setting back the minute hand?

I have a Patrimony Contemporaine retrograde day and date.  The technician at my watch dealer told me that I should not move the minute hand in reverse as this will strip the calendar hand and it will not flip back in retrograde fashion at the end of the month.  Is this correct? 
Hi and welcome. There is no problem in setting back the hands as long
10/13/2008 - 19:05
as you do not d so betwen about 10PM and 2PM which are normally the hours where the calendar function cams are getting ready for the date/day changes.
10PM and 2AM
10/14/2008 - 03:17
I believe that Alex meant to write between 10PM and 2AM.
yes thanks for the rectification (nt)
10/14/2008 - 11:27
that's a very cool watch, would love to have your
10/13/2008 - 19:20
comments on it. Welcome to the Lounge, its a great place to be. Love the new EP model
the EP model is indeed looking amazing... (nt)
10/13/2008 - 19:23
It is a very handsome looking Bi-Retro but I wouldn't trade it for...
10/13/2008 - 20:30
the Cortina edition...
You know how to support your argument ;-)
10/13/2008 - 22:36

Radek, since you own both an EP model and the Cortina, would be possible to have a side-by-side shot of the 2 dials? It is hard to tell from this lovely picture if the finishing on the Cortina is the same as on the EP, but with a different metal... Cheers,  Francois

Sorry, buddy the picture file is too large :-((( it just won't load up
10/14/2008 - 11:33
to the server. Once I get the lighter picture taken I'll post it for sure. In the meantime I can pm it to you. Just need your mail address...
Here are Radek's photos. What a selection!!!
10/14/2008 - 11:55
Thank you Radek for the picture (and Alex for posting it)
10/14/2008 - 13:14
Thanks Radek, this is really helpful. I'm probably one of the biggest fans of VC's EP collection, and I have always preferred the EP version to any other ones... except probably in the case of the Patrominy Contemporaine Retrograde.  While I prefer the color and finish of the platinum dial, the fact that the writing on the Cortina is white gives that piece an overall softer look, and as much as I like the blue hands on the EP version, having grey hands gives the Cortina a more "monochrome" look. I do prefer however the strap of the EP (the platinum and silk stiching looks awesome IMO!) So Radek, I'm with you on this one
Glad we're of the same opinion ;-) A couple of more scans...
10/14/2008 - 18:18
Cheers! Radek
Merci :-) (nt)
10/16/2008 - 23:21
A gorgeous trio! Congrats to Radek and thanks Alex. (nt)
10/15/2008 - 01:13
Thanks Duncan! They are my 3 favorite VCs in platinum...
10/15/2008 - 20:26
Here comes the iconic no. 4
Radek, you do have a very nice and impressive collection of...
10/16/2008 - 03:10
platinum VCs.  I suspect that if the Quai de l'Ile came in platinum, then you might have another addition to your family.  Of course, palladium and platinum related.... Cheers, Duncan
Right to the point, Duncan! I am in the process of mixing Pd with Ti
10/16/2008 - 15:07
 and waiting for further additions and developments to the QdI line...