EYEFUL OF BLUE
Not a revolution, but an evolution… The brand has skilfully produced an Annual Calendar model for a matchless aesthetic result that is very much in keeping with the times.
In 2010, Patek Philippe first launched its Annual Calendar 5205G-013 in a grey gold model with two variations in grey and black tones. At Baselworld 2018, the brand unveiled a new version with a subtle dial coloured blue in the centre and edging towards black near the outside. For the time information, three sub-dials are set in the arc of a circle and showing the day, date and month. At 6 o’clock, a secondary dial displays the moon phases and an extra 24 hour indicator making it easier to set the calendar. New dauphine-style lume-coated hour and minute hands move around the dial and point towards grey-gold hour markers. These design choices add a touch of modernity to an elegant and simple piece.
The 5205G-013 model replaces the previous watches in the Patek Philippe catalogue, and comes with a gloss-black alligator leather strap. The collection still includes the two rose-gold versions.
Price: 43,520 EUR patek.com
By Dan Diaconu