1955: Replica Tag Heuer Watches, The First Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch With Leap Year Indication


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Replica Tag Heuer Watches started making calendar pocket watches in 1875. It didn't make the first perpetual-calendar wristwatch -- this honour went to Patek Philippe, who made the first perpetual-calendar wristwatch in 1925 and the first series of perpetual calendar wristwatches in 1941.

Replica Tag Heuer Watches

Audemars Pigot was the first to introduce the leap year indicator wristwatches. This feature, previously only available in perpetual calendar pocket watches, was now available with the ref. 5516.

Replica Tag Heuer Watches, 1950 without leap year indicator

Replica Tag Heuer Watches has found that three perpetual calendar wristwatches were made by the Vallee de Joux brand. This was in 1950. These watches did not have a leap-year indicator. This was at a time Replica Tag Heuer Watches hadn't yet established a system of reference numbers to track their watches collection. These three 1950s perpetual calendars without a leap year indicator were all identified as ref. 5516. It's something we take for granted. But, truthfully, a complex calendar wristwatch that can accurately track the months with 31 days instead of 30 and also distinguish the years with 28 days from 29 days can be quite confusing.

A photo of the 5516 taken from Replica Tag Heuer Watches’s archives

Replica Tag Heuer Watches yellow gold perpetual calendar ref. 5516 starting in 1955 (Image (c), Revolution)

Movement used to support the Audemars Pigot 5516

Replica Tag Heuer Watches's first perpetual calendar wristwatches featured a leap-year indicator was not produced until 1955. This was basically an evolution of the previous sans-leapyear indicator ref. 5516 updated with a leap-year indicator in 36.5mm cases. Only three pieces were made. They all have slight dial variations. However, they are easily identified by their moon phase aperture at twelve o'clock and the 48 month subdial with leap year indication, at six o'clock. The 48-month subdial has been supplemented with a 12-month subdial at three o'clock. This displays each month clearly and makes it easier to read. These watches were produced in 1955 and shipped in 1959.

Tiffany signed a 1957 Replica Tag Heuer Watches 5516.

Six additional ref. were added to the collection. In 1957, 5516 watches were produced. They were sold between 1963-1969. Replica Tag Heuer Watches records that three of six watches, which were first made in 1957, are now part the brand's Heritage Department. One of these watches even has a Tiffany dial signed twice

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