First presented in 1996, the annual calendar watch by Patek Philippe marked a turning point in the history of modern high watchmaking. Since then, the Geneva Manufacture has developed multiple models featuring this complication, catering to both men and women. This precious and practical mechanism has become the flagship model of the brand, indicating the date, day, and month, requiring only a manual correction once a year, at the end of February. Patek Philippe’s annual calendars come with various types of displays and external aesthetic elements that combine lines, beautiful materials, and luxurious details with utmost elegance.
The Annual Calendar Reference 5205R, with day/date/month apertures arranged along the arc of a circle, was introduced in 2010 with two white gold versions. In 2022, Patek Philippe reinterpreted this iconic model, presenting it in an original and contemporary color: a sunburst olive green dial with a black gradient and applied faceted gold indexes. The case stands out with its concave bezel, hollowed flanks, and skeletonized bracelet lugs. A model of exquisite architecture entirely hand-polished by the brand’s craftsmen.
The three day/date/month apertures at the top allow perfect legibility of the annual calendar indications, with a rose gold frame at 12 o’clock highlighting the most important information: the date. The transparent sapphire crystal case back allows admiration of the caliber housed within this watch, the 324 S QA LU 24H, responsible for the proper functioning of this automatic winding movement.
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