In watchmakinghorological complications areparticularly sought after by lovers of mechanical watches.A complicationis a function other than displaying the hour and minute. The date is a horological complication allowing the date to be read at the same time as the time. In this article, we will take a closer look at what the date of a watch is and how it works.
- What is the date of a watch?
- How does the date of a watch work?
- Calendar watches, what date system are they based on?
- Which date watch to choose?
1. What is the date of a watch?
The date of a watch designates the horological complication displaying the date at the same time as the time. The task of date watches is therefore to automatically give the date in addition to the time!
2. How does the date of a watch work?
Date watches actually incorporate a second mechanism similar to that of the hour. The mechanism then becomes more complex, since two cogs are set in motion, but at two different rates.
The date is a very well-known and widespread function in the world of watchmaking. Modern watches almost always offer this horological complication. The date is, however, available in three versions: the simple calendar, the annual calendar, and the perpetual calendar.
3. Calendar watches, what date system are they based on?
- The simple calendar
Calendar watches generally display the date from 1 to 31, and require manual adjustment when the month has less than 31 days. The date used for these watches is a simple calendar. Real aesthetic touch, allmen's watches by Charlie Paris proposes to display the date, in addition to the hour, thanks to this calendar system.
- The annual calendar
The annual calendar is a more advanced horological complication than the simple calendar. Watches with this type of date automatically manage the months at 30 and 31 days. Only the month of February will have to be set manually.
- The perpetual calendar
The perpetual calendar is a horological complication very popular with watch lovers. A famous great horological complication, the perpetual calendar manages the date automatically, whether there are 28, 29, 30 or 31 days in the month!
4. Which date watch to choose?
At Charlie Paris, our mission is to offer you watches that are both sober and remarkable, with excellent value for money and aresponsible manufacturing. Our watches are"Made in France"because they are drawn, designed and assembled in France with high quality components. The date will add real aesthetic added value to your wrist. This is why all of our men's watches are date watches.
Visit our Charlie Paris website to discover all our calendar watches as well as our interchangeable bracelets !