Patek Philippe's 8 new watches, including the much-awaited 5711 replacement

Eight new Patek Philippe models, spread across Complications, Grand Complications, and the Nautilus lines, are possibly rounding off 2022 for the storied watchmaker
Patek Philippe Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph With Perpetual Calendar For Left-Handers Ref. 5373P-001 

The new Ref. 5373P-001 is the first-ever Patek Philippe chronograph watch that has been specifically designed for left-handers. Taking its design cues from a unique model (Ref. 5372) sold by the watchmaker in 1927, the latest addition comes in a 38.3mm platinum case that — unlike regular timepieces — features the crown at 9 o’clock and the split-seconds pusher at the 8 o’clock position. Not only this, for the convenience of the left-handers, the designers have also inverted the indications (counters and apertures) of the display — the analogue date at 12 o'clock, the subsidiary seconds at 3 o'clock, the moonphase display at 6 o'clock and the 60-minute counter at 9 o'clock, along with the aperture displays for the day of the week and the month as well as the leap year cycle between 10 and 11 o’clock and the day/night indicator between 1 and 2 o’clock.  

Patek Philippe Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph With Perpetual Calendar For Left-Handers Ref. 5373P-001

Meanwhile, the dial is presented in an elegant charcoal hue and features a flawless vertical satin finish. Under the hood, there is the Caliber CHR 27-525 PS Q, which measures just 7.3mm and is the thinnest split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar movement ever produced by Patek Philippe. The manual winding movement beats at a frequency of 21,600vph and offers a power reserve of up to 48 hours. The new Ref. 5373P-001 is paired with a black calfskin leather strap that is with embossed fabric pattern and contrasted red stitching. 

Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” Chronograph Ref. 7968/300R-001 

Launched in 2004, the Aquanaut Luce collection is best known for offering stylish and charming timepieces for women. Now, Patek Phillippe has expanded the range with the addition of its first self-winding ladies’ chronograph model — the Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow”. Crafted from high-quality rose gold, the timepiece is presented in a 39.9mm case along with a bedazzling bezel that features a rainbow array of baguette-cut diamonds and sapphires in two rows. The engraved mother-of-pearl dial consists of applied Arabic numerals in 18K rose gold and applied hour markers also in 18K rose gold with rainbow baguette sapphire. Apart from this, the display comprises a 60-minute counter at the 6 o’clock position. The timepiece is powered by the Caliber CH 28-520, which runs at a frequency of 28,800vph and has a power reserve of up to 55 hours. The Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” is secured to the wrist with the help of a strap — available in red, matte beige, or matte white — made from a composite material.  

Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” Chronograph Ref. 7968/300R-001

Patek Philippe Split-Seconds Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5204G-001

The highlight of the watch is that it has seven patented innovations, 6 for the chronograph and one for split-seconds movement.

It was only three years ago that green colour started to get the recognition in horology. Today, one can say that green has become the new blue and many watchmakers are now incorporating the colour that is mostly associated with nature in their flagship collection. Launching its new collection, Patek Philippe unveiled its split-seconds chronograph, perpetual calendar (Ref. 5204G-001). Combining a chronograph with a perpetual calendar, the watch comes on a 40mm white gold case with an olive green sunburst dial, black gradient minute track, baton style hour markers in gold with luminescent coating. The watch gets 18K gold dial plate, white gold faceted dauphine hands with luminescent coating. On the dial there is a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds dial at 9 o’clock, the dial also gets double window at 12 o’clock for Day and Month, leap year indicator at 4:30, moonphase with date display at 6 o’clock, and day/night indication on the aperture at 7:30. The crown at 3 o’clock get dual setting, when its pushed inside; winds the watch while the crown when pulled out sets the time with the stopping of the seconds hand, with two pushers to start and stop the chronograph function and to start and stop the split second hands. 

The transparent sapphire caseback comes with interchangeable with a solid case back

When the watch is turned, it showcases a transparent sapphire caseback (interchangeable with a solid case back). Another highlight of the watch is that it has seven patented innovations, 6 for the chronograph and one for split-seconds movement. Powering the watch is the CHR 29-535 PS Q caliber with 65 hours of power reserve. The watch comes on an olive green calfskin strap with contrasting beige stitching and white gold fold-over clasp. The watch comes with a water resistance of 30m.

Patek Philippe World Time Flyback Chronograph Ref. 5935A-001

The watch displays 24 time zones and all mechanisms can we corrected via single pusher at 10 o’clock

Another watch that combines two complications, Patek Philippe’s World Time Flyback Chromograph (Ref. 5935A-001). This is the first time the watch comes on a 41mm stainless steel case. The watch displays 24 time zones and all mechanisms can we corrected via single pusher at 10 o’clock. The vintage watch, gets a rose-gilt opaline dial with a ‘carbon’ central motif. The timepiece also comes with baton-type hour markers accompanied with dauphine shaped hands on charcoal gray white gold with luminescent coating. The watch gets a 30-minute counter at 6 o’clock, the watch uses a vertical disk clutch system and it is this mechanism that makes the central chronograph hand and running second hands as a single unit. The chronograph getsh two pushers at two o’clock and 4 o’clock with a crown at 3 o’clock. 

