Patek Philippe & Edwards Lowell
HAVE UNVEILED THE NEW 2022 MODELS AT THE PHOENICIA HOTEL
Patek Philippe presented thirteen new models this year. The new collection has been enriched by stylish reinterpretations of particularly coveted models. These new models round out the extensive and varied selection of complicated Patek Philippe timepieces and offer a suite of designs for ladies and gentlemen, with perennial emphasis on timeless elegance.
Patek Philippe enthusiasts were introduced to the latest collections, as well as rare timepieces, complications and grand complications, following a spectacular gala dinner at the Phoenicia Hotel Grand Ballroom.
Patek Philippe has unveiled the totally new Ref. 5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time. This is the first time that the manufacturer is showcasing two of its iconic complications, complete with an entirely new case design. The new timepiece shines with a date display synchronized with local time and is automatically corrected forward or backward when the time zone is changed.
The Ref. 5320G-011 Perpetual Calendar with three-tiered lugs shows elements of a model from 1945. The contemporary vintage style has been reinterpreted in a new version in white gold. The day/month/date displays are complemented with two small round apertures for the day and night indication between 7 and 8 o’clock and the leap year cycle between 4 and 5 o’clock. The extremely accurate moon phases require a one-day correction every 122 years. The classic Ref. 5172G-010 Men’s Chronograph is also inspired by the 1940-1950 models and shows an opaline rose gilt dial beneath which a classic movement with six patented innovations track the time. The chronograph features anthracite grey central seconds hand and an instantaneous 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.
The latest addition to the Calatrava collection, the new white gold Ref. 5226, is a perfect illustration of Patek Philippe’s quest for excellence. The pure round case shape, for which Calatrava models have been renowned since 1932, has been revisited by adorning the flanks with a “Clous de Paris” hobnail pattern typical of the Manufacture.
On various occasions, the timeless green colour has manifested itself in remarkable ways in Patek Philippe’s collections. In 2022, Patek Philippe revisited Ref. 5205R-011 with an olive-green dial enlivened by a sunburst motif and by a black gradient around the rim. Elegance at any time of the day is the hallmark of the Ref.4910/1200A-011 Twenty-4 manchette quartz watch in steel with an olive-green sunburst dial. The Ref. 7130R-014 Ladies’ World Time watch is exceptionally refined this year with an ultra-thin movement that helps keep the case extremely slim. For the platinum Ref. 5270P-014 Chronograph with a perpetual calendar, Patek Philippe added another green lacquered dial with a black gradation.
The Ref. 7121/200G-001 Ladies’ Moon Phases watch was also presented at the Patek Philippe exhibition. The beauty of this timepiece is amplified by a white gold case, a blue sunburst dial and a bezel fired with the sparkle of two offset rows of brilliant-cut diamonds set with the “Dentelle” technique.
Representing Patek Philippe since 1976, Edwards Lowell is currently exhibiting the brand’s one-of-a-kind timepieces at their Patek Philippe Boutique, which was opened in 2020 on Republic Street, Valletta.