Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Hometown Edition

Since it was founded in 1888, Carl F. Bucherer has been at home in Lucerne, one of Switzerland’s most picturesque cities. The new Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Edition pays a unique tribute to its home town Lucerne and 16 important cities in nine different countries.

Boasting its Swiss origin, the brand presents eight Heritage Bicompax Annual Hometown watch models to pay homage to some great places in its home country: Lucerne, Basel, Bern, Geneva, St. Gallen, Zermatt, and Zurich.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Hometown Edition watches

Two of Switzerland’s neighboring countries, Austria and France, are represented by Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Editions dedicated to Vienna and Paris, respectively.

Furthermore, models have also been created to honor two German cities, Berlin and Munich. Rounding out the offering are five other global capitals: Beijing, London, Mumbai, New York, and Tokyo.

What makes each watch so special is a compelling 3-D-look engraving on the case back’s sapphire crystal, which is dedicated to its specific hometown.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Hometown Edition watch Lucerne Edition case back

For example, the Lucerne Edition features that city’s landmark Chapel Bridge, while tribute is paid to Tokyo with its skyline and Mount Fuji in the background.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Hometown Edition watch Beijing case back

The Heritage BiCompax Annual Beijing’s case back is engraved with the city’s Tiananmen Square landmark. Each edition is distinguished by a one-of-a-kind case-back crystal with a similarly iconic and identifiable monument to its respective city.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Hometown Edition

The Hometown Edition watches are also presented in different colors. The watches feature gradient dials, which means that the center of the dial is silver and gradually transforms to darker shades of the corresponding color toward the outside of the dial.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Hometown Edition

With their sunray brushed surfaces, they have been crafted in five different colors. In a choice of yellow, brown, burgundy, green, and mint, these dials are works of art in their own right.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Hometown Edition watch with yellow gradient dial

They deliver an impressive amount of information at a glance: along with the rhodium-plated central hour and minute hands, which are filled with black Super-LumiNova, there is a central chronograph seconds hand, a tachymeter scale, and a big date aperture at 12 o’clock, as well as the annual calendar’s month indicator between the 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock positions.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Hometown Edition watch with brown gradient dial

The black small seconds and chronograph subdials offer a bold contrast to the color of the dial. The watches are presented on a two-tone perforated calfskin leather strap with stitching whose color matches the dial.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Hometown Edition watch with burgundy gradient dial

Along with the distinctive engraved silhouette of each hometown’s defining landmark, the Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Edition’s case backs include the name of the city and the phrase “1 out of 88”.

The hometown watches dedicated Beijing will be individually numbered and are limited to 188 pieces.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Hometown Edition watch with green gradient dial

Each of the dedicated Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Edition watches is an interpretation of Carl F. Bucherer’s popular Heritage BiCompax Annual watch, which was introduced in 2018. It took its design inspiration from one of the brand’s archival pieces dating back to the 1950s.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Hometown Edition watch with mint green gradient dial

Combining vintage flair with contemporary features, it was a perfect expression of the brand’s heritage. With symmetrically arranged chronograph counters positioned on the dial’s horizontal central axis and a tachymeter scale framing the dial, this timepiece generated an enthusiastic response and has become one of Carl F. Bucherer’s most coveted watches.

Technical details

Collection: Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Edition

Movement
Automatic, CFB 1972 caliber, diameter 30 mm, height 7.3 mm, 47 jewels, power reserve 42 hours

Functions
Chronograph: minutes and seconds counters, annual calendar, big date, hour, minute, small seconds, tachymeter scale
Case: Stainless steel, double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, case back with engraved sapphire crystal (skyline of the hometown), water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m), diameter 41 mm, height 14.15 mm

Dial
Graded shades of either yellow, brown, burgundy, green, or mint (depending on the watch) with black counters, 10 Arabic numerals (numerals 6 and 12 in black SLN)

Strap
Black calfskin leather strap with either flanks and stitches in yellow, brown, burgundy, green, or mint (depending on the watch) and with a quick release system, stainless steel pin-lock folding clasp

Limitation
88 pieces (1 out of 88) for all watches except the Beijing watches, which are limited and 188 pieces and individually numbered

Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Editions

  • Basel Edition with Burgundy dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.87
  • Beijing Edition with Green dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.91
  • Beijing Edition with Burgundy dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.88
  • Berlin Edition with Green dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.86
  • Bern Edition with Green dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.93
  • Genève Edition with Burgundy dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.97
  • London Edition with Green dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.92
  • Luzern Edition with Brown dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.85
  • Mumbai Edition with Green dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.89
  • München Edition with Yellow dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.96
  • New York Edition with Green dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.81
  • Paris Edition with Brown dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.84
  • St. Gallen Edition with Green dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.94
  • Tokyo Edition with Mint dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.82
  • Wien Edition with Mint dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.95
  • Zermatt Edition with Brown dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.98
  • Zürich Edition with Green dial, reference 00.10803.08.92.99

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Chronograph

The men’s Tonda GT Chronograph from the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line is now available in new sportier versions: An 18ct rose gold model with chronograph and big date functions; and steel variant with chronograph and annual calendar functions. Both models are offered with two dial styles based on the color of subdials.

In both cases, the colour choices for the chronograph counters in Quantum Grey or Granata lend them a discreet yet very distinctive presence on the generous dial offering exemplary balance in the display of the functions.

The Tonda GT Chronograph with its substantial 42 mm diameter case in 18ct rose gold houses an integrated selfwinding chronograph calibre operating at a rate of 5 Hertz, i.e. 36,000 vibrations per hour, beneath the silver-toned guilloché dial with its “triangular hobnail” motif.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Chronograph, 18ct Rose Gold Version with Big Date and Silver & Quantum Grey Clou Triangulaire guilloché dial

Short-time measurements are read off on the “Quantum Grey” or “Granata” subdials, judiciously positioned to structure the space harmoniously arranged and nicely balanced by the big date display appearing in a twin aperture at 12 o’clock.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Chronograph, 18ct Rose Gold Version with Big Date and Silver & Granata Clou Triangulaire guilloché dial

Visible through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback, this top-quality mechanical movement boasts a 65- hour power reserve, 331 components including a sandblasted 22ct gold oscillating weight and a column wheel.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Chronograph, 18ct Rose Gold Version case back

It is clearly finished to the highest standards of Haute Horlogerie. It also enables short-time measurements of up to 12 hours with 1/10th of a second precision thanks to the high frequency of its regulating organ.

This extremely accomplished chronograph, water-resistant to 100 metres and equipped with the distinctive finely knurled and polished bezel, is fitted with a deep red or grey rubber strap matching the colour of the subdials and secured by an 18ct rose gold folding clasp.

The same “Quantum Grey” and “Granata” colour scheme between the counters and the rubber strap also applies to the Tonda GT Chronograph in stainless steel featuring an annual calendar, with a knurled bezel framing the silver-toned guilloché dial in a “triangular hobnail” pattern.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Chronograph, Stainless Steel Version with Annual Calendar and Silver & Quantum Grey Clou Triangulaire guilloché dial

This 42 mm diameter chronograph is water-resistant to 100 m and features modern lines with subdials in one or the other of the colours, classically arranged along the 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock axis and topped by the double date window at 12 o’clock.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Chronograph, Stainless Steel Version with Annual Calendar and Silver & Granata Clou Triangulaire guilloché dial

It is equipped with an in-house self-winding chronograph calibre operating at a frequency of 4 Hertz (28,800 vibrations per hour).

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Chronograph, Stainless Steel Version case back

The movement is also endowed with an annual calendar, a useful additional complication that is easily adjustable. This sophisticated mechanism is comprised of 443 components, including a 22ct rose gold oscillating weight.

Technical details

Model: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Chronograph, 18ct Rose Gold Version with Big Date, Ref: PFC903- 2020001-400181

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, big date and chronograph

Movement
Calibre PF071
COSC-Certified Manufacture Automatic Movement with Integrated Chronograph and Big Date Display
Power reserve: 65 hours
Frequency: 36,000 Vph (5 Hz)
Jewels: 42
No. of components: 331
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Decoration: satin-finished open worked bridges, hand-beveled edges
Oscillating weight: skeletonized, 22ct rose gold, sand-blasted and satin-finished

Case
Polished and satin-finished 18ct rose gold with knurled bezel
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 14.3 mm
Crown: Ø 7.2 mm, screwed-in
Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: serial number
Water resistance: 100 m

Dial
Color: Silver & Quantum Grey
Finishing: Clou Triangulaire guilloché
Indices: hand-applied 18ct rose gold appliques with black luminescent coating

Hands
Skeletonized delta-shaped

Strap
Grey vulcanized rubber strap
Closure: folding clasp in 18ct rose gold

Recommended retail price
43,100 CHF

Model: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Chronograph, 18ct Rose Gold Version with Big Date, Ref: PFC903- 2020002-400181

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, big date and chronograph

Movement
Calibre PF071
COSC-Certified Manufacture Automatic Movement With Integrated Chronograph And Big Date Display
Power reserve: 65 hours
Frequency: 36,000 Vph (5 Hz)
Jewels: 42
No. of components: 331
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Decoration: satin-finished open worked bridges, hand-beveled edges
Oscillating weight: skeletonized, 22ct rose gold, sand-blasted and satin-finished

Case
Polished and satin-finished 18ct rose gold with knurled bezel
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 14.3 mm
Crown: Ø 7.2 mm, screwed-in
Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: serial number
Water resistance: 100 m

Dial
Color: Silver & Granata
Finishing: clou triangulaire guilloché
Indices: hand-applied 18ct rose gold appliques with black luminescent coating
Hands: Skeletonized delta-shaped

Strap
Granata vulcanized rubber strap
Closure: folding clasp in 18ct rose gold

Recommended retail price
43,100 CHF

Model: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Chronograph, Stainless Steel Version with Annual Calendar, Ref: PFC906-1020001-400181

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, annual calendar and chronograph

Movement
Calibre PF043
Automatic Winding Manufacture Movement
Power reserve: 45 hours
Frequency: 28,800 Vph (4 Hz)
Jewels: 56
No. of components: 443
Diameter: 30.0 mm
Thickness: 7.4 mm
Decoration: Côtes de Genève, Perlage
Oscillating weight: skeletonized, 22ct rose gold, sand-blasted and satin-finished

Case
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel with knurled bezel
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 13.7 mm
Crown: Ø 7.2 mm, screwed-in
Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: serial number
Water resistance: 100 m

Dial
Colour: Silver & Quantum Grey
Finishing: Clou Triangulaire guilloché
Indices: hand-applied rhodium-plated appliques with black luminescent coating
Hands: Skeletonized delta-shaped

Strap
Grey vulcanized rubber strap
Closure: folding clasp in stainless steel

Recommended retail price
19,400 CHF

Model: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Chronograph, Stainless Steel Version with Annual Calendar, Ref: PFC906-1020002-400181

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, annual calendar and chronograph

Movement
Calibre PF043
Automatic Winding Manufacture Movement
Power reserve: 45 hours
Frequency: 28,800 Vph (4 Hz)
Jewels: 56
No. of components: 443
Diameter: 30.0 mm
Thickness: 7.4 mm
Decoration: Côtes de Genève, Perlage
Oscillating weight: skeletonized, 22ct rose gold, sand-blasted and satin-finished

Case
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel with knurled bezel
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 13.7 mm
Crown: Ø 7.2 mm, screwed-in
Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: serial number
Water resistance: 100 m

Dial
Colour: Silver & Granata
Finishing: Clou Triangulaire guilloché
Indices: hand-applied rhodium-plated appliques with black luminescent coating
Hands: Skeletonized delta-shaped

Strap
Granata vulcanized rubber strap
Closure: folding clasp in stainless steel

Recommended retail price
19,400 CHF

Patek Philippe Self-winding Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar, Reference 5905/1A-001 (in steel with an integrated bracelet and a sunburst green dial)

Incorporating a self-winding flyback chronograph and a patented annual calendar, Patek Philippe Reference 5905 belongs to the brand’s Complications family.

