descriptive comments on a dial! I mean the guy who buys these watches already knows that it is a perpatual calendar and if he sees the rotor he can guess that it is automatic. And if he doesn't know all this then his dealer can explain it once and for all and he won't need reminding.
It could be possible that things are changing and after the introduction of the Patrimony Automatique in 2006 the dials were changed in 2007 and "Automatic" was taken off the dial.
scan courtesy of Alberto Schileo
BTW if you're a fan of the Malte Perpetual Calendar Retrograde, here's my favorite variation. Unfortunately made in only 5 pieces for the Moscow boutique.
Too much literature on the dial in my opinion.
Totally redundant and unnecessary
Not important. Only the logo and the Vacheron Constantin are enough! It makes the watch cheap!