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Article: The date display, the watch complication giving the day of the month

Le quantième, la complication horlogère donnant le jour du mois-Charlie Paris

The date display, the watch complication giving the day of the month

In watchmaking, watch complications are particularly sought after by mechanical watch enthusiasts, and a date is one of them. The date of a watch designates the watch complication displaying the date at the same time as the time. The date watches have therefore the mission to give the date in addition to the time! The date is a very well known and widespread function in the world of watchmaking. Modern watches almost systematically offer this watchmaking complication. However, there are three versions of the calendar: the simple calendar, the annual calendar and the perpetual calendar. 

  • The simple calendar: Calendar watches generally display the date from 1 to 31, and require a manual adjustment when the month has less than 31 days. The calendar used for these watches is a simple calendar. A real aesthetic touch, all Charlie Paris men's watches offer the option of displaying the date in addition to the time thanks to this date system. 
  • The annual calendar: The annual calendar is a more advanced watchmaking complication than the simple calendar. Watches with this type of calendar automatically handle the 30 and 31 day months. Only the month of February needs to be set manually.
  • Perpetual Calendar: The perpetual calendar is a very popular watch complication for watch lovers. The perpetual calendar automatically sets the date whether there are 28, 29, 30 or 31 days in the month! 

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