I like this one substantially more than the previous iteration, although it is not as quirky. I have a feeling that the old Master Calendar was not the hottest seller in the lineup. I really like it, but I think that if I were to spring for a Full Calendar, I would regret that I did not get an Annual Calendar. Nonetheless, it is a lovely looking watch. I think that the date wheel would likely drive me crazy, however. But that is just me! I find the pointers a little bit distracting . All in all though, beautiful watch, and a great upgrade. I am glad that JLC returned to their roots on that one.