In a stunning display of sheer transparency, Patek Philippe’s Reference 5304 has undergone a magnificent transformation. This self-winding Grand Complication timepiece now emerges in a resplendent rose gold rendition. What sets this iteration apart is the lavish addition of 80 mesmerizing baguette-cut diamonds, weighing in at approximately 6.22 carats. These precious gems adorn not only the bezel but also grace the lugs and the fold-over clasp, creating a scintillating spectacle that captivates the eye.
This brilliance serves to accentuate the ingenious perpetual calendar display that lies beneath. Employing sapphire disks, this mechanism seamlessly orchestrates the intricate dance of timekeeping. As your gaze explores the watch’s exquisite craftsmanship, you’ll discover the delicate “leaf” motif, meticulously engraved onto the white gold inserts adorning the sides of the case. This motif, a testament to Patek Philippe’s commitment to artistry, finds its counterpart in the off-center rose gold mini-rotor, a discreet yet charming feature visible through the transparent case back.
At the heart of this horological marvel beats a self-winding mechanical movement, the caliber R 27 PS QR LU. It boasts not only a minute repeater with classic gongs but also a retrograde perpetual calendar with a date hand that gracefully glides across its dial. Additional complications include the day, month, and leap year displayed in apertures, along with moon phases elegantly tracked by hand. Completing the ensemble, a small seconds subdial adds another layer of functionality to this masterpiece.
The dial itself is crafted from transparent sapphire, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the intricate inner workings of this timekeeping marvel. The case, rendered in luxurious rose gold, harmoniously blends with the diamonds that surround it.