While the Tour­bo­graph

Revolution (Hong Kong) - - SIHH 2017 -

Per­pet­ual nat­u­rally drew a lot of at­ten­tion, the sleeper hit from SIHH could be the 1815 An­nual Cal­en­dar. While this com­pli­ca­tion does not have the same tech­ni­cal com­plex­ity as a per­pet­ual cal­en­dar, what it gains in­stead is a very el­e­gant, slim profile, and a day-to-day us­abil­ity that’s un­de­ni­able. The case is 40.0mm wide, and a scant 10.1mm thick, ren­der­ing it supremely com­fort­able on the wrist. The an­nual cal­en­dar is also very user-friendly; the pusher at 2 o’clock is used to ad­vance all the cal­en­dar in­di­ca­tions at the same time, such that you need not worry that the watch is not au­to­mat­i­cally wound as com­plex cal­en­dars tend to be. The only ad­just­ment you’ll need to make is once a year on March 1st, as the an­nual cal­en­dar treats Fe­bru­ary as a 30-day month. The rest of the time, the 1815 An­nual Cal­en­dar can be quickly wound to its 3-day power re­serve, and the 2 o’clock pusher will be used to set the cal­en­dar cor­rectly, with­out need­ing to ad­just the day, date, month or moon­phase separately. It’s Ger­man prag­ma­tism at its best, all in a beau­ti­fully fin­ished and ac­ces­si­ble time­piece.

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