Over the years, the ultra-thin self-winding perpetual calendar watch is one of Patek Philippe popular Grand Complications timepieces.Patek Philippe 5940g isn’t exactly a new watch, as a yellow gold edition was issued in 2012. For the 2014 edition of the Basel watch fair, Patek brought out an 18k white gold edition. Briefly, what hides behind the reference 5940? An ultra-thin, cushion-shaped, self-winding perpetual calendar timepiece; in a word, the essence of what a Patek Philippe watch is.Related Replica Patek Philippe 5940 Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar Watch.
The 5940 was a nice surprise within the mix, featuring a welcomed perpetual calendar addition to the historic 240 caliber, a movement first introduced in 1977 that brought with it a 22k gold micro-rotor. Use of this base caliber has allowed the 5940 to measure in at a svelte 8.6mm thin.
The case of the 5940 is 18K gold and holds a creamy off-white dial to complement. Applied Breguet numerals and leaf shaped hands frame the symmetrically laid out perpetual calendar complication. Overall the design would not look out of place for a 1930 Art Deco showpiece from Patek.
Patek Philippe 5940g is equipped with the famous Calibre 240 Q, the perpetual calendar edition of the micro-rotor movement introduced in 1977. On the wrist, the Patek Philippe 5940g Perpetual Calendar brings a very classical feeling and a great degree of comfort, due to its reasonable size and its low weight. The old-fashioned charm that we mentioned earlier is, rather than any sort of a flaw, in fact most certainly the main strength of this brilliant timepiece. It is clean, soft and has something different, which makes it stand out from the crowd.