April 21, 2017
By Roberta Naas
Photography by Jeff Crawford
Styling by Terry Lewis | February 23, 2015 | Watches & Jewelry
Calendar watches are all the rage with women who travel extensively or need to keep track of their busy schedules—in style.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:
1. From Jaeger- LeCoultre, the Rendez-Vous Perpetual Calendar watch ($49,800) is crafted in 18k pink gold and houses the automatic Jaeger- LeCoultre Calibre 868. Displaying the hour, minute, second, day of the week, date, month, year, and phase of the moon, it is set with 1.78 carats of diamonds and features a black alligator strap. Shreve, Crump & Low, 39 Newbury St., 617-267-9100.
2. The Blancpain Women Complete Calendar watch ($55,700) houses an automatic movement and offers full calendar functions, a small seconds indicator, and a moon-phase display. It is fashioned from 5N 18k red gold. Shreve, Crump & Low, 39 Newbury St., 617-267-9100
3. This Hermès Arceau Petite Lune watch ($7,900) is crafted in steel and includes a subdial to indicate the date and a moonphase display at 10:00. Featuring a mother-of-pearl dial and indigo alligator strap, it’s powered by a mechanical self-winding movement. Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza, 617-482-8707; hermes.com. Snake Temple aviator sunglasses, Roberto Cavalli ($395). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660. Pliplat clutch, Hermès ($5,000). 320 Boylston St., 617-482-8707
The popularity of calendar timepieces is on the rise, with more sophisticated designs appearing each spring, especially for women. Whether it features a simple date indicator, an annual calendar (requiring adjustment only once a year, in February), or a perpetual calendar (which automatically sets the correct date every month), a calendar watch provides valuable assistance to both the global traveler and the businesswoman who works on an international scale. The world’s finest watchmakers often incorporate into their creations a moon-phase indicator to display the waxing and waning of the moon, adding a touch of celestial beauty that will keep a woman’s eye on more than just the time.