Launched as a platinum model in 2015, then in rose gold in 2019, Reference 5905 is now available for first time in stainless steel. Fitted with a three-link integrated bracelet, it boasts an elegant and contemporary-styled sunburst olive green dial.

Patek Philippe Self-winding Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar, Reference 5905/1A-001 (in steel with an integrated bracelet and a sunburst green dial)
Image Credit: Patek Philippe SA

The dial 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. There is also a discreet day/night indicator at 6 o’clock that is useful for ensuring accurate date setting.

The caliber CH 28-520 QA 24H remains faithful to the traditional column wheel for the transmission of chronograph commands. However, instead of a toothed-wheel horizontal clutch, it has a vertical disk-type clutch.

This modern technical solution causes almost no wear and tear, and the central chronograph seconds hand can also be used as a permanent (running) seconds display. The patented Annual Calendar automatically takes account of 30- and 31-day months, requiring only one correction per year, on March 1st. This movement is visible through the transparent sapphire caseback.

Patek Philippe Self-winding Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar, Reference 5905/1A-001 (in steel with an integrated bracelet and a sunburst green dial)
Image Credit: Patek Philippe SA

The polished steel case features a sophisticated construction with a concave bezel and recessed sides. The integrated steel bracelet is inspired by that of the Aquanaut Reference 5167/1A with its contrasting finishes (polished outer links and satin-finish inner links), while subtly distinguished from it by the underside of the bracelet and the edges which are polished, in line with the case. It is equipped with a patented Patek Philippe fold-over clasp secured by four independent catches.

The new Patek Philippe 5905/1A-001 is joining existing references 5905P-001 in platinum with a blue dial and 5905R-001 in rose gold with brown dial.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Self-winding Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar, Reference 5905/1A-001 (in steel with an integrated bracelet and a sunburst green dial)

Movement
Caliber CH 28‑520 QA 24H
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 33 mm
Height: 7.68 mm
Parts: 402
Jewels: 37
Power reserve: min. 45 hours – max. 55 hours
Winding rotor: 21K gold central rotor
Balance: Gyromax®
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax®
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

Functions
Flyback Chronograph
Central chronograph hand and 60-minute counter
Annual Calendar
Day, date, month and day/night indication displayed in apertures

Dial
Olive green sunburst, gold applied hour markers

Case
Steel case
Sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistant to 30m
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 14.13 mm

Bracelet
Integrated Steel bracelet with fold-over clasp

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne Limited Edition

This stunning new watch from Carl F. Bucherer takes inspiration from a classic car owned by the Bucherer family.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne Limited Edition

The Carl F. Bucherer limited-edition Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne was inspired by a classic Lincoln Cosmopolitan Town Sedan originally belonged to Carl Eduard Bucherer, the son of Carl Friedrich Bucherer.

Carl F. Bucherer Mr Jörg G. Bucherer Lincoln Cosmopolitan. (Carl F. Bucherer)

This classic car was sold in 1952 and changed hands several times over the years. In 2013, however, Jörg G. Bucherer, Carl Eduard’s son, was able to buy the family car and have it restored to its original glory. The new Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne watch features color details inspired by the restored automobile.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne Limited Edition

This remarkable watch, produced in an edition limited to 188 pieces, is a stunning celebration of the Bucherer family and its connection to classic cars. It also pays homage to the brand’s hometown of Lucerne.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne Limited Edition

The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne has a 41 mm stainless steel case presented on a multi-link Milanese stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp and a quick release system.

In addition, it is delivered with a calfskin leather strap with a folding clasp, which also has a quick release system, so the look can be changed quickly and easily according to the wearer’s choice of outfit and plans for the day.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne Limited Edition

The silver-colored dial on display through the double-domed sapphire crystal features light blue subdials with chronograph minutes and small seconds counters, which are complemented by a light blue ring with a tachymeter scale surrounding the dial.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne Limited Edition

The light blue recalls the color of Jörg G. Bucherer’s lovingly restored automobile. The watch’s dial also boasts a month aperture between 4 and 5 o’clock and a bold big date window just below 12 o’clock.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne Limited Edition

The watch is equipped with a modern self-winding annual calendar chronograph movement. The CFB Caliber 1972 has a power reserve of 42 hours, and its annual calendar complication accounts for different month lengths – 30 and 31 days – so the date only has to be corrected once a year, on March 1.

Technical details

Model: Heritage BiCompax Annual Lucerne
Reference number: 00.10803.08.12.22

Movement
Automatic, CFB 1972 caliber, diameter 30 mm, height 7.3 mm, 47 jewels, power reserve 42 hours

Functions
Chronograph: minutes and seconds counters, annual calendar, big date, hour, minute, small seconds, tachymeter scale

Case
Stainless steel, double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, water-resistant to 30 m (3 bar), diameter 41 mm, height 14.15 mm

Dial
Silver colored with light blue counters and tachymeter zone, 10 Arabic numerals (of which the 12 and 6 are chrome colored)

Strap
Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp and quick release system, additional calfskin leather strap with quick release system and stainless steel pin-lock folding clasp

Edition
Limited edition of 188 pieces

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur 175th Anniversary Edition

The Marine Torpilleur model, launched in 2017, is an archetype of Ulysse Nardin’s roots and history, joining the long line of illustrious Marine chronometers of the 19th century. Celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, the Swiss watch manufacture unveiled seven new models of the Marine Torpilleur during the Geneva Watch Days 2021.

These precision instruments all bear the codes of historical Marine Chronometers, such as the fluted bezel, roman numerals and the double counter. Each model, equipped with a silicium escapement, has a distinctive look and its own design, bearing the legacy and codes of the brand’s history.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur 175th Anniversary Edition

Along with the Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel – the icon of the collection – these include the Panda, the Moonphase (white and blue versions), the Annual Chronograph (white and blue versions), and the Tourbillon Grand Feu Enamel black in rose gold.

The above mentioned watches are produced in limited editions and bear the signature “Chronometry since 1846” at 6o’clock on the small seconds counter and a lightened minutes circle compared to the core collection.

Set with an Alligator leather strap, they are all compatible with the R-strap, made from recycled fishing fishing nets.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel

This new Marine Torpilleur watch has a magnificent Ulysse Nardin blue in-house enamelled dial made using the Grand Feu technique.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel

Thanks to the company’s collaboration with Donzé Cadrans, an independent enamelling workshop based in Le Locle, Switzerland, acquired by the manufacture in 2011, the manufacture has been able to constantly innovate and improve on this artisanal technique, which requires that over 90% of the process to be done by hand.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel

Ulysse Nardin masters this metier d’art, including the technique of Grand Feu enamel and cloisonné, in which a design is created by filling in a wire outline with colored enamels.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel

The Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel stainless steel watch with a blue Grand Feu enamel dial is limited to 175 pieces.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel

Technical details

References
1183-310LE-3AE-175/1A (with brown strap)
1183-310LE-3AE-175/1B (with blue strap)

Movement
Caliber UN-118 Manufacture, COSC automatic movement
Balance spring in Silicium
Escapement wheel& anchor in Diamonsil
260 components
50 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / oscillations 28’800 V/H
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Case
Stainless steel polished & satin-finish case / fluted bezel
Open sapphire case back
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 11.73 mm
Water resistance: 50 m

Dial
New blue Grand Feu enamel dial by Donzé Cadrans
Double counters with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock and small seconds with date at 6 o’clock “Chronometry since 1846” signature on the small second counter
Rhodium-finish hands

Strap
Brown or blue alligator leather strap Compatible with R-STRAP / rubber strap / metal bracelet
Stainless steel deployant buckle

Limited edition
175 pieces

Price
10’900 CHF / 10’000 € / 11’500 $

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Panda

The Marine Torpilleur Panda model, with two small dark blue dials within the dial (one that contains the power reserve indicator and one that houses the second hand and date) is a unique design at Ulysse Nardin.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Panda

It is for the first time that the manufacture has used this design. The varnished Panda dial with rhodium-finished hands bears the insignia “Chronometry since 1846” on the bottom ring that houses the seconds hand. It uses Silicium and DIAMonSIL technology and runs thanks to the UN-118 movement.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Panda

Limited to 300 pieces only, the 42mm diameter Marine Torpilleur Panda comes with a choice of a brown or blue leather alligator strap, metal bracelet, a rubber strap or an R-Strap.

Technical details

Reference: 1183-310LE-0A-175/1A (Brown strap)

Movement
CaliberUN-118 Manufacture, COSC automatic movement
Balance spring in Silicium
Escapement wheel& anchor in Diamonsil
260 components
50 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / oscillations 28’800 V/H
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Case
Stainless steel polished & satin-finish case / fluted bezel
Open sapphire case back
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 11.13 mm
Water resistance: 50 m

Dial
Varnished Panda dial
Double counters with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock and small seconds with date at 6 o’clock
“Chronometry since 1846” signature on the small second counter
Rhodium-finish hands

Strap
Brown or blue alligator leather strap
Compatible with R-STRAP / rubber strap / metal bracelet
Stainless steel deployant buckle

Limited edition
300 pieces

Price
7’800 CHF / 7’200 € / 8’200 $

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph

First produced from 1936 to 1980, the Ulysse Nardin Chronograph Marine Torpilleur pocket watches of that time featured the ability to read time down to 1/10th of a second.

Used during the 1936 Berlin Olympics, this precision transformed timekeeping. These chronographs, employed by automobile clubs, geodesic commissions, and scientists on expeditions, were delivered with official certification that guaranteed their extreme precision.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph

The 2021 version includes a varnished white or a mat blue dial, and the UN-153 Manufacture movement, which is an evolution of the earlier UN-150 movement.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph

The white dial is adorned with silvered, small counters and the annual calendar, which sits at 9o’clock just above the signature, verifying that Ulysse Nardin has been the leader in “Chronometry since 1846”.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph

An invention by Ludwig Oechslin, the annual calendar system employed in the perpetual calendar model of 1996 has been improved, with all settings adjustable both forward and backward by using the crown, making it easy to set time and date.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph

Each dial version of the Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph is limited to 300 pieces.

