These are the best of the best annual calendars of the year 2016. Discover my very personal ranking and let me know what YOU think …
What you see underneath is a ranking of my five favorite annual calendars of the year 2016. They were presented this year either at the SIHH in January in Geneva or later in Basel during Baselworld 2016.
Annual calendars are getting more and more popular every year. So I needed to rank them at least once … Those are the newest ones that impressed me this year. They all match my criteria to be listed as Top 5.
Since there were questions how to get more detailed information of the watches shown the days before, please let me motivate you once again to use the search function of this blog …
You will of course find all technical information, the prices and other interesting stories of the watches I present as Top 5. I have been featuring them already earlier this year. So please use the search-function and find out more …
1. Omega Globemaster Annual Calendar Master Chronometer
The latest and finest Omega antimagnetic watchmaking technology realized as an annual calendar for a very, very fair price. That´s a watch perfectly fitting on a wrist, an unagitated and successful design and a perfect companion for the entire year.
BRAVO! Well done Omega!
2. Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel
This is another price-cutter I want to present you. What you get for a very fair price (18.900 Euro) is a solid 18 carat gold case that houses a chronograph and an annual calendar mechanism. I very much like the presentation of the moon phases on the dial. A different way to do it! Just in case you prefer steel, there is also a steel version available for only 9500 Euro.
BRAVO! Well done Montblanc!
3. Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Ref. 5396R
We can not rank annual calendars without having a Patek Philippe here. The Swiss King of Watchmakers in Geneva was the first manufacturer to present an annual calendar twenty years ago. I very much like this new Ref. 5396R with its window indications for the date and month. Very classical!
BRAVO! Well done Patek Philippe!
4. Blancpain Villeret Collection Quantième Annuel GMT
When you like simplicity and you need an indication of a second zone time this annual calendar should be yours. The Blancpain stands for “less is more” and this is why I very much like it.
BRAVO! Well done Blancpain!
5. Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar
The sporty elegant wristwatch looks like a “simpel” chronograph, but if you look closer you will discover a quite discrete month indication at “9 o´clock”. The latter tells you that it is an annual calendar.
BRAVO! Well done Ulysses Nardin!