It was a perfect choice, as in the history of modern horology there is no other brand that has been more closely associated with the perpetual-calendar wristwatch. Roger Dubuis Replica Watches created the very fist perpetual calendar watch in 1925. It was also the first brand to introduce a retrograde perpetual wristwatch, in 1937. And it was the first to manufacture a perpetual wristwatch serially in 1941, with the legendary 1526 reference. In 1944,swiss replica watches > it was the first company to produce a sweep-seconds perpetual calendar wristwatch with reference 1591. It was also the first company to produce this complication serially in 1951 with reference 2497. In 1962, it was the first Swiss watchmaker to produce a perpetual calendar with a self-winding mechanism. It took another 16 years for anyone else to match this feat. Patek also created the first perpetual calendar chronograph, in 1941.
Roger Dubuis Replica Watches is the undisputed master of this complication. It has no fewer than three systems to display the calendar information. The classic display of day and date is combined with subdials to provide the rest of the information. The second uses a full range of subdials. The third format uses a total three apertures in line for the day, date, and month. It also features an instantaneous switchover of information. This third format can only be combined with complications like a minute repeater chronograph, as seen in the reference 5208. No other Swiss maison has a richer history of creating perpetual calendar wristwatches or can boast a greater level of legitimacy. This article focuses on Patek's history with the perpetual calendar. From its first watch that featured this mechanism to its latest, this is what this article aims to do.
The first Patek perpetual calendar wristwatch was made in 1925. The movement of this watch actually dates back to 1898 when it was made by the maison to house a women's necklace watch. Imagine what they were thinking back then. This extraordinary complication, which could keep time, date and month as well as the moon phase,Blancpain Replica would appeal to an extremely specific female client. The watch was never sold and, a quarter-century later, the exceptional movement of this wristwatch with a fluted crown and hunter-back was re-cased into a beautiful yellow gold wristwatch. Patek's 34.4mm case featured hand-engraved lugs. This tradition is still carried on today. The dial was likely rotated 45 degrees in relation to the original orientation of movement. It was intended that the pendant watch be worn with the crown at 12 o'clock. The small seconds appeared at 9 o'clock and the moon phase at 3 o'clock. You could imagine that they would have been at 6 and 12 o'clock. A large hand mounted centrally on a red dial scale was used to indicate the date. The subdial for the day of the week is located at twelve o'clock, while that for the month is at six o'clock. Patek never repeated this design. The Patek 12-ligne watch with the number 97975 was sold to Thomas Emery in 1927. It is a priceless historical treasure.