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What Do the Letters Stand for in Patek Philippe Reference Numbers?

What Do the Letters Stand for in Patek Philippe Reference Numbers?

Have you at any point seen that Patek Philippe reference numbers and type numbers additionally incorporate letters? In case you don’t know what the letters in these alphanumeric codes mean, read our helpful manual for interpreting the letters in Patek Philippe reference and type numbers to discover more.

Brush Up On Your French To Understand Patek Parlance

Patek Philippe is situated in Geneva, which is in the French-talking part of Switzerland. In that capacity, the letters in Patek Philippe reference numbers and development codes are shortenings of French words (the equivalent goes for Rolex).

The letters in Patek Philippe reference numbers imply the case material of the watch.  

J

  • French Word:  Jaune
  • English Translation: Yellow
  • Case Material: Yellow gold

G

  • French Word:  Gris
  • English Translation: Gray
  • Case Material: White gold

R

  • French Word:  Rose
  • English Translation: Pink
  • Case Material: Pink gold

A

  • French Word:  Acier
  • English Translation: Steel
  • Case Material: Stainless steel

P

  • French Word:  Platine
  • English Translation: Platinum
  • Case Material: Platinum

T

  • French Word:  Titane
  • English Translation: Titanium
  • Case Material: Titanium

On the other hand, the letters in Patek Philippe type numbers imply the complications and elements of the development.

10J

  • French Word(s):  10 jours
  • Complication/Function (in English):  10-day power save

24H

  • French Word(s):  24 heures
  • Complication/Function (in English):  24-hour dial

AL

  • French Word(s):  Alarme
  • Complication/Function (in English): Alarm

C

  • French Word(s):  Calendrier
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Date marker

CH

  • French Word(s):  Chronographe
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Chronograph

CHR

  • French Word(s):  Chronographe à rattrapante
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Split seconds chronograph

CL

  • French Word(s): Ciel
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Sky Chart

EQ

  • French Word(s):  Equation du temps
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Equation of time

FUS

  • French Word(s):  Fuseau horaire
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Dual time region

HG

  • French Word(s):  Heure à guichet
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Hour shown by means of a gap

HS

  • French Word(s):  Heure sautante
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Jumping hours

HU

  • French Word(s):  Heure universelle
  • Complication/Function (in English):  World time

IRM

  • French Word(s):  Indicateur de Réserve de Marche
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Power hold pointer

J

  • French Word(s):  Jour
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Day pointer

LU

  • French Word(s):  Phases de lune
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Moon stages

PS

  • French Word(s):  Petite seconde
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Small seconds

Q

  • French Word(s):  Quantième perpétuel
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Perpetual schedule

QA

  • French Word(s):  Quantième annuel
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Annual schedule

QR

  • French Word(s):  Quantième perpétuel rétrograde
  • Complication/Function (in English): P erpetual schedule with retrograde date hand

R

  • French Word(s):  Répétition minutes
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Minute repeater

REG

  • French Word(s):  Affichage de Type Régulateur
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Regulator-style show

S

  • French Word(s):  Seconde au focus
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Center scope second hand

SE

  • French Word(s):  Semaine
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Week marker

SQU

  • French Word(s):  Squelette
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Skeleton

SID

  • French Word(s):  Heure sidérale
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Sidereal time

TO

  • French Word(s):  Tourbillon
  • Complication/Function (in English):  Tourbillon