Part 2 :press conference and live pictures of the 5235
The press conference presentation was presented by Nicolas Boule, the designer of the new movement. The theme was how Patek have managed to combine tradition with innovation. What is clear is that this is a radical new piece from Patek..but more later, for now join me in the presentation
a re-engineered cal.240, with a longer 60h power reserve and WR to 30m.
classic annual calendar display, first seen in the Annual calendar Gondolo
a first for Patek..... stop seconds!
classic calatrava style, reminiscent of the classic 3448/3450 with the "dagger" lugs
no polishing here,...for the first time, brushed straight grain finishing
the dial certainly "wears" very large..... not a watch for the shy,
a new version of the classic annual calendar, and along with the minute repeater and chronograph
the new technologies, and the first standard production to feature all of them
the new going train, with increased efficiency and reduced wear
more advances, in the intorduction of stop seconds
the live pics!!
The regulator will definately raise many views, some will love it some wont...one thing is for sure, its a powerful watch. I also believe this is a watch made for collectors, certainly I do not think this will be a mainstream big seller, apart from watch nuts the regulator will have little or no significance. Perhaps for this reason, I believe the piece would have been better as a 38.5mm watch, but thats subjective, as even many of us here love extra large watches.
the man behind the movement..
and his boss......
hope you enjoyed the tour This message has been edited by imran in london on 2011-06-23 11:44:33