Patek Philippe presents 12 new models at Watches & Wonders, including the new Ref. 5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time that puts together two of the manufacture’s iconic complications. Presented as Patek’s technical highlight, the watch combines the Annual Calendar mechanism with the Travel Time function from the Calatrava line.
Ref. 5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time
Constructing an entirely new movement, the self-winding 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H, the watch carries a total of eight patents, among which includes the ability for forward and backward date correction — a function from the Travel Time that applies to the Annual Calendar. The technical originality of this new Annual Calendar is that it always indicates the exact date for local time, and thus has been engineered to require only one manual correction a year.
Aesthetically, the watch adopts a grey gradient dial, with a texture that’s been stamped on to provide a little more legibility to the beige minute and seconds track, along with the numerals and hands that have been applied with luminescent coating. In addition, the white gold Calatrava case sports a Clous de Paris guilloché.
Ref. 5320G Perpetual Calendar
Presented in a new dial colour in rose gold, the Ref. 5320G Perpetual Calendar lineup continues from the ivory lacquer version that was presented in 2017. Apart from the dial’s colour and sheen finish, the timepiece runs on the same 324 SQ calibre and is dressed in a brown alligator strap.
Ref. 5172G Chronograph
The same rose gold opaline dial also appears in the Ref. 5172G Chronograph, with the previous iteration in the 2019 fan-favourite blue.
Ref. 5270P Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Patek Philippe continues to champion verdant dials with the introduction of three new models in new paint. Sporting a bright, lacquered green-to-black dial is the Ref. 5270P Perpetual Calendar Chronograph that also features a contrasting stitching on the black alligator leather strap. Housed in a platinum case, the coloured dial is highlighted by white gold hour markers and dauphine hands. The manually wound CH 29-535 PS Q calibre is exhibited through the sapphire caseback.
Ref. 5205R Annual Calendar Moonphase
In a hue that’s significantly darker, the olive green dial on the Ref. 5205R Annual Calendar Moonphase radiates from the centre in a sunburst finish. Previously presented in a blue dial and white gold case, the new edition is housed in rose gold and dressed in a complementing two-toned alligator leather strap.
The Twenty~4 now comes in a green dial version, adding a more colourful edition to the current lineup. The rectangular case is flanked by a row of diamonds on either side, totalling 36 diamonds.
Ref. 5230P World Time
The World Time introduces stellar additions, such as a new platinum version, a new ladies’ piece, and the latest rare handicraft. Starting with the Ref. 5230P World Time, it is offered, for the first time, in a platinum case and a full blue colourway with a hand-guilloché central dial and dressed in a calfskin navy blue strap.
The generous amount of blue (surround city disc and 24-hour chapter ring with inverted halves to separate day and night) is well balanced with white prints and white gold hands, a colour contrast that’s also applied to the leather stitching.
Ref. 7130R World Time
Green is once again revisited in the Ref. 7130R World Time (in the same style as the Ref. 5230P — on both the city and 24-hour discs) with a rose gold case. At 36mm, it is classified as a ladies’ timepiece, though arguably it is suited for any wrist who prefers their watches in a smaller fit.
The hand-guilloché centre follows a basket weave motif and topped with gold applied hour markers. 62 brilliant cut diamonds are set on the bezel, with another 27 set on the buckle.
The Grand Feu cloisonné enamel maps that’s often adorned at the centre of Patek Philippe’s early World Time watches have now returned to the Ref. 5231G in a special homage to the East-Southeast Asia and Oceania regions. The vivid colours of the regional map stand out against the monotonous perimeter that’s housed in a white gold case and runs on the ultra-thin self-winding 240 HU caliber.
Ref. 5374 Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar
Extensive artisanal technique continues in the gemsetting department, where a complete diamond-set platinum case transforms the Ref. 5374 Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar. Designed with a dark blue lacquer dial, baguette-cut sapphires indicate the hour markers with surrounding diamonds up to the caseband and minute repeater chiming slide.
Ref. 7121 Moonphase
In a brilliant cut, two rows of diamonds decorate the bezel of the Ref. 7121 Moonphase, using the “dentelle” setting technique, a lace-like pattern. Set in white gold, this blue version is a new variation, with the previous offering in yellow gold.
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