Watches and Wonders 2022, The largest watchmaking summit in Geneva’s history stunned people around the world with multiple worldwide debuts and a huge physical and digital offering. Patek Philippe’s participation in Watches and Wonders 2022, demonstrates that there is still room for innovation.
With its inclusion in the prestigious Watches and Wonders this year, the manufacturer is expanding its range with fashionable reinterpretations of popular models. These new models add to Patek Philippe’s large and diverse collection of difficult watches, providing a suite of designs for ladies and gentlemen, all with a focus on timeless elegance.
Continue reading to discover our favourite Patek Phillipe watches that stole the show.
Ref 5326G-001 Annual Calendar and Travel Time
Patek Philippe is expanding its complicated watch lineup by merging the innovative Annual Calendar with the Travel Time dual time-zone display system for the first time. This model features a new Calatrava-style case with Patek Philippe’s signature guilloched Clous de Paris (or hobnail pattern) design. Two interchangeable straps are included with the new Reference 5326G-001 Annual Calendar and Travel Time: one in beige calfskin with a nubuck finish, and the other in black calfskin with an embossed fabric design and contrasting beige stitching, both held by a white gold fold-over clasp.
The new Calatrava casing, which has a guilloched Clous de Paris or hobnail pattern design, is also available in a simpler version, Reference 5226G-001, which is driven by the self-winding 26-330 S C calibre. W www.patek.com
Ref 5226G-001 Sweep Seconds
Patek Philippe is known for its ability to invent and innovate, and the new white golf Reference 5226G-001, the latest addition to the Calatrava line, exemplifies the watchmaker’s pursuit for technical excellence. The self-winding 26-330 S C calibre fitted with a stop seconds function powers this new model. Patek Philippe has revised the circular, sleek case design by adding a guilloched Clous de Paris (hobnail pattern) embellishment to the flanks. A black gradient rim surrounds the charcoal grey vintage-inspired dial. White gold applied numerals with a beige luminous coating, as well as a subtle “railway track” graduated scale for the seconds, adorn the dial.
Two interchangeable straps are included with the new Reference 5226G-001: one in beige calfskin with a nubuck finish and the other in black calfskin with an embossed fabric design and beige stitching, both held by a white gold prong buckle. W www.patek.com
Ref 5320G-011 Perpetual Calendar
The Reference 5320 with perpetual calendar, with a white gold case enclosing a cream-lacquered dial, was presented in 2017 as a model of balance and legibility. Charcoal grey syringe-shaped gold hands with fitted Arabic numbers, all with a white luminous coating, display the hours and minutes. The sweep seconds hand points to a dial’s periphery, which is marked with a highly graduated scale. With a double in-line day/month aperture at 12 o’clock and a date indication by hand around a moon-phase aperture at 6 o’clock, the displays have one of Patek Philippe’s hallmark perpetual calendar layouts. The 40mm case is distinguished by its subtle and timeless appearance, which is accentuated by exquisite features like three-tier lugs and well-defined angles of the bezel and caseband.
The architecture and sophisticated finishing of the self-winding 324 S Q calibre are revealed through a sapphire crystal case back, which is interchangeable with a solid white gold version. The new Reference 5320G-011 comes with a fold-over clasp and a glossy chocolate brown alligator leather strap. With a cream-lacquered dial, it replaces the preceding Reference 5320G-001. W www.patek.com
Ref 5270P-014 Chronograph With Perpetual Calendar
The Reference 5270 chronograph with perpetual calendar, debuted in 2011, is the heir to numerous generations of a Patek Philippe legendary double complication first introduced in 1941 with the Reference 1518. The black-gradient ring of the lacquered green dial mimics the bodywork of some of the best vintage racing cars. The central chronograph hand in Pfinodal® has a sandblasted rhodium-plated grey finish, and the Grand Complication is finished off with a gleaming black alligator strap with olive stitching. The CH 29-535 PS Q calibre, Patek Philippe’s first perpetual calendar chronograph movement, is distinguished by its conventional architecture, which is paired with six patented chronograph improvements, as well as its extraordinarily small calendar mechanism.
