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— Each Basel­world brings a long pa­rade of new mod­els from the grande dame of Geneva, Patek Philippe. is year’s high­lights in­cluded

• Ref. 5320 G, a per­pet­ual cal­en­dar styled in a mode Patek calls “con­tem­po­rary vin­tage.” e watch’s dial lay­out will be fa­mil­iar to Patek fans (the com­pany has been us­ing it since 1941): day/month aper­ture at 12 o’clock and a sub­dial for the ana­log date and moon­phases at 6. What’s new are the two small round windows for the day/night in­di­ca­tor and the leap-year cy­cle. In­spired by Patek Philippe watches from the 1940s and ’50s, Ref. 5320 has a cream-col­ored dial with old­time Ara­bic nu­mer­als made of gold and three-tiered lugs. e hands and nu­mer­als are lu­mi­nous. e move­ment is the self­wind­ing Cal­iber 324 SQ. e case is white gold and 40 mm in di­am­e­ter. e case­back is in­ter­change­able: A solid back can be swapped for a trans­par­ent sap­phire one. Price: $82,784.

• A new, larger ver­sion of the Aqua­naut in honor of the model’s 20th an­niver­sary. e new model, Ref. 5168, is 42.2 mm mea­sured

from 10 o’clock to 4 o’clock (ver­sus 40 mm for the ex­ist­ing men’s Aqua­naut, Ref. 5167). e case is white gold and fit­ted with a sap­phire back. It is wa­ter re­sis­tant to 120 me­ters. e dial is gra­dated from blue at the cen­ter to black at the edge and em­bossed with the lon­gi­tude and lat­i­tude-like lines seen on other Aqua­nauts. e move­ment is the self-wind­ing 324 SC. e strap is made of a com­pos­ite ma­te­rial and has a fold­ing clasp. Price: $38,557.

• Two new ver­sions of Ref. 5960, which pairs an an­nual cal­en­dar with a fly­back chrono­graph. One is Ref. 5960/1A ($51,031), which has a steel case and bracelet. Like all 5960 mod­els, it is pow­ered by the self-wind­ing Cal­iber 28-520 IRM QA 24H. ree aper­tures along an arc in the top part of dial show the day, date and month. At 6 o’clock there is a mono­counter that tracks up to 60 elapsed min­utes and 12 elapsed hours. e chrono­graph has a ver­ti­cal disk clutch, which pro­duces less wear than a hor­i­zon­tal cou­pling mech­a­nism. For that rea­son, the chrono­graph sec­onds hand can dou­ble as a run­ning sec­onds hand; there’s no need for a sub­sidiary sec­onds hand. e watch has a day/night in­di­ca­tor in­side the mono­counter and a power-re­serve in­di­ca­tor un­der the date at 12 o’clock. e move­ment’s power re­serve is 45 to 55 hours. Patek also un­veiled Ref. 5960/01 ($65,774), a 5960 vari­a­tion with a white-gold case, blue dial and brown leather stitch­ing. Both watches are 40.5 mm in di­am­e­ter.

• A new vari­a­tion of the Ref. 5396 an­nual cal­en­dar. It fea­tures a rose-gold case, blue sun­burst dial and blue strap. ere’s a model with baguette-di­a­mond hour mark­ers (Ref. 5396R-015, $53,299) and one with gold hour mark­ers (5396R-014, $47,970). e 5396, 38.5 mm in di­am­e­ter, is pow­ered by Cal­iber 324 S QA LU 24H/303, which in ad­di­tion to its full an­nual cal­en­dar has 24-hour and moon-phase dis­plays.

• e first plat­inum-case ver­sion of the 5170 man­ual-wind chrono­graph. e new vari­a­tion (Ref. 5170P-001) has a blue sun­burst dial gra­dated to black at the edge and an al­li­ga­tor strap. e hour mark­ers are baguette di­a­monds. e case is 39.4 mm in di­am­e­ter and has a sap­phire case­back. e move­ment is the CH 29-535 PS. Price: $96,392.

Patek Philippe Aqua­naut Ref. 5168G-001 in white gold Patek Philippe an­nual cal­en­dar chrono­graph Ref. 5960/1A-010 in stain­less steel

Patek Philippe per­pet­ual cal­en­dar Ref. 5320G-001 in white gold

Patek Philippe an­nual cal­en­dar Ref. 5396R-014 in rose gold

Patek Philippe chrono­graph Ref. 5170P-001 in plat­inum

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