The Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Regulator ref. 5235G-001 was the first Patek Philippe regulator watch from this manufacture released in 2012 and discontinued in 2018. Today, at Baselworld 2019 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. This exceptional timepiece fitted with a 40.5 mm white gold case and an in-house movement, is pure perfection at its best. Not one of the most popular references from Patek, nonetheless an amazing piece we are happy to see back.
As most of you know, a 'régulateur' a.k.a a regulator, is a watch with non-coaxial hour and minute hands, which means, that the hour and minute hands do not share the central pinion position on the dial but are independently placed. On regulators, the minute hand is traditionally the most important hand and it is typically placed on the central pinion at the center of the dial. The Patek Philippe ref.5235/50R in addition to being a 'Regulator' is also an annual calendar keeping track of the day, date and month.
Something quite unique about this watch, other than its highly complicated in-house movement, is the nature of its two-tone dial with its graphite grey vertical satin brushed dial, black subdials with rose gold surrounds and the white transferred minute track and numerals on the subdials. This beautiful dial not only features a two-tone configuration —highly coveted among collectors—, but also an incredible color scheme.
The dial features a subsidiary running seconds with date aperture at 6, hour sub-dial at 12, minute hand on the central pinion and day and month apertures on the top of the dial. The finish of this dial is pure perfection and its pure silvery color is so unique that you will be mesmerized every time light hits the dial at different angles.
The Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Regulator ref. 5235/50R is powered by the automatic ultra-thin in-house calibre 31-260 REG QA. This amazing movement with a diameter of 33 mm and a thickness of only 5.08 mm is composed of 313 parts, 29 jewels, Patek's advanced micro-rotor, a Pulsomax escapement, a Gyromax balance and a Spiromax balance spring. The movement beats at a frequency of 23,040 vph and provides a power reserve of 48 hours.
On the Wrist & Pricing
On the wrist, what can we tell you; there is nothing conventional about this watch and it wears true to its size with the utmost elegance and exceptional wrist presence. Next time your watch sneaks from under your sleeve while you are pointing at the presentation you are giving at that board meeeting make sure you are wearing this Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Regulator ref. 5235/50R.
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