Basel World 2009: Patek Philippe Ref. 5960R Chronograph with Annual Calendar

The Patek Philippe Ref. 5960 launched 2006, is the first self-winding chronograph movement to be entirely designed and manufactured by Patek Philippe. To compliment this exceptional movement, the Annual Calendar (patented by Patek Philippe in 1996) has also been added. Originally only available in platinum (Ref. 5960P), Patek Philippe has introduced it in 18Kt rose gold (Ref. 5960R pictured above) this past spring at the 2009 Basel Fair in Switzerland.

The new rose gold case combined with the silvery two-tone satin-finished dial give the watch a soft retro touch. The Patek Philippe Ref. 596R has a subtle design that combines modern classicism with sporting elegance.

The Patek Philippe Ref. 5960R features the caliber CH-28-520 IRM QA 24H complicated self-winding movement that controls the mono-counter chronograph function, a power reserve indicator, and the annual calendar. This timepiece automatically displays the month, day, and exact date for months with 30 and 31 days, and only needs to be adjusted once a year at the end of February. Another distinctive feature of the Patek Philippe Ref.5960R is it's innovative display mode: the hours and minute timers are grouped together in one large "mono-counter" for quick and easy reading of measured time.

The original Ref. 5960P (shown above) and the new Ref. 5960R utilize a sapphire crystal back to showcase this complicated watch movement. This timepiece is a true masterpiece.

If you would like more information on this exquisite timepiece please give us a call at 866-240-7366 or drop us an email at

Harold Freeman Jewelers is an Authorized Dealer of Patek Philippe watches.

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