Patek Philippe introduces three new versions of chronographs with additional complications

Patek Philippe Reference 5204R split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar
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Patek Philippe is expanding its vast selection of chronographs by unveiling three variations of the 5204, 5905 and 5930 models that illustrate its expertise in the field of complications, particularly in the measurement of short times.

The chronograph has always played a leading role amid the vast repertoire of Patek Philippe complicated watches. Since 2005, the Manufacture has confirmed this mastery by developing a complete range of chronograph movements, with or without additional functions, entirely designed and crafted in its workshops.

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The starting point was calibre CHR 27-525 PS, the world’s thinnest split-seconds chronograph movement presented in 2005.
Introduced in 2006, calibre CH 28-520 – the second “in-house” chronograph movement – features automatic winding, a modern vertical disk-type clutch system, a flyback function, a large single counter at 6 o’clock and a chronograph seconds hand that can be used as a permanent (running) seconds hand. It can be combined with additional complications, as is the case with the two new models: 5905/1A (chronograph and Annual Calendar) and 5930P (chronograph and World Time).

Patek Philippe Reference 5905 self-winding flyback chronograph with Annual Calendar

Launched in 2009, calibre CH 29-535 PS – the third exclusive chronograph movement – combines traditional architecture (manual winding, column wheel, toothed-wheel horizontal clutch system) with six patented innovations. In the current collection, it powers a men’s model (Reference 5172) and a ladies’ model (Reference 7150/250). In 2011, this base calibre was interpreted in a Grand Complication version incorporating a perpetual calendar (CH 29-535 PS Q), present on the 5270 and 5271 models. Since 2012, it can also be found on Reference 5204 in a split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar version (CHR 29-535 PS Q).

Patek Philippe Reference 5905 self-winding flyback chronograph with Annual Calendar

The various Patek Philippe chronograph calibres are offered in the current collection in more than 20 variations – to which three new, resolutely contemporary interpretations have now been added.

Split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar Reference 5204R-011

A contemporary interpretation of an iconic model in rose gold and slate grey

The split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar Reference 5204 is heir to one of Patek Philippe‘s most sought-after Grand Complications. It has been available since 2016 in two rose gold versions, one with a silvered opaline dial and chocolate brown alligator strap (5204R-001), the other with an opaline ebony black dial and rose gold Goutte (droplet) bracelet (5204/1R). Patek Philippe offers connoisseurs a new variation on the rose gold case by combining this precious metal with a matching slate grey dial and strap. A rare and refined nuance that contributes to renewing the style of this great classic.

Patek Philippe Reference 5204R split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar

The entirely hand-polished rose gold case stands out for its sophisticated architecture, with a concave bezel and two-tier lugs.

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Despite the complexity of the movement, the indications on the “sunburst” dial stand out for their perfect legibility. The day and month are displayed in two in-line apertures at 12 o’clock. The date hand at 6 o’clock incorporates the moon-phase aperture. Small seconds and the instantaneous 30-minute counter appear on two subdials at 9 and 3 o’clock. Two small round apertures display the leap-year cycle between 4 and 5 o’clock and the day/night indication between 7 and 8 o’clock – functions enabling accurate adjustment of the calendar. Whether by day or night, reading the time is facilitated by the applied hour-markers and Dauphine-type hands in rose gold, all with luminescent coating.

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The transparent sapphire caseback offers a magnificent immersion into the heart of calibre CHR 29-535 PS Q, first introduced in 2012 on Patek Philippe Reference 5204P-001. This movement is distinguished by its traditional architecture (manual winding, two column wheels, horizontal clutch) combined with seven patented innovations, including six for the chronograph and one for the split-seconds mechanism. An amazing sight enhanced by extremely meticulous manual finishing.

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The new Reference 5204R-011 is worn on a shiny slate grey calf leather strap with an embossed alligator pattern and a rose gold fold-over clasp. Available with interchangeable sapphire crystal and solid casebacks, it is joining the two existing versions in rose gold.

