Our pick of the best new watches for 2019. The Patek Philippe 5235R in a rose gold case, with a two-tone graphite and ebony black dial and vertical satin brush finish. Made by Patek Philippe’s Advanced Research Division.
Patek Philippe revisits the unique style of its Annual Calendar Regulator by presenting it in rose gold, paired with a two-tone dial in graphite and ebony-black with a vertical satin finish. The caliber 31-260 REG QA self-winding movement, designed specially for this model, is notable for its high-tech regulator, incorporating a Pulsomax® escapement and a Spiromax® balance spring in Silinvar® – both developed by the “Patek Philippe Advanced Research” department.
A new version in rose gold with a two-tone graphite-and-black dial. Two-tone graphite and ebony black, vertical satin finish, white transfer-printed. Rose gold. Diameter: 40.5 mm. Height: 10 mm. Water resistant to 30 m. Sapphire-crystal case back. Alligator leather with square scales, hand-stitched, matte black. Prong buckle. Annual Calendar. Regulator-style display: hour and seconds subdials, sweep minutes. Day, date, month in apertures.
The detailed manual work carried out on the internal components of a watch is where hand-finishing reaches a rare pinnacle. The Patek Philippe Seal requires that movements, as with the rest of the watch, are made using advanced technologies, artisanal know-how, authenticity, and exemplary finishing.
31-260 REG QA
Annual Calendar. Regulator-style display: hour and seconds subdials, sweep minutes hand. Diameter: 33 mm. Height: 5.08 mm. Parts: 313. Jewels: 31. Power reserve: Min. 38 hours - max. 48 hours. 22K gold off-center mini-rotor. Escapement: Pulsomax®. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 23 040. Balance spring: Spiromax®. Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal.