Introduction

5160/500G
- Grand Complications
Self-winding

The new perpetual calendar with a retrograde date hand in an Officer’s-style case is a Patek Philippe tribute to artisans who master rare handcrafts. The center of the dial, the white-gold case, the hinged cover, and the clasp are lavishly decorated with manually executed engravings inspired by a pocket watch that belongs to the Patek Philippe Museum’s collection.


Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber 324 S QR. Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand. Moon phases. Day, month, leap year in apertures. Sweep seconds hand. Case, crown and lugs entirely hand-engraved. Hand-engraved fold-over clasp. Dial: Silvery opaline dial with hand-engraved center, gold applied Breguet numerals. 18K gold dial plate. Alligator strap with square scales, hand-stitched, matte black, hand-engraved fold-over clasp. Case: white gold. Sapphire-crystal case back protected by a hand-engraved hinged dust cover. Water resistant to 30 m. Case diameter: 38 mm. Height: 11.79 mm.

Price: 150'000 CHF *

*Current price including VAT applicable at our Patek Philippe Salons in Geneva, Switzerland. Authorized retailers may determine the price to their customers.

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Caliber

324 S QR
Self-winding

Front Back

324 S QR
Self-winding

Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand. Diameter: 28 mm. Height: 5.35 mm. Parts: 361. Bridges: 9. Jewels: 30. Power reserve: Min. 35 hours - max. 45 hours. Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz). Balance spring: Spiromax®. Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal.

Settings

How to set the moonphase indicator?

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A disc, decorated with golden stars and two golden moons against a blue or white background representing the sky, rotates within an aperture. The disc is cut from a wafer of corundum crystal (sapphire).

Gold was condensed onto the disc by means of a vacuum process through a photographic mask to create the shape of the moons and stars.  The aperture is cut at its upper edge in order to represent the lunar cycle.

During the first days of each lunation, the leading edge of a golden moon becomes visible as a crescent on the right of the aperture and appears to wax as it emerges beyond the curved edge of the aperture representing the lunar terminator.

Half way through the lunation, the moon appears full. It then wanes as it disappears behind the terminator on the left of the aperture.

As the moon vanishes, the second moon on the disc is ready to appear on the right.

How to set the leap year indicator

The leap year indicator informs you about the year cycle: leap year or non leap year. Leap years are identified with the Roman numeral IV or the Arabic numeral 4.
Please select a year and press "Calculate" to find the year cycle.
2017
Year I
2018
Year II
2019
Year III
2020
Year IV
2021
Year I
2022
Year II
2023
Year III
2024
Year IV
2025
Year I
2026
Year II
2027
Year III
2028
Year IV

Savoir faire

Attention to details
Engraving

Engraving can be featured on a multitude of surfaces on a watch, from the dial to the movement components; bespoke engraving is most often seen on a case. It’s a time-consuming process – it can take more than a week to decorate just one case in this way.

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