HONOURING THE DRESS CODE
The slimmest timepiece of the manufacture’s current collections, dazzling with its most exquisite finery, is set to become the must-have beguilingly-glamorous masculine accessory.
The 5738 model has been gloriously celebrated in the world of watchmaking for some 50 years now standing out with the ever-so unique oval shape of its case. Unveiled in 1968 by Patek Philippe in a fusion marrying a yellow gold case and a blue dial, the watch epitomized the then standards of luxury. It was then proposed over the years in a myriad of material and colour compositions. A Jumbo-sized 34.5×39.5 mm platinum version, presented for the model’s 40th anniversary, imposed and impressed on the wrist. This year, the 5738 is showcased with the same format but this time round adorns rose gold and an ebony-black sunburst-finished dial. The dial is delicately brushed by baton-style hour and minute hands fashioned in the same material as the case. This 5738R-001 model exemplifies pure elegance down to the very last detail. The crown is set with a black onyx cabochon. And only the presence of delicate indexes accentuates this incredibly-understated harmony.
The fine 5.9 mm-thick timepiece is driven by an ultra-slim self-winding mechanical movement. The calibre 240 offers the piece at least 48 hours’ power reserve.
To heighten its graceful style even more, the Golden Ellipse 5738R-001 is paired with a glossy-black alligator strap. And, to ensure the immaculateness of evening attire, Patek Philippe proposes cuff links featuring the same dashing black and rose gold which will add the final touch to your favourite dinner jacket.
Price: EUR27,980 patek.com
By Dan Diaconu