For a couple of years now, Patek Philippe has been applying a rather surprising strategy, by offering a new, younger approach. Sometimes classic, sometimes contemporary, and at times rather tricky to comprehend, even occasionally controversial… This all began back in 2014 using the modern-looking stainless steel 5960/1A, followed later in 2015 with the initiation of the Calatrava Travel Time Pilot 5524G, a vintage-inspired watch, radically different from the classic conventional Patek collections. And if you mix both of these watches, you’ll end up with the 2017 Patek Philippe 5960/1a prezzo replica watch Chronograph Annual Calendar 5960/01g.

This reference is certainly amongst the most important modern Pateks… When it has always been well received and had always flown under the radar, it has to be reminded , when it arrived on the market, the 5960 was a large first for the new. Earlier this ref. 5960, at Patek, the calendar connected to a chronograph was a perpetual one (because the 1920s with the famous ref. 1518 to the true ref. 5270). But, Patek is also known for being the inventor of some other kind of quantième, the annual calendar, a hybrid between the exact simple date and the expensive and complex perpetual calendar.

So, Patek created a new idea: a calendar which will be (nearly) as functional as a QP but more secure, more simple, more dependable and largely, more reachable. In 1996, they patented a calendar opinion that demanded only 1 correction per year, in the transition from February to March, meaning that it was mechanically recognizing 30- and 31-day weeks. This complication was initially shown on the 18k yellow gold ref. 5035.

Afterwards, in 2006, Patek added this annual calendar for the very first time to a different complication, this time a chronograph. And as said, it was also the first time a chronograph was connected to some other calendar than a QP. This new combination was introduced on the Ref. 5960P-001 (platinum variant ), but this wasn’t the sole novelty on this watch. In reality, it was also the first ever self-winding chronograph developed and fabricated in house by Patek. It sports an annual calendar through three windows for your date, the day of this week and the month in the top half of the dial. In addition, it sports a day/night indicator positioned inside the monocounter at 6 combined with a power reserve indicator at 12.

Several variations, in white gold, rose gold or gold could be produced between 2006 and 2014, at which stage the precious metals have been replaced with stainless steel… The ref. 5960/1A was indeed getting rid of the silver or gold instances for a more common metal, together with a surprising (sudden, contentious ) dialup, in white and many with colored accents. A drastic change in the collection, and we would need to wait around for 2015 to find the annual calendar/chronograph mix coming back in precious metals, although using a new reference, the 5905p, using a bigger instance of 42mm (instead of 40.5mm). The 5960 continued its way from the current collection, using another black dial… till Baselworld 2017, when Patek attracted back white gold onto the model, and yet again a quite surprising design. That has been the 5960/01g, and here is our take on it.

Well, essentially, nothing fresh, as all the general attributes of the Ref. 5960 are back in their regular form. The case, even if now crafted in 18k white gold rather than stainless steel (after the white gold version was eliminated… I know, complicated story) is exactly the same as we have seen as 2006. The display is also perfectly identical to the steel variations of the 5960 and the movement, as you’ve guessed, can also be exactly the exact same calibre CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H (seriously, even BMW makes simpler names…) So, in fact, this new 5960/01g is just a cosmetic update… But one that is quite surprising in the details.

Overallthis new style makes a very interesting compromise between the very classical early editions of this watch (watch the 5960p below, with black dial) along with the possibly too stylish steel variations. Furthermore, the choice of leather befits quite well the watch and makes this Patek a bit younger, a bit wider. And that I will not complain about not having the fully polished metallic bracelet, as it’s overall quite shiny and overly visible.

In spite of this slight classic feel, the white gold 5960 holds onto some of its contemporary and sporty features, namely the highly contrasted white calendar windows along with chronograph scales (at 6), the large, directly and glowing hands, in addition to a few touches of crimson on the principal second hand along with the 30-minute counter. Surprisingly, if all of this is equal to both steel variations, the blue dial makes it more subtle, even as all of the colors and contrasts mix better in the global design.

Under the caseback is your famous calibre CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H. This was the very first incorporated automatic chronograph movement of Patek, and since its introduction, it has also made its way into the Nautilus (although with no calendar signs ). This motion has a contemporary architecture, with all the chronograph and the self-winding mechanism being completely part of the motion (rather than added on top of an existing motion, in a modular way). The chronograph features a flyback feature, and can be controlled by a column-wheel along with a vertical clutch. It has a 4Hz frequency and it boasts between 45-55 hours of power reserve, depending on how long the chronograph is kept operating.

Patek’s traditional finishing has been implemented, meaning polished bevelled angles, circular Geneva Stripes, polished screw-heads and slots along with circular graining on the primary plate. It is certified by the Patek Philippe 5960/1a black dial replica watches Seal, which also heightens the accuracy of the watch (typical of -3/+2 minutes per day). Each of the calendar indications, meaning the corrections for the afternoon, the date and the month, are done via recessed pushers placed on the left side of this case.

