Simple Education: Easy Guide To Understanding a Perpetual Calendar

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complet Calendar Excellence Platine

We often get reader comments and questions about a variety of complications. While we understand that many of our readers are avid watch collectors, some are also novices. As such, we are implementing a monthly “Simple Education” column that will offer an easy guide to a variety of complexities in watchmaking. If you’re advanced, no need to continue, but if you want…

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Meet the Baume & Mercier Clifton Perpetual Calendar and Learn Why the Brand Pushes the Complicated Envelope

If you ask anyone in the watch industry to name a good, solid Swiss watch brand with keen design and affordable pricing generally in the under $8,000 range, you are likely to hear the name Baume & Mercier.   While this brand is known, and has been known for more than a century and a half,…

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On the Wrist Review: IWC Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery

Can you see that? The smile on my face? Ear to ear baby! Such is the excitement I felt after having spent a little over a week of quality time  with the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition ‘Antoine De Saint Exupery’ watch on my wrist. The pictures do not quite capture the intricacies of this…

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Introducing the $150,000 Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Chrono Perpetual Calendar

In its unyielding quest for performance and precision, Vacheron Constantin regularly unveils new movements and new timepieces with coveted functions. Today, the brand releases the all-new Traditionnelle Chrono Perpetual Calendar watch, with new in-house-made 1142 QP caliber. The watch holds the Hallmark of Geneva certification. Retailing for $150,000, the 43mm platinum watch deftly blends the…

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Leap Year — Why We Have It and Watches that Can Help You Track It

  Today is February 29th—a day that comes around only once every four years. Called Leap Year, the year with the extra day in it has a special meaning. While to some it may be reverse day (women, you can ask that man to marry you today), and to others it may be an extra…

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Hands On with the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Calendar Watch

What can we say about MB&F that we haven’t already said? Different, edgy, unique, incredible and — well — an all-around great team of people, as well. Now, MB&F brings us the newest round Legacy Machine — the Perpetual Calendar. The watch strikes a chord with us for a number of different reasons.  To begin…

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