For Patek Philippe, the technical perfection and aesthetic beauty of a timepiece have always had the same significance. In its quest to repeatedly develop new functions and complications, Patek Philippe can rely on over 180 years of uninterrupted experience that allow it to offer reliable and exceptional models. The new Ref. 5326G-001 is a fine example. When creating its timepieces, the manufacture always leverages its entire know-how for the benefit of its customers. It is resolutely handed down from one generation to the next and belongs to the rich heritage of technical progress crowned by over one hundred patents. The Annual Calendar and the Travel Time mechanism perfectly illustrate Patek Philippe’s customer-centric development philosophy – now, they have come together in the new Ref. 5326G-001.
Patek Philippe is expanding its range of complicated watches by combining for the first time the patented Annual Calendar – which requires only one manual correction per year – with the Travel Time dual time-zone display system. The technical originality of this new Annual Calendar is that it always indicates the exact date for local time.
To provide this unique functionality, the engineers designed a new self-winding movement in which the Travel Time mechanism controls the Annual Calendar, thus allowing forwards and backwards date correction. While the dual time-zone display retains its two central hour hands (a solid hand for local time and a skeletonized hand for home time), instead of the usual two pushers, the local time is corrected by means of the crown pulled out to the intermediate position: a solution that proves both technical and aesthetic by preserving the elegance of the Calatrava-type case. The Annual Calendar has also been reworked, with accelerated disk passages enabling optimal synchronization of the date and local time.
The new 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H caliber is accompanied by eight patent applications for innovations improving precision, performance, reliability, safety and user-friendliness.
This model comes with a new Calatrava-type case adorned with a guilloched Clous de Paris (or hobnail pattern) decoration emblematic of the Patek Philippe style.
Drawing on a vintage inspiration, the dial is distinguished by its char- coal gray color with a black-gradient rim and a slightly grainy texture reminiscent of antique camera cases.
The new Reference 5326G-001 Annual Calendar and Travel Time is accompanied by two interchangeable straps – one in beige calfskin with a nubuck finish; the other in black calfskin with an embossed fabric pat- tern and contrasting beige stitching – both secured by a white gold fold-over clasp.
• 65,000 CHF incl. VAT
• Textured charcoal gray, black-gradient rim, gold applied numerals with beige luminescent coating
• Local time hand: white gold syringe-shaped with luminescent coating
• Home time hand: white gold pierced syringed-shaped, beige lacquered
• White gold
• Caseband guilloched with hobnail pattern
• Diameter: 41 mm
• Water-resistant to 30 m
• Sapphire crystal case back
• Calfskin, nubuck finish, hand-stitched, beige (originally fitted)
• Calfskin, embossed with fabric pattern, hand-stitched, black (additional strap)
• Fold-over clasp
• Caliber 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H
• Annual Calendar
• Day, date and month in apertures
• Local and home day/night indication in apertures
• Moon phases
• Small seconds
• Number of parts: 409
• Winding rotor: off-center platinum minirotor
• Frequency:28,800semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
• Power reserve: min. 38 hours – max. 48 hours