Annual Calendar

Hands-On: First Impressions of The Patek Philippe Novelties 2022 (With Live Pics) – Could They be Any Cooler?

To any fan of watchmaking, a trade show like Watches & Wonders is the same as what a visit to the toy store is to a child: way too much of everything the heart desires, and touches our very soul.…

Winter Mood: OMEGA Globemaster Annual Calendar in Green, Burgundy And Gold

In keeping with the season, OMEGA is presenting three new variants of the Globemaster Annual Calendar in subdued colours. The first watch has a trendy green dial. The second has a burgundy dial and a bezel in OMEGA’s Sedna Gold.…

A Closer Look: The Tonda PF, Parmigiani Fleurier CEO’s Proudest Achievement

When it comes to expanding Parmigiani Fleurier’s clientele, it seems it’s not all about fast and furious growth. Recently installed CEO Guido Terreni, leading the manufacture since the start of 2021, evidently prides himself upon creating a customer base that…

Patek Philippe 5905/1A-001 Flyback-Chronograph with Annual Calendar

Geneva-based manufacturer Patek Philippe is presenting three intricate chronographs, each with a further complication. The house is showing the 5204R-011, a split-seconds chronograph with a perpetual calendar. In addition, the 5930P-001, a chronograph with a world time function. In this…

In The Metal: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Tondagraph GT

Whatever their shape or form, all watches tell us the time. But aside from this highly handy function, which two complications prove the most useful in everyday life? According to Parmigiani Fleurier, the answer is: an annual calendar and a…

The New Breitling Super Chronomat Collection

The modern-day Breitling chronograph dates back to 1983, when it was first conceived for the aerobatic squadron of the Italian Air Force, “Frecce Tricolori“. One year later, upon the 100 year anniversary of Breitling, the Chronomat was produced as a…

A Farewell To Patek Philippe’s 5960

There is good reason behind us dedicating an article to the 5960. For one thing, it was the very first model from Patek Philippe to combine an annual calendar with a chronograph. Secondly, despite the fact that it is indeed…

Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraph GT Acier

Parmigiani Fleurier is introducing a new line of Tonda watches; Tonda GT. This includes not only the automatic Tonda GT models, but also the Tondagraph GT Acier. The automatic Tondagraph GT Acier watch provides both an annual calendar and a…

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Carl F. Bucherer shows, why heritage watches are just now more contemporary than ever (Volume II)

In the middle of the last century, a hype around chronograph watches emerged. Over the course of time, the wrist stop-watches have received nicknames like BiCompax or TriCompax, whereas these descriptions did not stand for the number of sub-dials, but…

F.P. Journe Astronomic Souveraine

After the success of the prototype’s sale at the Only Watch auction, F.P. Journe presents the final version: Astronomic Souveraine. It is a grand complication watch in a steel case, with 18 functions and complications, entirely devoted to the contemplation…

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Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942

For over 20 years, the collection ‘Historique’ by Vacheron Constantin is regularly extended by historically relevant watches of the Maison, models like the Cornes de Vache from 1955, the American from 1921 or the Fine from 1955. Since a crucial horological passion of founder Jean-Marc Vacheron…

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Vacheron Constantin holds on to classical watchmaking with its new FIFTYSIX collection

Whereas many brands of traditional mechanical watchmaking try to adopt new smart technology approaches, the renowned Maison Vacheron Constantin holds on to classical values. At SIHH 2018 Geneva’s oldest watch Manufacture (established 1755) introduces three new timepieces called FIFTYSIX and…