Patek Philippe watches embody sublime horology. Numerous notable improvements in horology are due to Patek Philippe, such as the chronograph, the perpetual calendar, and minute repeater. Patek Philippe manufactures its very own movements and it is individually possessed, so we have an immense quantity of freedom when creating its watches. Their style is unassuming, elegant, and timeless.
To celebrate its 175th Anniversary, Patek Philippe has released a few limited edition. One of these simple limited models maintained our attention, a chronograph having a unique approach along with a very pure design, the Patek Philippe Multi-Scale Chronograph Ref. 5975.
The Patek Philippe Multi-Scale Chronograph Ref. 5975 has a very specific layout that was not seen for many years, a 3-scale timing “computer”. Nowadays, the majority of the chronographs are coming having a tachymeter scale. And before the sixties/seventies it wasn’t unusual to determine chronographs with multiple scales, especially not for military tool-watches. Patek now reintroduces this display, because the 5975 has the 3 most usual scales, meaning a telemeter, a pulsimeter along with a tachymeter.
This brings a face filled with printings for this watch but additionally an in-depth vintage feeling that enthusiasts will without a doubt applause. However, something is very intriguing: the possible lack of registers. Usually, individuals multi-scale chronographs were depending on bi-compax designs – a running second at 9 along with a 30-minute counter at 3. Around the Patek Philippe Multi-Scale Chronograph Ref. 5975, there’s no register. Rather, it appears as though a 3-hand watch, with hrs, minutes and seconds around the central axis. However, the second hand isn’t sweeping, as possible stopped and used when needed like a 60-second chronograph. Or you can use it like a classical second hand should you let it rest running. That leads us towards the mechanics.
Within the 5975 ticks an in-house movement, the Calibre CH28-520. It’s not a brand new movement. It’s a self-winding movement that features min. 50 hrs of power reserve which has a full rotor on top, made from 21k gold. We have an integrated construction, and therefore the chronograph functions – Column-wheel, levers and gears – aren’t added like a module on top of basics caliber. Each one of these elements are members of the movement itself for any better flow of power and compactness.
It’s a complicated movement, which brings the best when it comes to chronograph’s activation: a column-wheel with vertical clutch. What’s the benefit of this configuration: getting an exact and immediate start of second hand, with no small initial jump available around the cam-operated chronographs. Another advantage founds here lots of sense: as it arrives with a vertical clutch, it’s nearly friction-free. For your reason, the sweep chronograph hand can be used a permanently running seconds hand, with (almost) no difference in the speed precision. Having a non-vertical clutch, initiating the second hand permanently can impact the truth from the watch, because of frictions. Here, Patek Philippe just reinvented the idea of the Chronostop – sixties watches produced by Omega with simply a main second-hand to time occasions – inside a complicated and delicate way.
The movement from the Patek Philippe Multi-Scale Chronograph Ref. 5975 is embellished using the Patek Philippe Seal, concept of course a really higher level of finishing, but not just. It’s also a guaranty from the accurate running from the movement, that won’t vary by greater than -3 to +2 seconds each day, chronograph triggered or otherwise. The higher the precision is, the greater the truth from the information is going to be too.
Now relocating to the appearance, we have to admit that we’re before a significant nice watch. The Patek Philippe Multi-Scale Chronograph Ref. 5975 is available in a 40mm case with several noticeable features. The desirable square pushers which are so “Patek”. And it features complicated walked-lugs, invisibly screwed towards the caseband and bezel. It appears to become double lugs, one connected to the case itself and yet another one overlapping the bezel. The case is fully polished and has a full caseback engraved “PATEK PHILIPPE GENEVE 175e Anniversaire 1839 – 2014”. And you will find 4 models available.