Can anyone provide information on the diameter of this watch in Platinum? Standard WG and RG are a 37mm case. I tried it on once at a local AD and thought it too small although I loved the simple design and the retrograde date indicator. Recently having searched the web I have found one in PT advertised as a 38,5mm diameter case. Simple mistake? Seems strange to make it bigger just for the PT version... but who knows. As you have guessed by now 38,5mm would suit me just fine...
I have a RG version of this watch, which you already know is 37mm. I'm not 100% sure, as my memory has faded, but when I was looking for the RG version, I also looked at the PT version and believe they are the same diameter, 37mm.
Sorry to hear about the size issue. I share the same problem but just the other way around. There are many nice new designs that are just too big for me (bi-retro, Overseas...)
However, I agree that this is a beautiful watch. It does not shout out but there is so much detail beneath the understated appearance. The retrograde date; the day-of-the-week subdial at above 6 o'clock; the alternating roman numeral and dot indices. the railroad track seconds display are all very subtle but nice design features (I believe it also has guillochage).
Unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, I think the brown strap (?) with black dial and PT case on that watch in the picture adds just the right amount of "casual touch".
...I almost bought the WG version 4 years ago - but then decided it would be better to start saving for the 47112...
That thing is awesome.
But that's no news for you.
That's the only modern VC I would buy direct if possible
Even with the risk of retrograde movement
anymore, is it? It can only be found either 2nd hand or by pure luck, no?
I am seriously considering it as opposed to the much more expensive, way-too-overpriced-in-my-opinion bi-retrograde... ($10000+ difference)...
ALthough, the bi-retrograde is the watch I am saving for at the moment
The 31-day Retrograde is a discontinued model, though some places may have new, old-stock.
I love mine and prefer its looks to the Bi-Retrograde (I don't like the way the Day is done on the Bi-Retro, it looks cramped and aesthetically unpleasant to me).
But the Bi-Retro does have an in-house movement vs. the 31-Day with a JLC 889 ebauche.