Patek Philippe Rose Gold Grand Complications Review

One of the latest timepieces to come out of the gorgeous Grand Complications Collection by Patek Philippe is the 5204/1R-001 Rose Gold Men’s Model by this luxury watchmaker.

Size/Specs/Design

2016 has brought Patek Philippe to another level of world-class luxury watch manufacturing. The new 2016 Rose Gold Grand Complications Men’s Watch is an outstanding work of art and mechanical engineering. Not only is this Patek made with the finest materials in the world, but the sheer functionality and timekeeping options are numerous and sleek as ever.

Power Source

The 40mm solid 18K Rose Gold Grand Complications uses a world-class manually wound mechanical movement. At 28,800 (4Hz) vibrations per hour, this precision movement uses a Gyromax balance and is a powerful piece of Swiss engineering. Much less powerful versions of this movement are found in watches all over the world, from Omega and Rolex to fashion brands like Emporio Armani watches, however the movement in the Patek is on another level.
With the chronograph disengaged, this timepiece has a power reserve of a minimum of 55 hours and a maximum of 65 hours. The mechanical movement has a diameter of 32mm, a height of 8.70mm, uses 496 parts, 12 bridges, and features 34 jewels.

The Good

The design of this Rose Gold Grand Complications model is outstanding. The merging of the 18K Solid Rose Gold body and accents with the ebony-black opaline dial creates a masculine and rich effect that is unmatched. The gold applied hour markers have a luminescent coating for use at night and the range of functions that this watch offers in terms of timekeeping, is seemingly never-ending. There is almost nothing this Patek cannot do.

The dial’s ebony-black opaline style is luxurious against the white markings of the sub dials and the 18K Gold central dial hands. The bracelet features narrow links that are made of solid 18K Rose Gold and polished to a high shine. Closed using a fold-over clasp, this bracelet has a bit presence on the overall design and looks incredible on the wrist. The use of scratch resistant Sapphire crystal for both the protective dial window as well as the back-casing’s exhibition window is the perfect example of Patek’s ability to do it all.

Essentially, at a glance at this timepiece, you can instantly view the hour, minute, second, day of the week, the month, the day of the month, day/night aperture, 30-minute counter, and more if you use the split-seconds chronograph. You can also view the moonphase indicator and the leap year indicator at a glance, which is not a common combination of features, even on a luxury timepiece such as this Patek.

The Bad

Typically, the water resistance of a luxury piece is good enough to handle any accidental drops in water and even full use in water. However, this Grand Complications model only has a water resistance of 30 meters (99 feet). This means that it can withstand hand washing, rain, small splashes, however, you do not want to swim or shower with this piece on.

Functionality

The functionality of this Patek Philippe is beyond reproach. In luxury fashion, this famous brand has impressed with its new 2016 design of this Grand Complications model. With a powerful movement and calibre, a solid 18K Rose Gold construction, and a huge range of functions and features, this men’s Patek Philippe is a prime example of how luxury timepieces, in the right hands, can be near perfect in functionality and design.

The Highlights

Due to the fact that all Patek Philippe timepieces are known for their incredible design and functionality, the highlights of this watch are certainly in its functions, which are numerous and impressive.

This Grand Complications certainly lives up to its name — this watch not only has a four-hand main dial, but keeps track of the moon phases and features a perpetual calendar, split-seconds chronograph, instantaneous 30-minute counter, day / night (indicated in apertures), the date (month, day of week, day of month), and even considers leap years.

The back of the 18K Rose Gold case is interchangeable is uses a stunning Sapphire crystal case back. You can view the manual movement from the back of the case. Finally, the mechanical movement is manual and a work of art. It provides a respectable power reserve of 55 to 65 hours (when the chronograph is not engaged), and it is extremely powerful — this engine powers the incredible range of timekeeping options this timepiece offers.

Pricing

The Patek Philippe 18K Rose Gold Grand Complications, 2016 model, is valued at $275,000, and you must contact Patek Philippe in order to purchase this 5204-R-001 model.

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