Patek Philippe 5396 Annual Calendar Moonphase Watch Hands-On
Annual calendars such as Patek Philippe 5396 are gorgeous in nature. Although QP (quantèmeperpetuel, French is perpetual calendar) can be said to be the ultimate date complication, the annual calendar can be performed in a more aesthetically pure way, without being bound by demand. Show annoying year indicator. It is undeniable that the almanac is an X factor and seems to be very suitable for pocket watches with old-fashioned charm. Maybe the calendar has less proof than QP, there is enough chill to let February itself… And in terms of killing, yesterday’s post-Nautilus 40th anniversary release caused a lot of sensation, now let us indulge in this The serene beauty of the classic Patek Philippe replica watch (reference number 5396).
The annual calendar comes in many shapes and sizes, from the secret modern MIH watch (reviewed here) to IWC, A. Lange & Söhne, and of course the older example of Patek Philippe. Even inside Patek Philippe, they provide some kind of spread, from the younger 5960 (hands-on) to the downright sporty Nautilus 5726 and this absolutely classic Patek Philippe 5396, both of which are new in 2016 Goods (5396G-014) and rose gold (5396R-012).
These “only wrong once a year” calendars are a good example of how this complexity fits in a minimalist modern watch. The Patek Philippe 5396 measures 38.5 mm wide and is used for matte white gold and black matte crocodile leather straps, or for the rose gold version of brown crocodile leather. The Patek Philippe 5396 is waterproof to a depth of 30m and is equipped with sapphire crystals on the front and back, making it very special. I want to be like Patek Philippe.
Patek Philippe 5396 is powered by Patek Philippe 324 S QA LU 24H / 303 movement, providing hours, minutes, seconds, digital date, moon phase, date, month and 24-hour display around the moon phase. This self-winding movement uses 34 jewels and runs on a 4 Hz scale. The maximum automatic winding time is 45 hours.
The dial of replica Patek Philippe 5396 is dense and dense, but the vertical center of the dial is lined with many symmetrical words. Its beautiful charcoal gray sunburst dial represents white gold, and the shiny silver opaque dial represents rose gold. Patek Philippe 5396 is surrounded by subtle minute orbits and truly applied treasure numerals. Patek Philippe’s unparalleled pedigree outlines a line to pay tribute to previous models such as 565 and 5370 Split-Seconds.
Patek Philippe 5396 has a Calatrava-style satin needle, which is clear and delicate, and the hands and treasure markers have been perfectly modified to sparkle when interacting with any available light. The detailed sunburst decoration of the gray dial is difficult to capture in the photo, but the wrist has a very striking effect. The annual calendar is difficult to understand, partly due to the standard date shown as 6. Face to face, I don’t mind the date display at all, but I did find myself wondering why they chose the 24-hour system instead of displaying the date on the subdials around the moon phase.
On the wrist, the Patek Philippe 5396 sits very low, and because of its reserved case size, I find it quite comfortable. In my opinion, this is a very beautiful pocket watch, with classic appeal and enough complexity to attract the eyes of enthusiasts, and has classic charm.
The 2016 Patek Philippe 5396 celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar complication. This is the first in the world and was first seen on its reference model 5035 in 1996. Since then, the annual calendar has become one of Patek Philippe’s best-selling complications.