Early this season at Basel world, Patek Philippe introduced the Annual Calendar Chronograph in stainless steel, which by this season, replaces producing all in gold and platinum. The Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph features numerous design changes. First, it features a new mono counter register at 6 o’clock that’s been reconfigured with minutes (60-minutes) inside and hrs (12-hours) around the outdoors.
Second, it features a new bezel that’s tapered slightly different in the base than previous 5960s. Third, may be the debut of the stainless steel “drop” links bracelet. Finally, it features a new silvery-grey dial the utilize striking red accents along with a black applied hrs markers, hands, chronograph subsidiary dial and apertures.
Functions include hrs, minutes, small seconds, chronograph (hours, minutes, second), annual calendar (day, date, month) and power reserve indication. Based on Patek Philippe, “The movement is really a prime illustration of tradition combined with innovation. It combines the classic column-wheel control concept having a modern vertical disk clutch that removes the chance of hand jump or recoil once the stop-watch function is triggered. The clutch is virtually friction-free, to ensure that the chronograph hand can be used a permanently running seconds hand if preferred.”
In-house caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H has 456 total components, including 14 bridges and 40 jewels. It provides a Gyromax balance wheel along with a Spiromax balance spring. It beats at 4Hz and it has maximum reserve of 55-hours. The central rotor is within 21K gold. The case measures 40.5 mm across featuring convex sapphire crystal, together with a sapphire crystal case back.
Whitened dials are only for high contrast when one wants to have it right. Black or dark colored hands and hour markers are essential-and they’re challenging right most of the time. However, Patek Philippe’s special technique in oxidizing white gold to really make it black is extremely good at creating crisp, matte black factors that are generally nice to check out and provide excellent dial legibility. The black and white dial combined with the two added red chronograph hands creates a very contemporary dial that’s unlike most Patek Philippe watches available.
It’s further the truth that 5-link steel bracelet augments the sportiness from the design and adds a personality to the watch that might be missing were it basically matched up to some standard strap.The dial is perhaps stealthily simple because of the seven approximately distinct features offered within this watch.
Additionally towards the time it features a full 12 hour chronograph that utilizes the subsidiary dial with two hands, a yearly calendar with separate home windows for that date, month, and day, each day/evening indicator by means of a small window having a whitened or blue color, along with a power reserve indicator (overall power reserve which is between 45-55 hours). You will find inset pushers along the side of the case to regulate the calendar information.