A Google calendar reminder may serve the purpose, but nothing beats the anachronistic charm of remembering a special date with a calendar watch.
Here are some of our favourites.
Glashütte’s Original Senator Excellence lives up to its name with a stellar movement that withstands knocks, and elegance emphasised by a slim bezel, black numerals on white canvas and oversized date aperture.
Rolex is the brand of choice to mark milestones, so why break tradition when it comes to your wedding? Men drawn to the sporty looks of the Oyster family will love this Rolesor Sky-Dweller with an annual calendar and a dual-time zone indicator.
A slate grey dial paired with a rose gold case always gets our nod of approval, but what we love even more about Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Duomètre Quantième Lunaire (perpetual calendar with moonphase) is the fact that the dial opens up to reveal part of the stunning movement within.
Trust Hermès to turn the notion of traditional time keeping on its head: the Slim d’Hermès may not have a date function, but it allows you to begin a countdown for a predetermined time, at which the watch strikes a note of jubilance. How’s that for building up to your wedding excitement?
Beauty in Simplicity IWC’s Da Vinci collection makes a comeback this year, its curved simplicity, recessed inner dial, slim hands and moveable lugs striking a note with design purists. This blue dial version in stainless steel also comes with a Santoni strap, upping the luxe factor of this sophisticated watch.
With its aged-looking cream dial, white gold Arabic numerals and hands, and brown alligator strap, the Patek Philippe 5320G looks like it comes from a long-forgotten era, but with all the wonders of the watchmaker’s modern knowhow, making this perpetual calendar watch a glorious addition to any collection.