Among the most eagerly awaited of the Basel International Exhibition, there are definitely watches Patek Philippe.
One in particular stands out among the others: the new Patek Philippe 5960 / 1A Annual Calendar Steel. (Where A stands for the French word “acier” – steel).
It was not only the star of Patek Philippe, but but also of the whole BaselWorld, thanks to the stainless steel case, normally dedicated to Nautilus and Aquanaut line.
The Annual Calendar was launched in 2006 with a platinum case, then followed by the rose gold and boasted a record for home Patek Philippe, thanks to the combination of the automatic unpublished and annual calendar chronograph, with its coaxial counter at 6 the indications of the chronograph minutes and hours.
The new Patek Philippe 5960 / 1A shows a discrete case to be 40.5 mm. in diameter with a glossy finish, the same dedicated to bracelet comprising 5 mesh rows.
New aesthetic is the silver dial with black frames in oxidized steel, which in my opinion appear a bit ‘funeral, but I reserve a final comment only after seeing him live ….
Surely dampen the red appendages somewhat ‘funeral this approach ….
A curiosity that regards the date window at 12, is the first day of the month that is displayed in red, while all the others, are in black.
To animate the 5960 / 1A is already known caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H, equipped with fly-back chronograph, annual calendar, power reserve and day / night display by “spy” at 6 o’clock in the dial chrono.
With a rate of 28,800 a / h (4 Hz), the movement is animated by an oscillating weight in solid gold 21-carat recharging the watch automatically.
The annual schedule is a function that recognizes only from the months of 30 or 31 days, except for the February that requires a manual adjustment.
The correction for the calendar, are at the sides of the case.
The new replica Patek Philippe 5960 1A, which replaces the 5960 gold and platinum, from a cost of 50,000 Euros.