Introduction

5496P
- Grand Complications
Self-winding

In the platinum version, the perpetual calendar with the retrograde date plays with subtle contrasts. It features a silvery dial with a vertical satin finish that highlights the hands, hour markers, minute scale and frames of the display apertures in rose gold. The elegance and legibility of this highly coveted Grand Complication are exemplary.


Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber 324 S QR. Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand. Moon phases. Day, date, month, leap year in apertures. Center sweep second hand. Dial: silvery, vertical satin-finished, gold applied hour markers. Alligator strap with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny chocolate brown, fold-over clasp. Fold-over clasp. Case: platinum. Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back. Water resistant to 30 m. Case diameter: 39.5 mm. Height: 11.19 mm.

Price: 95'000 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
The making of a dial

Making a dial is less a branch of watchmaking, more a dedicated craft in itself. Since the dial is the part of the watch that speaks to us, it must be not only beautiful and harmonious, but clearly legible. Dial makers and finishers use age-old hand-craftsmanship skills, alongside trade secrets passed down through generations. A dial for Patek Philippe takes four to six months of production process work, and from 50 to 200 operations, including decorative techniques.

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