Patek Philippe Ref. 5204 – A new and important watch from Patek Philippe at Basel World is always welcome in setting a positive tone for the year ahead.
Ref. 5204 fits the bill perfectly because it completes an arc of sorts for the entirely in-house chronograph as it meets in horological matrimony with the perpetual calendar, while acquiring the added powers of a split seconds feature. In terms of complexity and mechanical ingenuity alone, the new calibre CHR 29-535Q makes waves. This watch has been in development for five years and it has been no secret so appetites have been amply whet.