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It's A Date: 12 Luxury Watches With Date Functions

It's A Date: 12 Luxury Watches With Date Functions
By Charlene Co
By Charlene Co
August 27, 2018
After its time-telling role, the date function is probably the most useful feature of a watch. Whether you prefer the date placed boldly front and centre or inconspicuously in a discreet window, here are some stunningly elegant timepieces to consider:
Photo: Courtesy of Tudor
Photo: Courtesy of Tudor

Tudor

Launched at Baselworld as a homage to Tudor’s heritage, the 1926 is poised to be a hot seller this year. The date is presented discreetly on the watch’s embossed dial, a signature of this vintage-inspired line.

Photo: Courtesy of A. Lange & Söhne
Photo: Courtesy of A. Lange & Söhne

A. Lange & Söhne

The Saxonia Outsize Date with a white-gold case and a solid silver black dial has a large date aperture at 12 o’clock, which is beautifully balanced with a subsidiary seconds window at six o’clock.

Photo: Courtesy of H. Moser & Cie
Photo: Courtesy of H. Moser & Cie

H. Moser & Cie

Venturer Big Date Purity comes with the brand’s inimitable fumé dial, matched perfectly with a red-gold case and chocolate-coloured Kudu leather strap.

Photo: Courtesy of A Glashütte Original
Photo: Courtesy of A Glashütte Original

Glashütte Original

The ultimate retro watch, the Sixties Panorama Date comes with a cool green dial with a dégradé effect, which makes the green shade appear increasingly saturated towards the centre.

Photo: Courtesy of A Frank Muller
Photo: Courtesy of A Frank Muller

Franck Muller

The Vanguard Glacier makes a bold statement with a glacier PVD treatment applied to the brand’s signature Cintrée Curvex stainless steel case. A discreet date window peers out at six o’clock.

Photo: Courtesy of Breitling
Photo: Courtesy of Breitling

Breitling

With the new Navitimer 8 Day & Date watch, you get both the day and date. With a 29mm case, it’s designed for smaller wrists and is a perfect everyday timepiece.

Photo: Courtesy of Patek Phillipe
Photo: Courtesy of Patek Phillipe

Patek Philippe

Launched this year, the Ref 5205G-013 watch packs a myriad of complications within a 41mm case. As well as the date, this timepiece displays the day, month, annual calendar and moon phase.

Photo: Courtesy of Zenith
Photo: Courtesy of Zenith

Zenith

The Defy Classic is for those who can’t decide between a sporty or a classic watch. It comes in a 41mm brushed-titanium case with a blue sunray-patterned dial and a date indication at three o’clock.

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel
Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Chanel

The Boy.Friend Tweed is for those who want something feminine but not necessarily delicate. It comes with a beige-gold case, a diamond-set bezel, an opaline guilloché dial, and a soft tweed bracelet.

Photo: Courtesy of Chopard
Photo: Courtesy of Chopard

Chopard

The LUC XPS 1860 Officer is rather stunning with its honeycomb hand-guillochéd gold dial. A discreet date aperture sits at six o’clock right below the small seconds window.

Photo: Courtesy of Blancpain
Photo: Courtesy of Blancpain

Blancpain

The Villeret Grande Date Jour Rétrograde is a stunning watch with a double-stepped bezel, svelte profile and understated hands. It also displays both the date and retrograde day of the week.

Photo: Courtesy of Rolex
Photo: Courtesy of Rolex

Rolex

Crafted in Oystersteel and 18K Everose gold, the Datejust 36 makes an elegant and versatile woman’s timepiece with its two-tone colour scheme and a 70-hour power reserve.

See also: Time's Up: The World's Most Coveted Timepieces

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