The best brand of them all, Patek Philippe, introduces a new automatic chronograph in a large platinum case (40.5mm, at least for PP this is large :-)), Ref. 5960P.

“The movement is the new automatic caliber CH28-520 IRMQA24H with 40 jewels, a 55 hour power reserve and a flyback column-wheel, a power reserve indicator, an annual calendar, and day/night display. The rotor is 21kt gold. And, like all Patek Philippe mechanical movements, this new caliber has been awarded the prestigious Geneva Seal.

The patented Patek Philippe Annual Calendar is a full calendar that automatically recognizes months with 30 and 31 days and, assuming that the watch is always running, only needs to be manually corrected once a year on March 1. It displays the day of the week, the date, and the month in three apertures, and it also controls the day/night indicator at 6 oย‚ร„รดclock. Its modular design expands the scope of applications of the new chronograph caliber, providing future latitude for extra functions. “

Source: Jorge Merino @ TZ

I have no illusions of ever owning this time piece, but if I only could win the lottery once. Just once.

  • Rob Lupkes

    What a watch!
    Almost as nice as my Rolex Exlorer II ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • georges zaslavsky

    sorry but I clearly prefered the old patek with lemania 2320 based movement.

  • Robert-Jan

    You are a column-wheel freak Georges ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Aaron

    I have two dumb questions, what is the advantage to having a flyback column wheel, and why did they use 21 karat and not 18 or 24?

  • Ron

    This is a beautiful Patek Philippe in platinum combining their patented annual calendar with a chronograph. I love platinum timepieces!