The Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5940J
Next to the Calatrava silhouette and the unique Nautilus profile, the cushion shape ranks among the case styles that Patek Philippe has elevated to an iconic status. It was only natural to endow this classic 1920s form with an ultra-thin perpetual calendar. Patek Philippe launched the world’s first wristwatch with a perpetual calendar in 1925. The result is the new Ref. 5940, which presents this highly useful complication in an elegant cushion-shaped case measuring 44.6 x 37 mm. With its fluid lines inspired by the Art Deco movement, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5940J case style is a Patek Philippe design classic of timeless beauty that has remained strikingly contemporary spanning the decades.
Equally legendary: the 2.53 mm slim caliber 240 movement with its 22K gold minirotor integrated in the plate. The perpetual calendar adds only 1.35 mm in height, so all 275 parts are accommodated in a caliber that is a scant 3.88 mm thick. Nonetheless, the watch has an amazing rate accuracy of -3/+2 seconds per day. This is a exceptional result for a mechanical timepiece. The Patek Philippe Ref. 5940 displays the time and the calendar indications on a grained, creamy white dial with superb legibility. With its impressive mechanical movement and historically significant case design, it has all the assets needed to become a future favorite in the community of collectors.
Ultra-thin mechanical self-winding movement
Caliber 240 Q
Day, date, month, leap year and 24h indication by hands
Grained cream-colored dial with gold applied numerals
Strap: alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, matt chocolate brown
Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back
Water resistant to 30 m
Case dimensions: 37 x 44.6 mm
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