As one of the most respected watch brands in the world today, cheap Patek Philippe has been able to stand the test of generations without losing its momentum, and it has achieved its status as an achievement today. There are naturally different reasons, but there is one of the most important factors. That is Patek Philippe’s top achievements in complex performance watches. Among the countless complex features that Patek Philippe has created, the perpetual calendar has always occupied an extremely important position, because the world’s first watch with perpetual calendar performance is the number 97’975 perpetual calendar that Patek Philippe first created in 1925.
Whether to have an accurate calendar is a necessary indicator to measure whether an ancient civilization is advanced. Whether to design and produce an accurate and beautiful perpetual calendar watch is a key project for evaluating whether a watch factory is excellent. Try to imagine the ancient astronomers who observe the ups and downs of the sun, the moon and the stars every night, and finally discover the unchanging law of eternity until ten thousand years, how great the excitement is, just like stealing the secrets of the creator. match. Similarly, since mankind invented the clock, countless watchmakers have been exploring how to use gears and levers to calculate the complex rules that indicate the four seasons of the sun and the moon. It started with a clock tower, followed by a pocket watch, and finally it was a watch that was scaled down to the wrist.
There are three key points in the appreciation of perpetual calendar watches. One is the precise and reliable perpetual calendar mechanism; the second is the ingenious arrangement of the wheel train and cams to make the movement slimmer; the last is the clear and easy-to-read display of each time, and each is appropriate and appropriate. Show the elegance of aesthetics.
Perpetual calendar watches are as important to the history of clocks as fire is to the history of Roman mythology. There are three key points in the appreciation of perpetual calendar watches. One is the accurate and reliable perpetual calendar mechanism, which can accurately display each date and month of the month and month, and display the leap year of four years; the second is the ingenious arrangement of gear trains and cams to make the movement The thinner the watch is, the more advanced the watchmaking process is; the last is the clear and easy-to-read display of each time, and each is appropriate and appropriate, showing the elegance of aesthetics. Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar watches have a lofty status among collectors, precisely because they bring together these three advantages in one. In the following pages, we will introduce to readers the masterpieces of Patek Philippe’s perpetual calendar watches in detail.
The elegant first choice for slim and thin: Ref.5140 and Ref.5139
At the beginning of this topic, we pointed out the three key points of appreciation of perpetual calendar watches. One is the precise and reliable perpetual calendar mechanism; the second is the clever arrangement of the wheel train and cams to make the movement slimmer; and the last is each The display of the time is clear and easy to read, each has its own right and appropriate, showing the elegance of aesthetics. Patek Philippe’s Ref. 5140 and Ref. 5139 perpetual calendar watches can be described as both of the three, rich in historical classics and legends. one.
The perpetual calendar, tourbillon and minute repeater have always been known as the three complex performances that best represent the essence of contemporary horological craftsmanship. Watch fans who are concerned about the dynamics of the watch world are not difficult to find: in recent years, the top watch manufacturers have invested in the field of minute repeaters, which has become a trend; and the first ten years of the 21st century are led by the tourbillon and swept the watch world. .
5140J perpetual calendar watch, 18K gold case, diameter 37.2 mm, hour, minute, 24-hour display, perpetual calendar performance (pointer date, week, month and leap year cycle), moon phase display, 240Q automatic winding ultra-thin machine Core, 22K gold mini self-winding rotor, power storage for 48 hours, sapphire crystal glass mirror, 18K gold back cover and sapphire crystal glass back cover can be replaced, alligator leather strap.
So what was the complex performance that led to the revival of mechanical watches in the 1990s and led to the blossoming of a hundred flowers? Yes, it is the perpetual calendar. Hundreds of gears, cams, and levers interact endlessly, dancing on the stage of time to show the passage of time. It records the changes of the sun, moon, week, and moon phases throughout the year. It is no wonder that the perpetual calendar watches will be used in many People began to get tired of quartz watches, exuding fatal attraction, which is fascinating. At that time, it was the 39.4 perpetual calendar watch published by Patek Philippe in 1985 that played one of the leading roles.
This watch has an unparalleled superb movement and an ultra-thin and slim body design. It is a classic in the perpetual calendar. It has been in service for 21 years before and after it was replaced by the revised 5140 series until 2006. The precious metal case of the 5140 is smooth and round, with simple and symmetrical lines. This style is the most classic element of Patek Philippe. The diameter of the case has increased from 36 mm of 3940 to 37.2 mm, and the thickness is only 8.9 mm. The overall appearance is slimmer. This is due to the use of an off-center miniature winding rotor with a thickness of only 3.88 mm. Caliber 240 Q automatic winding machine core. In addition, the convex bezel replaced the original concave bezel, and the geometric beauty of the case emerged spontaneously. The lugs have a soft curve and are elegantly and uniquely connected to the case and strap.
5139G perpetual calendar watch, 18K white gold case, diameter 38mm, hour, minute, 24-hour display, perpetual calendar performance (pointer date, week, month and leap year cycle), moon phase display, 240Q automatic winding ultra-thin machine Core, 22K gold mini self-winding rotor, power storage for 48 hours, sapphire crystal glass mirror, 18K white gold back cover and sapphire crystal glass back for replacement, alligator leather strap.