Self-winding flyback chronograph with Annual Calendar, Reference 5905/1A-001

A resolutely sporty version in steel with an integrated bracelet and a sunburst green dial

Launched as a platinum model in 2015, then in rose gold in 2019, Reference 5905 combines two practical and easy-to-use complications: a self-winding flyback chronograph and a patented Annual Calendar. The Manufacture is reinterpreting the style of this much sought-after model by unveiling a first version in steel – a rare metal in the Patek Philippe collections – with a three-link integrated bracelet. This bold and casual design renews the way a Patek Philippe complication watch is worn on a daily basis.

Patek Philippe Reference 5905 self-winding flyback chronograph with Annual Calendar

The extremely rhythmical dial features a new elegant and contemporary sunburst olive green colour. It ensures excellent legibility for the additional functions, with a central chronograph hand, a large 60- minute subdial at 6 o’clock and three day/date/month apertures arranged in an arc for instant reading of the Annual Calendar indications. There is also a discreet day/night indicator at 6 o’clock that is useful for ensuring accurate date setting.

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Visible through the transparent sapphire caseback, calibre CH 28-520 QA 24H remains faithful to the traditional column wheel for the transmission of chronograph commands. However, instead of a toothed-wheel horizontal clutch, it has a vertical disk-type clutch. This modern technical solution causes almost no wear and tear, and the central chronograph seconds hand can also be used as a permanent (running) seconds display. The patented Annual Calendar automatically takes account of 30- and 31-day months, requiring only one correction per year, on March 1st.

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The polished steel case features a sophisticated construction with a concave bezel and recessed sides. The integrated steel bracelet is inspired by that of the Aquanaut Reference 5167/1A with its contrasting finishes (polished outer links and satin-finish inner links), while subtly distinguished from it by the underside of the bracelet and the edges which are polished, in line with the case. It is equipped with a patented Patek Philippe fold-over clasp secured by four independent catches.

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The new Patek Philippe Reference 5905/1A-001 is joining existing References 5905P-001 in platinum with a blue dial and 5905R-001 in rose gold with brown dial.

Self-winding World Time flyback chronograph Reference 5930P-001

A new version in platinum with green dial and strap

Inspired by a one-of-a-kind model from 1940, Reference 5930 combines two functions: a self-winding flyback chronograph and World Time – an iconic complication in the history and collections of the Manufacture. This model was launched in 2016 in a white gold version with a blue dial and matching strap.

Patek Philippe Reference 5930 self-winding World Time flyback chronograph

Patek Philippe reinterprets this timepiece with a sporty and cosmopolitan spirit in a new version combining the brilliance of platinum with a green dial and strap. A combination of classicism and boldness that reinforces the personality of this cult model.

Patek Philippe Reference 5930 self-winding World Time flyback chronograph

The names of the cities are printed in green on the corresponding disk. The green dial centre illustrates the mastery of fine craftsmanship skills with a circular hand-guilloched circular pattern. This colour is picked up at 6 o’clock on the snailed 30-minute counter. The applied hour-markers and the faceted Dauphine-type hands in white gold are highlighted by a luminescent coating ensuring good legibility in all circumstances.

Patek Philippe Reference 5930 self-winding World Time flyback chronograph

The entirely hand-polished platinum case is set with a diamond at 6 o’clock. It features the “wing-type” lugs typical of 1940s-1950s World Time watches.

Patek Philippe Reference 5930 self-winding World Time flyback chronograph

As calibre CH 28-520 HU is equipped with a column wheel and the modern disk-type vertical clutch, the central chronograph hand can also be used as a permanent (running) seconds display – thus ensuring minimal wear and tear and without affecting the movement accuracy or power reserve. The 4 o’clock pusher enables instant restarting of a timing operation when the central hand is already performing an operation (“flyback” function) or is being used as a permanent (running) seconds display.

Patek Philippe Reference 5930 self-winding World Time flyback chronograph

The World Time function simultaneously displays the time in 24 time zones. When changing time zones, an exclusive patented mechanism enables correction of all displays by pressing the 10 o’clock pusher, without affecting the accuracy of the movement.

Patek Philippe Reference 5930 self-winding World Time flyback chronograph

The new Patek Philippe Reference 5930P-001 is worn on a shiny bottle green alligator strap with a platinum fold-over clasp. It is joining the white gold 5930G-010 version with blue dial and strap.

