Those who covet the timeless elegance of Patek Philippe watches will have enough reasons to love the new version of the 5905R model. Launched in platinum in 2015, the premium watch brand is enriching its collection with a new version of the 5905R in a rose-gold case with a brown sunburst dial shading gently to black at the periphery.
It features three-face Dauphine hour and minute hands with a luminescent coating, rose-gold applied hour-markers, and luminous dots marking the five-minute points. The sandblasted sweep seconds-hand counts the seconds for the chronograph, while the large subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock totalizes the minutes from 1 to 60.
The Annual Calendar, based on the Patek Philippe patent of 1996, automatically takes account of months of 30 and 31 days and requires correction only once a year, on March 1st. The chronograph remains true to the traditional column wheel for transmission of the start, stop, and reset commands. But instead of the horizontal wheel clutch, it uses a vertical disk clutch. Since this solution is virtually friction-free, the center chronograph hand can also serve as a permanently running seconds hand without affecting the rate accuracy of the movement. That is why Patek Philippe decided not to include the usual small seconds dial in its self-winding chronograph models.
The new Ref. 5905R-001 takes its place alongside the existing models in platinum with blue or black dials.
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