Patek Philippe not just amazed us by presenting white dial renditions of the Nautilus assortment , they likewise made us look at this other white dialed watch. The Patek Philippe Grand Complication 5402P, a split seconds and never-ending schedule in platinum.
The 5402P is the replacement of the 5004P, a rattrapante chronograph with unending schedule in a 36.7mm case, additionally accessible in other case materials than platinum. Not just the components of the watch case and the dial spread out changed, Patek additionally did a few developments with respect to the rattrapante instrument. Various specialized estimations (a.o. another isolator framework and another split-seconds switch) improved the dependability of the split seconds chronograph system. A nitty gritty portrayal of these specialized upgrades can be found , recorded by Patek Philippe. Patek Philippe recorded patent for their new split-seconds lever.
The width of the 5402P expanded to 40mm, which makes it a more forward-thinking wearable watch then its archetype, despite the fact that we suspect that the real purchasers of these watches would likewise agree to more modest breadths. With Patek, it isn’t about size or getting seen, it is about the actual watch. Frankly, 40mm is still sub optimal compared to other complicated timepieces.
This Patek 5402P has a brilliant in-house created and delivered hand twisted development inside, type CHR 29-535 PS Q. The sapphire case back of this platinum watch plainly shows the general completion and craftsmanship. The scaffold of the equilibrium wheel shows the Patek Philippe seal. The development has a distance across of 32mm and comprises of 496 parts.
Although lovely, the 5402P has a bustling looking dial, demonstrating (other than hh:mm:ss) the day, date, month, jump year, day/night and obviously the moon stages. The gleaming opaline dial with white gold applied hour markers is a shocker however. We puzzle over whether somebody is really going to wear a particularly delightful and costly watch (having a sticker price of 260.000 CHF, including VAT), or just keeps it as a speculation and bombs it to a safe-queen.
Above in the Patek Philippe stall during BaselWorld 2012, the Patek 5204P close to last year’s presented Grand Complication, the ref. 5270.
The official page on the Patek Philippe Grand Complication Ref.5204P can be found .