Deftly turn the page each day with annual calendar timepieces, which require adjustment only once a year at the end of February.
A lot more than just an annual calendar watch, the Richard Mille RM32 is also a flyback chronograph designed for deep-sea diving. (Its pushers and crown can be protected by a locking crown, even at depths of up to 300m). This highly technical automatic watch will likely find many fans among desk divers as well – they just have to be mindful that its 50mm titanium three-part case has a presence that will definitely make itself felt.
IN ITS ELEMENT
Combining traditional elegance with modern functionality, the Ulysse Nardin Marine Annual Calendar Chronograph is a 43mm steel timepiece with a glossy white grand feu enamel dial. A 30-minute chronograph subdial at three o’clock is balanced by a month indicator at nine o’clock, while blued steel hands and blue accents provide elegant contrast to the watch’s white dial.
ON THE ASCENT
Doubling on the flying theme, the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Antoine de Saint-Exupery” is one of the latest additions to a collection that pays tribute to the late French aviator and author. Housed within the 46.2mm red gold case are distinguishing details such as the letter A below the month, date and day displays, as well as a plane-shaped rotor.
COUNTING THE DAYS
Inspired by a 1920s Minerva chronograph wristwatch made by its high-end manufacturing facility Villeret, Montblanc created the Heritage Chronometrie Chronograph Annual Calendar. This 42mm watch, shown here in steel, marks the first time Montblanc is combining an annual calendar with a chronograph. We like the high contrast created by the gold applied indexes and blued steel hands against its silvery-white dial.
As the inventor of the annual calendar complication in wristwatches, Patek Philippe continues to set the standard for such timepieces. In the Ref. 5396R-015, a vibrant sunburst blue dial and applied diamond hour markers set the stage for a formal and functional timepiece, clad in a handsome 38.5mm rose gold case. The automatic timepiece also features a moonphase display and a 24-hour indicator.
ON THE MARK
You’ll always have a firm grasp of the passing days with A. Lange & Sohne’s Saxonia Annual Calendar, which displays its calendar indications with the sensible clarity synonymous with the brand. Similarly, the 38.5mm white gold watch is also all about accuracy, time-wise. Thanks to its zero-reset function, its seconds hand will return to the 12 o’clock position when the crown is pulled, allowing for greater time-setting accuracy.