The same blue Yellow Gold Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Replica Watch is used throughout the dial, for the beautifully simple hour markers, the Arabic numerals that indicate seconds, and on the Moon phase and AM/PM subdial at 6 o’clock. The dial actually displays a great amount of information but it’s cleverly laid out to be easily readable and aesthetically pleasing. The watchmaker’s logo is proudly but tastefully displayed at 12 o’clock, directly above the day and month window. Then you have the date aperture at 6 o’clock, immediately below the Moon phase dial. And it doesn’t hurt that the very existence of the annual calendar watch is all thanks to Patek Philippe. The company’s first perpetual calendar watch debuted way back in 1925. Before the century was out, they gave us a world first. The annual calendar complication wristwatch, reference 5035 to be precise, was introduced in 1996.
Having said that, the oversized watch trend that really exploded around 2005 with the introduction of the infamous Hublot Big Bang, does seem to have staying power. Why not have the refined grace of a classic-looking luxury watch and the wrist presence of a 21st Century timepiece? If you are fortunate enough to be able to own a Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Replica Watch, you can probably afford to have the best of both worlds.
In terms of functions, we have the following: Moon phase, date, weekday, month, hours, minutes and seconds. As this is an annual calendar timepiece, it automatically adjusts for long and shorter months. It only needs to be manually adjusted once a year, on March 1st. The movement has a robust 45-hour power reserve and is water resistant to 30 m.
Let’s start with the obvious, surface features and qualities. Technically, this is a men’s watch but it has an androgynous look and feel. Although the 39 mm case size might be a tad too large for some women.
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar – 5396R-001 is both handsome and beautiful. That’s thanks to features such as the chestnut brown crocodile leather strap with the rose gold folding clasp, the almost impossibly smooth and lustrous 18 K rose gold case, the fixed gold bezel, and the pure white dial with the blue elongated baton-shaped hour and minute hands.
The display case back allows you to see the most valuable and painstakingly crafted feature. Watching the 347-component, 34-jewel automatic movement beat – at 28,800 vph – is fascinating and every bit as pleasing as the sheen of the rose gold and the beautiful symmetry of the dial.
Patek Philippe Replica Watch embody elegance and exclusivity using precious metals, fine jewels, high-quality materials and expertly crafted mechanisms. If you want a watch that says “heirloom” this is the high-end watchmaker for you. And if you desire an exquisite luxury watch with complications, Patek Philippe Annual Calendar – 5396R-001 is a fine choice, both on the surface and in terms of what lies beneath.