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Patek Philippe: Congratulations Filipe on acquiring this wonderful watch which looks perfect on your wrist! Great that you went with your instincts and

didn’t get sidetracked by inconsequential labels. And by the way historically 35mm was not only considered a men’s watch it was often referred to as being a large men’s watch. Eg the classic men’s Calatrava Ref 96 was only 31mm. The “large” version Ref 570 was 35 mm, same size as yours. Plus you get
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By: patekova
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Patek Philippe: I am a big fan of the Patek retrograde perpetuals, in particular 5496P-015. 5496P is not a popular watch and accordingly, I see them available at

relative bargain prices. I like the Calatrava case, dial layout, size and rose gold dial markers. Plus it is platinum. The fact that it is not popular I consider a plus because it is not commonly seen. Obviously, your decision is a personal one so I do not recommend what you should do. That said I l
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By: patekova
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Patek Philippe: Thank you very much for this scholarly and thought provoking post. Of the Senza Lunas I have seen in person or in photographs,

the Banberry is for me by far the most complicated and compelling. The others simply have a blank where the moon would be and accordingly no leap year cycle indicated and no 2d hand. And thanks for pointing out the functionality of that 2d hand the functionality of which I was unaware. As an owner o
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By: patekova
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Patek Philippe: My pleasure. Decades ago Patek had the in line calendar on a very few highly desirable pocket watches. I never expected they would

do it on a wristwatch. Didn’t see it coming. They did it and definitely got it right.
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By: patekova
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Patek Philippe: Another great watch Volker and beautiful image. Congratulations on owning this highly unusual (for a wristwatch) in line calendar! About the hands...

In general I prefer the much bolder, classical style Dauphine hands, like on 2499 4th series, 5396 and 5496, all watches with similar baton hour markers to those on your watch. However, while it does take a little getting used to, for me Patek got the hands right on this model. Two reasons: Aestheti
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By: patekova
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Patek Philippe: Volker - Thank you for your reply. And I can totally understand “I couldn’t really refuse”. If I received that offer it would have taken me some time to decide...

about one millisecond, to say “YES!”. And like for you it would have been a watch to wear occasionally and definitely under a sleeve. Best, Patekova
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By: patekova
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Patek Philippe: Volker, congratulations on landing the heavyweight champion - beautiful rose blue combination!! Was wondering as a fellow owner of the 5990/1A,

how you compare the two, what led you to buy the rose and do you have an overall preference? Best, Patekova
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By: patekova
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Patek Philippe: In many ways for me 5396 represents Patek at its best: seriously complicated (almost like a full perpetual), arguably the most useful complication, perfect size,

Calatrava case, continuous motion because of the sweep seconds hand, and above all that it is BEAUTIFUL.
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By: patekova
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Patek Philippe: Fab, many thanks for an incredible post - both academically and photographically! Seeing the 5396 leads me to this idea...

At this point the iconic 5396 whose antecedents include the legendary 2497/2438, is getting a little long in the tooth. Maybe it is time to retire it. If so, I think it deserves a special send off, namely a limited edition. While a T would be fantastic, can’t imagine Patek would do that. But how abo
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By: patekova
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