One of the most famous timepieces of Patek Philippe is the reference 5204, an extraordinary timepiece that packs a traditional hand-wound chronograph, with an additional rattrapante function and a perpetual calendar. The 5204R Chronograph Split-Seconds Perpetual Calendar, already present in the collection, is now available in a new combination of rose gold with a slate gray dial.
Under this new 5204R-011 there is a powerful and complex timepiece that ranks at the top of the range of hand-wound chronographs Patek Philippe. To put it simply, it contains everything the brand has under its sleeve, which is a rattrapante function and the best of calendars, the perpetual. And it does so in a classic, compact case that measures a diameter of 40mm and a height of 14.3mm. Once again, and like the other two versions still available in the collection, the watch is crafted in 18k rose gold, with classic stepped lugs and a thin concave bezel.
New to this specific reference is the dial, presented in an elegant slate gray color, a tone we don't often see at Patek. Aside from this new dial color, the split-seconds chronograph with perpetual calendar 5204R-011 it basically remains the same watch as before. The display is complex and classic, with a three-meter layout. The day and month are displayed in two windows in line at 12 o'clock. The date hand at 6 o'clock incorporates the opening of the moon phases. The small seconds and the instant 30-minute counter appear on two counters at 9 and 3 o'clock. Two small round windows show the leap year cycle between 4 and 5 o'clock and the day / night indication between 7 and 8 o'clock, functions that allow precise adjustment of the calendar. Both day and night.
Inside the case, with interchangeable sapphire crystal and solid caseback, is an impressive movement, the in-house caliber CHR 29-535 PS Q. THEbased on manual winding, it receives a split-seconds function and, at the top, a perpetual calendar module. The view through the caseback is superb. A mix of classic architecture (manual winding, column wheel, rattrapante) with modern technologies (wheels with patented tooth profiles, self-adjusting hammers or a modern 4hz frequency), capable of store up to 65 hours of power reserve. All corrections are performed by small recessed buttons.
The new Patek Philippe Split-Seconds Chronograph Perpetual Calendar 5204R-011 it is completed by a shiny slate gray calfskin strap with embossed alligator motif and a rose gold clasp. The price is 269.600 EURO.