Technical details

References
Blue version with brown strap: 1533-320LE-3A-175/1A
Blue version with blue strap: 1533-320LE-3A-175/1B
White version with brown strap: 1533-320LE-0A-175/1A
White version with blue strap: 1533-320LE-0A-175/1B

Movement
Caliber UN-153 Manufacture, automatic movement
Escapement wheel, balance spring & anchor in Silicium
406 components
53 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / oscillations 28’800 V/H
Power reserve: 52 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small second, date
Chronograph (H-M-S) & annual calendar

Case
Stainless steel polished & satin-finish case
Fluted bezel
Open sapphire case back
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 13.66 mm
Water resistance: 50 m

Dial
Blue mat PVD dial or white varnished dial with silvered small counters Chronograph counter at 3 o’clock
Annual calendar and small second at 9 o’clock
“Chronometry since 1846” signature (B) Rhodium-finish and beige colored hands or (W) blued and red hands

Strap
Brown or blue alligator leather strap
Compatible with R-STRAP
Stainless steel deployant buckle

Limited edition
Chronograph blue: 300 pieces
Chronograph white: 300 pieces

Price
11’500 CHF / 10’600 € / 12’100 $

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Moonphase

Ulysse Nardin has been producing watches with moonphase display since the end of the 19th century. The moonphase is a complication that is at the heart of every astronomical instrument, as the phases of the moon control the tides, hence navigation.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Moonphase

The Marine Torpilleur Moonphase watch comes with either a blue or white dial. Each dial version is limited to 300 pieces.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Moonphase

Technical details

References
Blue version with blue strap: 1193-310LE-3A-175/1A
Blue version with brown strap: 1193-310LE-3A-175/1B
White version with blue strap: 1193-310LE-0A-175/1A
White version with brown strap: 1193-310LE-0A-175/1B

Movement
CaliberUN-119 Manufacture, COSC automatic movement
Balance spring in Silicium
Escapement wheel& anchor in Diamonsil
222 components
45 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / oscillations 28’800 V/H
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, moonphase

Case
Stainless steel polished & satin-finish case / fluted bezel
Open sapphire case back
Diameter: 42 mm, height: 11.13 mm
Water resistance: 50 m

Dial
Blue sun-brushed PVD dial or white varnished dial
Double counters with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, small seconds and moon disc at 6 o’clock
The star of the night is made of a multi-layer decal that brings a lot of elegance and reflections when reveal on the Starry Sky made of blue PVD.
“Chronometry since 1846” signature on the small second counter(B) Rhodium-finish hands or (W) blued hands

Strap
Brown or blue alligator leather strap
Compatible with R-STRAP / rubber strap / metal bracelet
Stainless steel deployant buckle

Limited edition
Moonphase blue: 300 pieces
Moonphase white: 300 pieces

Price
9’400 CHF / 8’600 € / 9’900 $

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu

The Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu in rose gold has an open sapphire caseback and is completed by a fluted bezel. The black Grand Feu enamel dial by Donzé Cadrans features a power reserve display at 12o’clock. The rose gold hands tell the time.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu

With a diameter of 42mm and water resistant to 50 meters, this timepiece comes with a black alligator strap. It is also compatible with a rubber strap or an R-Strap. The rose gold deployable buckle makes for ease in securing this timepiece.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu

The calibre UN-128 Constant manufacture and automatic movement also incorporates the flying tourbillon complication. This patented UN Constant Escapement Tourbillon won the Tourbillon Watch Prize at the annual 2015 GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) award ceremony.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu

The Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu is a limited edition of 175 pieces.

Technical details

Reference: 1282-310LE-2AE-175/1A

Movement
Caliber UN-128 Constant Manufacture, automatic movement
Escapement wheel, balance spring & anchor in Silicium
208 components
36 jewel
Frequency: 2.5 Hz / oscillations 18’000 V/H
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes
Flying tourbillon with Ulysse Anchor Escapement (constant)/ Blades technology
Power reserve indicator

Case
Rose gold 5N polished & satin-finish case / fluted bezel
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 11.93 mm
Open sapphire case back
Water resistance: 50 m

Dial
Black Grand Feu enamel dial by DonzéCadrans
Power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Rose gold-colored hands

Strap
Black alligator leather strap
Compatible with R-STRAP
Rubber strap
Rose gold 5N deployant buckle

Limited edition
175 pieces

Price
45’900 CHF / 42’200 € / 48’400 $

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Limited Edition, New Model with Reversed Panda Dial

Equipped with an elegant chronograph and annual calendar, the Heritage BiCompax Annual by Carl F. Bucherer is a highly functional and utterly precise timepiece that celebrates the design and savoir faire of the early 1950s, harmoniously merging vintage charm with “Made of Lucerne” watchmaking art.

Now, two years after the original debut in 2019, the Lucerne-based watchmaker introduces a new contrasting version of its popular Heritage BiCompax Annual. Limited to only 888 pieces, this new version from the Heritage collection has a deep-black dial with silver-colored totalizators.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Limited Edition, New Model with Reversed Panda Dial

The Heritage collection is an ode to Carl F. Bucherer’s rich history and its roots in Lucerne, in the heart of Switzerland. In this exclusive line of timepieces that are only manufactured in limited editions, unique design and traditional craftsmanship meet sophisticated complications and the finest materials. The launch of the Heritage Tourbillon Double Peripheral in rose gold in New York in 2018 was the kick start for the Heritage collection.

In 2019, Carl F. Bucherer introduced the Heritage BiCompax Annual watch in two versions: an elegant bi-colour variant (rose gold + stainless steel) and a sporty model in stainless steel with the “panda design.”

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Limited Edition, New Model with Reversed Panda Dial

Again, an archival piece dating back to circa 1950 served as inspiration for the Heritage BiCompax. The elegant chronograph combines the vintage flair of the watch that inspired it with contemporary features, such as a 41 mm stainless-steel case. The new edition of course also features the BiCompax dial design of its retro predecessor: two symmetrically arranged silver-colored chronograph counters are positioned on the horizontal central axis on the deep-black galvanized dial, framed by a tachymeter scale.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Limited Edition, New Model with Reversed Panda Dial

Thereby, the new edition of the Heritage BiCompax reverses the color concept of the first stainless-steel model, which featured a white dial and black totalizators, also referred to as the “panda design,” making the new timepiece a so-called “reversed panda.”

The black calfskin leather strap with silver-colored stitching perfectly complements the design of the dial. The new timepiece is also available on a sporty and comfortable rubber strap. The new Heritage BiCompax Annual is again limited to 888 pieces, as a nod to Carl F. Bucherer’s founding year of 1888.

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Limited Edition, New Model with Reversed Panda Dial

The Heritage BiCompax Annual is powered by an ultramodern automatic movement (The CFB 1972 caliber) with 42 hours of power reserve. The new version also features an annual calendar and a large date display that takes the different month lengths – 28, 30, and 31 days – into account, which means it would only need to be corrected during a leap year.

Technical details

Model: Heritage BiCompax Annual

Reference numbers
00.10803.08.32.01 (leather strap)
00.10803.08.32.02 (rubber strap)

Movement
Automatic, CFB 1972 caliber, diameter 30 mm, height 7.3 mm, 47 jewels, power reserve 42 hours

Functions
Chronograph: minutes and seconds counters
Annual calendar with big date
Hour, minute, small seconds
Tachymeter scale

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 14.15 mm
Double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistant to 30 m (3 atm)

Dial
Black with silver-colored counters

Strap
Calfskin leather strap or rubber strap with stainless-steel folding pin buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 888 pieces

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line

Parmigiani Fleurier expands its popular Tonda collection by adding a sportier, everyday watch model, the new Tonda GT line.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line

Parmigiani Fleurier’s dress watches have long been revered among collectors for their elegance and fine craftsmanship, the result of its in-house manufacturing prowess combined with Michel Parmigiani’s master watchmaking talent and commitment to excellence. This commitment continues in this new introduction, a line designed to appeal to the modern gentleman looking for a watch he can wear on every occasion.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line

The new Tonda GT Line offers three distinct sporty, yet elegant timepieces in polished and satin-finished stainless steel or 18-ct rose gold, embodying Parmigiani’s years of expertise and design ethos following golden ratio parameters.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line

The case shape is inspired by the Tonda Chronor watch, which was awarded the Chronograph Watch Prize from the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2017. Parmigiani Fleurier worked with watch designer, Dino Modolo, to reinterpret its design codes, resulting in a reimagined case with updated lugs and an integrated bracelet ergonomically designed for ultimate comfort.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line

Its fluted bezel recalls another Parmigiani Fleurier icon- the Toric collection- and the dials are finished with traditional “cloutriangulaire” guilloché. All watches are available on a polished and satin-finished bracelet or on a rubber strap with a motif that recalls the finishing on the dial.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line

The Tondagraph GT is powered by the PF043 automatic caliber and combines two useful complications- an annual calendar and a chronograph.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line

The dial displays a wealth of information and remains legible: it has delta-shaped hands with black luminescent coating indicating hours and minutes, a small second, two subdials for the chronograph function, and a big date aperture at 12 o’clock. To draw attention to the annual calendar function, the date and month are displayed in a vibrant orange color.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line

This impressive watch is water resistant to 100m, has a screw-down crown, a 45-hour power reserve, and is finely finished with Côtes de Genève stripes visible through the open caseback. The Tondagraph GT is limited to 200 pieces.

Two additional models will accompany this new launch, the Tonda GT Black and the Tonda GT Rose Gold Blue. The beauty of the guilloche decoration shines through on these dials, which have a big date aperture at 12 o’clock and a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line

They are powered by the PF044 automatic movement, which is finely finished, has a power reserve of 45 hours, and is water resistant to 100m via a screw-down crown.

The 18-ct rose-gold model is particularly stunning when paired with its sporty blue rubber strap matching the dial and the Tonda GT Steel easily transforms into a sportier watch when paired with its black rubber strap.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Line

The Tonda GT Rose Gold Blue is limited to 150 pieces, while the steel model is limited to 250 pieces.

Kennsen Annual Calendar Chronograph

This innovative mechanical timepiece from Swiss luxury watch brand KENNSEN incorporates two popular horological complications: Chronograph and Annual Calendar.

Despite the complexity involved in such complication watches, Kennsen’s Annual Calendar Chronograph is simple to use, thanks to an innovative mechanism that overcomes the difficulty of building an entirely new complication in the confines of the chronograph’s reduced space.

Kennsen Annual Calendar Chronograph

Designed in-house, Kennsen’s Annual Calendar mechanism drives a date indicator at 3 o’clock, a month indicator, which is in the same plane as the date and on the left of the central axis, and a legible but unobtrusive Day/Night display positioned in the minute counter subdial to aid adjustment.

For this timepiece, KENNSEN has developed a co-axial calendar system in which the month wheel and display are co-axial to a special pipe built around the central axis of the watch. The month wheel itself then acts as an axis around which the co-axial year wheel turns. The year wheel governs the system though a unique internal tooth.

Kennsen Annual Calendar Chronograph

Protected by two patents, this new design concept ensures simplicity, low part count, svelte dimensions and very efficient performance. The svelte dimensions (30.0mm in diameter and 1.3mm in height) ensure that the watch is comfortable to wear. The few moving parts ensure efficient performance. The calendar is easily adjustable by the crown and ensures ease of use.

Kennsen Annual Calendar Chronograph is equipped with the Calibre KV775C, the in-house movement based on the iconic Valjoux 7750 self-winding movement.

The movement is adjusted to a tolerance up to -2 to +6 seconds per day and in five positions. The movement is finely decorated with Côtes-de-Genève and snailing on the plates. Movement screws have been replaced to complement these finishes. The matt and anthracite finishing of the rotor adds an interesting counterpoint to the plates.