Overall, this Patek Philippe 5960 1a forum fake Chronograph Annual Calendar 5960/01g is nothing but a revolution — at first. In reality, it has to be seen as part of the”brand new Patek”, which creates a few counter tops which talks to younger, more active collectors. If the steel versions were slightly contentious and not adopted by most of Patek lovers, this new white gold version with blue dial feels considerably more familiar, and it keeps the usual PP elegance, together with a well-dosed classic touch and some contemporary and casual elements. Additional information on (check their new website…)

Patek Philippe’s new Reference 5930 World Time Chronograph takes into consideration the latest political changes in conventional timekeeping, using a new updated time-zone disc for the opinion. Reference 5930 replaces all preceding world-time models, and Patek Philippe 5930 worldtimer chronograph replica watch has used this opportunity to revise its own dial.

Nevertheless a moderate size instance despite the complications
A total of 24 cities have been listed on the outermost blue disk, each representing one of the world’s 24 time zones. The innermost ring is divided into 24 hours using a day/night sign: Light numerals on a dark blue background with a moon symbol at midnight shows the nighttime hours and blue numerals on a light background with a sun emblem at dusk shows the daylight ones. After the watch is running, this 24-hour ring progresses counterclockwise while the town disk remains stationary.

The rectangular pusher on the left side of the instance is used to set the watch. This advances the neighborhood and 24-hour disk counterclockwise in one-hour increments. The hour hand also advances counterclockwise. The city connected with the desired time zone needs to be at 12 so the hour and minutes hands demonstrate that town’s local time on the primary dial. The crown is used to set the right moment.

Times in another 23 zones may then be read via the local time track and the 24-hour monitor, whose color shows whether it’s day or night in the specified area. When traveling from 1 zone to another, simply press on the correction pusher at 10 o’clock to adjust the atmosphere. The hour and minutes hands will always reveal the correct time at the zone represented by the city displayed at 12.

While Reference 5930 has no moments display, you can use the continuously running stopwatch hand for this function because electricity is moved to the chronograph by means of a low-friction vertical clutch without depleting the power book or bothering the speed accuracy.

The column wheel and vertical clutch can operate continuously
And we saw that a minor slowing of this timepiece on the timing system, both when fully wound and after running for 24 hours without adding power. The seconds monitor, which is usually about the outer edge of the dial, is a ring that is situated between the town ring and the 24-hour numeral ring.

The foundation for the CH 28-520 motion with column-wheel control and vertical clutch in addition to a world-time mechanism extends back to a design made by Geneva watchmaker Louis Cottier in the 1930s. Patek Philippe world time 5930g replica watches upgraded the design and patented two new improvements in 1959 and 1999.

The movement is based on a Louis Cottier layout in the Thirties
Until today, Patek Philippe patek philippe world time rose gold 5930g replica ‘s world-time chronographs have only existed as individual creations, but Reference 5930 is a 21st-century, state-of-the-art watch that’s part of their brand’s regular collection.

Extensive redesigns were required to link with the chronograph movement using all the world-time mechanism, which required working with tolerances of 1/100 mm.

Additionally, it unifies traditional watchmaking and modernity from Patek Philippe reference 5930 worldtime chronograph fake watches along with the stringent demands of the Patek Philippe 5930g clone watch review seal to achieve slimmer, more elegant watches and, most importantly, functional structure: the golden-colored Gyromax balance wheel with its own patented blue-violet Spiromax equilibrium spring made of Silinvar, a 21k-gold oscillating weight using its single-sided winding action that may produce up to 55 hours of reserve power using the column-wheel chronograph including vertical clutch, and finally the nice finishes, crowned with all the in-house quality seal.

Hand applied guilloche finish on the dial
The round côtes p Genève pattern which transitions from the golden oscillator to the silvery rhodium-plated bridges; the gold-enhanced engravings; along with the beveled edges and chamfered, polished bore holes could all be admired through the transparent sapphire caseback. And from a technical point of view, smooth performance goes along with the modern design and materials. Setting the time zone is as simple as promised, however it has one slight drawback: It can be advanced in one direction only, so it could be an advantage that there’s no date display that must be merged with time-zone setting.

The outcome sheet
The watch’s operating elements are made from white gold, like the 39.5millimeter case. The surfaces of this pushers and some of the sapphire caseback have a nice, brushed finish. While the 12-sided sapphire caseback frame permits a fascinating view of the movement, the steeply sloping bezel provides the navy blue dial ample space. The timing is displayed within the world-time and chronograph disks with faceted white-gold dauphin hands pointing into applied white-gold hour markers. Super-LumiNova accents make it easy to read the time in the night.
A high quality, hand-stitched alligator strap is put into wing-like lugs that remember the trendsetting world-time watches of the 1940s. The strap is dyed the exact same navy blue because the dial and finishes at a white-gold folding clasp.