The perpetual calendar is one of the most rare and desirable complications to have in a watch, and few can claim mastery over this complication as Patek Philippe can. After all, Patek Philipp replica watches did introduce the world’s first perpetual calendar wristwatch way back in 1925. And if that weren’t enough, they even invented the annual calendar just 20 years ago – but we digress. The complication we are interested in today is the perpetual calendar, and for 2016 we see the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5496P-015 in platinum.
The reference 5496 was first introduced in 2011, and represents one of the six perpetual calendar-only references from Patek Philippe gold dial fake watches UK – the others being the 5139, 5140, 5940, 5159, and 5160. It stands out a bit among other perpetual calendar pieces since most people are accustomed to seeing perpetual calendars with three sub-dials. Indeed, just enter “perpetual calendar watch” into Google Images and just count the sheer number of results that have the more typical three sub-dial arrangement. Three sub-dials or not, the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5496 watch indicates day, month, date, and leap year as any perpetual calendar watch would.
You can see the month and day with two apertures at 3 and 9 o’clock, respectively. The date is indicated by a retrograde display within the dial. A leap year indicator at 12 o’clock and a moonphase Patek Philippe copy watch indicator at 6 o’clock completes the look of the dial. It’s a rather unusual dial configuration as far as perpetual calendars go, but it is highly legible. I actually find it to be more easy to read than the traditional three-sub-dial configuration.
Inside the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5496P beats the self-winding Caliber 324 S QR. It is composed of 361 parts and is, as you would expect from a watch bearing the Patek Philippe Seal, masterfully finished. Some other features include the silicon Gyromax balance, Spiromax balance spring, and the large 21K solid gold rotor. The movement operates at 28,800bph and has a maximum power reserve of 45 hours.