Three new and new-ish sophisticated chronograph watches have simply debuted from Patek Philippe. They’re reference 5905/1A-001 with a flyback chronograph and annual calendar, reference 5930P-001, which is a world time flyback chronograph, and absolutely the heavy-hitter is reference 5204R-011 with a split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar. Let’s dive in.
Priced at $309,893, the Patek Philippe 5204R-011 Cut up-seconds Chronograph and Perpetual Calendar watch is the newest variation on the 5204 reference, a surprising watch that impresses with its nice many shows and apertures and palms and simply as many pushers and corrector buttons across the periphery of the case. The pushers and buttons and crown are your approach to work together with the Patek Philippe CHR 29-535 PS Q manufacture caliber, a hand-wound motion that may be traced again to the 5370, 5270, and 5170.
Regardless of its outstanding complexity, it operates at a contemporary 4 Hertz frequency and combines that with an influence reserve rated to fall between 55 and 65 hours — the noticed energy reserve will possible depend upon how a lot the chronograph is used and whether or not the motion has to “push” a better number of perpetual calendar shows on the finish of the day. It shows the date, day, bissextile year, and month in a perpetual method (which means that the subsequent time this calendar would require adjusting is in 2100) together with day-night and subsidiary seconds shows and a column-wheel operated split-seconds chronograph. Aaaahh. And all that from 496 superbly completed elements. Whole case thickness is 14.3 millimeters.
These preserving observe of Patek Philippe’s Grand Problems vary — eyeing with a brand new acquisition, maybe — may need seen that the brand new 5204R-011 is the one piece on this top-tier phase of Patek Philippe watches to supply a slate grey dial. Slate grey ought to work brilliantly with the rose gold palms and hour markers, to not point out the case and the brown calf strap. It’s a sturdy look that received’t exit of fashion anytime quickly — or ever. And when you actually need to out-class everybody in a very masochistic approach, you’ll be able to simply have your 5204R-011 delivered with an non-obligatory stable caseback instead of the clear one.
Priced at $100,538, the Patek Philippe 5930P-001 World Time Flyback Chronograph combines a radiant platinum case with an equally vibrant emerald inexperienced dial and vintage-inspired silver metropolis ring. A really inexperienced watch, together with its inexperienced alligator strap and inexperienced cities record, it’s an fascinating research in the usage of distinction and coloration. With a case diameter of 39.5mm, the 5930P-001 shouldn’t be a small watch, by any means — however then once more it wants all that area for the thick metropolis ring and its corresponding 24-hour disc which collectively make up the useful world time show.
Sandwiched between a sapphire crystal caseback and the inexperienced guilloché dial of the Patek Philippe 5930P-001 World Time Flyback Chronograph is caliber 28-520 HU, which merges the world time show with a flyback chronograph, operating at 4 Hertz frequency by way of an influence reserve of 50-55 hours. The overall case thickness is 12.86mm, which is complemented by slightly strong-looking, tall lugs barely impressed by some Forties creations of the model, reminiscent of reference 2523 — though these had been much more angular, each iterations are slightly pronounced. In between the lugs is a single diamond, as is customary for platinum circumstances by Patek Philippe.
Priced at $59,140, the Patek Philippe 5905/1A-001 Flyback Chronograph and Annual Calendar watch represents a extra trendy and slightly extra laid-back aesthetic. It’s the primary time the 5905 is offered in metal and on a metal bracelet — nevertheless it’s not the primary metal annual calendar chronograph from the model; that was the spectacular 5960/1A (hands-on right here).
The 42mm-wide metal case incorporates a concave edge and enormous rectangular pushers, the entrance shows sword-style palms and an intricately (maybe a tad over-done) labeled subdial — all these attributes collectively assist hyperlink this piece with Patek Philippe heavyweights just like the reference 5208, including coherence and lineage to the model’s choices… even when the 5208P prices about 16 occasions greater than the 5905/1A. Naturally, there’s a inexperienced dial, in addition, the identical shade discovered on the largely unattainable Nautilus 5711/1A-014.
The Patek Philippe 5905/1A-001 Flyback Chronograph and Annual Calendar is powered by the CH 28‑520 QA 24H manufacture caliber that provides this superior performance at a price: First, the cased-up watch measures 14.13mm-thick, which is appreciable heft for an all-steel watch and, second, it nonetheless depends on three “hidden” corrector pushers set into the left facet of the case to regulate the annual calendar’s shows. These pushers, nonetheless, restrict water resistance to only 30 meters — and so, whereas the Patek Philippe 5905/1A-001 is rendered in stylish metal (and superbly completed), it doesn’t fairly provide the robustness and peace of thoughts as luxurious metal sports activities watches are maybe anticipated to. Small caveats matched to an un-small worth.
These three spectacular new Patek Philippe chronograph watches with issues can be found instantly — however not with out limitations in provide. You possibly can be taught extra on the model’s web site.