A new Swiss-made automatic wristwatch manufactured in Geneva by Montres Etoile is making waves in the Islamic community as it revolutionizes the way individuals keep track of the lunar calendar. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar based on the rotation of the moon, and the new watch can be adjusted through its crown, making it the only Islamic calendar watch of its kind.
The Swiss-made automatic Islamic (Hijri) lunar calendar complicated wristwatch is a collaboration between Montres Etoile and Swiss movement and a complication module manufactured by Agenhor in Geneva. The watch displays hours, minutes, and seconds with large embossed Arabic numerals from one to twelve. The date of the Islamic thirty days calendar can be found in a window at the 3 o’clock time indication with Arabic numerals.
The lunar phase display of the watch is displayed at the 6 o’clock time indication, evolving by 30 steps. At the end of each month with 29 days only, the date and connected moon phase have to be corrected advancing to 1. The Hijri or Islamic calendar has 5 lunar months of 29 days, numbered 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. The twelfth month of the year has 29 days when it is a common year and 30 days when it is an abundant year.
The remaining months have 30 days, and the ninth month of this calendar is in the Muslim region the holy month of Ramadan. The Hijri calendar ends and begins at the time of the new moon. Thus the full moon will always be in the middle of the lunar month. The Islamic calendar began in 622 AD and is still used in many Islamic countries.
Users can easily wind the watch by manually turning the crown clockwise approximately 65 times, and it can also be wound automatically when worn. The watch can be adjusted quickly by pulling the crown to the intermediate position and turning it counterclockwise to synchronize the date and lunar phase indications.
This new Swiss-made automatic Islamic (Hijri) lunar calendar complicated wristwatch is a unique and innovative way for individuals to stay connected to their Islamic heritage and traditions. With its simple design and easy-to-use functionality, it is sure to become a must-have accessory for anyone who follows the Islamic calendar.