Patek Philippe is adding a brand-new perpetual calendar with an original in-line display to its rich range of calendar watches.
The day, date and month appear in a large single aperture at 12 o’clock. So as to combine originality, legibility and reliability, the watch design engineers have developed the new self-winding movement 31-260 PS QL with an additional in-line display module, for which three patent applications have been filed.
This highly sophisticated new caliber is housed in an elegant platinum case framing a vertical satin-finished blue dial with a black-gradient rim. The inspiration for this stunning timepiece was a pocket watch in Patek Philippe’s museum, an ‘American Digital Perpetual Calendar’ Ref: 725/4 (below), with linear ‘digital’ perpetual calendar and moon phases.
The contemporary version, had to be adapted as the movement diameter was 5mm smaller than the original pocket watch., with the date ring, being split into two, reading tens and units. The date format was also changed to reflect the European version of day, date, month rather than the American layout of month, date, day.
5236P – GRAND COMPLICATIONS
Self-winding mechanical movement. Caliber 31‑260 PS QL. In-line perpetual calendar. Day, date, month, leap year and day/night indication in apertures. Small seconds.
Blue, black-gradient, vertical satin finish, gold applied hour markers.
Platinum. Interchangeable solid and sapphire crystal case backs. Water-resistant to 30m. Diameter: 41.3mm. Height: 11.07mm.
BRACELET / STRAP
Alligator leather with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny navy blue. Fold-over clasp.
£100,190.00 (Suggested retail price taxes included. Prices may be subject to alteration at any time and do not constitute a contract)
For more information please visit https://www.patek.com/en/collection/grand-complications/5236P-001