Nevertheless, here’s the right “feel,” at least (that domed sapphire helps): the Citizen Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6200-07P.
A perpetual calendar that would allow an astronaut either to go back or forward in time.
For example: to find the day of the week of any launch that might have occurred from the beginning of the space program to the present mission to Mars. OR, to find on what day of the week Mars will be closest to Earth in, say, 2034 (or which day of the week your daughter will remember you missed her 16thbirthday).
There are Campanola models I expected to see here that suit this week’s ’Scan more perfectly. But absent the Cosmosign, I thought I’d represent this deserving and underappreciated line. The Campanola case work is exquisite. And despite its size, the watches wear very comfortably.
These pieces are hand assembled. Just take a look at the month dial that is set onto a tripod of pylons and secured with beautifully finished screws. And the wild blue hands!
The Duratect polishes flawlessly. (Pardon our dust.)
I think she looks right at home in Houston's Mission Control!
An odd duck, but long live Campanola! (And thanks to our moderator for this week's good fun!) FH
PS. Unfortunately, the only video of the calendar on YouTube shows the calendar hand moving backward with the rhythm of a seconds hand. What is going on?! What you’re not told is that this indicates the watch’s reference settings are incorrect and it needs attention. A poor representative on “The Tube,” but what can you do?