Introducing the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar reference 5396
2016 sees Patek Philippe celebrate the 20th anniversary of its iconic Annual Calendar with its 22nd timepiece with a full calendar that only needs correcting once a year as February runs into March. There are two versions of the Quantième Annuel référence 5396: a classic rose gold one and a wildly contemporary white gold one.
The 38.5mm case houses the self-winding 324 S QA LU 24H calibre whose power reserve lasts up to 35 hours and displays the following functions on the dial: hours, minutes and seconds (centre); 24 hour indicator with hand, moon phase and date display (at 6); double day and month display (at 12).
The dial’s design depends on the choice of gold case: glittering silver or sunburst galvanic grey. Breguet Arabic hour numerals appear alongside a shimmering minute track beneath a set of dauphine-shape hands.
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By Sharmila Bertin