31 Day Retrograde Platinum

31 Day Retrograde Platinum

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... 

Re: 31 Day Retrograde Platinum
01/24/2008 - 04:19

Hi Radek, 

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.

BR, Dan

Thanks Dan, I guess you're right. In that case...
01/24/2008 - 12:28

it may look smaller due to the black dial (nt)
01/24/2008 - 12:49


An beauty that is often overlooked...
01/24/2008 - 15:33

Hi Radek,

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".

Best Regards,


I agree with you...
01/25/2008 - 14:19

...I almost bought the WG version 4 years ago - but then decided it would be better to start saving for the 47112...

my favorite version of the 31 day retrograde model is this one...
01/24/2008 - 16:32

Re: my favorite version of the 31 day retrograde model is this one...
01/24/2008 - 22:09

That thing is awesome.

100% with you Alex!
01/24/2008 - 22:47

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


no doubt about that one, it doesn't get any better...
01/25/2008 - 00:50

Correct me if I am wrong, but the 31-day retrograde is not produced...
01/26/2008 - 01:09

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

You are correct Nico...
01/26/2008 - 10:13

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.

BR, Dan

Thanks for the info. (nt)
01/26/2008 - 19:35