Patek Philippe is expanding its vast selection of chronographs by unveiling three variations of the 5204, 5905, and 5930 models that illustrate its expertise in the field of complications, particularly in the measurement of short times.

Within Patek Philippe’s remarkable repertoire of complicated watches, the chronograph has always played a leading role. Since 2005, the manufacture confirmed this mastery by developing a complete range of chronograph movements, with or without additional functions, entirely designed and crafted in its workshops.

The three newest additions to the impressive Patek Philippe collections feature new colour variations that offer a new contemporary interpretation of classic timepieces.

Split-Seconds Chronograph and Perpetual Calendar Reference. 5204R-011

The split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar Reference 5204 is heir to one of Patek Philippe’s most sought-after Grand Complications. First introduced in 2016 with two rose gold versions, one with a silvered opaline dial, the other with an opaline ebony black dial, Patek Philippe is now offering connoisseurs a new variation on the rose gold case by combining this precious metal with a matching slate grey dial and strap.

The entirely hand-polished rose gold case stands out for its sophisticated architecture, with a concave bezel and two-tier lugs.


Despite the complexity of the movement, the indications on the “sunburst” dial stand out for their perfect legibility. The day and month are displayed in two in-line apertures at 12 o’clock. The date hand at 6 o’clock incorporates the moon-phase aperture. Whether by day or night, reading the time is facilitated by the applied hour-markers and Dauphine-type hands in rose gold, all with luminescent coating.

The new Reference 5204R-011 is worn on a shiny slate grey calf leather strap, with an embossed alligator pattern and rose gold fold-over clasp.

Self-Winding Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar Reference. 5905/1A-001

Launched as a platinum model in 2015, followed by rose gold in 2019, Reference 5905 combines two practical and easy-to-use complications: a self-winding flyback chronograph and a patented Annual Calendar. This year, Patek Philippe is reinterpreting the style of this highly sought-after model by unveiling a first version in steel – a rare metal in the Patek Philippe collections – with a three-link integrated bracelet. This bold and casual design renews the way a Patek Philippe complication watch is worn daily.


The extremely rhythmical dial features a new elegant and contemporary sunburst olive green colour. It ensures excellent legibility for the additional functions, with a central chronograph hand, a large 60-minute subdial at 6 o’clock and three day/date/month apertures arranged in an arc for instant reading of the Annual Calendar indications.

There is also a discreet day/night indicator at 6 o’clock that is useful for ensuring accurate date setting.

Visible through the transparent sapphire caseback, caliber CH 28-520 QA 24H remains faithful to the traditional column wheel for the transmission of chronograph commands.  However, instead of a toothed-wheel horizontal clutch, it has a vertical disk-type clutch.

This modern technical solution causes almost no wear and tear, and the central chronograph seconds hand can also be used as a permanent (running) seconds display. The patented Annual Calendar automatically takes account of 30- and 31-day months, requiring only one correction per year, on March 1st.

Self-Winding World Time Flyback Chronograph Reference. 5930P-001

Inspired by a one-of-a-kind model from 1940, Reference 5930 combines two functions: a self-winding flyback chronograph and World Time – an iconic complication in the history and collections of Patek Philippe. This model was launched in 2016 in a white gold version with a blue dial and matching strap.

Patek Philippe reinterprets this timepiece with a sporty and cosmopolitan spirit in a new version combining the brilliance of platinum with a green dial and strap. A combination of classicism and boldness that reinforces the personality of this cult model.


The names of the cities are printed in green on the corresponding disk. The green dial centre illustrates the mastery of fine craftsmanship skills with a circular hand-guilloched circular pattern. This colour is picked up at 6 o’clock on the snailed 30-minute counter. The applied hour-markers and the faceted Dauphine-type hands in white gold are highlights by a luminescent coating ensuring good legibility in all circumstances.

The entirely hand-polished platinum case is set with a diamond at 6 o’clock and features the “wing-type” lugs typical of 1940s-1950s World Time watches.

The World Time function simultaneously displays the time in 24 time zones. When changing time zones, an exclusive patented mechanism enables correction of all displays by pressing the 10 o’clock pusher, without affecting the accuracy of the movement.

The new Reference 5930P-001 is worn on a shiny bottle green alligator strap with a platinum fold-over clasp and joins the white gold 5930G-010 version with blue dial and strap.


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