You may know about the Patek Philippe 2499 and 1415 which separately features perpetual calendar and world timer. Patek Philippe started a new era in 1989. Many brands copied this complicated watches and facilitated consumers’ interest in the super complicated watches. Today, we only talk about the 3974, the combination of minute repeater and perpetual calendar. It reaches 36 mm of the case diameter and has a quite smooth look. what we should particularly pay attention to is the rotor made of gold on the movement. 3974 was off production in 2002 and in its 13years of history, it has a rare number. After 3974, here comes the Ref.5074 which has the R27 Q movement and its case diameter reaches 42 mm. Time indexes were displayed through Arabic numbers. So far, there are platinum, red gold, rose gold edition for your choice, and an 5073P platinum edition is also available. Next years will be the 185 –year old birthday for Patek Philippe, it is estimated that novelties with new color will be launched. For those who travel through different time zones, Patek Philippe 1415 series are the best choice.
Cartier Tank Folle distorted Roman numbers—brave and innovation
Cartier time indexes are completely from others’ as they are distorted, shape Cartier’s style. Radiating patterns on the dial, Roman time indexes and sword-shaped blue steels, these innovations are presented in different ways. Exaggerating styles got Cartier into people’s attentions, distorted but harmonious shapes are completely beyond people’s imagination. In a regular shape it is easy to make watch run in a precise way; but in a distorted and irregular case, it requires much skills to do that as it does in the regular case. Masters have to pay attention to the distance between hands and indexes. That distorted case, which seems to be casual, melts with perfect design and gives a strongly visual shock.
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