Mechanically programmed for one year, the annual calendar needs to be corrected once a year. Hiren Kumar Bose selects the six best annual calendars launched in 2016
PATEK PHILIPPE Ref. 5396 Annual Calendar
The 38.5mm dial watch displays the classical elements of Patek Philippe’s calendar watches — an in-line double window in the upper half indicating the day and month; a large aperture at 6 o’clock for the date; and a moon-phase display ringed by a 24-hour subdial in the lower half. The 24-hour scale serves as a day-night indicator, replacing the 31-day analog date scale of the vintage models. A long, slender hand counts the sweep seconds, while a small, gold, leaf-shaped hand tracks the time on the 24-hour day/night subdial. The watch’s movement is powered by Caliber 324 S QA LU 24H and offers the wearer a very user-friendly experience when setting and resetting the calendar: the one yearly adjustment necessary, from February into March, takes just seconds thanks to the inset corrector buttons in the side of the case 네뷸러스 다운로드. The moon-phase requires even less regular attention; thanks to its precise-reduction wheel train, it should only need adjustment by one day every 122 years. Striving for accuracy, the movement incorporates Patek’s proprietary Gyromax balance with a spring made of Silinvar, a derivative of silicon. It beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph and stores a maximum 45 hours of power reserve.
MONTBLANC Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel
It features an annual calendar, which requires to be set once a year at the end of February, and a chronograph 2conv. The annual calendar shows the date at 12 o’clock, months at nine, day at six, while the moon phase is at three o’clock. Though somewhat complex looking, the dial is classical in style. Furthermore, the indications of the calendar can be set through corrector pushers set into the side of the case. The hands of the chronograph function are in blue, while the hands of all other time indications are plated in red gold. The day of the week and the chronograph 12-hour counters are at 6, month and chronograph 30-minute counters are at 9, date and running seconds are at 12, and the phase-of-the-moon display is at the 3 o’clock position, while the hours, minutes and chronograph seconds are displayed by hands mounted in the centre of the dial 모바일 스타크래프트 다운로드. The 42 mm wide watch has undergone the Montblanc Laboratory 500 Test, a 500-hour-long trial that simulates most effects the watch will be subjected to throughout its lifetime.
ULYSSE NARDIN Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar
The Manufacture’s 43mm annual calendar watch offers a mechanical solution of disconcerting purity. Simple to use, adjustable both on the front and back, unlike the classic devices which involve up to thirty components, watchmakers at Ulysse Nardin have managed to develop a system containing around only a dozen elements it to my love for me. In a development of the simple calendar developed for the UN-118 calibre, the annual calendar needed only three additional wheels. The calibre is manufactured entirely in-house and beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour. This particularly well designed movement allows the time and calendar pointers to be moved in either direction. The model also includes a chronograph feature. Apart from the central hands indicating the hours, minutes, and seconds, the 30-minute counter is displayed at 3 o’clock, the hour counter at 6 o’clock and the small second counter at 9 o’clock 풍선타워디펜스 다운로드. The latter also features a month display, which includes sub-dials offering useful guide-marks when setting. Finally, the date is displayed in a window at 6 o’clock.
BLANCPAIN Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT Steel
The 40mm watch with a stainless steel case, enriches the Blancpain collections with the first annual calendar GMT model available in this metal. The hands as well as the hour-markers match the material of the watch case. The dial layout has been designed to facilitate the order of annual calendar readings 토도우 동영상 다운로드. The day, date and month are thus smoothly read off one after the other. The watch is equipped with the self-winding 6054F calibre. This movement requires only one date adjustment per year, between February and March. For the rest of the year, the watch automatically moves from the 30th or the 31st to the first day of the following month. A small 24-hour counter appearing at 8 o’clock on the dial serves as the reference time. The GMT display local time is provided by the central hours hand to which the date is linked. The case is fitted with Blancpain’s exclusive patented under-lug correctors Exciting hip hop download. The ingenious idea behind this system was to place the correctors under the lugs so that they can be operated by hand without any need for a correcting stylus, as well as remaining hidden from sight when the watch is worn. The one at 1 o’clock enables simple manual adjustment of the day of the week; while the other at 5 o’clock adjusts the month. Fast GMT and date corrections, along with time-setting, are all handled via the crown.
OMEGA Globemaster Master Chronometer Annual Calendar
The inspiration for the Globemaster Annual Calendar movement comes from the 12 facets of the watch’s Pie Pan dial 아파치 파일 다운로드. A central varnished blue hand indicates the current month through an instantaneous jump. As part of the evolution, the case diameter has been increased from 39mm to 41mm. The polished hour and minute hands are blued and facetted and they are coated with Super-Luminova, along with the blued indexes. In changing light, the overall effect of the dial is truly captivating. The other touches of blue include the polished central seconds hand, OMEGA logo, Constellation star and writing on the dial. Completing this colour theme, there is a blue leather strap equipped with a stainless steel fold-over clasp Iris 17 download. The case itself has been crafted from stainless steel and the polished fluted bezel has been made with scratchproof tungsten carbide. What is unique about Globemaster is its position as the World’s First Master Chronometer and comes with the new OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8922, while the Master Chronometer certification card that accompanies the timepiece proves that the watch has passed the eight intensive tests established by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince”
The 46mm watch (reference IW502701) places last year’s Portugieser Annual Calendar into a pilot’s frame. Though larger than the Portugieser, the calendar indications at the top are not quite concentric with the circumferences of the dial and bezel. The overall visual impression is good, with the dark blue sunburst dial. The annual calendar keeps track of the different lengths of the months but has to be adjusted once a year for the leap year cycle. Adjustments are performed from the crown, which has the stop second function for precision time-setting. The numerals are in the Art Deco style of early aviation watches, and, along with the hands, they are coated with SuperLuminova for night-time visibility. The small seconds subdial on the left is balanced by the 7-day power reserve indicator on the right, a great performance provided by the two mainspring barrels. Limited to 250 pieces in a rose-gold case and sunburst-finish blue dial, the watch also features a movement with an engraving of Exupery’s Little Prince character on the gold rotor.