Annual Calendar

Annual calendar watch news, blog posts, updates and other posts about annual calendar watches as well as annual calendar watch infos. Annual calendar watches are available in many stores globally.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar Tribute to Russell Westbrook

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar Russell Westbrook

This week's Watch to Watch teams up Zenith with one of the NBA's hottest young talents. The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar Tribute to Russell Westbrook is an extremely limited edition (just five pieces), available exclusively through Westime Jewelers in Los Angeles. … [Read more...]

Mastering the Rolex Sky Dweller (With Video)

Rolex Sky-Dweller white gold

In the past half-century, since it launched its GMT-Master, Rolex has brought out just two new complications: the Rolex Yacht-Master II, in 2007, with a countdown yacht timer, and the Rolex Sky-Dweller, equipped with both a second time zone and an annual calendar, in 2012. In this feature from our Baselworld 2012 issue, we explain how the Sky-Dweller, and its innovative movement, work. … [Read more...]

5 Iconic Watches from the Mind of Gérald Genta

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Throughout his career, legendary watch designer Gérald Genta (1931-2011) created some of the most iconic models in the watch world, working with brands from Omega to Audemars Piguet and IWC and eventually establishing an independent brand (now absorbed into Bulgari, one of his other clients) making watches under his own name. It is a testament to the influence of his designs that his watches became hallmarks of their respective brands and remain popular watch styles. Below, we take a look at … [Read more...]

Patek Philippe Celebrates its 175th Anniversary

Patek Philippe booth

May 1, 2014, marks an important milestone in the Swiss watch industry. It is 175 years ago to the day that Patek Philippe — perhaps the world's most prestigious Swiss watch brand, and the last family-owned watch company in Geneva — was founded. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

With Baselworld 2014 now passed, I have as usual assembled my personal list of favorite watches from the show. In the coming days and weeks, on Watch-Insider.com, I will publish lists that are more rational and technical than emotional, but for now, here are the top 10 watches from Baselworld that I most liked and would likely buy. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: 3 New Rolex Sky-Dwellers (Updated with Live Image)

Rolex Sky-Dweller - Everose

The WatchTime team finally visited Rolex today at Baselworld 2014, and among the new Rolex watches we saw were three new versions of the Rolex Sky-Dweller, the innovative annual calendar watch first introduced at Baselworld 2012. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: 5 New Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronographs

Patek Philippe 5951P

In addition to its new Annual Calendar Chrono and Nautilus Travel Time Chrono (details here), Patek Philippe has also launched several line extensions of references with chronograph/perpetual calendar complications, which we saw today at Baselworld 2014. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: New Watches From Patek Philippe (Updated with Live Photos)

Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

It's Press Day at Baselworld 2014, and Patek Philippe has unveiled two new chronograph watches in steel cases, the Annual Calendar Chronograph, and the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph (prices are included). … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 5 Rolex Watches Introduced at Recent Baselworlds

Rolex Sky-Dweller

Fratello Friday is back, after a one-week, post-SIHH hiatus. Now that SIHH is over, everyone in the watch industry is getting ready for Baselworld, held from March 27 through April 3, in Basel, Switzerland. Every year, as soon as the doors of the exhibition open, there is a run (literally) on the Rolex booth to see what's new from Geneva's luxury-watch giant. … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Videos of the Year

Rolex_Submariner_2012_DialCU_560

We've added a lot more videos to Watchtime.com over the past year, and lots of you have noticed. The videos — most created and provided by some of the top watch brands — have become one of the most popular features on the site. As we begin a New Year, we're looking at our most popular videos of 2013. Below we count down your favorite watch videos ranked by page views. Click on each to watch the full video. 10. Inside the HYT H2 HYT's H2 expands the timekeeping system of its debut … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 8 Calendar Watches

Breitling Montbrillant Olympus

Throughout the holiday season, we've been featuring reviews of various types of calendar watches, culled from a feature in our December 2010 issue. We thought you might appreciate having access to Nik Schölzel's original photos of all seven of those watches from the original story, now available as wallpaper images for your desktop. … [Read more...]

Watch Review: Patek Philippe Ref. 5146 Annual Calendar

Patek Philippe Ref. 5146 Annual Calendar

As we enter the holiday season and approach the start of a new year, we continue our series of reviews on calendar watches, excerpted from a feature in WatchTime’s December 2010 issue. This week we feature Patek Philippe's annual calendar watch with moon-phase, Ref. 5146; original photos are by WatchTime's Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]

Watch Review: IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month

IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month

Two weeks ago, we presented a review of Omega's DeVille Hour Vision Annual Calendar watch. This week, as we get closer to the time of year for purchasing a new calendar, we present another review of a calendar watch from WatchTime’s December 2010 issue — the IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, with original photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s November-December Issue Now on Nook & Kindle

WatchTime Nov-Dec 2013 Cover

The November-December issue of WatchTime is now available on the Nook and Kindle! The latest issue features tests of the Rolex Sky-Dweller and Zenith Type 20 Annual Calendar, plus an in-depth look at 19 of Rolex's milestone watches. The Kindle version can be purchased at Amazon’s Kindle store, and on Kindle devices and apps, for $8.95 or for a subscription of $3.33 a month, with the first 30 days free. The Nook version is available on the Nook store, and on Nook devices and apps at … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s November-December Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Nov-Dec 2013 Cover

The November-December issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and on Nook, Kindle, and the WatchTime app for iOS and Android), featuring an exclusive watch test of the Rolex Sky-Dweller, a compendium of Rolex's watch milestones, profiles of Oris and Vacheron Constantin, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Video: Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar

In WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue, on sale October 29, technical editor Mike Disher tests the Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar. Click play on the video below, taken by the story's photographer, Robert Atkinson, for an up-close look at this new Zenith pilots' watch. … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar

In "Going Through a Phase" in WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue (on sale October 29), executive editor Norma Buchanan explores this year's crop of new moon-phase watches. Here are photos of seven of them that you can download as desktop wallpaper. … [Read more...]

The Big Fix: Behind Girard-Perregaux’s Makeover

Michele Sofisti

The new Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk goes under the microscope in WatchTime's November-December issue, on sale now. In this feature from the June 2013 issue, we delve into how new Sowind Group CEO Michele Sofisti plans to cure what's been ailing that Swiss high-horology brand. … [Read more...]

Watch Review: Omega DeVille Hour Vision Annual Calendar

Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar

The calendar is the most popular watch complication by far, and in WatchTime's December 2010 issue, we reviewed a number of watches with various types of calendars. One of them was the Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar, which needs resetting just once per year. For our analysis and results, along with original photos by Nik Schölzel, click here. … [Read more...]

Facetime September 28

Neil Goodacre wears his TAG Heuer WN2111-0 Automatic while on vacation in Grand Cayman.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Neal Goodacre, and Ronald Samonte for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and present them in WatchTime magazine.       … [Read more...]