Today it is called “Le Day”, and it is also called “Perpetual Calendar!” .
First, take a quick look at the perpetual calendar… The perpetual calendar is an accurate description of the Gregorian calendar. It is unique in its ability to automatically calculate the correction for the year. Every four years, the table will automatically consider additional dates in the annual calendar starting on February 29. Then, it will automatically transition to March 1 after February 29. This seems to be a small difference from the annual calendar, but there is a big difference in the level of tabulation required. The calendar will be corrected until March 1, 2100, ignoring the year. However, some perpetual calendars are designed to correct themselves when ignoring the year, which means that adjustments are not required until 2400.
The history of the perpetual calendar
An English watchmaker named Thomas Mudge invented several important watch parts, including lever escapement, equation of time device, minute repeater and important perpetual calendar. Mudge was born in 1715 and died in London in November 1794. He began his apprenticeship in watchmaking at the age of 15 under the guidance of George Graham. In 1728, he finally qualified to become a watchmaker and was employed by many retailers. When making complex equation watches for John Ellicott FRS, Thomas was found to be the actual manufacturer of the watch, which made him directly entrusted by Ferdinand VI of Spain. He made at least five watches for Ferdinand VI, including a watch that could repeat hours, quarter hours and minutes – three minutes per minute. Around 1755, Mudge created an independent lever escapement-this will be one of his most famous inventions and is considered to be one of the biggest improvements applied to watches. The oldest known perpetual calendar can be traced back to the pocket watch of 1762, which is stored in the British Museum.
Patek Philippe and Perpetual Calendar
In 1889, Patek Philippe officially applied for a patent for a perpetual calendar device for the first time. This is specially designed for pocket watches, which can be instantly jumped in the day, date, month and moon phase. This Patek Philippe movement combines a wheel, a heart-shaped part and multiple levers. These levers, levers and levers act simultaneously to rotate the star wheel. Patek Philippe produced the first wristwatch with a perpetual calendar in 1925. The movement uses a pendant movement. An enthusiastic American watch collector Thomas Emery commissioned Patek Philippe to make this perpetual calendar. Patek Philippe finally regained this history for display in the Geneva Museum. Today, Patek Philippe is known for its amazing complications.
Historic perpetual calendar timepiece
Entering the Second World War, there are almost no perpetual calendar complicated watches. For any brand of watches, this complexity is very rare.
1925 – the first perpetual calendar watch
Patek Philippe Calatra Pilot Travel Time 5524G Patek Philippe’s latest timepiece Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 5524G surprised many people. The modern appearance of this watch suggests that Patek Philippe may be seeking to attract the attention of the younger generation. The success of this watch is that it arouses the desire of lovers of all ages.
Although watches seem to be unique compared to many brands of watches, Patek Philippe does have a history of making watches for pilots around the world. Two examples of these watches are located in the Patek Philippe Museum, as shown below. Both watches are very large in size (especially Patek Philippe) and have a diameter of 55.3 mm! In 2009, it was auctioned at nearly $2 million.
These original Patek Philippe pilot watches are the inspiration for the Patek Philippe 5524G. Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time found inspiration here, but the latest example of the pilot’s watch has been reconsidered because it aims to be a timepiece suitable for modern gentlemen (even fashionable modern ladies).
The white gold Calatrava pilot travel timepiece will be equipped with an exquisite dark blue dial and Arabic timepieces filled with Superluminova. Skeleton hand will use “sword hand” as the travel time, expressed as “home time”. The button of the watch uses a groove design to improve grip, and even has a new patent-pending safety lock to prevent accidental adjustment during use. The push rod can only be operated after a slight twist (1/4 turn).
This watch is quite slim, with a thickness of 11 mm in a white gold case, with a light brown calfskin strap and contrast stitching.
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5127J revisited At Patek Philippe, luxury watch buyers have found supporters of lasting beauty, and their commitment to the aesthetics of traditional formal watches spans generations of design styles. www.chronosale.co
The name of the Geneva watchmaker is derived from the official watch, but in all the auction tour promotion driven by Patek Philippe’s complexity, it is important to note that the company’s modern logo is still Calatrava in 1932.
This is a simple three-hand watch that actually defines the rules for men’s clothing reference.
In this reference 5127J, Calatrava’s basic aesthetic endurance has been moderately improved. The 5127J was produced from 2005 to 2012 and showcased the classic Calatrava phone card.
Most round watches of that era were characterized by a shocking transition from a round case to a straight lug, and Calatrava blended the two into a seamless continuity, from lug to lug.
In 5127, Patek Philippe’s iconic “Calatrava” lugs were fused with a 37 mm diameter case. It is large enough to retain the masculinity with modern watches, but retains the ease and elegance of the original models.
Crucially, 5127 projects aura of confidence. Because it survives the test of time and the short burial of fashion, Calatrava is an ideal choice for a man standing on the edge of self-conscious fashion. vogue4uwatches.com