A NEW WINNING COMBINATION
Ever in tune with the times, the manufacturer from Plan-les-Ouates is presenting one of its flagship models combining beautiful movements in a rare steel version.
Although common for some, steel is becoming a collector’s item at Patek Philippe. Only 28 timepieces are being offered in this metal in the catalog at the end of the year. Among them, the new Flyback Chronograph Annual Calendar! Following the refined variations in pink gold and platinum, now comes a decidedly sporty-chic design, combining a 42mm-diameter case with polished and satin-finished surfaces with a luminous olive-green sunray dial. The time data is displayed in an equally airy and contrasting layout. The swift second hand and the 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock are used to measure and display short-term times. Inside this totalizer, a discreet marker specifies the day and night according to its white or black color. The annual calendar remains housed in the upper part of the composition. It requires only one correction during the year, on March 1st. The day, date, and month are displayed in their respective windows arranged in an arc.
The chronograph with a flyback function is powered by the CH 28-520 QA 24H caliber. This precise mechanism produces a power reserve of approximately 55 hours. The 21-carat gold oscillating weight of the self-winding movement, embossed with the manufacturer’s logo, is visible through the sapphire crystal case back.
This elegant timepiece bearing the reference 5905/1A is fitted with a bracelet made of the same material as the casing that closes with a secure folding clasp.
By Dan Diaconu