12 Luxury Watches With Date Functions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Vanguard Glacier makes a bold statement with a glacier PVD treatment applied to the band's signature Cintrée Curvex stainless steel case. A discreet date windown peers out at six o'clock.
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.
Launched this year, the Red 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.
The Defy Classic is for those who can't decide between a sporty or a classic watch. It comes in a 41 mm brushed titanium case with a blue sunray-patterned dial and a date indication at three o'clock.
The Boy.Friend Tweed is for those who want something femenine but not necessarily delicate. It comes with a beige-gold case, a diamond-set bezel, an opaline guilloché dial, and a soft tweed bracelet.
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.
Crafted in Oystersteel an 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.
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