibre 2460 R31R7/3. It beats at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers 40-hour power reserve. The 22K gold open-worked oscillating weight has a distinct design inspired by the Maltese cross emblem.

In the grand tradition of in-house calibres, the bridges are finished with hand-polished angles. Straight-graining, which consists of perfectly smoothing the component flanks, is also performed by hand, while the screws are meticulously polished. The mainplate is circular-grained on both sides, while the bridges are adorned on the back with the Côtes de Genève motif.

Technical details

Model: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date in Platinum with Salmon Dial, Reference 4000U/000P-H003

Calibre 2460 R31R7/3
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
25.6 mm (11¼’’’) diameter, 5.4 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
276 components
27 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Hours, minutes, retrograde day of the week and date

950 platinum
42.5 mm diameter, 9.7 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Salmon-coloured with sunburst finishing
Convex external zone with external minute-circle composed of fine diamond-polished
18K white gold pearls
18K white gold applied hour-markers and hour & minutes hands
Blued steel date and day hands

Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with calf inner shell, tone-to-tone stitching, square scales

950 platinum pin buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques