In these years, ultra-thin automatic perpetual calendar watch has always been the best-selling complex watch collection of Patek Philippe. To meet the demand of watch market, Patek Philippe re-introduced a 18K rose gold Ref. 5940 perpetual calendar complicated watch at BaselWorld 2012.
In those super complex functional watches, such as tourbillon, minute repeater and split-seconds chronographs, the perpetual calendar watch is undoubtedly the most practical and the most popular. It will always show the correct date according to the specific changes. In the early time of 19th century, Patek Philippe perpetual calendar complex functional watches were well-received. Patek Philippe launched the world first perpetual calendar watch in 1925. This Ref. 97′975 watch comes in central hours and minutes hands. The small seconds is at 9 o’clock position. Moon phase is at 3 o’clock and day display at 12 o’clock. The month indicator locates at 6 o’clock. Date function is indicated by central hand.
At the time, the decorative art was popular in Europe. Its clear, bright and creative style produced a very strong significant effect on art, architecture, furniture and product design. Patek Philippe also used this style. For Patek Philippe, this was not in response to short-lived trends, but as a long-term design concept and prolonged eulogized in the Gondolo collection. Watch’s unique case shape might be square, rectangular, triangular, tonneau or cushion-shaped. These youthful and distinctive watches soon occupied a place in the field of art design. Patek Philippe cushion-shaped watches have been popular for a long time and some watches became the museum collections. In addition, the round Calatrava classic watches, unique Golden Ellipse and unparalleled leisure elegant Nautilus all reveal the timeless beauty of Patek Philippe design.
In 2010, Patek Philippe launched a stainless steel ultra-thin rattrapante chronograph Ref. 5950 with single button. Since then, the cushion-shaped watch has returned to its gorgeous stage. The release of this Ref. 5940 watch will once again become the focus of watch industry. It is 44.6 mm long and 37 mm wide and only 8.6 mm thick, extremely stylish and masculine. Except for the transparent sapphire crystal case back, wearer can have the gold back for selection. Patek Philippe Ref. 5940 Ultra-Thin Automatic Perpetual Calendar Watch is equipped with the legendary Caliber 240 Q complicated automatic movement. It includes 275 parts in total. Its thickness is only 3.88 mm. It offers 48 hours power reserve. With timeless and elegant design, this Patek Philippe Ref. 5940 Ultra-Thin Automatic Perpetual Calendar Watch will be the most valuable and collecting worthy masterpiece in 2012.