Kennsen Annual Calendar Chronograph Black dial

The Day/Night display complication shows whether the watch is synchronised to a.m. (white) or p.m. (dark). It insures that the watch is set correctly, thus avoiding the irritation of a date change at noon. Referencing the Day/Night display before a manual date adjustment can also prevent damage to the watch as manual date adjustments should not be undertaken during the dark night hours when the gears are in mesh.

Designed in house by Kennsen and manufactured in Switzerland by Victorinox Company, the watch case measures 42mm diameter; 49mm across the lugs; 13.4mm height. Crafted from superior quality of stainless steel (316L1.4435 grade), the watch case ensures ease of use while wrist-friendly lugs provide a comfortable and secure fit. The case has a water-resistance of 50 metres / 165 feet.

The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal in the case-back gives a view of the movement and rotor. Each watch is individually numbered. The pusher sleeves are a rarely seen touch and are horizontally brushed by hand.

While the front and back bezels are hand-polished, a horizontal brushing (also by hand) has been given to the case-middle. The case chamfers provide a sporty yet elegant feel.

Kennsen Annual Calendar Chronograph movement Calibre KV775C Automatic

Manufactured in Porrentruy in Switzerland, the large and well proportioned dials come in either black or Kennsen Palladium shades. The special galvanic treatment gives the dials their depth and changing light conditions bring different nuances to the dials.

The indices are applied, and the dial itself has three levels with circular grain and matt finishing. The outer ring has a telemeter scale in miles and kilometres. The useful Day/Night display is positioned inside the minute counter. The date is at 3 o’clock and the month to the left of the main axis.

The Kennsen Annual Calendar Chronograph is fitted with a custom made and top grade alligator leather strap hand-crafted by Hirsch. Each Kennsen watch is delivered in a hand-made leather wallet.

Technical details

Model: Kennsen Annual Calendar Chronograph

Functions
Chronograph function with hours, minutes, seconds
Timekeeping with hours, minutes, small seconds
Annual Calendar with date and month displays
Telemeter in miles and kilometres
Crown adjustable
Hacking small seconds
Day/Night display

Movement
Calibre KV775C Automatic
48 hr power reserve
Frequency: 28’800 vph (4 Hz)
25 Jewels

Case
Three-part hand-polished and brushed stainless steel
Diameter: 42.0 mm
Height: 13.4mm
Lugs: 49.0 mm
Rectangular pushers with hand-brushed sleeves
Front glass: Domed, anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Case back: Flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 5 ATM

Dial
Three level dial with galvanic plating and matt finishing
Raised, sun-ray bushed telemeter scale
Sunk, circular brushed sub-dials
Applied indices

Strap
Top grade Alligator
20 mm at the lugs, 18 mm at the buckle

Hands
Galvanic Rhodium treatment
Black polished
Radius cut

Retail price
CHF 5180/-

More details at https://www.kennsen.com

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar with Flyback Chronograph Ref. 5905R-001, Rose Gold Case and Brown Sunburst Dial

Launched in platinum in 2015, Ref. 5905 unites two Patek Philippe complications beloved of connoisseurs: a self-winding flyback chronograph and a patented Annual Calendar.

The manufacture is now enriching its collection with a new version of this model in a rose gold case with a brown sunburst dial shading gently to black at the periphery.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar with Flyback Chronograph Ref. 5905R-001, Rose Gold Case and Brown Sunburst Dial

The dial’s design combines the technical look of an instrument for measuring short times with the timeless elegance of a Patek Philippe.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar with Flyback Chronograph Ref. 5905R-001, Rose Gold Case and Brown Sunburst Dial

It features three-face Dauphine hour and minute hands with a luminescent coating, rose-gold applied hour-markers, and luminous dots marking the five-minute points.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar with Flyback Chronograph Ref. 5905R-001, Rose Gold Case and Brown Sunburst Dial

The sandblasted sweep seconds-hand counts the seconds for the chronograph, while the large subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock totalizes the minutes from 1 to 60. The three apertures for the day, the date and the month are arranged along an arc with a day/ night indicator.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar with Flyback Chronograph Ref. 5905R-001, Rose Gold Case and Brown Sunburst Dial

Within this timepiece beats the caliber CH 28-520 QA 24H selfwinding movement, comprising 402 parts.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar with Flyback Chronograph Ref. 5905R-001, Rose Gold Case and Brown Sunburst Dial

The Annual Calendar, based on the Patek Philippe patent of 1996, automatically takes account of months of 30 and 31 days and requires correction only once a year, on March 1st.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar with Flyback Chronograph Ref. 5905R-001, Rose Gold Case and Brown Sunburst Dial

The chronograph remains true to the traditional column wheel for transmission of the start, stop and reset commands. But instead of the horizontal wheel clutch it uses a vertical disk clutch.

Since this solution is virtually friction-free, the center chronograph hand can also serve as a permanently running seconds hand without affecting the rate accuracy of the movement. That is why Patek Philippe decided not to include the usual small seconds dial in its self-winding chronograph models.

The new Ref. 5905R-001 takes its place alongside the existing models in platinum with blue or black dials (references 5905P-010 and 5905P-001).

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Annual Calendar with Flyback Chronograph Ref. 5905R-001, Rose Gold Case and Brown Sunburst Dial

Dial
Brown sunburst, black gradated, gold applied hour markers
Rose gold three-face Dauphine hands with luminescent coating

Case
Rose gold
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 14.03 mm
Water-resistant to 30 m
Sapphire crystal case back

Strap
Alligator leather with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny black
Prong buckle

Movement
Caliber CH 28-520 QA 24H
Self-winding
Flyback chronograph
Central chronograph hand
60-minute counter
Annual Calendar
Day, date, month, day/night indication displayed in apertures
Diameter: 33 mm
Height: 7.68 mm
Number of parts: 402
Winding rotor: central rotor in 21K gold
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 45 hours – max. 55 hours

Displays
Hour hand
Minute hand
Chronograph hand (sweep seconds)
Subsidiary dial: 60-minute counter
Apertures: Day of the week; Date; Month and Day/night indication

Pushers
Chronograph start and stop
Chronograph hand reset and flyback

Correctors
Day-of-week correction
Date correction
Month correction

Previous Models

………………………………………………………………………………………………….

MAURICE LACROIX Masterpiece Flyback Annuaire – Split-Seconds Chronograph with Annual Calendar

Introduced in 2000 by Swiss watch brand MAURICE LACROIX, this high complication watch from the prestigious Masterpiece collection combines a split-seconds chronograph and annual calendar. The steel case has a pink gold bezel and is fitted with a solid silver dial pierced with the brand’s exclusive large date window at 12 o’clock and the month window between 4 and 5. The hand-decorated movement is visible through the transparent back.

MAURICE LACROIX Masterpiece Flyback Annuaire - Split-Seconds Chronograph with Annual Calendar

Technical details

Movement
Automatic ML 15, based on an ETA 2892-A2 calibre
Hand-decorated, 49 jewels, blued steel screws

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Split-seconds chronograph, annual calendar

Case
Stainless steel and 750 (18K) pink gold
Sapphire crystal, screw-down sapphire back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
925 silver
30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters, small seconds
Large day window and month window

Strap
Louisiana crocodile leather

Other versions
Steel or 750 (18K) pink gold case, steel bracelet

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960/1 Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar in Stainless Steel Case with Black Opaline Dial

The Ref. 5960/1 self-winding Flyback chronograph with Annual Calendar in stainless steel unites two extremely popular Patek Philippe complications. At Basel-world 2017, the Geneva Manufacture introduced a new ebony black opaline dial version of this model.

The face highlights the personality and uniqueness of this model with three apertures arranged along an arc for the day, date, and month as well as a chronograph monocounter at 6 o’clock.

Patek Philippe Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar, Stainless Steel Case with Black Opaline Dial, Reference 5960/1A-010

Its stainless steel case measures 40.5mm diameter. This timepiece is equipped with the CH 28­520 IRM QA 24H automatic movement. Along with this variant, the brand also launched a new white gold model with a blue dial (reference 5960/01G-001)

The other existing reference of the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Flyback Chronograph in steel is Ref. 5960/1A-001 with a silvery opaline dial and a stainless steel bracelet.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar, Stainless Steel Case with Black Opaline Dial, Reference 5960/1A-010

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement
Caliber CH 28­520 IRM QA 24H
Chronograph with 60-minute and 12-hour mono-counter
Annual Calendar Chronograph
Day, date, month in apertures
Diameter: 33 mm
Height: 7.68 mm
Jewels: 40
Bridges: 14
Parts: 456
Power reserve: Min. 45 hours – max. 55 hours
Balance: Gyromax®
Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz)
Spiral: Breguet
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

Functions
Annual Calendar
Flyback chronograph
60 ­minute and 12 ­hour monocounter
Sweep seconds hand (chronograph hand)
Day, date and month in apertures
Power reserve and day/night indication

Case
Steel case
Case diameter: 40.5 mm
Sapphire crystal case back
Water resistant to 30 m

Dial
Ebony black opaline dial, gold applied hour markers

Strap
Steel bracelet with fold over clasp

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Collection – Twincounter Date and Chronograph Quanitième Annuel

Montblanc enhances its Heritage Chronométrie collection by adding two new models: a manufacture date complication and a chronograph with annual calendar.

Launched at SIHH 2015, the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie collection celebrates the heritage of Swiss fine watchmaking. The inspiration for the collection dedicated to precision was drawn from the legendary 15th century explorer Vasco da Gama whose quest for new frontiers changed the course of history, while the design finds its creative influence in the Pythagore watches crafted in 1948 by the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret that was set-up under the name of Minerva.

Minerva Pythagore Watch
Minerva Pythagore Watch

The iconic Pythagore wristwatch featured the finest watchmaking codes—refined Arabic numerals, faceted appliqué indexes, distinctive sword hands, slim cases, straight bezels and graceful curved horns—which have now been beautifully reworked in the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie collection.

Since its launch at SIHH 2015, the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie collection has been equipped with a number of complications including a patented Exotourbillon mechanism with chronograph, a dual time function, an annual calendar, a quantième complet (full calendar) and a number of limited editions.

This year, Montblanc unveils two attractive new models—one with a manufacture date complication developed entirely in-house, and the other model with a chronograph combined with an annual calendar.

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Twincounter Date

Montblanc introduces a brand new date complication that has been completely developed and manufactured in-house by Montblanc’s master watchmakers. This new complication is powered by the MB 24.23 automatic calibre with a 38-hour power reserve.

One of the most useful complications, the date function is indicated on this model in a subdial, rather than the more traditional date aperture. The size of the counter has been maximised to enable a clear reading of the graduating dates, while a blued-steel date hand provides excellent visibility.

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Twincounter Date watch

The date counter is balanced by a small second subdial at 9 o’clock, with a blued-steel hand and a red ‘60’ numeral, creating perfect colour harmony across the dial. The inclusion of a second function further reinforces Montblanc’s respect for precision and its passion for elegant design that is at the heart of this collection.

While the design codes of the Heritage Chronometrie collection are inspired by the fine watchmaking expression of the legendary Minerva Pythagore, the Twincounter Date takes its inspiration from the classic double counter look of the Minerva chronographs from the 1950s.

