The Epoch of Light: Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica Perpetual Calendar

They will admit it, or not, that the Swiss watch giants are influenced by the Greek Gods. A pantheon of horological divinities who live in the solitude of Genevoise Mount Olympus, they create rare mythical timepieces and give them to us mortals when they feel the need.

Kurt Klaus, the legendary former technical director Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica, was a Greek mythological character. He'd be Prometheus, who brings light and enlightenment for humanity. The perpetual calendar was an important,Best Replica Watches rare, but precious complication that existed before 1985. It should be kept safe and viewed regularly with fanatical devotion.

Kurt Klaus, Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica Global Brand Ambassador and Living Legend

This complication compensates for the changing rhythms of the 30-31-day cycles of the months during the year. It also compensates for the 28-days of February, and knows when to add the additional day on the leap year 29th. Imagine a watch that provides you with day, date and leap year information at all times. As long as it is wound properly.replica watches The problem comes when your watch stops working if you don't wind it. You will then need to use a set of fidgety pushers integrated into the case and a stylus for each indication. Worse, if you try to adjust the perpetual calendar during the date changeover period accidentally, it can cause serious damage or jamming.

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Klaus believed there must be a better way. He had been working at Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica for a few years making pocket watches with moonphase and calendar functions. Keep in mind, that the entire Swiss watch industry believed that battery-powered quartz watches were the future in late 1970s. Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica felt the need to continue mechanical watchmaking. Klaus recalls that he made a pocket watch with a moonphase and a simple calendar. Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica was able to make a limited edition watch, which is something that Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica would not have done. To see if there was demand, we made 100 copies.Rolex Daytona Replica They were presented at the Basel Fair 1976, and sold out quickly. This was a great motivator to keep developing. Hannes Pantli, Sales Director, came to me and stated that pocket watches were out of fashion. Do the same thing in a wristwatch. This was the birth of Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar.


Klaus saw a calendar wristwatch, but one with a big difference. He wanted all indications to be controlled by the same crown that sets the time. This was an era when all calculations had to done manually. Klaus says, "When I created the Perpetual Calendar I didn't really know what a computer was. All my sketches were made on the drawing board.Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica I created the prototypes and then manually made the calculations." Klaus wanted more than just a better watch. He also wanted his complication to be easier to manufacture, making it more accessible to a new generation of customers. He says, "I like the term it the new generation perpetual calendar. I wanted one that could be made in serial production." This is the core of Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica. We didn't want to create unique pieces. We never wanted to make unique pieces. It was easy to make and simple to use.

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Hano Burtscher, Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica's watch designer, had also dreamed of a watchcase inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s recurring circles. This was in connection with his plans to build a harbor fort at Piombino in 1499. They created the Da Vinci perpetual clock reference 3750.

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