Patek Philippe Launch Three New Timepieces at 2015 Basel Watch Fair
Patek Philippe are known for being one of the oldest watchmakers, but also one of the last family-owned. At last year’s Basel watch fair, Patek focused heavily on their 175th anniversary, this year – they begin their work towards their 200th year. They launched three new timepieces at the show and we thought you needed to see them – so enjoy the video and further information below.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524
“With the new Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, Patek Philippe pays tribute to its heritage in pilot’s watches, documented by two hour-angle navigation timepieces from the 1930s that are on display at the Patek Philippe Museum. It proves that modern mechanical timekeeping instruments are decidedly useful aboard aircraft even in the era of satellite navigation. The new Calatrava Pilot Travel Time features the patented Travel Time mechanism, vastly popular among frequent flyers because it can simultaneously display the time in two different time zones. True to the style of genuine aviators’ timekeepers, it is endowed with broad local-time hands, large Arabic numerals, and slender seconds hands with a luminescent coating that makes them superbly legible even in the dark.”
Patek Philippe split-seconds chronograph Ref. 5370
“The new Ref. 5370 split-seconds chronograph is a watch focused on measuring the duration of transient events. This type of watch is part of the legacy of Patek Philippe: the manufacturer’s very first wrist chronograph, presented in 1923, was already a split-seconds model. Since then, the complication – which allows lap and intermediate times to be stopped without interrupting the ongoing measurement – has always featured in the repertoire of regularly produced Patek Philippe wristwatches.”
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905P
“By melding forward-looking design and sought-after horological complications, Patek Philippe has created a totally new and unusual timepiece: the new Ref. 5905P Annual Calendar Chronograph. The dial, inspired by the 2010 Annual Calendar Ref. 5205, sports an inimitable face with new colors and interesting details.”