Blue dials have been well known for quite a while. To such an extent, that they have nearly become the standard rather than the exemption. To stand apart from the group with a blue dial these days, you must draw off something uncommon. That is actually how Patek Philippe has managed the most recent emphasis of its reference 5205G. Albeit not another watch essentially, the expansion of a mouth-wateringly flavorful blue gradient dial has reexamined this model in my eyes, driving its attractive quality factor through the roof. We invested some energy involved with this watch as of late, and let me advise you, the solitary thing harder than catching the flawless blue tones was giving it back.
If you’re a watchmaking fan, then you no uncertainty definitely realize that Patek Philippe developed and licensed the Annual Calendar complication back in 1996. More utilitarian than a standard calendar, and more open than an interminable calendar, it can naturally represent the distinction in the quantity of days in every month (except for February). Patek Philippe right now offers three diverse Annual Calendar references for men; the 5146, the 5396 and the 5205. It is this last model, subject of our article today, that is ostensibly the most contemporary in its plan. More about calendar watches in our devoted specialized article here .
The format will be immediately recognizable to many, generally in light of the fact that this new 5205G replaces the current white gold models that previously presented the arrangement in 2010. Those models additionally had two-tone dials, yet in substantially more quieted dim and dark varieties. Day, date and month are shown in a simple to-peruse design across the top portion of the dial by means of three unmistakable openings – a showcase likewise found in the chronograph forms Ref. 5905 and Ref. 5960 .
The time is shown midway through three hands with iridescent covering, while an auxiliary dial at 6 o’clock houses a 24-hour pointer and the moon-stage show. The entirety of this is introduced in a perfectly molded 40mm x 11.36mm case, made from white gold complete with somewhat inward bezel and bended skeletonized hauls. In addition to the fact that it is comfortable on the wrist, it’s additionally exceptionally attractive gratitude to the option of the new blue gradient dial.
Let’s require one moment to talk a touch more about this dial. I would prefer not to seem like a sad fanboy wetting himself, however I need to say, it truly is dazzling. The blue sunburst design consistently transmits out to dark and when the light hits it spot on… Let’s put it along these lines, preceding this Ref 5205G-013, I couldn’t have ever seen myself wearing a 5205 (in the event that I ought to at any point be so fortunate to wind up in that position). Try not to misunderstand me, the rose gold models are pleasant yet feel somewhat more ‘conventional’ to me. The 5205G, nonetheless, is youthful and contemporary and, for need of a superior word, cool.
Inside is oneself winding Caliber 324 S QA LU 24H/206. Comprised of 356 sections, it highlights Patek Philippe’s protected Gyromax equilibrium and Spiromax balance spring. Obvious through the sapphire caseback, its focal rotor is created from 21k yellow gold. Wavering at 28,000vph, it offers a most extreme force hold of 45 hours (a touch short, as often with PP.) Finishing is to the brand’s demanding standards, which is the reason this development is embellished with the Patek Philippe Seal.
The new Ref 5205G is worn on a sparkling dark hand-sewed croc lash with square scales and a white gold prong clasp. Ideal for sprucing up or down (moderately speaking), this slick model has just demonstrated to be a hit with the new (read: more youthful) age of watch enthusiasts. Accessible presently, evaluating is set at EUR 43,520. More subtleties on patek.com .