In October 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced what we now call the Gregorian calendar. This is the most widely used calendar in the world, so the vast majority of calendar replica wristwatches online uk display dates according to it.
To what extent the calendar function is accurate from month to month greatly depends on the type of fake watch it is included in. Most advance the date at midnight, disregarding the different lengths of the months completely.
Perhaps surprising to some, the annual calendar is relatively recent invention by luxury fake Patek Philippe, and the first wristwatch featuring the new complication was the Reference 5035 in 1996. Patek Philippe replica for sale decided to set its new annual calendar apart from its perpetual calendars by adding a practical 24-hour subdial instead of the moon phase found on the perpetual calendar.
Over the years the annual calendar has become an essential part of perfect replica Patek Philippe’s collection, benefitting from continual technical and aesthetical refinements.
A moon phase was eventually incorporated as well, now found in the highly popular Reference 5146. This best 1:1 fake Patek Philippe honors the original design of Reference 5035 but has a more classical appearance due to the moon phase display instead of the 24-hour subdial. A power reserve indicator completes the displays.
In 2016 AAA replica Patek Philippe UK celebrated the twentieth anniversary of its annual calendar with the introduction of Reference 5396, which caters to more classically inclined clients by mimicking the design of a full calendar with the day and month indicated by means of two windows.
Intriguing is also that the popularity of the annual calendar saw Swiss movement fake Patek Philippe combine it with other complications such as a flyback chronograph. This resulted not only in beautiful watches like Reference 5905 and Reference 5960, but also created something entirely new – what you might call a “light” version of the more traditional complications.
While it wasn’t a perpetual calendar with split-seconds chronograph, it did combine two popular – dare I say practical – complications in a single watch at a more affordable price point.
Even for top super clone Patek Philippe.
How other brands got into annual calendars
Patek Philippe replica Paypal patented its invention of the annual calendar, granting the brand 25 years of dominance with this unique complication.
And yet many other brands have had annual calendars of their own in their collections. These are neither patent infringements, nor did the brands compensate high quality fake watches for the use of technical designs.
Because wholesale copy Patek Philippe was the first, the patent its engineers filed was rather specific, providing other brands with enough room to develop alternative movements achieving a similar result.
While this ended cheap fake Patek Philippe’s supreme, but brief, rule of annual calendars, it also played an important part in further popularizing the complication. The annual calendars from other brands not only introduced different designs, but some were offered at lower prices than Patek Philippe’s models.
This didn’t push exact replica Patek Philippe completely out of the game: the brand was not only the first to bring out the complication, that brand remains Patek Philippe, providing its watches a certain prestige that remains appreciated.