Patek Philippe Launches A Trio Of New Chronographs

The Manufacture is expanding its vast selection of chronographs by unveiling three variations of the Ref. 5204, 5905 and 5930 models

The chronograph has always played a leading role amid the vast repertoire of Patek Philippe complicated watches. Since 2005, the Manufacture has confirmed this mastery by developing a complete range of chronograph movements, with or without additional functions, entirely designed and crafted in its workshops. This year, the Manufacture isonce again expanding  its vast selection of chronographs by unveiling three variations of the Ref. 5204, 5905 and 5930 models that illustrate its expertise in the field of complications, particularly in the measurement of short bursts of time.

The Split-Seconds Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5204R-011

The split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar Reference 5204 is heir to one of Patek Philippe’s most sought-after Grand Complications. It has been available since 2016 in two rose gold versions, one with a silvered opaline dial and chocolate brown alligator strap (5204R-001), the other with an opaline ebony black dial and rose gold Goutte (droplet) bracelet (5204/1R).

This time, Patek Philippe offers connoisseurs a new variation on the rose gold case by combining this precious metal with a matching slate gray dial and strap. Of particular note, the entirely hand-polished rose gold case stands out for its sophisticated architecture, with a concave bezel and two-tier lugs. Meanwhile, the indications on the “sunburst” dial stand out for their legibility. Beneath the dial, the transparent sapphire caseback offers a magnificent immersion into the heart of caliber CHR 29-535PS Q, which is distinguished by its traditional architecture.

The Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905/1A-001

Patek Philippe’s Ref. 5905 combines two practical and easy-to-use complications: a self-winding flyback chronograph and a patented Annual Calendar. Previously launched as a platinum model in 2015, then in rose gold in 2019, the Manufacture is reinterpreting the style of this much sought-after model this year by unveiling a first version in steel—which is a rare metal in the Patek Philippe collections—with a three-link integrated bracelet.

This bold and casual design renews the way a Patek Philippe complication watch is worn on a daily basis. Up front, the extremely rhythmical dial features a new elegant and contemporary sunburst olive green color. It also ensures excellent legibility for the additional functions, with a central chronograph hand, a large 60-minute subdial at 6 o’clock and three day/date/month apertures arranged in an arc for instant reading of the Annual Calendar indications.

The World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930P-001

Inspired by a one-of-a-kind model from 1940, Ref. 5930 combines two functions: a self-winding flyback chronograph and World Time—an iconic complication in the history and collections of the Manufacture. This time around, Patek Philippe reinterprets this timepiece with a sporty and cosmopolitan spirit in a new version combining the brilliance of platinum with a green dial and strap.

The names of the cities are printed in green on the corresponding disk. The green dial center illustrates the mastery of fine craftsmanship skills with a circular hand-guilloched circular pattern. The World Time function, on the other hand, simultaneously displays the time in 24 time zones. Moreover, when the wearer changes the time zones, an exclusive patented mechanism enables correction of all displays by pressing the 10 o’clock pusher, without affecting the accuracy of the movement.