Patek Philippe 2021 Chronographs Technical Specifications

Patek Philippe Reference 5204R Split-Seconds Chronograph Perpetual Calendar

Features

  • Manually wound CHR 29-535 PS Q calibre with split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar
  • Split-seconds chronograph with two column wheels and horizontal clutch
  • Instantaneous 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
  • Seven patented innovations, six for the chronograph functions and one for the split-seconds mechanism
  • Slate gray sunburst dial with day/month display in a double aperture at 12 o’clock. Moon phase and date displayed by hand at 6 o’clock.
  • Slate gray calfskin strap with embossed alligator pattern

Movement

  • Caliber CHR 29-535 PS Q
  • Manual winding
  • Split-seconds chronograph
  • Instantaneous 30-minute counter
  • Perpetual calendar
  • Day, month, leap year and day/night indication displayed in apertures
  • Date indicated by hand
  • Moon phases
  • Small seconds
  • Diameter: 32 mm
  • Height: 8.7 mm
  • Number of parts: 496
  • Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
  • Balance spring: Breguet
  • Power reserve with the chronograph disengaged: min. 55 hours – max. 65 hours

Case

  • Rose gold
  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Height: 14.3 mm
  • Water-resistant to 30 m
  • Interchangeable solid and sapphire crystal case backs

Dial

  • Slate grey sunburst, gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating
  • 18K gold dial plate
  • Rose gold faceted dauphine hands with luminescent coating

Strap

  • Calfskin, embossed alligator pattern hand-stitched, shiny grey
  • Fold-over clasp

Patek Philippe Reference 5905 Self-Winding Flyback Chronograph Annual Calendar

Features

  • Self-winding CH 28-520 QA 24H calibre, flyback chronograph with Annual Calendar
  • Flyback chronograph with vertical clutch and 60-minute counter
  • Annual Calendar indications displayed along an arc
  • Annual Calendar mechanism requiring adjustment only once a year
    (invented and patented by Patek Philippe in 1996)
  • Polished steel case and integrated steel bracelet with contrasting polished and satin finishing
  • Patented Patek Philippe fold-over clasp secured with four independent catches

Movement

  • Calibre CH 28-520 QA 24H
  • Self-winding
  • Flyback chronograph
  • Central chronograph hand
  • 60-minute counter
  • Annual Calendar
  • Day, date, month and day/night indication displayed in apertures
  • Diameter: 33 mm
  • Height: 7.68 mm
  • Number of parts: 402
  • Winding rotor: 21K gold central rotor
  • Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: min. 45 hours – max. 55 hours

Case

  • Steel
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Height: 14.13 mm
  • Water-resistant to 30 m
  • Sapphire crystal case back

Dial

  • Olive green sunburst, gold applied hour markers
  • White gold faceted dauphine hands with luminescent coating

Strap

  • Steel
  • Fold-over clasp

Patek Philippe Reference 5930 Self-Winding World Time Flyback Chronograph

Features

  • CH 28-520 HU calibre, self-winding flyback chronograph with World Time display indicating the 24 time zones
  • World Time mechanism invented by Louis Cottier in the 1930s
  • Platinum case set with a diamond at 6 o’clock
  • Hand-guilloched green dial, gold applied hour markers and hands with luminescent coating
  • Local time for city displayed at 12 o’clock, selected using a pusher at 10 o’clock. City names printed in green on the city disk.
  • 30-minute chronograph counter at 6 o’clock

Movement

  • Calibre CH 28-520 HU
  • Self-winding
  • Flyback chronograph
  • Central chronograph hand
  • 30-minute counter
  • World Time
  • 24-hour and day/night indication for the 24 time zones
  • Diameter: 33 mm
  • Height: 7.97 mm
  • Number of parts: 343
  • Winding rotor: 21K gold central rotor
  • Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: min. 50 hours – max. 55 hours

Case

  • Platinum
  • Diameter: 39.5 mm
  • Height: 12.86 mm
  • Water-resistant to 30 m
  • Sapphire crystal case back

Dial

  • Green, hand-guilloched, gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating
  • White gold faceted dauphine hands with luminescent coating

Strap

  • Alligator leather with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny bottle green
  • Fold-over clasp

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