Cheap Patek Philippe Replica is throughout their wonderfully diverse collections, it is with the Grand Complications, as seemingly esoteric as they may be – especially at the very top end – therein lies their métier. Whether it is a perpetual calendar chronograph, which is among their most archetypal works of art, or a rattrapante, or a minute repeater, one can be assured that the acquisition of a Grand Complication is an induction into the very best watchmaking yet conceived; an acquaintance with the complex, the fascinating, the pursuit of exceptionalism.
Featuring a double-window layout at twelve, displaying the day and month, and a large subdial at six o’clock, circumferentially indicating the date and housing the moonphase display and running seconds, this template is seen today in the Patek Philippe 5320 perpetual calendar Replica, as well as in the perpetual calendar chronograph and rattrapante respectively, the 5270 and 5204.
Patek Philippe launched the ref. 5050, its first perpetual calendar wristwatch to be fitted with a retrograde date function. It was succeeded in 1998 by the 5059, a very elegant, regal reference, one of my favourite Patek watches of the ’90’s.
The Patek Philippe Replica Watch offered a case that was considerably more complex, angular, that that of the lithe 5050; cabochon-capped lugs and an Officer’s-style caseback added to the Roman numerals and apertures at the extreme 3’ and 9’ o’clock positions, cut out of its porcelain dial, add to its intrigue.
The 5159, launched in 2007 with an increased case diameter of 38mm, offered the same case details as its immediate predecessor but also featured a hand-guillochéd centre, emanating radially from the centre of the dial. Offering the same retrograde feature but housed in a more streamlined, Calatrava-esque case is the 5496, currently available in rose gold and platinum.
As part of Quality Patek Philippe Replica Ladies’ First collection, the charming 7140 perpetual calendar in white or rose gold sits alongside the 4947 Annual Calendar and 7130 World Time. With a silvery sunburst dial housed in a 35-millimetre case, the 7140 also features a bezel set with 68 diamonds and a pin-type buckle set with 27 diamonds.
Perpetual Calendar Chronographs
A Patek Philippe collection, or strictly speaking, a Top Patek Philippe Replica collector cannot be complete without a perpetual calendar chronograph: alongside the world time, annual calendar, and Nautilus – and minute repeater – this is the high complication that thrust Patek into the role it plays and office it holds as Switzerland’s preeminent watchmaker.
A three-subdial pocketwatch which did not yet feature an automatic reset mechanism, but whose hand was returned to zero by a key. The template of this piece defined an aesthetic lineage for the chronographs that Patek was to release over the next two centuries.
The Patek Philippe 1:1 Replica Watch white, pink, and yellow gold, pink gold and stainless steel, and stainless steel. The earlier, rarer 130s were offered as a monopusher chronograph, with start-stop-reset and time-setting performed via the crown, with the vertical bi-compax arrangement.