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Patek Philippe 5396R with calendar and blue dial

Classic 5396R calendar, rose gold case, striking blue dial.

Since its launch in 2006, the Patek Philippe 5396 calendar is one of the most classic choices in the brand’s collection. It provides a cleaner and more modern choice for the conservative reference 5146, namely the chronology-based almanac watch. In addition to the existing version, silver or gray dial (applique or Breguet number), Patek Philippe also decided to add a little sense of luxury to this watch, by matching the watch with a rose gold case and dark blue dial.

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar
All in all, Patek Philippe offers no less than three different monitors for the annual calendar complications. Classical, reference 5146 and its display based on traditional sub-dial. In modern style, reference 5205 and its display, based on 3 windows, from 10 to 2. In the middle of the right side is a hybrid dial, which relies on the classic look of the dial and on the more modern designs provided by the windows. Balanced, slightly conservative, but traditional and faithful to some vintage versions, this is the Patek Philippe 5396R almanac. Don’t be fooled because these three watches share the same automatic movement with the central second hand (Calibre 324) and are only modified for the indicator display on the dial.wholesale PATEK PHILIPPE replica watches

It’s not surprising to see multiple variations of the calendar function (plus notice that it can be combined with a regulator display or a chronograph). In fact, Patek Philippe was the inventor of this new calendar function as early as 1996. Its reference is 5035. The annual calendar is located between the standard full calendars – 31 days need to be adjusted at the end of all months – and perpetual calendar – can be adjusted automatically In the month of 30 or 31 days, but also taking into account February (28 days) and leap years (29 days in February). This type of watch only needs correction once every 100 years.

Twenty years ago, Patek Philippe was known for the perpetual calendar held by industry insiders. It brought a whole new idea, a calendar that was almost as practical as QP, but safer, simpler, more reliable, and mostly easier to use. In 1996, they obtained a patent for the calendar, which only needed one correction each year, that is, the transition period from February to March, which means that it can automatically identify the months of 30 and 31 days – which means that only once a year Adjusted at the end of February.

Patek Philippe 5396R Calendar Blue Dial

Before we enter this new model of the Patek Philippe 5396R 2017, let’s take a look at what the model itself is. As mentioned above, it is an intermediate version of the annual calendar complication, which has a window and a sub-dial for displaying indications. This is also a fairly well-proportioned dress watch, with a restrained size and an elegant silhouette. The main novelty is that the dial uses a new color, plus the warm tone of rose gold, to create a more gorgeous, more traditional watch.

The Patek Philippe 5396R almanac display is a combination of elements from the classic 5146, the more modern 5205 and some permanent calendars such as the recently introduced 5320. On the one hand, it still has a small dial number 6 with a moon phase and 24 hour indication. Then, it replaces the traditional sub-dial with window pointer indications, providing clear, instantaneous readings, and reducing the dial dial confusion. Finally, the windows of the days and months of the week are all placed at 12 o’clock, just like the old three calendars or some QPs of Patek.

The result is a very balanced, open and relatively clean dial. All elements are on the 12 to 6 axis, leaving some space for more aerial turntables. In this version, the index is a faceted decal, with a triangular tip – some versions of the 5396 can be equipped with Breguet numbers. Some golden points also indicate minutes, again traditional Patek Philippe features – some will tell them to make the dial busy, but when seen in metal, they will make the dial dynamic with good reflection and depth.

The case of the Patek Philippe 5396R is elegant and restrained, with a reasonable diameter of 38.5 mm – if you consider a closer watch, even a watch from Patek Philippe is almost minimal. However, in the case of Calatrava style, it performed well because this shape was meant to be a dress watch. The ratio between the bezel thickness and the dial diameter is also pleasant – visually expanding the 5396R and making it look very nice on the wrist. Made of 18k rose gold, the case is completely polished and adorned with a navy blue crocodile leather strap – although the gloss is good, but I really do not like it. In any case, the strap can be removed and ZENITH replica watches

The 5396R’s hood is a famous movement. The movement 324 is a self-winding engine equipped with a 21k gold central rotor. This action is equipped with several watches (including Nautilus or Aquanaut, and several QPs). The decoration is perfect, with modern features (Gyromax balance and silicon Spiromax hairspring, 4Hz frequency), which is a pleasant exercise that can be seen and used. A small disappointment: the length of the power reserve is between 35 hours and 45 hours. Even if this watch is automatic, it is quite short. Longer power reserve will prevent too much adjustment.

As mentioned in the introduction of this article, the main novelty of the reference 5396R-014 comes from the combination of a rose gold case and a blue dial – gradually extending to different series of colors. It is not necessary to mention that the results are amazing. In addition to the sunburst pattern, the selected blue shades are bright, rich, and play a significant role with the surrounding light. There is a strong contrast between warm conditions and vivid blues. However, from a prudent standpoint, the conservative silver-white version is far more than these, but it brings another dimension to this usually quite simple work. Some people will like it, some people will not. Despite this, Patek Philippe’s blue color is impressive and it attracts attention in metal.

Of course, not the main new product of Patek Philippe in 2017, this Patek Philippe 5396R blue dial new year calendar shows how the brand is evolving and brings modernity to its collection – with brighter colors or perfect retro elements.Richard Mille RM 11-03 Flyback McLaren replica watch


Technical Specifications – Patek Philippe 5396R Almanac
Case: diameter 38.5 mm x 11.2 mm high – 18K rose gold, polished – double sapphire crystal – 30 meters waterproof
Dial: Blue sunburst dial with rose gold hands and hands
Strap: Alligator strap, square scales, shiny navy blue – Fold-over clasp
Movement: Calibre 324 S QA LU 24H / 303, internal – Patek Philippe Seal – Automatic – 4Hz frequency – 35 hours minimum. To the maximum 45h. Power reserve – 347 components – hours, minutes, seconds, year calendar, date, date, month, month phase and 24h indication
Reference number: 5396R-014 (Diamond on the dial, serial number 5396R-015)


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