Setting your perpetual calendar

The perpetual calendar in your hands might be one of the easiest to set. The film above shows how quickly the functions can be adjusted. To supplement the film above, please find a short description below. You can review how to read the leap year, month, date and power reserve indications here.

Step 1 

To wind your watch, first unscrew the crown by turning it counterclockwise until the spring pushes it into position 0. Now you can turn the crown clockwise until the eccentric dot of the power reserve indicator reaches the rightmost marker at 12 o’clock. The watch is now fully wound and has a power reserve of 60 hours. If you wear your watch regularly during the day, you will not need to wind it again. The automatic movement will do that for you.

Step 2 

Set the year, month and date by first pulling the crown out to position 2 and setting the time to 7:50 am. When it is 7:50 am, the control dot at 1 o’clock is visible. Push the crown back into position 1. Now you can set the current year, month, and date by turning the crown forwards or backwards.

Step 3 

Set the time by pulling the crown back out to position 2. Rescrew the crown by turning it clockwise and gently pushing it in. Please tighten the crown gently, as too much force can damage the thread, especially if the case is made of sterling silver 925.

The date should not be adjusted backwards past the end of a month using the hands in crown position 2.