Patek Philippe are widely known, and closely watched by collectors, for their perpetual calendar watches. They have been creating them for nearly 90 years now so their expertise in the area is well honed.
NOW THE BRAND HAS PRODUCED the Patek Philippe 5940 Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar – a new perpetual calendar and that introduces the highly attractive Patek Philippe cushion-shaped case as well as being it an ultra-thin model.
Housed in an 18ct yellow gold with an attractive off-white dial. The self-winding Calibre 240 Q movement is composed of 275 individual parts and measures in at just 3.88mm high, allowing for the total height of the watch to be a slender 8.6mm. There is also a sapphire case back which shows off the movement in all its miniature glory. The perpetual calendar automatically takes into account the months with 31, 30, or 28 days, plus the 29th of February in leap years, and therefore will not need to be corrected until the next century.
The timekeeping accuracy of the watch is also incredibly precise, with 3 to +2 seconds per day as specified under the rules of the Patek Philippe Seal for all mechanical movements with diameters of over 20 mm.
This remarkable watch certainly has our seal of approval!
MOVEMENT: Calibre 240 Q Ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar with analogue displays for the date, day of the week, month, and leap-year cycle, also Moon phases.