The transparent sapphire crystal caseback with a 21K gold oscillating weight.

When the watch is turned, it reveals the transparent sapphire crystal caseback with a 21K gold oscillating weight. Powering the watch is the 28-520 HU caliber with 55 hours of power reserve. This watch comes with two calfskin straps – grained taupe (originally fitted) and beige with nubuck finish (additional strap) – secured by a steel fold-over clasp. The watch comes with a water resistance of 30m.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5811/1G-001 
One of the most coveted Patek Philippe lines, the Nautilus now has four new additions featuring complications and including the successor to the Ref. 5711. Let’s just start at the new 5711, rather, the 5811.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5811/1G-001

Many had bemoaned the discontinuation that happened earlier this year of Ref. 5711. Now, before the year draws to a close, the watchmaker has unveiled the Ref. 5811/1G-001. The new model, 1mm bigger than its predecessor, is cast in white gold and features a blue sunburst dial with a gradation that darkens towards the edges. There is a date disc at 3 o’clock, with the date numerals in the ‘40 years’ font. There are technical and aesthetic updates, including the two-part case, which is in line with the original 1976 Nautilus. In keeping with this, the brand has also created a new pull-out piece lever system (patent pending) that allows the winding stem to be pulled out from the dial side. This device is designed to replace the previous 'split stem' system. The watch is powered by the automatic 26-330 S C which has a 4Hz frequency and 21K gold rotor, whose stop-seconds mechanism allows the time to be set with one-second accuracy. The watch has a thickness of 8.2mm.

The updated bracelet of the Ref. 5811/1G-001

Another update is on the bracelet. While the watch flaunts the patented Patek Philippe fold-over clasp, there is a new lockable adjustment system with allows for the bracelet to be easily and quickly adjusted by 2 or 4mm.

To accompany the new Ref. 5811/1G-001, the watchmaker has also created white gold cufflinks featuring a sunburst blue centre.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5990/1A-011

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5990/1A-011

A flyback chronograph, a second timezone function, and a date display all come together the rare steel 40.5mm Nautilus Ref. 5990/1A-011, a sort of combination of the 2006 Ref. 5980/1 Nautilus flyback chronograph and the 2014 Ref. 5990/1A-001 Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph in a steel (in fact, the new model replaces Ref. 5990/1A-001). Featuring a new blue dial with a sunburst finish and black gradation towards the edges, the watch indicates home time via a separate skeletonised hour hand, along with apertures that provide day and night indications for both the local and home time. Pushers at 9 o’clock help set the time, both local and home; local time can further be set via the crown. The date indicator is attuned to the local time and displayed in a subdial at 12 o’clock; the hour, minute and indices have luminescence. Chronograph pushers are at 2 and 4 o’clock, and a 60-minute counter rests at 6 o’clock. The water resistance is 120 metres. 

Ref. 5990/1A-011 features a flyback chronograph, dual timezones display with day night indicator, and a calendar display

The watch is powered by the automatic CH 28-520 C FUS, which combines the column-wheel drive with the vertical disk clutch. The movement has 370 parts, a 21K gold oscillating weight, and a power reserve of 45 hours. Much like the Ref. 5811/1G-001, the Ref. 5990/1A-011 also flaunts the updated bracelet.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5712/1R-001 

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5712/1R-001

The 5712 is a direct descendent of the first Nautilus with complications, and now the 40mm watch has a new combination. Ref. 5712/1R-001 is an entirely rose gold watch that features a brown sunburst dial, once again with a gradation. At 4:30 rests the small seconds, and between 6 and 8 o’clock, a subdial features a moonphase and calendar function. At 10 and 11 o’clock is the 48-hours power reserve. The gold baton hands and gold-applied indices feature luminescence. The polished and satin-finished bracelet features the same updates as the Ref. 5811/1G-001, and the watch is water resistant to 60 metres. 

The power reserve indicator of the Nautilus Ref. 5712/1R-001

This new reference is also available in rose gold and white gold with alligator leather straps (References 5712R-001 and 5712G-001).

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 7118/1300R-00

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 7118/1300R-00

The new gem-set, jewellery version of the Nautilus, Ref. 7118/1300R-00 comes in rose gold, with the bezel set with two rows of 68 spessartite (a type of garnet) baguettes that feature a gradation from cognac at 12 and 6 o'clock to champagne at 9 and 3 o'clock. The hour markers of the 35.2mm watch are made of ogive-shaped spessartite baguettes in cognac, set against the signature waves pattern of the Nautilus ladies’ collection; the alpha hands have a brown varnish, and there is a date window at 6 o’clock.  

The Ref. 7118/1300R-00 is crafted in rose gold and set with gradient spessartites

The watch is powered by the automatic 324 S C with a 4 Hz frequency, and is visible through the sapphire-crystal caseback. The bracelet is secured with a patented Patek Philippe fold-over clasp that has four independent safety catches. 
The watch is water-resistant to 60 metres, 

Images: Courtesy Patek Philippe

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