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Twincounter Date watch

The 40mm polished steel case is stylishly slim at only 9.85 mm thick and features curved horns with satin-finishing on the inside surfaces, affirming Montblanc’s devotion to horological details. The sophisticated dial further enhances the level of design, with a silvery-white sunray finish, facetted sword hands and red gold-plated applied indexes, as well as prominent Arabic 12 and 6 numerals.

Other details include the highly recognisable Montblanc emblem, crafted as a distinctive relief atop the crown and an elegant alligator leather strap made by the Montblanc Pelletteria, the Maison’s own leather manufacture in Florence, Italy.

Once complete, the entire timepiece is certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500 that simulates rigorous real-life situations for a total of 500 hours, guaranteeing the timepiece’s high quality and precision.

Technical details

Model: Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Twincounter Date, Ident. 114872

Movement
Calibre MB 24.23
Mechanical movement with automatic winding, date by hand
Number of rubies: 31
Power reserve: Approx. 38 hours
Balance: Flat hoop
Frequency: 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring: Flat

Displays
Hours and minutes in the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock, date indicated by hand on a subdial at 3 o’clock
Habillage

Case
Stainless steel; polished case, polished & satin-finished bezel
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, flat and antireflective sapphire crystal
Back: Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 9.85 mm
Water-tightness: 3 bar
Crown: Stainless steel with Montblanc emblem in raised relief

Dial
Silvery-white dial with sunburst pattern, facetted indexes, Arabic numerals “6 & 12” as red gold-plated appliqué, red gold-plated sword hour-hand and minute-hand, blued date-hand, blued small second hand

Wristband
Black alligator-skin strap crafted in the Montblanc Pelletteria in
Florence with stainless steel triple folding clasp

Certification
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500

Price
2’790 Euros

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel

Montblanc presents this year for the first time a new combination with a chronograph associated with an annual calendar that only needs setting once a year at the end of February. Inspired by one of the first chronograph wristwatches created by Minerva in the 1920s, this heritage is reflected in the new model.

Montblanc’s watch designers created a clear and legible dial by keeping all the chronograph related hands in blue and the hands for the hours, minutes, seconds and calendar functions in plated red gold.

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel

The chronograph seconds are indicated with a central blue hand, the elapsed minutes are displayed in a counter at 9 o’clock with sectorial scale, and the hours in a counter at 6 o’clock. For the annual calendar function, the days of the week are on display at 6 o’clock, the date is shown at 12 o’clock and the months are featured at 9 o’clock.

The ten hands are operated by the automatic movement calibre MB 25.09, with a 42-hour power reserve, and are easily set thanks to four individual correctors positioned in the middle-piece of the case and operated by a dedicated Montblanc pin that is delivered with the timepiece.

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph with annual calendar

A sophisticated moonphase complication has been included in a counter at 3 o’clock, displaying the four principal cycles of the moon via four individual red gold-plated moons—new moon, first quarter, full moon and last quarter—that are identified with a red gold hand. This striking moonphase indication evokes the beginnings of timekeeping when ancient civilisations relied on the lunar calendar for their timing needs and adds a striking feature on the watch’s silvery-white sunray dial.

The refined and elegant aesthetic of the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel follows the collection’s fine watchmaking codes with facetted sword hands, red gold-plated indexes and Arabic numerals in a highly polished 42mm red gold case.

The timepiece is fitted with an alligator leather strap crafted by the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence and, like all the other timepieces in the collection, is tested for 500 hours following the stringent requirements of the Montblanc Laboratory 500 Test.

Technical details

Model: Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel, Ident. 114876

Movement
Calibre MB 25.09
Mechanical movement with automatic winding, chronograph function, annual calendar with moon-phase display
Number of rubies: 42
Power reserve: Approx. 42 hours
Balance: Flat hoop
Frequency: 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring: Flat

Functions
Displays (watch): Hours and minutes in the centre, small second counter at “12 o’clock”, month by hand at “9 o’clock”, day by hand at “6 o’clock”, date by hand
at “12 o’clock” and moonphase display by hand on a subdial at “3 o’clock”
Display (Chrono): 30 elapsed minutes and 12 elapsed hour counters
Special features: Easy adjustment of calendar functions; individual correctors for each function to be set with a dedicated pin delivered with the timepiece
Habillage

Case
18 K red gold (5N); polished case
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed and antireflective sapphire crystal
Back: 18 K red gold (5N) with inset pane of sapphire crystal
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 13.83 mm
Water-tightness: 3 bar
Crown: 18 K red gold (5N) with Montblanc emblem in raised relief

Dial
Silvery-white dial with sunburst pattern, facetted indexes, Arabic numeral“12” as red gold-plated appliqué, red gold-plated sword hour hand and minute-hand, red-gold plated annual calendar hands, blued steel chronograph hands

Wristband
Black alligator-skin strap crafted in the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence with 18 K red gold (5N) pin buckle

Certification
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500

Price
18’900 Euros

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Platinum Version Ref. 5905P

Patek Philippe unveils a platinum version of its best selling Annual Calendar Chronograph timepieces. With this new Ref. 5905P Annual Calendar Chronograph, Patek Philippe proves yet again that refined combinations of trailblazing design and successful horological complications can result in totally new and distinctive timepieces.

The metamorphosis begins with the dial that reflects the design of the Ref. 5205 Annual Calendar launched in 2010 but with new colours and further details is nonetheless original and unmistakable.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905P-001
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905P-001

The outermost scale for the chronograph hand is adjoined by a crisply graduated minute scale. It is followed by a broad ring that accommodates the applied white-gold hour markers and – between 10 and 2 o’clock – the three aperture displays of the Annual Calendar.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905P-001

The date aperture at 12 o’clock is somewhat larger and embedded in a polished white-gold frame. At 6 o’clock, it is complemented by a large 60-minute chronograph counter and a small window for the day/night indicator just below the arbor of the hand. This configuration endows the technical aura of the Ref. 5905 with the timeless elegance of a typical Patek Philippe wristwatch.

The hour and minutes hands that hover above the dial are fashioned in a novel Dauphine silhouette with three facets and a Superluminova coating on the center ridge. Together with the luminous 5-minute markers, they assure excellent legibility in the dark. The dial is available in navy blue and black versions.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905P-010
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905P-010

Both dials harmonize with the cool gloss of the prominent 42-millimeter platinum case. All case contours are formally balanced and nothing distracts from its coherent design.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905P-001

The round profiles of the bezel and case band merge seamlessly with the gently curved lugs. The outer contours of the start/stop pusher, the crown, and the reset pusher are perfectly arranged along an arc parallel to the case band.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905P-001

 

The case is crafted from solid platinum 950 in the manufacture’s own ateliers and leaves nothing to be desired in terms of form and finissage. It is a lavishly finished case of flawless beauty; its sapphire-crystal back reveals a mechanical movement crafted with equally uncompromising attention to detail. And like all of the manufacture’s platinum cases, it features a flawless Top Wesselton diamond between the lugs at 6 o’clock.

The round display back exposes the large and heavy 21K gold winding rotor which keeps the Annual Calendar Chronograph running continuously if it is regularly worn. It is artistically decorated as are the bridges – in this instance not with classic straight Geneva striping but instead with circular graining as an extension of the round pattern on the rotor.

The noble contrast of gold against the silvery rhodiumed surfaces, the shiny chamfers, and the red bearing jewels endow the caliber CH 28-520 QA 24H movement with a nimbus that will seduce every watch connoisseur.

It combines the function of a flyback chronograph with that of the Annual Calendar, two highly popular complications. The Annual Calendar is based on a patent granted to Patek Philippe in 1996.

The calendar displays are controlled mainly by wheels and pinions rather than rockers and levers: rotary motion is easier to master. Accordingly, Patek Philippe’s Annual Calendars have been paragons of functionality and dependability for almost 20 years.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905P-001

The patented Patek Philippe Annual Calendar is a full calendar that automatically recognizes 30-  and 31-day months. If the watch runs without interruption, only one manual correction is required each year at the transition from February to March.

It displays the day of the week, the date, and the month, and it controls the day/night indicator. The chronograph mechanism of the new Ref. 5905P is just as modern. It remains true to the traditional column wheel for handling the start, stop, and reset commands.

However, it controls the clamp of a vertical disk clutch rather than the lever of a horizontal wheel clutch. This solution is characterized by a high degree of reliability. It eliminates the risk of hand bounce or recoil when the chronograph is activated, because it does not rely on meshing wheels.

Since the disk clutch works in a practically wear-free manner, the chronograph hand can double as a running seconds hand that does not negatively influence the rate accuracy of the movement. This is why the subsidiary seconds indication, commonplace in most chronographs, was omitted.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905P-010

The new Ref. 5905 marks a further step forward in the evolution of Patek Philippe’s Annual Calendar Chronographs: thanks to creative fine-tuning, it has a clearly distinctive new look.

The manifestly elegant model with the blue dial comes with matching navy blue strap. A matt black alligator strap complements the version with the black dial. Both straps are secured with a platinum 950 prong buckle.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905P

Versions
Ref. 5905P-001: Platinum case, Blue sunburst dial with gold applied hour markers, Hand-stitched, matte navy blue alligator strap with square scales and prong buckle
Ref. 5905P-010: Platinum case, Ebony black sunburst dial with gold applied hour markers, Hand-stitched, matte black alligator strap with square scales and prong buckle

Movement
Caliber CH 28-520 QA 24H
Self-winding mechanical movement, chronograph with column wheel and vertical clutch, Annual Calendar, day/night indicator
Diameter:33 mm (basic movement 30 mm, calendar module 33 mm)
Height:7.68 mm (movement 5.20 mm, calendar module 2.48 mm)
Number of parts: 402
Number of jewels:37
Power reserve: Min. 45, max. 55 hours
Winding rotor: Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding
Balance: Gyromax®
Frequency:28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax®
Balance spring stud: Adjustable

Winding crown
Two crown positions:
– Pushed in: To wind the watch
– Pulled out: To set the time

Displays
Center hour and minute hands
Sweep chronograph/seconds hand
60-minute chronograph counters at 6 o’clock

Aperture displays:
– Day of week between 10 and 11 o’clock
–  Date at 12 o’clock in 18K white-gold frame
– Month between 1 and 2 o’clock
– Day/night indication at 6 o’clock

Pushers:
– Chronograph start and stop at 2 o’clock
– Chronograph reset and flyback function at 4 o’clock

Correctors:  
– Day at 9 o’clock
– Date between 9 and 10 o’clock
– Month at 10 o’clock

Hallmark
Patek Philippe Seal

Case
Platinum 950, sapphire-crystal glass and case back
Top Wesselton diamond between the lugs at 6 o’clock
Water-resistant to 30 m
Diameter: 42 mm
Length (lug to lug): 50.46 mm
Width (3 to 9 o’clock incl. crown): 44.45 mm
Thickness (crystal to display back): 14.03 mm
Width between lugs: 22 mm

Dial
Brass dial in blue or black
Hours and minutes: Dauphine hands with 3 facets, 18K white gold with
Superluminova coating
Chronograph/seconds hand sandblasted rhodiumed steel, counterbalanced
60-minute counter hand brass, white, counterbalanced
Applied baton markers in 18K white gold
White printed scales

Strap
Alligator with large square scales, hand-stitched, matt navy blue with the blue dial and matt black with the black dial, platinum 950 prong buckle

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph, Stainless Steel Case, Ref. 5960/1A-001

The Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph will be available in a cool yet masculine stainless steel version, a rare trend among the manufacture’s complication timepieces.

