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Watches and Wonders 2024: Patek Philippe presents the Golden Ellipse in a metal bracelet and a world timer with a date

Patek Philippe unveiled 11 new timepieces at the Watches and Wonders 2024
Once again, Patek Philippe has presented an extensive range of new watch models at the Watches and Wonders 2024 in Geneva. The fair witnessed 11 new additions to the brand's collection, alongside a new world-timer watch that has been introduced with a date for the first time, which synchronises itself with the local time automatically, and the Golden Ellipse flanked with a metal bracelet, also for the first time. 

Alarm Travel Time


Patek Philippe presents a new, two-tone version of its feature-rich Alarm Travel Time travel watch with a rose gold case, four white gold push-pieces and a grey sunburst dial. The watch combines the exclusive time zone mechanism (with a date display based on local time) with a 24-hour alarm in which a hammer strikes a classic gong. The pushers are equipped with a patented safety latch. The new reference 5520RG costs an impressive INR 11,34,96,000 (approx.).

Rare Handcraft


The "Rare Handcraft" model with a perpetual calendar and a retrograde date, i.e. that jumps back from the end of the scale, is now available as the reference 5160/500R in rose gold with an opaline dial. The dial centre and the case and clasp are richly decorated with hand-engraved ornaments modelled on a pocket watch from the Patek Philippe Museum. The self-winding calibre 26-330 S QR displays the day of the week, leap year cycle and month in windows at 9 o'clock, 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock. The date is indicated using a retrograde hand on a circular arc between 8 o'clock and 4 o'clock. The officer's case has a sapphire crystal display back, which is protected by a hinged lid. The price: approx. INR 1,79,73,000.


Perpetual calendar watch - Reference 5236P


Patek Philippe has revamped its perpetual calendar with all displays on one line and given it a vintage-style rose gold opaline dial. Applied indices and anthracite grey hands made of white gold underline this look. The caliber 31-260 PS QL, an extra-thin movement with automatic winding and a matching additional module, was able to secure three patents. The linear display is supplemented by two round windows for the leap year cycle and the day-night display as well as another window for the moon phases. The hand-polished platinum case is set with a diamond at 6 o'clock. Watch lovers will have to spend INR 1,25,75,000 ( for the new reference 5236P.

Worldtimer watch - Reference 5330


The world time watch reference 5330, which was launched in a limited edition in 2023 on the occasion of the large Patek Philippe exhibition “Watch Art” in Tokyo, will be an integral part of the collection in the future. This new generation world time watch features a patented world first: a local time display for the date of the time zone selected at 12 o'clock and displayed from the centre. The centre of the blue-grey opaline dial is decorated with a carbon motif. A central glass hand with a red tip shows the date on the flange. The fully polished white gold case is paired with a blue-grey calf leather strap with a denim motif. The reference 5330G costs INR 68,12,000 (approx.)

Annual calendar - Reference 5396G


The white gold reinterpretation of the well-known annual calendar bears the reference number 5396G. The black gradient on the edge of the blue sunburst dial is emphasized by twelve sparkling indexes with baguette diamonds. With its double window for the day of the week and month at 12 o'clock, the date at 6 o'clock and the subdial for the 24-hour display including moon phases, the calibre 26-330 S QA LU 24H with automatic winding shows the correct date for the months of different lengths 30 and 31 days and only needs to be corrected once a year, at the end of February. The elegant calendar watch costs INR 56,49,000 (approx).

Golden Ellipse


The large-format Golden Ellipse is presented with a metal band for the first time. The flexible, elegant bracelet made of rose gold consists of fine links arranged in rows and is reminiscent of a chain bracelet. Its engraved clasp can be adjusted using three notches. It is intended as a tribute to the design of the 1970s, when the Golden Ellipse was iconic. The ebony-black sunburst dial is contrasted by applied baton hour markers and fine “Cheveu” hands made of rose gold. The case with its harmonious proportions modelled on the famous “golden ratio” houses the extra-thin caliber 240 with automatic winding. The reference 5738/1R costs INR 53,45,000 (approx).

Nautilus flyback chronograph - Reference 5980/60G


The reference 5980/60G is a new Nautilus flyback chronograph in white gold with a blue-grey opaline dial. The special color is reflected in the calfskin strap, where it is highlighted by a denim motif, white contrast stitching and a white gold Nautilus folding clasp. As usual, the chronograph displays are grouped together in a large monototalizer at 6 o'clock with three concentric scales. The central chronograph hand can also be used as a running seconds hand. INR 70,21,000 (approx.) are to be invested in the new Nautilus.


Aquanaut


Under reference number 5164G, the Aquanaut Travel Time is now being offered in a white gold version for the first time. The dial is adorned with the embossed decor typical of the Aquanaut collection in a blue-grey opaline colour. The bracelet with the Aquanaut motif, which merges seamlessly into the case, is made of composite material - in a colour that matches the dial - and is equipped with a patented folding clasp made of white gold. The case contains the calibre 26-330 SC FUS with automatic winding and a travel time system to display a second time zone. The date refers to the local time zone. The new Aquanaut can travel with its carrier for INR 56,07,000 (approx).


Another Aquanaut, and again with a second time zone: The reference 5269R in rose gold with a blue-grey opaline dial and matching composite bracelet is powered by an exclusive quartz movement that allows all settings via the crown. The case appeals with the alternation of polished and satin surfaces. The travel-friendly quartz watch costs INR 31,43,000 (approx).


In the white gold Aquanaut Luce reference 5268/461G, Patek Philippe fuses the sporty Aquanaut design with fine jewellery art. The centre of the dial is set with diamonds and blue baguette sapphires, which form a kind of checkerboard pattern and are reminiscent of the typical motif of the Aquanaut collection. On the hour circle, hour markers made of blue baguette sapphires alternate with brilliant-cut diamonds in a snow setting. The rounded octagonal bezel is finished with a row of baguette sapphires in shades of blue graduated from light to dark. The jewellery watch, which costs INR 2,09,60,000 (approx.), is equipped with the automatic calibre 26-330 S, which is visible through a sapphire crystal back.

Women’s watch - Reference 4910/1201R


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Twenty4 women's watch collection, Patek Philippe introduces the reference 4910/1201R with a quartz movement and a sophisticated dial. First, a motif with concentric waves is embossed on the dial rondelle. Dozens of layers of violet varnish and transparent varnish are then applied to this, creating a special depth effect. The rectangular case shape is emphasized by two rows of 17 brilliant-cut diamonds on either side of the dial. The curved and fully polished rose gold strap is fitted with a folding clasp. Patek Philippe is charging INR 42,34,000 (approx.) for the new women's watch, which closes the circle of spring 2024 innovations.

The story was originally published on watchtime.net.

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