Daniel Roth Perpetual Calendar Watch
I'm perpetually smitten by the watches that have a perpetual calendar, an achievement of watch wizardry that allows a watch to keep accurate dates without need of correction. The latest from Daniel Roth is a stunner, it combines multiple complications in one watch. The Masters Grandes Complications collection has a series of complications that can now show wearer the difference between mean solar time and true solar time whenever they wish at a mere glance. I'm not sure why you need to know this but it still seems amazing. There are five complications in the same movement, the offset hour and minute indication is accompanied by a perpetual calendar and displays of the leap years, the moon phases, the equation of time and number of days of the month. The complications are powered by a self-winding movement with a 44-hour power reserve. The 2007 Haute Horologie version has an 18K gold dial with a spiral guilloché motif features three overlapping counters, a minute circle with snailed finish and a partial hour indication on a white mother-of-pearl plate showing the elongated Roman hour numerals between 10 and 2 o'clock. The watch case measures 44 x 41 mm, and the watch has a black alligator leather strap with a gold clasp. Overall the watch is beautiful although I do question the wisdom of having Roman numerals for the top third of the watch it adds to the cluttered look of the watch face.
[via Time Zone]