“ALSO kNOwN AS THE quAN­TIèME COMPLET, THE PER­PET­uAL CAL­EN­DAR IS AC­Tu­ALLy CON­SID­ERED gRAND COM­PLI­CA­TION DuE TO ITS SHEER COM­PLEx­ITy”

DA MAN - Caliber - - MECHANISM -

Philippe was is­sued one for the first an­nual cal­en­dar watch. The re­sult was the Patek Philippe ref. 5035 and a long line of an­nual cal­en­dar watches that, in the twenty decades fol­low­ing the com­pli­ca­tion’s de­but, has be­come some of the most cov­eted mod­els. For sure, with the aesthetics of the more com­pli­cated per­pet­ual cal­en­dar watches but at a much rea­son­able price, the brand’s an­nual cal­en­dars are par­tic­u­larly at­trac­tive.

EVEN MORE COM­PLI­CATED

While per­pet­ual cal­en­dars are al­ready im­mensely com­plex, the pin­na­cle of cal­en­dar com­pli­ca­tions is, without doubt, the equa­tion of time. A watch with this com­pli­cated com­pli­ca­tion shows us the dif­fer­ence be­tween “true” so­lar time (in other

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