Introduced in 2019, the Patek Philippe 5212A is an exquisite watch that comes with a distinctive dial with a weekly calendar that operates with the aid of two extra central hands.
The silvery opaline sector dial comes with letters and numerals in a unique font that depicts the handwritten calligraphy of one of the Manufacture’s designers. In the centre of the dial, we can find blackened gold Dauphine hands and the brand’s lettering at noon, followed by four rings, with the first one imprinted with the seven days of the week and which is aided by an extra hand with a red hammer-shape tip, a second, wider ring where the hour markers rest in the same material as the hands and a date window at 3 o’clock, and finally, two peripheral rings with the first one divided with the 53 weeks that make up the year and the second with the 12 months of the year, which like the ring of the days of the week are aided by another extra central hand with the same shape.
The round polished stainless steel case measuring 40mm in diameter and 11.8mm thick comes with a smooth bezel, curved lugs with a stepped profile, a fluted crown embossed with the brand’s logo, sapphire glass front and back, and 30m water resistance.
At the heart of this phenomenal timepiece operates the 304-part Manufacture In-house Caliber 26-330 S C J SE which at the time had to be supplemented with an additional 92-part semi-integrated mechanism to be able to provide the current day and week. Its automatic movement, which comes with a 21k gold central rotor, reaches 28,800 Vph and offers between 35 and 45 hours of power reserve, which can be seen carefully decorated by hand through the sapphire glass of the case back.
The elegant watch is offered attached to a light brown calfskin strap, hand stitched and with a prong buckle.
The watch can be purchased at the brand’s official boutiques and authorized retailers for €39,070.
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Brand: Patek Philippe
Dial: Silvery opaline
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 40 mm diameter, 11.18 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 30 Meters
Strap: Light brown calfskin hand stitched with a prong buckle
Calibre: 26-330 S C J SE
Dimensions: 27 mm diameter, 4.82 mm thickness
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, week, month
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 35 – 45 Hours
Price: € 39,070
Limited Edition: No