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This year saw the launch of the Patek Philippe 5271P Grand Complications Gents model; an in-house perpetual calendar chronograph featured in a 41mm platinum case and covered in diamonds. The black lacquer dial with sunken grey sub-dials is the first time a perpetual chronograph with a coloured dial has the background of the month and day sub dials match the dial colour. In comparison to the 5971P model that preceded it, 58 baguette cut diamonds are now set to the lugs aswell as the bezel (approximately 3.63ct) and it features a diamond-covered deployant clasp set with 22 baguette cut diamonds (approximately 0.97ct). The mechanical manually wound movement Caliber CH 29-535 PS Q is visible through the sapphire crystal exhibition caseback.
This magnificent timepiece features a chronograph with an instantaneous 30-minute counter, leap year and day/night apertures, second and minute recorder sub dials and a tachymeter scale on the outer edge of the dial. The watch comes on a hand-stitched shiny black alligator strap with the aforementioned diamond covered deployant clasp. It also has an interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal caseback. The power reserve with the chronograph disengaged is a minimum of 55 hours to a maximum of 65 hours.
The watch retails for around £188,650.00