Patek Philippe presents twelve new models including a major technical debut and a broad range of aesthetic reinterpretations.
At the Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022 show, Patek Philippe launches the totally new Ref. 5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time that for the first time introduces two of the manufacture’s iconic complications with a totally new case design.
Fitted with the new self-winding caliber 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H (eight patents), the new Ref. 5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time with a date display synchronized with local time and is automatically corrected forward or backward when the time zone is changed. To provide a noble framework for this unique function, Patek Philippe created a totally new exterior with a Calatrava case guilloched with the hand-finished hobnail pattern around its entire flank; it sets itself apart from the collection with a charcoal gray vintage dial reminiscent of old photo cameras in fascinating details. For the first time, Patek Philippe brings these ingenious and user friendly functions together in one watch.
Lovers of this timeless design will also find it in another watch with a case and dial featuring the same aesthetic signature with a simple date function: it is the Ref. 5226G-001 Calatrava powered by the self-winding caliber 26-330 S C movement. A highly contemporary “Vintage” style.
The goal is always an aesthetic evolution, bringing the models to the present day. This subtle connection between classicism and modernity is perfectly showcased by two reinterpretations of classic Patek Philippe complications. The Ref. 5320G-011 Perpetual Calendar with three-tiered lugs shows elements of a model from 1945. It features a new opaline rose gilt dial that emphasizes its “Vintage” roots. The classic Ref. 5172G-010 Men’s Chronograph is inspired by the 1940-1950 models and also shows an opaline rose gilt dial beneath which a classic and very finely finished horizontal clutch movement with six patented innovations tracks the time.
Today, olive green gives timepieces of the current collection a new, modern and timeless face that underscores the personalities of the respective models and plays with light in a myriad of ways. Unmistakable and contemporary: Ref. 5205R-011 in rose gold with a dial black-gradated to the periphery.
Elegance at any time of day is the hallmark of the Ref. 4910/1200A-011 Twenty~4 quartz watch in steel with a sunburst dial. The Ref. 7130R-014 Ladies’ World Time watch in rose gold is exceptionally refined. The center of its dial is adorned with a hand-guilloched basket weave decor. For the platinum Ref. 5270P-014 Chronograph with a perpetual calendar, Patek Philippe also offers a green lacquered dial with a black gradation, a revisited classic nuance colour reminiscent of the most beautiful vintage cars.
The famous Patek Philippe World Time watch was launched in the 1930s and makes it possible to read the local times of all 24 time zones at a glance. Thanks to an exclusive mechanism patented in 1999, the owner simply needs to actuate the pusher at 10 o'clock to simultaneously correct all displays in one hour steps. In addition to the Ref. 7130R-014 Ladies’ World Time watch with an olive green dial, Patek Philippe’s travel watch collection welcomes two new interpretations of existing models. For the first time, the Ref. 5230P-001 World Time combines a platinum case with a sumptuous blue dial and matching calf strap. Its dial shows a new manually guilloched circular pattern inspired by the Ref. 5110 (2000): it was the first watch fitted with the patented World Time mechanism. In the center of its dial, the Ref. 5231G-001 Rare Handcrafts World Time watch sports a new map in grand feu cloisonné enamel depicting Oceania and Southeast Asia.
Gemsetting has long been one of the most attractive ways to emphasize the appeal of a watch and bring it life evern further. This link between creativity and know-how stands out in two new versions of already existing models. The Ref. 5374/300P-001 grand complication with a minute repeater and a perpetual calendar has a self-winding movement and cathedral gongs; it is adorned with a glittering complement of baguette-cut diamonds and baguette-cut blue sapphires, set by Patek Philippe's master gem-setters at their new premises.
The Ref 7121/200G-001 Ladies’ Moon Phases watch enchances its beauty with a white-gold case, a stunning blue sunburst dial and a bezel adorned with the sparkle of two offset rows of brilliant-cut diamonds set with the “Dentelle” technique.
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