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Patek Philippe’s Spirit of Innovation

A spirit of innovation was evident as Patek Philippe unveiled its exciting new timepieces in March at Baselworld 2018.

A spirit of innovation was evident as Patek Philippe unveiled its exciting new timepieces in March at Baselworld 2018. The new models include a broad selection of technical and design premières, as well as revisited classics guaranteed to delight connoisseurs and admirers of fine watchmaking. Among the innovations this year are the Nautilus 5740, the first grand complication in the Nautilus collection and Patek Philippe’s thinnest perpetual calendar; the Annual Calendar 5205G, featuring a mechanism invented by Patek Philippe in 1996; the Aquanaut 5968A, the very first chronograph in the Aquanaut collection; and the Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5270P, whose manual winding chronograph movement ch29-535 is the first in-house chronograph movement with six patents.


The first Grand Complication in the Nautilus collection, the Reference 5740/1 Nautilus perpetual calendar, offers a distinctive blend of sports appeal and technical sophistication. The famous ultra-thin self-winding caliber 240 Q movement, the case with water resistant to 60 m is remarkably svelte, making this watch Patek Philippe’s thinnest perpetual calendar. The bracelet is equipped with a new fold-over clasp providing optimised security.


Recognisable by its three apertures along an arc for displaying the day, the day and the month, the Reference 5205 Annual Calendar pairs its white-gold version with an elegant sunburst dial in two tones of blue shading to black. The case construction is notable for the slightly concave bezel and the delicately pierced strap lugs. A sleek, dynamic and very contemporary style graces this calendar watch requiring adjustment only once a year.


The sporty and very contemporary Aquanaut collection welcomes its first chronograph, a complication that perfectly matches the character of the youthful and dynamic timepiece line. Endowed with a self-winding flyback chronograph movement, the Reference 5968 also stands out with remarkable aesthetic appeal, typified by orange chronograph displays contrasting against the black dial. It comes with two straps: one orange, one black, in an ultra-resistant composite material.


Heir to a great Patek Philippe classic launched in 1941, the Reference 5270 perpetual calendar chronograph is now available in platinum for the first time. It’s golden opaline dial, displaying the day and the month in a double aperture at 12 o’clock and an analog date at 6 o’clock, combines a hint of vintage elegance with great legibility. The chronograph movement, with its classic architecture-horisontal clutch, column wheel and manual winding, features six patented innovations.

All prices are available at Patek Philippe Boutique at Plaza Indonesia.

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