Audemars Piguet Unveils Yellow Gold Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

 |  November 13th, 2015

  As is typical with Audemars Piguet, the brand takes a leap of faith in terms of creativity and technical innovation, and – as is typical of the independently owned and operated Swiss brand – it has come out on top again. I am referring to its release a few months ago of the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch, and I am referring to the fact that in addition to offering the much-coveted complication in stainless steel, rose and white gold – it now announces the appearance of an 18-karat yellow gold version. We wrote about the brand’s extended history in creating perpetual calendar watches when it announced the new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch a few months ago. You…

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Audemars Piguet Unveils Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, Thin and Precise for More Than 125 Years

 |  September 14th, 2015

Perpetual calendars are a much-coveted complication amongst watch collectors. They have also been a part of the DNA of Audemars Piguet for decades. Before we tell you all about that legacy, we want to introduce you to the new 2015 Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar ultra-flat watch. A work of art, balance and craftsmanship, the timepiece is offered in four versions: two each in gold and steel. But it is not the different models that will blow you away; it is the elegance and precision that will have you wanting one on your wrist. The 41mm watch offers astronomical moon indication — laser micro-structured and laid on the aventurine dial – that is so precise it will not need an adjustment for…

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Steal this Watch Without Getting Arrested! Montblanc’s new Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar

 |  February 14th, 2014

When Jerome Lambert took over the helm of Montblanc last year, watch lovers who know of his magic at Jaeger-LeCoutlre were expecting big things from Montblanc’s timepiece lineup. Lambert – and Montblanc – did not disappoint. At SIHH 2014, Montblanc not only unveiled  an all new watch collection – the Meisterstuck Heritage  line – celebrating 90 years of the iconic Meisterstuck writing instrument from Montblanc, but also made history by releasing the oh so alluring and attainable Meisterstuck Heritage Perpetual Calendar watch – for  $12,800. Never before has a watch brand been able to offer such an astounding price for a superb complication! Yes, Jaeger-LeCoultre (under Lambert’s direction) shocked the world a year ago with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin perpetual…

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Watch Education: What Exactly is a Perpetual Calendar Watch?

 |  February 21st, 2013

One of the most sought-after complications on today’s watch market is the perpetual calendar. These sophisticated time trackers typically hold calibers with anywhere from 300 to 600 pieces and command prices that range from $25,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on their added functions and adornments. Waiting lists for these watches can run several years—a drop in the bucket, really, since these complex movements can stay accurate for more than a hundred years. Essentially, the perpetual calendar tracks and displays the day, month, date, and year with automatic accuracy. With the exception of a few that will run for centuries, today’s perpetual calendar watches typically are built to track time until March 1, 2100. At that point in…

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