Thanks to this rarity, the new Ref. 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph in steel will definitely capture the attention of collectors and brand aficionados.

Introduced in 2006, the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph in platinum was the manufacture’s first self-winding chronograph, manifested a new and unique style with its prominent monocounter and three large calendar apertures, and quickly established itself as one of the most coveted timepieces of the Patek Philippe portfolio.

The success story continued with further versions in platinum and rose gold. The Annual Calendar Chronograph in stainless steel is not only the latest sibling of its lineage but will also replace all current gold and platinum versions. The letter “A” in the model designation 5960/1A stands for acier (steel in French).

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph, Stainless Steel Case, Ref. 5960-1A
Patek Philippe’s stainless steel watches have always ranked among the most desirable timepieces because they were crafted only in small numbers. They were not regularly produced until 1976, when the manufacture introduced the casually elegant Nautilus line.

Twenty years later, the attractively stylish Aquanaut was also endowed with a stainless steel case. With very few exceptions – such as the ultra-thin Ref. 5950A split-seconds chronograph which has been in the collection since 2010 – all other Patek Philippe men’s wristwatches were systematically cased in gold or platinum. As regards this strict distinction between casual and classic watches, the new Ref. 5960/1A is another one of these seductive exceptions.

The new stainless steel case imbues the coveted Annual Calendar Chronograph with authoritative technical finesse that melds classic elegance with masculine sportiness. It emphasizes the active and dynamic nature of the chronograph and underscores its function as a convenient timekeeping instrument of everyday utility.

Nonetheless, the new Ref. 5960/1A has a decidedly elegant nimbus attributable to the balanced, gently rounded case contours and the superb finishing touches that reflect the competence of Patek Philippe’s casemaking ateliers. Here, polishing is executed with scientific precision.

The artisans are required to accrue several years of experience before being entrusted with the finissage of the manufacture’s cases. Because of its hardness, stainless steel challenges the skills of the case specialists and imposes special requirements on their tools. It takes much longer than a gold case would to polish a steel case with consecutively finer abrasives until it reflects light with an immaculate sheen.

The elegance of the case also comes to the fore at the sublime transition to the signature bracelet with its five rows of “drop” links. It is eminently supple and of filigreed elegance. Developed by Patek Philippe, this bracelet was first introduced in 1997 for the Ref. 5036/1 Annual Calendar and now celebrates its debut in stainless steel.

The new silvery-gray dial boasts striking red accents, interesting bright-dark contrasts, and the dynamic, performance-oriented looks of its explicitly three-dimensional architecture. An uncommon feature in a Patek Philippe watch: the red “1” in the date aperture, which kicks off each month with a colorful stimulus while the dates from the 2nd to the 31st days are displayed black on white.

It is a genuine premiere for Patek Philippe, as is the combination of an Annual Calendar chronograph with a steel case and the stainless steel “drop” links bracelet that underscores the functionality of the Ref. 5960 as a measuring instrument.

Thirteen appliques in black oxidized gold produce the expressive 3D effect: the chronograph scale on the periphery of the dial with twelve luminous five-minute markers, the three distinctively contoured frames for the aperture displays of the day, date, and month, the eight pointed-baton hour markers, each with three facets and a recessed sink at the flat end, as well as the 12-hour counter scale at 6 o’clock.

Additionally, the dial features two printed concentric chronograph minute counter scales (0 to 30 and 30 to 60 minutes) within the applied hour counter scale, a small day/night indication at 6 o’clock, and the minus and plus symbols for the power-reserve indicator beneath the date aperture.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph, Stainless Steel Case, Ref. 5960/1A-001

The redesigned hands of the Ref. 5960/1A accentuate the dynamic elegance of the watch. The hour and minute hands in black oxidized gold feature three facets to match the hour markers and have a luminescent coating to improve legibility at night.

The brass hour-counter hand is black nickel-plated to match the applied counter scale. The large counterbalanced chronograph hand in steel and the small minute-counter hand in brass are bright red as dynamic hints that they are used for measurements in competitive sports. The power reserve hand in black nickel-plated gold was redesigned as well. It is now somewhat wider and skeletonized.

The hands and the calendar displays are powered by the Patek Philippe CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H caliber with flyback chronograph and Annual Calendar as well as power-reserve and day/night indications. It beats with a frequency of 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 hertz), which assures constant balance amplitude and thus high rate accuracy. A heavy central rotor in 21K gold winds the watch automatically.

The movement is a prime example of tradition paired with innovation. It combines the classic columnwheel control concept with a modern vertical disk clutch that eliminates the risk of hand jump or recoil when the stopwatch function is activated. The clutch is practically friction-free, so that the chronograph hand can be used as a permanently running seconds hand if desired.

The patented Spiromax® balance spring made of Silinvar® is another innovative feature. Its isochronous oscillation, low mass, antimagnetic properties, and unique geometry assure high rate stability and uniformity. These are ideal prerequisites for the fulfillment of the Patek Philippe Seal precision criteria which for mechanical movements of this size tolerate a rate deviation of no more than -3 to +2 seconds per day.

This rate accuracy also benefits the patented Patek Philippe Annual Calendar, a modular ensemble that is a scant 2.48 mm high despite its 154 parts. Displaying the first day of the month in red, the calendar automatically recognizes months with 30 and 31 days and only needs to be manually corrected by one day on March 1 of each year.

With its elegance and technical panache, Patek Philippe’s new Annual Calendar Chronograph 5960/1A is destined to become a bestseller that derives fresh charisma from the noblesse and cool luster of stainless steel.

As of this year, it replaces all Ref. 5960 Annual Calendar Chronographs in gold and platinum.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960/1A-001

Movement
Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H: Self-winding mechanical movement, chronograph with column wheel,  Annual Calendar, power-reserve indicator, day/night indicator, sweep chronograph hand
Diameter: 33 mm (basic movement 30 mm, calendar module 33 mm)
Height: 7.68 mm (movement 5.20 mm, calendar module 2.48 mm)
Number of parts: 456 (movement 302, calendar module 154)
Number of jewels: 40 (movement 35, calendar module 5)
Power reserve: Min. 45, max. 55 hours
Winding rotor: Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding
Balance: Gyromax®
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax®

Winding crown

Two crown positions:
– Pulled out: To set the time
– Pushed in: To wind the watch

Displays
Center hour and minute hands
Sweep chronograph hand   Power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock Monocounter at 6 o’clock
–  60-minute counter (display on two concentric scales from 0 to 30 and from 30 to 60 minutes)
– 12-hour counter

Aperture displays:
– Day of week between 10 and 11 o’clock in diamond-polished and black galvanized 18K white-gold frame
– Date at 12 o’clock in diamond-polished and black galvanized 18K white gold frame; display of first day of each month with a red “1”, date numerals from “2” to “31” in black
– Month between 1 and 2 o’clock in diamond-polished and black galvanized 18K white-gold frame
– Day/night indicator at 6 o’clock

Pushers: 
– Chronograph start and stop at 2 o’clock
– Chronograph reset and flyback function at 4 o’clock

Correctors:  
– Day at 9 o’clock
– Date between 9 and 10 o’clock
– Month at 10 o’clock

Hallmark
Patek Philippe Seal

Case
Stainless steel
Sapphire-crystal glass and caseback
Water-resistant to 30 m
Diameter: 40.50 mm
Diameter across crown: 43.20 mm
Height: 13.55 mm
Width between lugs: 21.20 mm

Dial
Two-tone style, ebony black and silvery opaline
Eight applied pointed-baton hour markers in black oxidized white gold, new design with three facets and a sink at the outer end
Applied ebony-black oxidized chronograph scale with twelve luminescent five-minute pearls
Hour and minute hands in black oxidized 18K white gold, new design with three facets and luminous coating
Chronograph hand in steel, counterbalanced, lacquered in red
Baton-style power-reserve indicator hand in 18K white gold, skeletonized and black nickel-plated
Subsidiary dial with hour-counter scale on ebony-black oxidized applique in 18K white gold
Baton-style hour-counter hand, counterbalanced, black nickel-plated brass
Baton-style minute-counter hand, brass, lacquered in red

Bracelet
Stainless steel, with Patek Philippe “drop” links and stainless steel fold-over clasp

ZENITH Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Boutique Edition

The first Captain annual calendar chronograph, developed in partnership with the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH), returns in an original version available exclusively through the Zenith boutique network. New Arabic numerals grace a revisited matt white dial for the rose gold version, or a face featuring graded silver and palladium-toned shades for the steel model.

Devotees of horological complications will appreciate the rare nature of these creations, confirmed by the inscription “Captain – special edition” engraved on the case-back. This unique exterior houses the legendary El Primero movement, staging a meaningful encounter between high frequency and the annual calendar mechanism. A daring watch for a mechanism imbued with authenticity and expertise that expresses inherent complexity in a delightfully simple manner.

ZENITH Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Boutique Edition

Stemming from fruitful cooperation between the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH) and the Manufacture Zenith, the Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Boutique Edition combines the most precise series-produced calibre with a complication that is both useful and innovative: the annual calendar.

The creative mind behind it is none other than the curator of the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Ludwig Oeschlin. This passionate enthusiast has designed an annual calendar displaying the day of the week, the date and the month, while requiring only one annual adjustment. This complication is intended to be more accessible than the perpetual calendar for a large number of chronograph lovers.

ZENITH Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Boutique Edition

In order to ensure excellent readability, this display is provided by three concentric discs. The outer disc indicates the date, the middle one the month, while the innermost disc shows the day of the week.

The mechanism is both simple and complex: for 31-day months, the date disc moves the month disc forward, while for 30-day months, the month disc makes the date disc “skip” the 31st. Only the transition from February to March requires manual adjustment. Based on a clever and elegantly restrained construction, this complication comprises just nine mobile elements, whereas most calendars require between 30 and 40.

The mechanism powering this chronograph represents the ultimate expression of Zenith’s horlogical expertise: the high-precision El Primero movement, which has been produced within the Manufacture for over 40 years. El Primero is the only series-made movement to beat at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, meaning a rate of one beat every tenth of a second.

The Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Boutique Edition houses the automatic El Primero Calibre 4054. This in-house movement, circular-grained and adorned with Côtes de Genève, is visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, itself surrounded by the engraved inscription “Captain – special edition”.

ZENITH Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Boutique Edition

In its early days, the reputation of the Manufacture in Le Locle was notably built on the reliability of its marine chronometers, which served to calculate the position of ships at sea. It was this legendary era, this sense of adventure and of the high seas that Zenith wished to recapture in creating the Captain line in 1952.

Today, the refined appearance of this line of contemporary chronographs strongly evokes the charm of historical counterparts. The Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Boutique Edition is no exception to the rule.

ZENITH Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Boutique Edition

This edition available exclusively at Zenith boutiques is issued in two versions: one with a matt white dial and 18-carat rose gold case; and the other with a steel case framing a dial in graded silver and palladium-toned shades.

Representing a successful alliance between the knowledge and creative skills of two veritable watchmaking institutions, this timepiece embodies an ingenious blend of user-friendliness and optimal readability.

