Posts Categorized: Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Ref. 5230: A New World Time Watch for a More Complicated World

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Patek Philippe has been producing some of the world’s most coveted world time watches for nearly 80 years. At this year’s Baselworld, however, the brand announced that it is retiring all existing references in its so-called Heure Universelle collection and launching a new, upgraded model in their place: the Patek Philippe Ref. 5230 World Time. […]

Patek Philippe Ref. 5930: An All-New World Time Chronograph

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Patek Philippe is releasing a slew of new complicated watches at Baselworld 2016, including, most notably, its very first timepiece containing both a world-time indication and a chronograph. As Patek fans will have come to expect, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5390G World Time Chronograph also features an entirely new in-house movement. In addition to being […]

Patek Philippe Calatrava “Squelette” Marks 40 Years of Caliber 240

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The 20th anniversary of the Aquanaut is not the only milestone that Patek Philippe is celebrating in 2017. The company’s self-winding, micro-rotor Caliber 240 turns 40 in 2017, and variations of it appear in several new models, including the skeletonized version at the heart of the Patek Philippe Calatrava “Squelette” Ref. 5180/1R-001. Here’s a closer […]

6 Minute Repeaters from Patek Philippe in Action (Video)

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Originating long before the widespread use of electricity, minute repeater watches were an ideal solution to discreetly check the time during the day and night. Whilst early examples produced a rather unspectacular muffled sound, the introduction of bells and, later, specially tuned gongs made it possible to chime not only the hours, but also the […]

Patek Philippe Reinvents the Perpetual Calendar Again with Ref. 5320G

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Patek Philippe, which famously gave the world its first wristwatch with a perpetual calendar in 1925, reached into its prestigious history with that complication to inspire the new Ref. 5320G, launched at Baselworld 2017. While much post-Basel attention has been justifiably paid to Patek’s technically groundbreaking “Advanced Research” piece, the Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5650G, […]