A winning compromise between a complex-to-adjust, fragile and expensive perpetual calendar and a mundane date watch that needs adjusting five times a year, the annual calendar was invented and patented by Patek Philippe in 1996.
The Patek Philippe Replica beauty of an annual calendar is that it only needs one adjustment a year, hence the name “annual”. Displaying the month, the day of the week and the exact date of months comprised of 30 or 31 days, the only adjustment takes place on March 1 to account for February’s rebellious behaviour.
The 18k rose gold case of Luxury Replica Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Regulator 5235R measures 40.5mm and has a thickness of 10mm. A contemporary size for sure, but slim enough for a dress watch and remarkably thin if we take into account the complexity of the watch. Alternating polished surfaces and beautifully brushed flanks speak of the watch’s pedigree and the choice of rose gold ups the warmth factor no end.
Both sub-dials, slightly recessed from the main dial and framed by a golden ring, follow the colour scheme of the minutes track with a black snailed background and clear white markings and hands. The Swiss Fake Watches annual calendar functions are also relayed with simple elegance in three apertures on the dial. The day of the week at 10 o’clock, the month at 2 o’clock and the date inside the small seconds counter. Framed by a bevelled window, the background is black and the inscriptions white ensuring maximum legibility.