Introducing: The Patek Philippe Ref. 5235R Annual Calendar Regulator

Fast Take

This can be a Patek Philippe not like some other. When the ref. 5235 (or 5235G, to be extra exact) debuted in 2012 it was the primary time that Patek had ever made a regulator-style wristwatch, with the hours, minutes, and seconds damaged out into three separate dials. However, being Patek, they weren’t glad with that and had so as to add an annual calendar and a trio of high-tech motion parts within the Pulsomax escapement, Spiromax steadiness spring, and Gyromax steadiness. On the time it was launched, it was the one serially-produced watch from the model with these components from their Superior Analysis division, and as such there have been critical manufacturing delays after the watch was first launched. For some time it was actually unattainable to get.

Quick ahead to immediately and we’re getting a watch that, whereas nonetheless packing the identical expertise beneath the hood, presents a very completely different tackle the 5235. The ref. 5235R has a rose gold case and a stupendous two-tone dial that contrasts matte black sub-dials and a matte black outer monitor with a graphite-colored, vertically brushed central part. If the unique 5235G was cool and crisp, the 5235R is heat and alluring – you possibly can see the unique in Speaking Watches with Kevin Rose in the event you’re . Priced at $51,830, it sits proper in the identical ballpark as its predecessor, which does seem to have been discontinued within the wake of this new launch.

Preliminary Ideas

There are few references from Patek Philippe which might be extra divisive than the 5235. Some purists deride it as too trendy and out of doors the wheelhouse of what the normal high quality watchmaker needs to be doing; others reward it for its ingenuity, technological advances, and daring styling, arguing that this is how old-school manufacturers can keep related and thrilling. Personally, I am within the second camp, and on the few events that I have been fortunate sufficient to place a 5235G on my wrist I’ve all the time felt a twinge of ache taking it off. From the primary photos we see right here, it appears just like the detailing on the dial goes to actually make this one sing – particularly I really like the rings of rose gold across the black sub-dials and the wealthy look to the grain on the graphite central dial. As I get able to board a aircraft to Switzerland, I already know one of many first watches I’ll see out when Baselworld opens its doorways later this week.

The Fundamentals

Model: Patek Philippe
Mannequin: Annual Calendar, Regulator-Type Show
Reference Quantity: 5235R

Diameter: 40.5mm
Thickness: 10mm
Case Materials: Rose gold
Dial Colour: Graphite and ebony black with a vertical satin end
Indexes: Arabic numerals
Lume: None
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Matte black alligator leather strap with rose gold prong buckle

The Motion

Caliber: 31-260 REG QA
Capabilities: Hours, minutes, seconds (utilizing a regulator-style show), annual calendar with disc shows for the month, day, and date
Diameter: 33mm
Thickness: 5.08mm
Energy Reserve: 48 hours
Winding: Automatic with a 22okay gold micro-rotor
Frequency: 23,040 vph
Jewels: 31
Complete Parts: 313
Patek Phillipe Seal
Further Particulars: Makes use of a Pulsomax escapement, a Spiromax steadiness spring, and a Gyromax steadiness

Pricing & Availability

Value: $51,830
Availability: Not but introduced
Restricted Version: No

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