Thursday, July 18, 2013

Patek Philippe Réf. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day & Date Indication Watch

Patek Philippe Réf. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day & Date Indication Watch
The new Patek Philippe reference is sure to delight devotees of mechanical hand-wound horology. The Gondolo 8 Days, Day & Date Indication is inspired by the legendary 5100 unveiled to mark the turn of the millennium. Its younger sister now appears with a set of fine innovations, including its rectangular calibre and its Silinvar® components, as well as the instant day & date indication – all fitted within the same 5.05 mm thickness. The white gold case adapts to the mechanism inside and now features an almost 47 mm mechanism. Its double flanks strengthen the architecture without overburdening it and celebrate the Art Deco style. Finally, the midnight blue dial – or its silver-toned white counterpart – host twin-facetted white gold baton-type hour-markers creating an imposing yet refined relief effect. As the Beatles put it with their famous “Eight days a week” hit song, Patek Philippe displays the full seductive appeal of an 8 Days approach to keeping time.

Patek Philippe Réf. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day & Date Indication Watch silver

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound rectangular 28-20 REC 8J PS IRM C J calibre, 235 parts, 28 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, 8-day power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, instant day, instant date and power-reserve indication
Case
18k white gold, cambered, 46.9 x 35.20 mm Convex sapphire crystal and concave screw-down sapphire caseback Water-resistant to 30 m (3 ATM/100 ft)
Dial
Sunburst blue or silver-toned white Day window, off-centred seconds and pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock Power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
Bracelet/strap
Shiny blue or black matt alligator with large scales and 18k white gold buckle

Patek Philippe Press