Also equipped with the 240Q movement is Ref. 5139, which was born out of the 5039 launched in 1996. The most impressive thing about this watch is, of course, its Paris stud pattern bezel. Its simple form fully radiates exquisite and rich texture. Ref.5039 was also the only Patek Philippe complex performance wrist with a Paris stud pattern bezel. table. The size of the 5139 case is slightly enlarged from 36 mm in 5039 to 38 mm. The date, month and week indications on the dial have been modified in detail, and the hour markers have been changed from sword-shaped to stick-shaped hour markers, which are more detailed elegant.
Long-distance taste and heirlooms: Ref.7140 and Ref.5940
If a good perpetual calendar can have the accuracy of a hundred years of operation, it has to display all the performances between square inches, and ensure good vision and readability. It is very difficult to make, and Patek Philippe is one of the best. . Not only are male watch fans who have a preference for machinery fascinated by it, more and more women are falling in love with the perpetual calendar. Patek Philippe first launched the Ref.7140 Ladies First perpetual calendar in 2012, which is the first choice for women with complex performance For. As for the tasteful men who like to jump out of the mundane, Patek Philippe also has a Ref. 5940 model with a cushion-shaped case.
7140R Ladies First perpetual calendar watch, 18K rose gold Calatrava round case, diameter 35.1 mm, bezel set with 68 top Wesselton diamonds of 0.68 carats, hour, minute, 24-hour display, perpetual calendar performance (pointer date, day , Month and leap year cycle), moon phase display, 240Q automatic winding ultra-thin movement, 22K gold mini automatic winding rotor, power storage for 48 hours, sapphire crystal glass mirror, 18K rose gold back cover and sapphire crystal glass back It can be replaced with a crocodile leather strap and an 18K rose gold pin buckle set with 27 top Wesselton diamonds of 0.2 carats.
For many years, the Patek Philippe ultra-thin self-winding perpetual calendar watch equipped with a 240Q movement has been one of the brand’s most popular timepieces with complex performance. The 240Q movement consists of 275 parts and is equipped with a 22K gold mini self-winding rotor. The thickness is only 3.88 mm. Although extremely thin, 240 Q is very accurate: Sun, moon, week and week do not need to be adjusted until 2100; the moon phase has an error of only one day every 122 years; the daily error of travel time is only -3/+2 seconds, an extraordinary achievement Cheers. As women’s love for mechanical timepieces and complexity is increasing day by day, Patek Philippe especially launched the Ladies First perpetual calendar watch with 240 Q movement and number 7140 in 2012, which fully reflects the feminine sense of femininity and style.
5940J perpetual calendar aaa replica watches, 18K gold cushion type case, diameter 44.6×37 mm, hour, minute, 24-hour display, perpetual calendar performance (pointer date, week, month and leap year cycle), moon phase display, 240Q automatic Winding ultra-thin movement, 22K gold mini self-winding rotor, power storage for 48 hours, sapphire crystal glass mirror, 18K gold back cover and sapphire crystal glass back cover can be replaced, alligator leather strap.
At a glance, the classic Calatrava 18K rose gold round case, curved and elegant lugs, ivory white surface and beautiful bezel, as well as the buckle inlaid with beautiful diamonds, every detail reveals the feminine beauty and makes the wrist more visible. The elegance of the watch. Also equipped with Caliber 240 Q movement, but the appearance is completely different from the 5140 and 7140 is the Ref. 5940 perpetual calendar with a cushion-type case. This kind of non-circular case watch originated from the Art Nouveau movement that emerged in Europe in the 1920s. At that time, art, architecture, furniture and product design were deeply influenced by its distinctive and innovative style. Patek Philippe has also been established since then The Gondolo series of “Geometric Watches” that has continued to develop to this day encompasses all non-circular cases such as square, rectangular, triangular, diamond, tonneau or cushion shapes. Patek Philippe’s contemporary cushion-shaped case style was first reproduced in the 5950 ultra-thin single-button split-second chronograph in 2001, then appeared in the 7071 Ladies First chronograph, and now reproduced in the 5940 ultra-thin perpetual calendar watch.
5940G perpetual calendar watch, 18K white gold cushion type case, diameter 44.6×37 mm, hour, minute, 24-hour display, perpetual calendar performance (pointer date, week, month and leap year cycle), moon phase display, 240Q automatic Winding ultra-thin movement, 22K gold mini self-winding rotor, power storage 48 hours, sapphire crystal glass mirror, 18K white gold back cover and sapphire crystal glass back cover can be replaced, alligator leather strap.
The 5940J discount replica watch has a light yellow frosted surface, which matches the golden brilliance of the 18K gold case. A track minute scale is added to the periphery along the contour of the bezel by a transfer method; the surface is equipped with Breguet-style numerals and fluent leaf-shaped gold hands to indicate the time; three auxiliary display panels are attached to display at 9-6-3 o’clock respectively The calendar data such as day of the week and twenty-four hours, moon phase and pointer date, leap year and month, etc., all instructions are arranged in an orderly manner, neat and easy to read.