The new Reference 5270P-014 replaces the Reference 5270P-001 and joins the yellow and rose gold editions of the line.W www.patek.com
Ref 5172G-010 Chronograph
Patek Philippe adds to the vintage essence of the 51726 model, which is popular among fine mechanical watch collectors, by offering a new version with a rose-gold opaline dial. The conventional architecture of the CH 29-535 PS chronograph calibre sets it apart (manually wound, column wheel, toothed-wheel horizontal clutch enhanced by six patented innovations, including optimised tooth profiles, improved adjustment of gear penetration and self-regulating reset hammers). Several technical characteristics of this movement contribute to the same concern for functionality and performance. A translucent sapphire crystal case back reveals its elegance and meticulous craftsmanship.
A gleaming chocolate brown alligator leather strap is held by a white gold fold-over clasp on the new white gold Reference 5172G-010. It joins the white gold Reference 5172G-001, which features a blue dial and a matching strap. W www.patek.com
Ref 5205R-011 Annual Calendar Moon Phases
Patek Philippe reintroduces the 5205 model in a fresh new colour. A sunburst pattern and a black-gradient ring provide interest to the olive green dial. The Annual Calendar indicators are perfectly apparent thanks to three day/date/month apertures in the upper section, with a rose gold frame at 12 o’clock emphasising the most crucial information, the date. A circular-grained minute track complements the faceted rose gold dauphine hands and applied hour markings. The self-winding 324 S QA LU 24H calibre with its unique patented Patek Philippe Annual Calendar mechanism is visible via the sapphire crystal case back, which requires just one mechanical correction per year at the end of February. The dial is complemented by a two-tone hand-patinated olive green alligator leather strap with a rose gold prong buckle.
The new Reference 5205R-011 replaces the previous rose gold models and joins the existing gold Reference 5205G-013 with a blue dial and black-gradient rim. W www.patek.com
Ref 4910/1200A-011 Twenty-4
The Twenty4 was created as a fashionable companion to the contemporary, energetic woman and is wearable at any time of the day or night. It has established itself as timeless elegance personified. The steel model has since been reinterpreted in two versions – one with a blue sunburst dial and the other with a grey sunburst dial – and is now available in an olive green dial version. A row of 18 diamonds set on either side of the dial (36 in total, totalling 0.42 ct) emphasises the original shape of the Art Deco-inspired cambered two-tier rectangular case. A Calatrava cross, Patek Philippe’s insignia, is adorning the crown.
The steel Twenty4 quartz versions now have the same dial colours as the steel Twenty4 Automatic models, thanks to the addition of the new Reference 4910/1200A-011. W www.patek.com
Ref 5374/300P-001 Minute Repeater and Perpetual Calendar
Reference 5374 was first unveiled in 2016 in a platinum case with a black Grand Feu enamel dial, representing an alliance of two highly sought-after important horological complications. Baguette-cut diamonds trace a dazzling geometrical pattern around the caseband, minute repeater slide, and sloping lugs on the softly curved platinum case. A double row of baguette-shaped diamonds, carefully cut to make a perfect circle, accent the concave bezel. Day/24-hour subdials at 9 o’clock and month/leap-year subdials at 3 o’clock are delicately snailed in a circular pattern with recessed borders displaying the white gold dial plate, among other characteristics. The minute repeater on two “cathedral” gongs wrapped almost twice around the mechanism produces a deep, powerful, and rich sound in the self-winding R 27 Q calibre.
The new Reference 5374/300P-001 has a dark blue alligator leather strap with a platinum foldover clasp set with baguette-cut diamonds that match the dial. It combines the current white gold Reference 5374G-001 with a blue enamel dial. W www.patek.com