Baselworld 2016: A Quick Look At The Slightly Overlooked Patek Philippe 5204R
As we’ve said, the incredible thing about the 5204R is that it’s a token of why Patek appreciates the standing that it does – yet for what reason does it do that? I think it has a ton do with, obviously, the style and limitation in the plan. There is literally nothing about any part of the plan of the watch that appears to need to point out itself; no unessential embellishing prospers, no etching, diamond setting, or plating; not much or irregular about the case shape, or numerals – undoubtedly, nothing at all other than a general impression of good, strong quality that is positively without compromise, yet additionally (the expense of the watch regardless) without pomp all things considered. (I assume in the event that you needed to, you could have a problem with the lume on the hands; maybe we can say thanks to Patek Philippe for understanding the mentality of watch aficionados in giving us something to protest to.)
The development – Patek Philippe type CHR 29-535 PS Q – has the conventional, gem like completion average of top of the line Genevan watchmaking for the most recent few centuries, yet it some way or another figures out how to abstain from appearing as though it’s making progress toward impact also. Incredibly, there is generally an inclination of restraint to the watch, even a slight solemnity, which gives the 5204 a sort of gravity that passes on precisely the sort of earnestness and regard for the current business you may anticipate from a specialist attorney or physician.
Handling the reference 5204R is somewhat similar to visiting an incredible social foundation – an extraordinary exhibition hall, or going to the show on premiere night. I can’t censure Patek Philippe at all for trying, over the most recent couple of years, to grow its plan collection; all things considered, to become completely static, is to become a historical center of watchmaking as opposed to a watchmaker. Simultaneously, however, the 5204R is, I think, however compelling as it very well might be on the grounds that it advises us that in a clever manner, extravagance watchmaking is perhaps at its most fulfilling when it’s not plainly sumptuous. The 5204R is an update that such an extravagance that accepts making unmistakable excellence as its stock in exchange – something the Italians or the French generally have done as per usual – isn’t actually a Swiss trademark. What is uniquely Swiss, nonetheless, is this combination of the inalienable extravagance of materials (is there much else Swiss than unadorned gold in straightforward mathematical shapes?) and the advantage of accuracy mechanics taken to the furthest conceivable extraordinary. I imagine that is the thing that makes the 5204 such a lot of a genuine Swiss watch – thus much a watch that represents what, at its best, Patek Philippe intends to watchmaking.
The Patek Philippe Reference 5204 R. Development, hand-wound type CHR 29-535 PS Q, split seconds interminable schedule chronograph. 32 mm width, stature 8.7 mm, running in 24 gems. 28,800 vph, Gyromax offset with Patek Philippe seal, greatest force save 65 hours with chronograph off, 55 on. Case, 40 mm in rose gold, 30 m water obstruction; gold dial with opaline completion. More here from Patek Philippe ; cost $283,500.
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