We welcome you to visit our showroom at 5 & 6 Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon and discover the 2016 Patek Philippe Exhibition with our in house experts. 2016 marks a very special milestone for the Swiss watchmaker, the 20th anniversary of the introduction of their annual calendar - a complication that only needs to be corrected once a year between February and March. Once the correction has been undertaken the watch does not require any further intervention for 12 months. Since its introduction the annual calendar complication has been used in 20 different references in various case shapes and sizes.
To celebrate the anniversary Patek Philippe has released an updated version of their classically beautiful Ref: 5396 in either white or rose gold (pictured above). Visually influenced by calendars of the mid-twentieth century, the dial shows the day, month and date through cleanly cut out apertures. The moon phase located at the 6 position is accurate to one day in 122 years, assuming the watch is kept running, and is surrounded by a 24-hour subsidiary dial. The major visual update is the addition of the eternally sophisticated Breguet numerals in place of the batons that came before. The movement incorporates all of Patek Philippe's latest technological developments including the Spiromax balance spring and Gyromax balance, both of which help the watch maintain its specified rate of -3/+2 seconds per day.
Another welcome introduction from Patek Philippe in 2016 has been the Ref: 5930G, a world-timer chronograph. Contrary to popular belief this is not the first time Patek has produced such a complication, the 5930G is itself based on a 1415 HU (Heuer Universelle) from 1940 - a unique piece. The beautiful blue guilloche dial provides the wearer with an incredible amount of information, including the time in 24 different time zones and a 30 minute chronograph counter. Patek Philippe have also chosen to apply luminescent material to the hands on their latest world timer, a practical addition to a practical watch. Whatever you are considering, there is bound to be something in the new collection to arouse your interest.
Monday 27th September - Saturday 1st October, 9:30am till 5:30pm.