Patek Philippe Brings A Class Act Chronograph


Published on August 28th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Patek Philippe Brings A Class Act Chronograph


Patek Philippe rarely makes watches in stainless steel, outside of its sportier Nautlius and Aquanaut collections, so the new Annual Calendar, which contains the automatic caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24, will strike many Patek aficionados as something of a surprise. The masculine dial conveys a sense of depth with its applied hour markers, applied blackened-gold frames for the calendar windows (day, date, and month), and blackened appliqués for the chronograph scale and 12-hour scale.

Black is also used for the faceted hour and minute hands (which are coated with Super-LumiNova), the 12-hour counter hand, and the power-reserve hand, and a bright signal red distinguishes the central chronograph seconds hand and the hand for the 60-minute counter. The model’s “monocounter” subdial has been reconfigured, with the 12-hour counter scale on the outside and the 0-to-30-minute and 30-to-60-minute scales in the middle and inside, respectively. Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24, which is equipped with column wheel and disk clutch, also powers a day/night indicator at 6 o’clock. The Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960/1A has a stainless steel bracelet with droplet-shaped links and a stainless steel fold-over clasp. The price is from USD54,000.


  • Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H
  • Annual Calendar
  • Chronograph
  • 60-minute and 12-hour mono counter
  • Day, date and month in apertures
  • Silvery opaline dial with blackened gold applied hour markers
  • Steel bracelet with fold-over clasp
  • Sapphire-crystal case back
  • Water resistant to 30 m
  • Steel
  • Case diameter: 40.5 mm

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