Editor's note: Often times, it seems as though the annual calendar complication is all too easily overlooked in the horlogical hierarchy of complications. GMTs, Chronographs – these are the most popular sorts of watches at the moment. But the annual calendar shouldn't be discounted … because it's wonderful. A while ago, we went HANDS-ON with Longines' Master Collection Annual Calendar, and these were our initial impressions:* There are few things I love more than a watch that surprises me. It's something that doesn't happen near enough for my liking, but it happened with this*Longines. It was in the Longines booth at Baselworld, the first day of the fair. Trays and trays of watches had just been laid out in front of us and we were working out what to photograph and focus on. The new*Legend Divers, obviously; cool new*V.H.P. variants, a really sexy*blue and gold Record. Then, the brand representative thrust something from the Master Collection into my hand. Steel, 40mm case, day-date display. Sure, it was nice, but a novelty? Not so much. I made polite sounds of appreciation and handed it back. No, she said, look again. And I did. I noticed the dial text first 'annual…

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