Why Did This Incredibly Elegant Type of Chronograph Watch All but Disappear?

A stopwatch and a calendar sound like simple mechanisms to our digital-age minds, but in mechanical watches they’re called complications for a reason. These functions can entail significant cost and complexity, and the Swiss brand Angelus’s incredibly elegant 1942 Chronodato was the first serially produced watch to combine them. Watches with this particular feature set were popular through the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s but relatively few companies now make them. Why did this iconic type of watch fall out of favor?

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