Happy Perpetual Calendar Day! Today we celebrate all perpetual calendar wristwatches switching to February 29th, tomorrow we watch in wonder as these fantastic calendars then automatically transition to March 1st. Not sure what a perpetual calendar is? Learn the history of a perpetual calendar and how it developed over the last century.
The Perpetual Calendars Everyone Needs
There are many different types of perpetual calendars produced covering all the different watch movements. Here are just six fantastic perpetual calendars that look amazing on any wrist. Be sure to see all the perpetual calendars currently have available for sale in our pre-owned inventory.
Seiko Astron Giugiaro Limited Edition SSE037
Although quartz, the Seiko Astron is a complicated timepiece. Not only is it a perpetual calendar, it features a GPS solar chronograph allowing for precise measurements up to 6 hours and in 1/5 second increments. The GPS also controls the time, adjusting for 40 different time zones automatically! The perpetual calendar won’t need to be reset until the 2100! This watch is a limited edition piece of 5,000. Govberg Pre-Owned Price: $1,950.
Omega Speedmaster Spacemaster Z-33 322.214.171.124.01.001
The Speedmaster Spacemaster from Omega is a unique piece from the brand. Not only is the case titanium, it was inspired by the iconic “Pilot Line” case shape. Above the digital dial are analog timekeeping hands. This watch is equipped with two time zones, an alarm, chronograph and a perpetual calendar! For pilots, this watch is equipped with self-programmable professional pilot functions, able to log up to 10 flights! Govberg Pre-Owned Price: $3,750.
Breitling Bentley Mark VI Complications 19 P1936212
Moving to a watch that is an automatic movement, the Bentley Mark VI is the perfect mix of function and durability. This watch features a combination of platinum and stainless steel 42mm case. This larger case size doesn’t sit heavily on the wrist, making it perfect for sport or more formal occasions. Breitling and Bentley have a long standing partnership, which shows in the details of the watch. The textured platinum bezel references a car steering wheel and tire, while the sub dials reference a car dashboard. Inside this complicated watch, it features a perpetual calendar, moon phase and chronograph. Govberg Pre-Owned Price: $7,850.
Audemars Piguet Perpetual 25681BA.OO.A002XX.01
This Perpetual from Audemars Piguet is a unique piece as it is different from the iconic models typically produced by the brand. The large bezel forms a four leaf clover shape on the dial, expertly outlining each of the sub dials and hiding the rest of the face. Along the outside of the bezel are 12 lines that seem to make a pattern on the dial but are in fact the hour markers. The gold watch displays a perpetual calendar with a moon phase. Govberg Pre-Owned Price: $22,500.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Day Perpetual Limited Edition Q16124SQ
The JLC Master Eight Day Perpetual is another unique watch. The skeleton dial sets this watch apart from most other watches but what then really sets this watch apart is that it is a manually wound perpetual calendar. Inside the 41mm 18k rose gold case is a complicated, yet easy to read dial. Each complication is on a clear disc with a white highlight and white arrow. This white highlight and arrow point to each function and the current information, whether it is the power reserve, day, date, month or year. This watch is limited to only 175 pieces. Govberg Pre-Owned Price: $52,500.
Patek Philippe Grand Complication Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5970G-001
To round out the list of perpetual calendar watches, is a prime example from a brand who is known to make complicated watches, and is believed to have made one of the first perpetual calendar wristwatches. This Grand Complication from Patek Philippe stays true to the brands horological tradition. Produced from 2004-2011, this is one of the shortest produced watches. On the gray dial is an easy to read chronograph, perpetual calendar and moon phase. The watch has a large exhibition case back, showing off the manual wind movement but it comes with an additional solid case back to change to if you want to hide the movement. Govberg Pre-Owned Price: $149,500.