Patek Philippe – Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960/1A
The new Patek Philippe Ref. 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph in steel (the An of the reference number represents the French word Acier), was without a doubt a major BaselWorld 2014 shock for some. Truth be told, once in a while Patek Philippe utilizes steel cases for its complication watches except for the lively Nautilus and Aquanaut lines.
The Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph, dispatched in 2006 in a platinum case later followed by a rose gold version, was the production’s first self-winding chronograph and presented another, bolder style with its prominent monocounter and 6 o’clock and three enormous openings for the schedule signs.
The 40.5 mm round instance of the new 5960/1A is completely cleaned, much the same as the coordinating five lines arm band. The sporty, even forceful, look of the watch is controlled by the new gleaming dark dial with its striking red accents.
The chronograph scale on the fringe of the dial, the three molded edges for the schedule gaps, the eight pointed-twirly doo hour markers, just as the 12-hour counter scale at 6 o’clock are all made in dark oxidized gold which make a three-dimensional impact interestingly with the shiny opaline foundation.
The hour and moment turns in dark oxidized gold element three features to coordinate the hour markers and have an iridescent covering to improve clarity at night. The metal hour-counter hand is dark nickel-plated to coordinate the applied counter scale while the huge counteracted hand in steel and the little moment counter hand in metal are brilliant red. A decent touch, the first day of the month is shown in red, while the dates from the second to the 31st days are shown dark on white.
The Patek Philippe CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H type – with flyback chronograph, yearly schedule just as force save and day/night signs – beats with a recurrence of 28,800 semi-motions each hour (4 hertz), which guarantees a steady equilibrium adequacy and along these lines high rate precision. A substantial focal rotor in 21K gold breezes the watch automatically.
The schedule consequently perceives a very long time with 30 and 31 days and just should be physically revised by one day on March 1 of every year. The correctors to change the signs are situated on the situation.
Patek Philippe’s new Annual Calendar Chronograph 5960/1A replaces all Ref. 5960 Annual Calendar Chronographs in gold and platinum. Its retail cost is US$54,800.