Patek Philippe 5496P-001 Retrograde Perpetual Calendar Platinum (31253)

31253 Patek Philippe 5496 P Retrograde Perpetual Calendar, 5496P-001, 5496P001, platinum case with platinum deployant buckle, automatic Patek Philippe caliber 324 S QR, retrograde date hand, day, month, leap year in apertures, moon phase, sweep second hand, silver dial, applied stick numerals, sapphire crystal, display back, water resistant, size: 39.5mm. Like New with original winding box, setting pin, additional solid case back and original certificate dated July of 2013.


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This is a platinum Patek Philippe Retrograde Perpetual Calendar, 5496P-001. It has an alligator leather strap with a platinum deployant buckle with a Calatrava clasp, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It has an exhibition snap-on sapphire case back with an additional alternative solid case back. The 39.5mm diameter three-body solid case, angled bezel, and downturned lugs are polished, with a top grade Wesselton diamond set into the case band at the 6 o'clock position. It has a satin silver dial with applied white gold faceted baton hour markers, dauphine hands, and a center sweep seconds hand, with an outer dot minute/second track. There is a rectangular month aperture at 3 o'clock, a matching day aperture at 9 o'clock, and a subsidiary moon phase indicator at 6 o'clock. A retrograde date arch is between 8 and 4 o'clock, with a red arrow-tipped hand, and a leap year aperture window under the 12 o'clock position. It's water resistant to 30 meters/100 feet, and it has a 45-hour power reserve at full wind. The 5.25mm thick movement, case, dial, and movement are all signed.

The mechanical automatic self-winding Patek Philippe Caliber 324 S QR movement is rhodium plated with fausses cotes embellishment, and it's stamped with the seal of Patek Philippe quality mark. It's constructed with 9 bridges, 361 components, 30 jewels, a shock absorber mechanism, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a Gyromax balance that's adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, a self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, and a 21K gold central rotor. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz).

The 5496 platinum case is inspired by the classic 1930s Calatrava Reference 96.