Win A Watch! Leap Year Giveaway Of A Gorilla Fastback GT Bandit
Attention, watch fanatics.
A rare event is coming up, something that happens so infrequently people often forget about it until it happens. But not us watch fans.
We’re talking leap years – and 2020 is a year in which February will have an extra day to make up for the 365.25 days of the other three (normal) years. This coming Saturday is February 29, a day that we see only once every four years, and for people who own perpetual calendar watches it is a day of high anticipation and observation.
Four years ago all across Instagram and Facebook I saw dozens of photos from people staying up to midnight to watch the date change to February 29 on their perpetual calendars. It sure seemed like an event for these folks, but I felt left out as I don’t own a perpetual calendar. Sad, I know.
But it got me thinking: perhaps there should be some excitement for the rest of us watch fans on Saturday February 29. So it’s time for a watch giveaway!
Thanks to our good friends Octavio Garcia and Lukas Gopp over at Gorilla Watches, we have a brand-new Fastback GT Bandit for a lucky reader! But you will have to work a little for it (though it’s easier than you think).
In honor of the day where perpetual calendar owners stay up late for three seconds of fun, we are going to have a little scavenger hunt through our catalog of stories from the past six years. From more than 2,000 articles, I found five quotes specifically about calendar watches from five of our writers.
Your task is to seek out the quotes to correctly identify the title of the article it came from and its author.
To enter the random draw to win, you must do only two simple things:
1. Submit a list of the five correctly identified article titles with authors in the order of the clues by midnight on Saturday, February 28, 2020 (CET Time – GMT+1) to [email protected]. The winner will be announced by return e-mail and on www.quillandpad.com on March 3, 2020.
2. Be subscribed to the Quill & Pad newsletter (to the right of this article’s title) to ensure that you stay up to date on the latest in our horological musings!
And without any more gilding of the lily, here are the five clues!
1. “Rarely do timepieces do justice to a universe measured in billions of years.”
2. “While a perpetual calendar is very often incredibly cumbersome to set, with many annual calendars it is usually a breeze, which means it isn’t necessary to keep the watch on a winder.”
3. “Even if the design codes change over time, the polarized date display, the moon phase mechanism, and the rolling tourbillon make for a visually stunning watch.”
4. “The interesting retrograde date encircles this section, interspersed with apertures for the day, date and leap year cycle.”
5. “Easily-operated (and drool-inducing, pyramid-shaped) pushers above and below the crown advance the date and day with solid clicks.”
Good luck and happy hunting!