Patek Philippe Ref. 5326G-001 Dual Time Combination Calendar, Eight Movement Patents!
Patek Philippe presents the new watch, which for the first time brings together two patented complications in one watch: the annual calendar device, the dual time system, and the second time zone on the wrist. The result is a travel timepiece with a date display that works in sync with local time. The new self-winding movement 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H has eight patented designs, and the brand has created a new Calatrava case, which gives the deep structure a unique watch appearance. The side of the watch is decorated with a pattern of interlaced studs, and the surface adds a classic engraving style inspired by old cameras. The Calatrava No. 5226G-001 watch uses the same unique design, with no additional complications of its own, powered by the 26-330 S C self-winding movement.
The watch is available with two interchangeable straps, a beige calfskin strap, the original one with a brushed suede finish, and an additional black calfskin strap with a raised texture and beige stitching .
PATEK PHILIPPE Ref. 5326G-001 Model Information Diameter 41mm, White Gold / 31‑260 PS QA LU FUS 24H Automatic Movement / Date, Day, Month, Annual Calendar, Moon Phase, Dual Time Zone, Day and Night Display / Transparent Bottom Cover/Waterproof to 30 meters.replica luxury watches
The new white gold case, with a case diameter of 41 mm, a slightly chamfered bezel and carefully polished beveled lugs, highlights the Calatrava’s sleek and elegant design. Along the middle range around the watch body, the famous stud pattern of the brand can be seen, and the small pyramids are faintly shining. This pattern debuted on the bezel of the 1985 Calatrava No. 3919 "Paris Stud" timepiece. Reference 5326G-001 Annual Calendar and Dual Time watch case, at the latest angle, brings this element of Seiko rich in Patek Philippe style to life.
The surface of the watch has a classic replica style. The charcoal gray surface turns black towards the periphery, and the gradient effect is meticulous; the surface is slightly grainy, inspired by the camera casings of the past. The surface displays the daily time in white gold three-dimensional Arabic numerals, and the numeral surface is coated with beige luminous coating. The white gold "cylinder-shaped" luminous hands indicate the minutes and local hours; the tips of the hands are narrow and narrow like a cylinder, hence the name. The hollow "cylindrical" hands indicate the home hour.Replica Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches The three display windows of the annual calendar are set against a white background with black words and numbers. The two windows at 12 o'clock display the week and month side by side, and the other display window at 6 o'clock displays the date, which is clear and easy to read. There are small circular day/night display windows at 8 o'clock and 4 o'clock on the surface, respectively marked with the words "LOCAL" (local) and "HOME" (home), and the time of the two places is displayed. The surface layout is well-proportioned and matched with the moon phase display window at 6 o’clock, and the small three needles rotate in the window, which complement each other. The sapphire crystal mirror is slightly convex and has a box-shaped design, adding a classic engraving style to the entire watch.
Patek Philippe redesigned the dual time function for the new timepiece No. 5326G-001. The watch retains the basic principle of displaying the two central hour hands (the solid hands show the local time, the hollow hands show the home time), but the accustomed to the watch side is discarded. The calibration arrangement of the two time zone buttons is set on the left, and the three-stage position adjustment method of the winding stem device is used. This method was first adopted by the Aquanaut Luce Ref. 5269/200R-001 dual time watch in 2021. The watch owner only needs to pull out the crown to the middle position and turn it clockwise or counterclockwise in one-hour increments. By turning the crown, the local hour hand can be adjusted without sacrificing the movement speed.replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches
Patek Philippe's decision to take such a subtle approach, using the crown setting system to carry out the adjustment procedure, stemmed from aesthetic considerations: the brand wanted to use the Calatrava case to be fluidly designed to accentuate the special pattern on the watch side. If you want to set the time in your home time zone, just follow the traditional way and pull the crown to the farthest position to adjust. The 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H movement is equipped with a stop-seconds device, allowing the adjustment time to be accurate to one second. This function is only activated when the crown is pulled out to its furthest position. This feature prevents the movement from stalling and ensures a stable rate during the selection of a new display time zone. If the watch owner does not need to go abroad, the two hour hands can be overlapped through the crown to make them run like one hand.
In order to keep the date display of the watch consistent with the local time in each region, the engineering team also changed the annual calendar device. In a traditional annual calendar device, the date display advances at about midnight and lasts about 90 minutes. If the time zone is adjusted within the same period, the date may not be changed accordingly. Patek Philippe engineers shortened the advancing time of the annual calendar display by five times, condensing it to about 18 minutes, ensuring that the popular swiss watch brands owner can see the correct date for a longer time. This relies on a partially meshed cam system connected to the hour gear. The 24 hour gear does not have to rotate continuously, but rotates in four periods: 180 degrees in 3 hours (near midnight), then a pause of 9 hours, then in 3 hours Rotate 180 degrees (closer to noon), then pause for 9 hours. This mode of operation improves the coordination of almanac switching with the local time zone. Just accelerating also means more power consumption.
In order to make the 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H movement more efficient, more accurate, durable and safe, and more convenient to operate, engineers have developed several innovative designs and applied for eight patents. For example, these technological improvements allow certain parts to reduce energy consumption and wear; when adjusting the time zone, it is possible to maintain synchronization with the calendar device when moving from 30 to 1, or from 1 to 30; to prevent the appearance of Movement parts are protected from damage when the display shifts or repeats leaps, or when the watch owner corrects the moon phase, month or week display during periods that are clearly not recommended.replica Jacob & Co. Astronomia Sky watches