A Technical Perspective – A Guide to the different types of Calendar Watches
Horology is a child of astronomy. Ever since man wondered about the passage of time, the schedule of our lives has been shaped by the movement of heavenly bodies. Time was measured by the sun, the moon and the stars. Their regulated and measurable cycles lead to the creation of most calendars. Early mechanical clocks aimed at reproducing these cycles and beyond hours, they showed the date, days of the week, months, moon phases, zodiac signs and other astronomical indications. Today, calendars made their way on the wrist, highly practical and reckoning days inside some of the most exquisite watches. Here is a complete guide to all the forms of calendar watches, from the simple date to the extremely complex secular calendars.