Technical details

Model: Zenith Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Boutique Edition

References
Ref 03.2072.4054-18.C711: Stainless Steel
18.2071.4054-01.C711: 18-Carat Rose Gold
Special Edition

Movement
El Primero 4054, automatic
Calibre: 13¼ “` (Diameter: 30 mm)
Thickness: 8.30 mm
Components: 341
Jewels: 29
Frequency: 36,000 VpH – (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishings: Oscillating weight with  “Côtes de Genève” pattern.

Functions
Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
1- Counter chronograph:
• Central chronograph hand
• 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock
Day and month at 3 o’clock
Date indicator at 6 o’clock

Case, Dial & Hands
Material: 18-carat rose gold or stainless steel
Diameter: 42 mm
Diameter opening: 35.60 mm
Thickness: 13.85 mm
Crystal: Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 5 ATM
Dial: matt white mat or silver- to palladium-toned
Hour-markers: Faceted gold-plated rhodium or faceted rhodium
Hands: Faceted gold-plated rhodium or faceted rhodium

Strap & Buckle
Alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining
Brown alligator leather: 27.00.2118.711
18-carat gold triple folding clasp: 27.18.0038.940
Stainless steel triple folding clasp: 27.03.0138.940
Rose gold buckle: 27.17.0018.008
Stainless steel buckle: 27.01.0018.008

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960P – Platinum Model with a Matt Blue Sunburst Dial

Introduced in 2006, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar chronograph was endowed with the first regularly produced chronograph movement developed from the bottom up by Patek Philippe and crafted entirely in-house from the movement blank to the finished caliber. It is a very modern self-winding movement with a nearly wear-free vertical clutch.

As a matter of fact, the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph instantly became one of the manufacture’s most sought-after models. The 2006 debut platinum model with the charcoal gray dial received a sibling in 2009: a rose gold version with a dark silvery gray dial. And now, the collection is being expanded by a second platinum model with a matt blue sunburst dial.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960P - Platinum Model with a Matt Blue Sunburst Dial

The Ref. 5960P unites a mechanical flyback chronograph and an Annual Calendar, two of the most popular complications in timekeeping. The calendar mechanism is based on a patent granted to Patek Philippe in 1996 for the Annual Calendar – it relies on wheels and pinions rather than the more common levers to control the calendar displays. The underlying idea is that rotary motions are more straightforward and easier to control than the reciprocating movements of levers.

In actual fact, Patek Philippe’s annual calendar mechanisms have a proven 15-year track record for above average functionality and reliability. The manufacture’s patented Annual Calendar is a full calendar that automatically distinguishes months with 30 and 31 days and, if kept running, only needs to be manually corrected once a year on the first day of March. It shows the day of the week, the date, and the month, and it has an am/pm indicator.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960P - Platinum Model with a Matt Blue Sunburst Dial

The chronograph module of the new Ref. 5960P is just as modern. It relies on the traditional columnwheel construction for controlling the start, stop, and reset commands, but instead of a lever for a horizontal wheel clutch, it actuates the clamp of a vertical disk clutch.

This solution is extremely dependable and eliminates the risk of hand bounce in either direction when the chronograph is switched on, because no wheels are abruptly engaged. Since the disk clutch is virtually wear-free, the chronograph hand can be used as a running seconds hand without hesitation.

This mode of operation has no negative effect on the rate accuracy of the movement. This is why the Ref. 5960P, contrary to most chronographs, has no seconds subdial.

Patek Philippe Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H
Patek Philippe Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H

Like the first 2006 model, the new Ref. 5960P has a round case in 950 platinum with an anti-reflection coated sapphire-crystal glass and a sapphire-crystal display back. The round chronograph pushers and the large easy-grip crown are located on the right-hand side of the case. The push pieces for adjusting the calendar indicators are on the opposite side.

With a case diameter of 40.5 millimeters, the Ref. 5960 ranks among Patek Philippe’s larger timepieces. Its stately visual presence is amplified by the tangible weight of the platinum case. These decidedly masculine attributes underscore the technical appeal of the chronograph. The watch is worn on a blue, large-scaled alligator strap with a platinum fold-over clasp.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960P - Platinum Model with a Matt Blue Sunburst Dial

The matt blue sunburst dial with the two-tone monocounter in blue and silver is totally new. Blue harmonizes with the cool gloss of platinum and creates a new timepiece personality with emphasis on fast and convenient readability of all indications.

Unlike most other chronographs, the Ref. 5960P does hot have three subsidiary dials for the running seconds as well as the minute and hour counters. Instead, it features the combined minute and hour counter on a subdial that largely occupies the bottom half of the watch face.

On three concentric scales, it indicates the minutes and hours totalized by the chronograph. The two outer scales are assigned to the longer red hand that shows elapsed minutes from 0 to 30 (blue numerals) and from 30 to 60 (black numerals).

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960P - Platinum Model with a Matt Blue Sunburst Dial

The shorter white hand indicates recorded event times of up to twelve hours on the innermost scale. The day/night indicator in the small round aperture progressively changes from white (day) to dark blue (night). This function is particularly useful when the watch has stopped, making it necessary to distinguish between morning and afternoon hours when setting the time and the calendar indications.

The upper half of the dial is dominated by the Annual Calendar, which indicates the day of the week, the date, and the month in three apertures arranged along an arc between 10 and 2 o’clock. The size of the date at 12 o’clock is particularly remarkable.

With its polished white gold frame, the date aperture forms a visual equilibrium with the prominent monocounter in the bottom half of the dial. The small hand of the power-reserve indicator beneath the date aperture moves from plus to minus as it shows the state of wind of the mainspring.

Eight slender applied hour markers in white gold, eleven luminescent dots, and the crisp transfer-printed scale produce the clarity needed for instant legibility of the dial. The tips of the leaf-shaped hour and minute hands extend nearly all the way to the hour and minute markers, and the end of the chronograph hand skims the fractionally graduated seconds scale.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960P

Movement
Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H
Self-winding mechanical movement, column wheel chronograph Annual Calendar, power reserve indicator, 24-hour display, sweep seconds (chronograph hand)
Diameter: 33 mm
Height: 7.68 mm
Number of parts: 456
Number of jewels: 40
Power reserve: Max. 55 hours
Winding rotor: Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding; oil-free ball bearing with zirconium balls
Balance: Four-arm Gyromax with four poising weights
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Breguet

Functions

Two-position crown:
– Pulled out: To set the time
– Pushed in: To wind the watch

Displays
Center hour and minute hands
Sweep chrono/seconds hand
Power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Combined monocounter dial at 6 o’clock with 60-minute counter (counts the elapsed minutes on two concentric scales from 0 to 30 in blue and from 30 to 60 in black)
12-hour counter

Display apertures
Day of week between 10 and 11 o’clock
Date at 12 o’clock in a polished white-gold frame
Month between 1 and 2 o’clock
Day/night indicator at 6 o’clock

Function buttons
Chronograph start and stop at 2 o’clock
Chronograph hand reset and flyback at 4 o’clock

Corrector push pieces
Day-of-week correction at 9 o’clock
Date correction between 9 and 10 o’clock
Month correction at 10 o’clock

Case
950 platinum, cambered sapphire-crystal glass and sapphire-crystal display back, diamond at 6 o’clock
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Case dimensions: Diameter: 40.5 mm
Diameter including crown: 43.25 mm
Height: 13.55 mm
Width between lugs: 21 mm

Dial
Two-tone: matt blue sunburst and silvery
Eight hour markers in 18K white gold
Eleven Superluminova luminescent dots
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in 18K white gold with
Superluminova luminescent coating
Baton-style chronograph hand in rhodiumed steel with counterweight
Power-reserve indicator with baton-style hand in rhodiumed 18K white gold
Subsidiary dial with circular guilloché pattern with a matt blue center and a silvery periphery
Baton-style hour-counter hand with counterweight, white-lacquered brass
Baton-style minute counter hand with counterweight, red-lacquered brass

Strap
Hand-stitched, large-scaled blue alligator strap with platinum fold-over clasp

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960R in Rose Gold

After it was launched in January 2006, the Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960 instantly became a bestseller among Patek Philippe’s complications.

With its patented Annual Calendar and Patek Philippe’s proprietary self-winding chronograph movement, it offers functions that are very useful in everyday situations. Now, this technical opus, previously available only in platinum (reference 5960P), also comes in a case made of 18K rose gold.

Developed and manufactured in-house, the self-winding CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H chronograph caliber addressed an expectation long harbored by many aficionados and collectors of Patek Philippe timepieces. In addition to the normal time indication, the movement stands out with numerous features.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960R in Rose Gold

It has a flyback column-wheel chronograph, a power-reserve indicator, an Annual Calendar with day, date, and month, and a day/night indicator. Beating at 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 hertz), it maintains an extremely constant balance amplitude and high rate accuracy. The winding power is generated by a unidirectional central rotor in solid 21K gold.

With its classic column wheel and a vertical disk clutch, the movement combines the traditional chronograph control concept with a modern power transmission solution. It offers high functional reliability and eliminates the danger of hand bounce when the chronograph is activated. Because of its low-wear design and the absence of any negative influence on the rate accuracy of the watch, the chronograph hand can be used as a continuously running seconds hand without hesitation.

The patented Patek Philippe Annual Calendar is a full-function calendar that automatically recognizes months with 30 and 31 days and when kept running only needs to be corrected by hand once a year on March 1. It displays the day, date, and month in three apertures and controls the day/night indicator at 6 o’clock.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960R in Rose Gold

The new rose gold case adds an attractive and contemporary touch of nostalgia to this impressive instrument. The same warm hue of 18K rose gold ennobles the luminescent hands, the applied hour markers, and the polished frame of the date aperture. They contrast well with the dark silvery gray of the vertically satin-finished dial that in its bottom half showcases the brighter zone of the delicately snailed minute and hour counter.

On three concentric scales, it indicates elapsed minutes and hours while the chronograph is running. On the two outer scales, the longer red hand counts the minutes from 0 to 30 (red numerals) and from 30 to 60 (blue numerals) while the shorter blue hand keeps track of as many as 12 elapsed hours along the innermost scale.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960R in Rose Gold

The day/night (am/pm) indication is a small round aperture that progressively changes its color from white (day) to dark blue (night) and vice-versa. This function is also significant when the time and calendar indications need to be readjusted after a longer standstill period and an am/pm differentiation is required.

The day, date, and month apertures are arranged along an arc at the upper periphery of the dial. The date at 12 o’clock is particularly prominent, forming a visual balance with the monocounter that dominates the bottom half of the dial. The small power-reserve indicator hand beneath the date aperture moves between the plus and minus signs to indicate the state of wind of the mainspring.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960R in Rose Gold

With a diameter of 40.5 millimeters, the Ref. 5960R Annual Calendar Chronograph is a stately timepiece without violating the rules that apply to timelessly elegant watches.

