April 18, 2012
Introduced last month at Baselworld 2012, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5204 Grand Complication is a split seconds chronograph with perpetual calendar, based on Patek Philippe’s in-house CH 29 movement. For me, the aesthetics of this piece lean a bit too much towards the “busier” end of the spectrum, but this said there is much to like about this piece. it is a Patek Grande Complication with platinum case, after all. The movement in this piece is also impressive, as one would expect from Patek. The Patek CH 29-535 PS Q builds on the CH29 movement used the ref. 5170J and the ref. 5270G, and it is technically and visually magnificent. More looks after the jump.
words by Kyle Stults