Patek Philippe’s commitment to Genevan watchmaking artistry shines through at Watches and Wonders 2023. Recent launches include new chronographs, a minute repeater and more.
World Time Minute Repeater
This 40.2mm white gold watch gets a grand feu cloisonné enamel centre on the dial that depicts a steamboat cruising on Lake Geneva — it’s a nod to the Belle Époque fleet that still graces the lake’s waters. The dial is made of an 18ct gold dial plate with a 24-hour ring depicting day and night, with a moon, and sun. The watch has a minute repeater striker for the local time displayed at 12 o’clock. The caseband bears hand-guilloché with hobnail-pattern and slide-piece with decorations. The skeletonised lugs enhance the overall viewing of the guilloché work.
Patek Philippe has placed the two minute repeater gongs directly on the caseband rather than taking the traditional approach of attaching them to the movement, to allow a clearer sound of the striking gongs.
Powering the watch is the self-winding Calibre R 27 HU with a power reserve that extends from a minimum of 43 hours to a maximum of 48 hours. Turning the watch reveals the 22ct gold off-centre guilloché mini-rotor on a skeleton caseback.
Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar
This 42mm rose gold watch — the self-winding flyback chronograph with Annual Calendar (Ref 5905) — has a sunburst blue dial and two signature complications. The only difference compared to the 2019 variant is the dial: the sunburst blue replaces the sunburst brown.
The dial features baton-style hour markers and faceted rose gold Dauphine hour and minute hands with white luminescent coating. The dial features a central chronograph hand, a large 60-minute subdial at 6 o’clock, with a day of the week window at 10:30, date at 12 o’clock, and month at 1:30. The timepiece also has a small day/night indicator at 6 o’clock. The two rose gold pushers, at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock, start and restart the flyback chronograph.
The watch is powered by the self-winding Caliber CH 28-520 QA 24H with a power reserve that extends from 45 hours to a maximum of 55 hours. Turning the watch showcases the 21ct gold oscillating weight.
Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Chronograph
Patek Philippe has unveiled two variants of the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Chronograph; sunburst blue-grey (Ref. 5924G-001), and lacquered khaki green (Ref. 5924G-010). The 42mm white gold watches have chronograph pushers positioned at 2 and 4 o’clock. At 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock are enlarged correction push-pieces for local time. The dial also gets an hour hand for local time (solid), another hour hand for home time (skeletonised). 6 o’clock gets the 60-minute counter and the date subdial comes in at 12 o’clock.
At 4:30, day/night indicates home time, and 8:30 bears the day/night indication for local time. The left side of the dial has two pushers: one to start and stop the chronograph function, the other to restart the chronograph and flyback function.
Both the models are powered by in-house Caliber CH 28-520 C FUS; power reserve extends from 45-55 hours. The open caseback showcases a 21ct gold central oscillating weight.
Patek Philippe’s Ladies’ Calatrava Reference 4897 has always been one of the most famous collections designed for women. This new variant (Ref. 4997) replaces the 33mm case with a 35mm. The rose gold watch comes with an embossed pattern and lacquered purple dial with rose-gilt powdered, arrow-shaped hour markers, paired with rose gold faceted Dauphine hour, and minute hands.
The bezel — set with 76 round Top Wesselton diamonds — is another highlight. In-house Caliber 240 runs the timepiece, and offers a minimum 48 hours of power reserve.
Introduced in 2006, the Gondolo Serata’s uniqueness is its Art Deco inspired curves. At the ongoing Watches and Wonders, Patek Philippe has introduced a new Gondolo Serata (Ref. 4962) as a 28.6mm rose gold variant. This model comes with a brown lacquered dial with matte and shiny finishes, floral motif, gold applied Breguet numerals, and rose gold leaf-shaped hour and minute hands.
Set with 94 brilliant-cut spessartites arranged in a double colour gradient ranging from “cognac” to “mandarine” tones, Gondolo Serata makes a striking first impression. Powering the watch is Caliber E 15, Patek Philiippe’s in-house quartz movement. The chocolate-brown calfskin strap with satin finish and rose gold prong buckle perfectly complements the Art Deco aesthetics of the watch.