In this episode of collector's focus we admire the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5146P-00, one of the sought-after models from the Patek Philippe collection.
This watch is from the 'P' series, indicating that the case is made of platinum. Patek Philippe often assigns letter codes to its watches to signify the material of the case.
The watch is equipped with an annual calendar complication. This means that it can automatically account for months with 30 and 31 days. However, it will need an adjustment at the end of February, whether it is a common year or a leap year.
Depending on the specific year and variant, it can feature various dial colors. This example has a stunning dark silver colour. They are always meticulously crafted with applied hour markers, a moon phase display, and three sub-dials indicating the day, date, and month. The moon phase shows a beautiful representation of the current phase of the moon.
The watch is powered by an automatic movement, known for its precision and reliability. A power reserve indicator which shows how much energy the watch has before the watch needs winding.
The sapphire crystal case back allows the owner to admire the intricacies of the movement. The alligator strap and folding clasp add to its luxury appeal.