The Calendar On Your Wrist

For the man with a few watches already in his collection, the calendar watch is the next addition. While plenty of watches tracks time, a calendar also displays the day, week and month down to the second- perfect for the man always on the go.

By Anthony James O'Dell

Edited by Shervin Shirvani

Zenith

El Primero 42mm

The Zenith El Primero offers the perfect balance between modern and retro. The El Primero includes a column wheel movement that beats at 5 Hz and has an amplitude of 36,000 vph as well as a triple calendar. The combination of technical aptitude and pleasing aesthetics makes this a great addition to any man’s wardrobe.

IWC

Portugieser Aannuak Calendar 44 mm

The new Portugieser Annual Calendar brings together two firsts for IWC and three masterstrokes of haute horlogerie in a single case. The newly developed annual calendar closes the gap between the perpetual calendar and the simple date display. Featuring a steel case, stunning silver-plated dial and impressive seven-day power reserve. A spectacular addition to a stylish collection.

Jaeger-Lecoultre

Reverso Tribute Calendar 49.4 mm x 30 mm

Sophisticated and refined are two words that come to mind when talking about the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar. From the hand-crafted moon in the calendar to the faceted hour markers adopted from the original model, this watch exemplifies craftsmanship at its finest.

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MONTBLANC

Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Complet 40 mm

Mastering minimalism may seem like an impossible task but may have been accomplished with the Montblanc QC VDG Front.Honouring the great explorer Vasco daGama, this watch captures the day/week/month with the same precision as Vasco daGama when he discovered India over 100 years ago.

BLANCPAIN

Villeret Quantième Complet 40 mm

The Blancpain Villeret continues to fly under the radar as one of the top under-stated luxury watches available today.The single-pusher chronograph with a calendar and moon phase, as well as the transparent sapphire crystal case-back,complete this minimal masterpiece.

PATEK PHILIPPE

Annual Calendar 38.5 mm

Based on the Calatrava (also known as the archetype of all classic round watches), Patek’s layout from the 1940s and 50s gets a modern upgrade with a 24-hour scale replacing the analog scale of the vintage dates. The watch is finished in either a 5N rose gold case or 18K white gold case, making it an automatic heirloom.

Oris

Artix Complicatio 42 mm

The Oris Artix provides a clean contemporary design without sacrificing on quality. The Artix has a triple calendar which uses a dial in the centre of the face, as opposed to the periphery, and at 42 mm wide it makes for the perfect watch for any lifestyle.