In this unusual year, the days may feel like they are passing in a blur. Be mindful of each moment by marking time with perpetual calendars such as the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin in rose gold. Against a brushed sunray dial in a soothing grey, the date, day, month and leap year indications of this 43mm selfwinding timepiece are a reminder that the world, come what may, keeps turning.
"Tracking the days with no need for adjustments, perpetual calendar timepieces keep you on top of every moment."
What could possibly make Blancpain’s Villeret Quantieme perpetuel 6656 even more alluring than it already is? This 88-piece boutique edition, featuring a deep blue dial set in a 40mm platinum case. It’s powered by the brand’s 5954 automatic movement, which also has a specially designed security system to protect the perpetual calendar system against improper handling.
One of the dressiest and sleekest models on the market, the Vacheron constantin overseas perpetual calendar Ultra-thin hits a sporty vibe with a quick strap switch. the rubber strap here comes as a second strap when you buy the bracelet version of this 41.5mm self-winding watch or the version with an alligator strap.
Small(er) but mighty
Inspired by pocket watches and nautical instruments, IWC portugieser watches are typically sizeable. In a refreshing update, the new portugieser perpetual Calendar 42 Boutique edition measures a more compact 42mm instead of the usual 44.2mm. The automatic watch sees the brand pairing its perpetual calendar module with an in-house movement from the 82000-calibre family for the first time.
With its cool grey dial and 39mm white gold case, the Jaeger-Lecoultre master Ultra thin perpetual calendar is an understated take on one of watchmaking’s high complications. Other subtle but notable details are its dual-finished dauphine-style hands and slightly contoured dial. the automatic movement JLc 868/1 lies at the heart of this boutique edition.
Retrofuturistic, unique and just plain cool, the MB&F Legacy Machine perpetual in yellow gold follows the model’s previous releases in white or red gold, platinum and titanium. Created with the help of independent watchmaker Stephen McDonnell, this manually wound 44mm timepiece features a 581-component movement that eliminates issues such as skipped dates or jammed gears.
One of watchmaking’s most complex complications, the perpetual calendar is often housed in formal-looking timepieces. Leave it to audemars piguet to break all the rules again with a summery-looking Royal oak perpetual calendar in white ceramic. the 41mm white ceramic case features the manufacture’s brushed and polished surfaces, and houses the automatic in-house calibre 5134.
PHOTOGRAPHY VEE CHIN
ART DIRECTION ASHRUDDIN SANI