This year was the year of steel for Patek Philippe. Together with the massive surprise of this posh Annual Calendar Chronograph 5960/1, we have presented you with in a comprehensive hands-on informative article on the new Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph ref. 5990/1A, a complex edition of this Gerald Genta constructed icon. In addition to this tendency toward steel (which itself was an answer to several collectors’ requests) we should not forget that Patek’s specialities are dress and complex watches.

The Patek Philippe replica watches 5496P is not properly a new watch, as it had been presented at Baselworld 2011 with a white dial. Likewise, the movement and its quite unusual design is not specific to this reference, as the calibre 324 S QR was powering the 5159. It came with an officer case (meaning directly lugs with screws on both sides along with a hinged dust cover on the rear side), a guilloché dial with big Roman numbers and unusual hands. In 2011, the first variant of this 5496P was the soft and sober (possibly too sober) declination of the layout, using its Calatrava situation and pure dial layout. For 2014, Patek Philippe grand complications 5496p-014 replica watches brings back — with all the reserve we’ve come to anticipate from this new — a little eccentricity, a hot and pleasant colour dubbed’honey brown’.

The design itself can be considered a departure for a Patek Philippe, as we’re used to viewing Perpetual Calendars with 3 sub-dials (e.g., the iconic reference 5140). Don’t forget that we’re referring to a brand built around customs and classicism. What might constitute a total lack of creativity in another, younger brand needs to be taken within the context of a few of the very conservative — and profoundly respected — generates. Patek Philippe patek philippe 5496p replica watches review do not produce MB&Fs of Urwerks. They’re elegantly and soberly producing elegant and contemporary watches. So, in a sense, this layout is really less conservative than we have come to expect out of this revered brand.

At the lower part of the dial stays the moon-phase index, represented with a blue disc and silver printings for the stars and moon. The endless calendar’s information is displayed in 3 apertures: day at 9per month in 3 and jump year in 12. The date is indicated by a retrograde hand which moves backward to its original position between 4 and 7. Time is displayed by’dauphine’ palms in the centre of the dial.

When the very first Patek Philippe 5496P was released with its white dial, it was certainly a tasteful watch but seemed to have, possibly, a lack of temerity, a particular starkness. The new colour creates a warmer feeling without breaking the classical codes of the brand. The’honey brown’ dial is really less standard but it’s a great deal of charm. Playing with the light due to a sun-ray pattern — it extends out of a soft caramel tone to gilded reflections in the sun. No ostentation here, only an added dose of restrained creativity.

In the sapphire caseback (that is synonymous with a complete back) we can observe the motion and its pleasant design and pleasant finish. From these quite barbarous codes, we could deduce that it owns a sweep central second (hint: the S), a perpetual calendar (hint: the Q to get quantième — calendar in French) and a retrograde hand (hint: the R). The base motion, the Calibre 324, has a self winding mechanism with a fundamental rotorthat boasts 45 hours of power book and comes with the standard, but efficient, Gyromax balance wheel — a free sprung balance wheel manufactured by Patek Philippe nautilus 5496p-014 clone that retains an excellent chronometric pace. The endless calendar is a module inserted on top of the bottom movement. The total height of this’motor’ is, however, very fair at only 5.35mm.

The finish is of course based on everything you can always expect from Patek Philippe yupoo 5496p-014 fake watch : hand polished bevelled angles, Geneva Stripes on the bridges and circular graining on the main plate, glistening head screws and many gold chatons round the rubies. The strand from solid yellow gold is also very well completed, with curved Geneva Stripes plus a nice engraving. A high level of detail, as guaranteed by the Patek Philippe Seal (a sort of improved and in-house Geneva Seal).

The Patek Philippe 5496P-014 is a really elegant and classical watch for sure, but with a very small bit of eccentricity — due to its design and its own dial’s color — which we really love here in Monochrome-Watches. Far from being showy or unwearable, it is a warm and elegant watch that’s just complex enough to fulfill the image we all have of Patek Philippe.

The Patek Philippe 5372 split-seconds chronograph and endless calendar, presented in 2017, follows from the 2015 Patek Philippe 5372 prezzo replica watches,  a split-seconds chronograph with two traditional chronograph pushers. Like that model, the 5372 includes a round platinum case. The dial is totally different, with easy Arabic numerals applied onto a gold dial with blue sunburst design. Patek Philippe haven’t specified the thickness but it looks to be about 13.3 mm. Water resistance is 3 atm. Patek Philippe 5372p prix replica watches‘ movement designers reduced the depth of this module, introducing certain technical innovations, two of which have patents pending.

Clarity and symmetry
Like the 5370, the 5372 is superb at the clarity of this dial. The extra space gained by abandoning the tachymeter scale has been used to increase the diameter of the subdials. A concise excursion: moon stage at 12 o’clock, accurate to a day’s deviation every 122 decades, continuous seconds at 9 o’clock, plus a 60 minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock. This is big enough to create readings of elapsed times feasible. The rectangular window in 9 o’clock reveals the day of the week, the window at 3 o’clock shows the month. In 4.30 there is a tiny circular window showing that the leap-year cycle with numbers from 1 to 4, 4 being the leap year, also at 7.30, another circular window using a day/night index.

Monopusher chronograph, plus split-second pusher
The pusher at two o’clock is for the split-second purpose, which may be used for intermediate measurements such as a lap time. When the chronograph is running, pressing on the pusher at 2 o’clock stops the split-second hand, while the chronograph hand keeps functioning. Once you’ve listed the lap time, pressing on the split-second pusher again yields the split-second hand to the chronograph minutes and they keep running together. The procedure can be repeated any number of times. It’s very important to reset the chronograph only when the chronograph seconds and split seconds palms are superposed. The crown is used just to wind the eye and also to place the time, and also the motion provides that the stop-second function.

Hand-wound movement
The CHR 27-525 PS Q motion is hand-wound, with 476 components, 12 bridges along with 31 jewels. The balance is relatively large, with only 2 arms and 8 poising weights. It runs at 21,600 vibrations per hour3 Hertz. Power reserve is minimum 38 hours, maximum 48 hours, without the chronograph running. The chronograph is operated by 2 column wheels, and fresh tooth profiles that decrease wear — so presumably it’s a horizontal clutch. The movement can be looked at through the sapphire caseback.

Certified precision
The motion gets the Patek Philippe grand complications 5372p-001 clone watch Seal, an excellent mark, which ensures that the watch meets the brand’s own standards regarding quality and functionality. In terms of accuracy, it specifies a precision with a maximum deviation of -3/+2 moments per day. That can be double COSC and near Rolex’s Superlative Chronometer certificate.