For Per­Pe­Tu­iTy

DA MAN - Caliber - - LEGACY -

This year, the lin­eage comes full cir­cle with the new Ref. 5320G. For one, the watch show­cases all the hall­marks of Patek Philippe, with a strong nod to the brand’s aesthetics of the 1940s and 1950s. There are, of course, the day and month aper­tures on the up­per half of the dial. Then there’s the moon phase dis­play and date in­di­ca­tor on the lower half. What might not be im­me­di­ately ap­par­ent is the small day/night in­di­ca­tor lo­cated be­tween 7 and 8 o’clock along with a leap year cy­cle po­si­tioned be­tween 4 and 5 o’clock.

The 40mm case comes in white gold, while the dial is brass with a cream-col­ored lac­quer. The lat­ter, in par­tic­u­lar, af­fects a vin­tage ap­pear­ance and def­i­nitely res­onates with long­time fans of the brand. Other no­table nods to the past in­clude the three-tiered lugs in­spired by the Ref. 2405 which was launched in the 1950s, as well as the ba­ton-like hands that take after the Ref. 1463 chrono­graph. Be­neath this layer of nostalgia, the Ref. 5320G is pow­ered by the lat­est ad­vances in watch­mak­ing, fea­tur­ing, for in­stance, Patek Philippe’s Gy­ro­max bal­ance and Spiro­max bal­ance spring.

All in all, the Ref. 5320G beau­ti­fully wraps up an amaz­ing chap­ter in Patek Philippe’s on­go­ing his­tory— one of time­pieces that will keep the time, per­pet­u­ally.

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