After the recent announcement of the incredible new Nautilus models, Patek Philippe are set to excite again with the further launch of one new watch and four reimagined watches to their collection.
Fans are treated to a new Grand Complication with perpetual calendar featuring an innovative, patented in-line display, a refreshed iteration of the famous Calatrava with “Clous de Paris” bezel, an Annual Calendar with round steel case and metal bracelet and a Calatrava ladies’ model, boasting a guilloched, blue lacquered dial with larger case and self-winding movement.
Each model showcases Patek Philippe’s continual efforts to marry exceptional craftsmanship and watch design with the demands of 21st century expectations.
Ref. 5236P-001 In-line Perpetual Calendar
A watch of exceptional elegance and technical brilliance, the Ref. 5236P-001 In-Line Perpetual Calendar boasts a sleek blue dial with black gradation to the periphery, adorned with a vertical satin finish. Beautifully contrasted with applied hour markers and baton hands in white gold, the timepiece is presented on a navy-blue alligator leather strap, fastened with a fold-over clasp. The dial is framed via a 41.3mm hand-polished platinum case.
Admirers of Patek Philippe timepieces will immediately notice the introduction of the patented calendar display, showcasing the day, date and month in single panoramic aperture sitting at 12 o’ clock. Whilst this approach is already present in some Patek Philippe pocket watches, this is the first time it is included within a wristwatch. With the in-line display system comprising of 118 additional parts, the result highlights the manufacturer’s excellent ability to incorporate the biggest of technical feats into the smallest of spaces.
To secure its place within the Grand Complications collection, the Ref. 5236P-001 features two round apertures featuring the leap-year cycle and day/night indications, with a further window displaying the moon phases.
Refs. 6119R-001 and 6119G-001 Calatrava “Clous de Paris”
Celebrating the success of the Ref. 3919 launched in 1985, the Refs. 6119R-001 and 6119G-001 pay homage to the hugely popular guilloched “Clous de Paris” pattern, coupling the highly desirable aesthetic with a new manually wound movement.
Powered by the calibre 30-255 PS, the ultra-thin timepieces each feature a generous case diameter of 39mm in two styles. The Ref. 6119R-001 in rose gold has a silvery grained dial with applied hour markers and hands in rose gold and the Ref. 6119G-001 in white gold features a charcoal grey dial with a vertical satin finish, a snailed subsidiary seconds dial with applied hour markers and hands in white gold.
At face value, these latest watches are aesthetically beautiful but with a power reserve of 65 hours, thanks to new energy management solutions, the timepieces enjoy a high-performance movement, further enhanced with an exceptionally accurate stop-seconds function.
Ref. 4947/1A-001 Annual Calendar
For the first time, Patek Philippe have introduced their Annual Calendar complication in a round Calatrava case, crafted from stainless steel with metal bracelet. With a case diameter of 38mm and night blue dial with a horizontal and vertical satin finish, the Ref. 4947/1A-001 is a modern take on a highly sought-after model which, until now, has only been available in three gold colours and one platinum.
Whilst the aesthetic of the timepiece has been given a modern makeover, the watch remains powered by the exceptional performance of the 324 S QA LU self-winding movement. With only one manual correction required per year, it features two subsidiary dials between 9 and 10 o’clock, showing the day and, between 2 and 3 o’clock, the month. The date is displayed in an aperture at 6 o'clock and the moon-phase display rounds out the calendar functions.
The sleek design of the Ref. 4947/1A-001 is sure to delight lovers of both feminine and masculine watches. Indeed, for Twenty~4 Automatic lovers looking to explore the world of complications, this beautiful blend of aesthetic brilliance married with outstanding performance capabilities is sure to be of great interest.
Ref. 4997/200G-001 Calatrava Ladies’ Watch
This bold interpretation of the classic Ref. 4897 is a watch of timeless feminine elegance designed for a modern world. Now featuring a self-winding movement with enhanced case diameter of 35mm, the watch features a white gold case which sits beautifully alongside the night blue dial.
The dial itself is an extraordinary work of art. The concentric waves contrast wonderfully with the sharp angular lines of the arrow-shaped “poudré” hour markers and faceted Dauphine hands in white gold.
Surrounding the seductive dial is a bezel, set with 76 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds; both elements the result of the exacting standards of workmanship championed at Patek Philippe. The finishing touch is a new brushed, satin-finished calfskin strap in navy blue, secured with magnificent white-gold prong buckle.
The watch is powered by the ultra-thin self-winding calibre 240 movement with a recessed minirotor in 22ct gold, offering an exceptionally svelte case with compact dimensions.
Contact us today to find out more about the latest Patek Philippe watch releases or to discover the collection at our Edinburgh showroom.