It is worn on a brown large-scaled alligator strap with an 18K rose gold clasp that assures a snug and secure fit on the wrist.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960R in 18K rose gold

Movement
Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H
Self-winding mechanical movement, column wheel-chronograph with flyback, Annual Calendar, power-reserve indicator, 24-hour display, sweep seconds (chronograph hand)
Diameter: 33 mm (basic movement 30 mm, calendar module 33 mm)
Height: 7.68 mm (movement 5.20 mm, calendar module 2.48 mm)
Number of parts: 456 (movement 302, calendar module 154)
Number of jewels: 40 (movement 35, calendar module 5)
Power reserve: Max. 55 hours
Winding rotor: Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding; oil-free ball bearing with zirconium balls
Balance: Four-arm Gyromax with four inertia blocks
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Breguet

Functions
Two-position crown:
Pulled out: Setting the time
Pushed in: Winding

Displays
Center hour and minute hands
Sweep chrono/seconds hand
Power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Dual subsidiary counter dial at 6 o’clock with
– 60-minute counter (counts elapsed minutes on 2 concentric scales from 0 to 30 in red and from 30 to 60 in blue)
– 12-hour counter

Display apertures:
Day of week between 10 and 11 o’clock
Date at 12 o’clock in a blanked and diamond-polished white-gold frame
Month between 1 and 2 o’clock
24-hour display (am/pm) at 6 o’clock

Function buttons:
Chronograph start and stop at 2 o’clock
Chronograph hand reset and flyback at 4 o’clock

Corrector push pieces:
Day-of-week correction at 9 o’clock
Date correction between 9 and 10 o’clock
Month correction at 10 o’clock

Case
18K rose gold, crystal (antireflection coated) and sapphire-crystal case back
Water-resistant to 25 meters
Case dimensions: Diameter: 40.5 mm
Diameter including crown: 43.25 mm
Overall height: 13.80 mm (crystal to lugs)
Height: 13.55 mm (crystal to back)
Width between lugs: 21 mm

Dial
Two-tone: Dark gray satin-finished and silvery gray snailed
Eight hour markers in 18K rose gold
Eleven Superluminova luminescent dots
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in 18K rose gold with Superluminova luminescent coating
Baton-style chronograph hand, and blasted, rhodiumed steel with counterweight
Power-reserve indicator with baton-style hand in 18K rose gold, sandblasted and rhodiumed
Silvery gray snailed subsidiary dial
Baton-style hour-counter hand with counterweight, blue-lacquered brass
Baton-style minute counter hand with counterweight, red-lacquered brass

Strap
Hand-stitched, large-scaled, brown alligator with Calatrava fold-over clasp in 18K rose gold

Maurice Lacroix Flyback Aviator

The Maurice Lacroix Flyback Aviator combines a chronograph with flyback mechanism, 30-minute and 12-hour counters with a practical annual calendar with month display and large date.

This sporty wristwatch features a stainless steel case with a diameter of 42 millimeters, a tachymeter bezel and a solid silver dial with luminescent treated hands and numerals.

Maurice Lacroix Flyback Aviator

This fly-back chronograph with annual calendar model is equipped with the self-winding ML 15 movement. Made of Solid silver 925, the dial is available in two color choices: Silver-colored and Black.

The chronograph features 30-minute register at 9 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’ clock and centre chronograph seconds. The annual calendar displays the date at 12 o’clock and the month at 4.30H. The watch has a small seconds dial at 3 o’clock.

Maurice Lacroix Flyback Aviator

The Maurice Lacroix Flyback Aviator model is water resistant to 100 meters. It is available with a crocodile leather or rubber strap.

Technical details

Model: Maurice Lacroix Flyback Aviator

Movement
Hand-decorated mechanical automatic movement ML 15, 49 jewels, blued steel screws, Incabloc shock protection, anchor and escapement wheel made of polished steel, Glucydur balance, skeletonized rotor, 28,800 A/h.

Functions
Chronograph with flyback mechanism, 30-minute and 12-hour counter, annual calendar with month display and large date, tachymeter scale on the bezel, small second.

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42 mm
Domed sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on one side of the dial
Screwed case back with sapphire glass
Water resistant to 100 m (10 atm)

Dial
Material: Solid silver 925
MP6178-SS001-12E: Silver colored dial
MP6178-SS001-32E: Black dial
Arabic numerals and hands glow in the dark.

Strap
Genuine crocodile leather or rubber with push-button clasp

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum Case and Two-tone Charcoal and Silvery Gray Dial

This self-winding chronograph wristwatch crafted entirely in-house was unveiled in 2006; a year after the world’s thinnest split-seconds chronograph was presented.

The Ref. 5960P is a complicated wristwatch with functions that are truly useful in everyday life. It features a totally new self -winding chronograph movement developed and manufactured by Patek Philippe and endowed with a further complication: the patented Annual Calendar mechanism.

The CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H chronograph caliber is a self-winding mechanical movement with a fly back column-wheel chronograph, power-reserve indicator, Annual Calendar, and day/night display. It beats at a frequency of 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 hertz), assuring an extremely constant balance amplitude and high rate accuracy. The winding power is delivered by a unidirectional 21K gold central rotor. Like all Patek Philippe mechanical movements, this new caliber displays the prestigious Geneva Seal.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum Case and Two-tone Charcoal and Silvery Gray Dial

The chronograph mechanism is based on the venerable column-wheel principle for controlling the start/stop commands. However, it differs from classic Patek Philippe column -wheel chronographs by virtue of a remarkable innovation: The clamps do not control the engagement of a lever-mounted clutch wheel with the chronograph train but instead act on a disk clutch that transmits (chronograph running) or interrupts (chronograph stopped) the power between the fourth wheel and the chronograph hand.

This is a highly reliable solution that eliminates the occurrence of backlash-induced hand jitter or bouncing because it does not involve the sudden meshing of teeth when the chronograph is started. It also replaces the conventional three-wheel chronograph train that for reasons of wear made it inadvisable to keep the chronograph running permanently.

In this movement, the chronograph hand can be used without hesitation as a continuously running seconds hand; because this has no negative impact on the rate accuracy of the watch, the subsidiary seconds dial customarily found in many chronographs is no longer needed.

The chronograph is operated with two buttons. The one at 2 o’clock starts and stops a measurement. The button at 4 o’clock is used to reset the stopped chrono hand or activate the flyback function when the chrono hand is running.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum Case and Two-tone Charcoal and Silvery Gray Dial

The patented Patek Philippe Annual Calendar is a full calendar that automatically recognizes months with 30 and 31 days and, assuming that the watch is always running, only needs to be manually corrected once a year on March 1. It displays the day of the week, the date, and the month in three apertures, and it also controls the day/night indicator at 6 o’clock. Its modular design expands the scope of applications of the new chronograph caliber, providing future latitude for extra functions.

The Ref. 5960 stands out with a two-tone dial in charcoal and silvery gray. The distinctive layout is attractive and well organized, giving the watch a delightfully unmistakable personality. All displays are quickly and easily legible.

Unlike other chronographs, it does not have three subsidiary dials for the running seconds as well as the minute and hour counters. Instead, it features an unusual combined minute and hour totalizer whose circular dial occupies a large portion of the lower face. On the 60-minute totalizer, the longer red hand counts the minutes on the two outer concentric scales that are graduated from 0 to 30 in red and from 30 to 60 in blue.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum Case and Two-tone Charcoal and Silvery Gray Dial

The shorter blue hand and the inner scale indicate the duration in hours – up to 12 – of events that last longer than 60 minutes. The ingenious day/night display is based on a small round aperture that progressively changes its color from white (day) to dark blue (night) throughout each 24-hour cycle. It is very useful when the time and calendar displays need to be resynchronized after a longer standstill period. The date changes between 8 pm and 2 am, so manual calendar adjustments must not be made during this period.

The upper half of the dial of the Ref. 5960P is dedicated to the Annual Calendar that displays the day of the week, the date, and the month in three apertures arranged along an arc from 10 to 2 o’clock. The date at 12 o’clock is very prominent.

With its polished white -gold frame, the date aperture creates a subtle visual balance with the totalizer that dominates the bottom half of the dial. Depending on the state of wind of the mainspring, the small hand of the power-reserve indicator below the date aperture moves between the plus and minus symbols.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum Case and Two-tone Charcoal and Silvery Gray Dial

Eight slender applied hour markers in white gold, eleven luminous dots, and the crisp scale graduations deliver the clarity needed for quick time readings. The tips of the leaf-shaped hour and minute hands extend almost fully to the hour and minute indices, and the tip of the chrono hand neatly sweeps the fractional seconds scale.

The very first self-winding wrist chronograph developed and manufactured entirely in-house features a classic round platinum case. It features a small diamond between the lugs at 6 o’clock, the discreet identifier of all of the manufacture’s platinum cases. The antireflection-coated glass and the back are made of sapphire crystal.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum Case and Two-tone Charcoal and Silvery Gray Dial

The two chronograph buttons and the large knurled crown are on the right hand side while the three recessed correction push pieces for the adjustment of the calendar displays are arranged in the left side of the case between 9 and 10 o’clock.

With a case diameter of 40.5 millimeters, the Ref. 5960P is among the larger Patek Philippe timepieces. It makes a solid impression with its technical look and feel, amplified on the wrist by the weight of the platinum case. The chronograph is worn on a brown alligator strap with a platinum fold-over clasp.

Technical details

Model: Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P Annual Calendar Chronograph

Movement
Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H
Self-winding mechanical movement, column wheel-chronograph, Annual Calendar, power-reserve indicator, 24-hour display, sweep seconds (chronograph hand)
Diameter: 33 mm (base movement 30 mm, date ring 33 mm)
Height: 7.68 mm (movement 5.20 mm, calendar module 2.48 mm)
Number of parts: 456 (movement 302, calendar module 154)
Number of jewels: 40 (movement 35, calendar module 5)
Power reserve: Max. 55 hours
Winding rotor: Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding; oil-free ball
bearing with zirconium balls
Balance: Four-arm Gyromax with four inertia blocks
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Breguet

Functions:
Two-position crown
– Pulled out: Setting the time
– Pushed in: Winding

Displays
Center hour and minute hands
Sweep chrono/seconds hand
Power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Subsidiary “monocounter” chronograph dials at 6 o’clock with
– 60-minute counter (it indicates the elapsed minutes on two concentric scales graduated from 0 to 30 in red and from 30 to 60 in blue, respectively)
– 12-hour counter

Display apertures
– Day of week between 10 and 11 o’clock
– Date at 12 o’clock in a polished white-gold frame
– Month between 1 and 2 o’clock
– 24-hour display (day/night) at 6 o’clock

Function buttons:
– Chronograph start and stop at 2 o’clock
– Chronograph hand reset and flyback at 4 o’clock

Corrector push pieces:
– Day-of-week correction at 9 o’clock
– Date correction between 9 and 10 o’clock
– Month correction at 10 o’clock

Hallmark: Geneva Seal

Case
950 platinum, sapphire-crystal glass (antireflection-coated) and back, diamond at 6 o’clock
Water resistant to 25 meters
Case dimensions: Diameter: 40.5 mm
Diameter including crown: 43.25 mm
Height: 13.55 mm
Width between lugs: 21 mm

Dial
Two-tone charcoal and silvery gray
Eight hour markers in 18K white gold
Eleven Superluminova luminous dots
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in 18K white gold with Superluminova luminous coating
Baton-style chronograph hand in sandblasted, rhodiumed steel with counterweight
Power-reserve indicator with baton-style 18K white gold hand, sandblasted and rhodiumed
Silvery gray, azuré subsidiary dial
Baton-style hour-counter hand with counterweight, blue-lacquered brass
Baton-style minute-counter hand with counterweight, red lacquered brass

Strap
Hand-stitched brown alligator strap with platinum fold-over clasp