10 / Apr

Patek Philippe 2016 Debuts

One of the many highlights from the Patek Philippe 2016 debuts, are the two new Annual Calendar references shown above. The 5396G-014 and 5396R-012 have been designed to mark the 20th anniversary of this Patek Philippe masterpiece, which only needs to be corrected once a year.

The classic Perpetual Calendar also has had refinements applied to it. Ref. 5327 now has a 39mm case reminiscent of the 5227 which has been hugely successful.

For the ladies we present vibrant diamond set watches in ‘timeless white’ along with other playful additions to the Calatrava collection.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Ref. 5396

2016

The 22nd model for the 20th anniversary of a bestseller

Both versions of Ref. 5396 look familiar yet at the same time appear to be totally new.

Both models feature familiar elements that have been subtly refined and recombined. One of these is the in-line double aperture in the upper half of the dial that displays the day of the week on the left and the month on the right.

The date display is positioned in a large aperture at 6 o’clock. Together with the double aperture, it frames the 24-hour subsidiary dial with the moon-phase display in the lower half of the dial to assure a visually balanced configuration. This layout is reminiscent of Patek Philippe perpetual calendars from the 1940s and 1950s, which regularly fetch top prices at auction.

The main difference: On the face of the Ref. 5396, the position of the analog date scale in the historic models is now occupied by the 24-hour dial, which doubles as a day/night indication.

  • Automatic movement, calibre 324 S QA LU 24H/303
  • Annual Calendar, day, date and month in apertures
  • Moon phases and 24-hour display, Sweep seconds hand
  • Gold applied Breguet-style numerals
  • Sapphire-crystal case back
  • 18ct rose or white gold case, diameter: 38.5mm

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Patek Philippe World Time Ref. 5230

2016

Heure Universelle

Because some time zone designations have recently changed or were replaced with new ones, Patek Philippe chose Baselworld to present the new World Time watch Ref. 5230, which is replacing all previous models.

It may seem ‘simple’ to divide the planet into 24 time zones with 15 degrees of longitude each, but the political process behind it is convoluted. Some time zones have meanwhile been assigned different city names, for instance Dubai instead of Riyadh or Brisbane instead of Noumea, to mention only two. Formerly, Moscow was located in the UTC+4 zone, but the Russian capital has now shifted one hour closer to Western Europe, “relocating” to UTC+3. From time to time, such changes make it necessary to modify the place names on the city scales of World Time watches.

This is why Patek Philippe is discontinuing the production of its legacy World Time watches and launching the new Ref. 5230 with the updated, globally valid city names.

As regards the case of the new Ref. 5230, changes were applied among others to the winglet-style lugs and the narrow, smoothly polished bezel that attractively sets the watch apart from its predecessors.

The hand shapes have been given a new look as well: Instead of the venerable ringed hour hand and Dauphine minute hand, the Ref. 5230 now sports a pierced hour hand and the minute hand features a lozenge-shaped contour.

  • Automatic movement, calibre 240 HU
  • 24-hour and day/night indication for the 24 time zones
  • lacquered dial, hand-guilloched, gold applied hour markers
  • Sapphire-crystal case back
  • 18ct white or rose gold, case diameter: 38.5mm

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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5327

2016

A new self-winding perpetual calendar has been added to the collection at a slightly larger 39mm case diameter than the 18ct ref. 5140. The new 5327 features beautifully scalloped lugs and the dial is adorned with Breguet-style numerals.

  • Ultra-thin automatic movement, calibre 240 Q
  • Perpetual calendar, day, date, month, leap year and 24-hour indication by hands
  • Moon phases
  • Gold applied Breguet numerals
  • Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back
  • 18ct white, rose or yellow gold case, diameter: 39mm

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Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5164R

2016

This popular and practical addition to the Aquanaut family is now available in 18ct rose gold.

  • Automatic movement, calibre 324 S C FUS
  • Dual time zone mechanism indicating local and home time
  • Local and “home” day/night indications in apertures
  • Local date by hand, sweep seconds hand
  • Screw-down crown, water resistant to 120m
  • Sapphire-crystal case back
  • 18ct rose gold case, diameter (10-4 o’clock): 40.8mm

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Patek Philippe Calatrava “Timeless White” Ref. 7122

The “blanc de blanc” of feminine elegance

This modern, all-white diamond-set mechanical ladies’ timepiece showcases a highly innovative design which even decades from now will retain its feminine grace when it is handed down to a granddaughter some day.

It expresses the Patek Philippe philosophy which since 1839 has focused on indicating the time not just as accurately as possible but also in a timelessly beautiful way.

  • Manually wound movement, calibre 215 PS
  • Seconds sub-dial
  • Bezel set with 44 diamonds (~0.47 ct)
  • White lacquered dial, gold applied hobnail-patterned hour markers
  • Sapphire-crystal case back
  • 18ct White or rose gold case, diameter: 33mm

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Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 7200/200R-001

  • Ultra-thin automatic movement, caliber 240
  • Case set with 142 diamonds (~1.08 ct), “Flamme” setting
  • Silvery grained dial, gold applied Breguet numerals
  • Prong buckle set with 26 diamonds (~0.18 ct)
  • Sapphire-crystal case back
  • 18ct rose gold case, diameter: 34.6mm

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