Patek Philippe just introduced a brand new reference within their collection, that might easily be a future classic. The brand new ref. 5200G (the G describes its white-colored gold situation) belongs to the Patek Philippe Gondolo Replica collection featuring an 8-Days by hand wound movement having a day and date indicator. Although ref. 5200G is definitely an entirely new model, it shares some commonalities with two other Gondolo models, both ref.5124 and also the legendary ref. 5100 10-Day Power Reserve Millennium Edition, nicknamed "Manta Ray."
The Gondolo collection finds its inspiration in Art Deco while offering less frequent situation shapes, like tonneau, rectangular, square and cushion formed cases. Released in 1993, this collection was named following the "Chronometro Gondolo" replica watch that Patek Philippe created for the famous Brazilian store Gondolo & Labouriau in early 1900's. Just look beside the brand new 5200G's situation and you will immediately recognize the skill Deco influences.
Its situation design comes pretty near to the current patek philippe gondolo calendario replica ref. 5124, that also includes a reasonably large, masculine, rectangular situation using the double-ridged sides. The situation is slightly curved, therefore it fits the anatomy from the wrist. The white-colored gold situation measures 46.90 mm from lug to lug, 32.40 mm from right to left (without crown) and 10.40 mm tall. The replica watch occurs a hands-stitched alligator strap with large scales, in both shiny blue or matt black, having a 16-mm prong buckle in 18K white-colored gold.
Another resemblance that people pointed out, would be that the recently developed movement of ref. 5200G features bridges much like individuals from the highly collectible ref. 5100 "Manta Ray," which has been around since year 2000 to celebrate a brand new millennium. The ref. 5100 includes a 10-Day by hand wound movement, quality 28-20 REC 10J PS IRM. The movement from the new ref. 5200 is quality 28-20 REC 8J PS IRM C J, that is built on a single primary plate and uses exactly the same gear train. Ref. 5200G's movement includes yet another day and date indicator, which cost roughly a couple of days from the power reserve that ref. 5100's movement had.
Around the photo (above) you can observe the 4 bridges of quality 28-20 REC 10J PS IRM (yes, this is the movement of ref. 5100 "Manta Ray.") One large bridge covers top of the 1 / 2 of the movement, and three smaller sized bridges contain the gear train.
Ref. 5200's quality 28-20 REC 8J PS IRM C J (C means "Calendar," meaning the date indication, and J means "Joure," or perhaps in British, your day indication) really features just two bridges: the big bridge since the entire upper 1 / 2 of the movement, an additional bridge, that has been milled to appear like three bridges. By doing this the movement shows a visible resemblance to the ancestor, as the single bridge is much more rigid and simpler to service.
The brand new quality 28-20 REC 8J PS IRM C J features the Spiromax balance spring and Pulsomax escapement which is Patek's first 4-hertz movement using these plastic-based materials. The Pulsomax escapement having a Silinvar lever and escape wheel requires no lube but is virtually friction-free, which saves energy every time the lever contacts the escape wheel. And that's something which happens 5.53 million occasions throughout the eight times of power reserve. Furthermore, the very hard, totally antimagnetic and corrosion-resistant Silinvar materials are two-thirds lighter than steel, which further maximizes the power balance. With respect to the position, the total amount spring, lever, and escape wheel could be identified by their crimson-to-bluish hue within the lower right corner from the rectangular movement, which superbly fits the oblong situation.
The calendar mechanism is really a so-known as immediate calendar, and therefore both day and also the date change within three milliseconds at night time. The calendar mechanism costs roughly 2 days from the initial ten days power reserve. As well as with the help of the immediate calendar mechanism, the superbly finished movement measures just 5.05 mm tall, similar to the movement from the Ref. 5100.
An 8-Day power reserve indicator is positioned in the upper 1 / 2 of the dial and also the immediate day and date signs are placed in the lower 1 / 2 of the dial. The little seconds hands is built-into the date circle, that also includes an aperture for that day.