Practical in its design, useful in its complications and reserved in its aesthetic, the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph ref. 5960 is perhaps one of the Genevan Giant's most suitable timepieces for daily wear and tear. Blending a fantastically casual design, it features a whole host of useful complications such as the day, date and month across the top of the dial alongside a subtle power reserve indicator that is positioned just beneath the eponymous annual calendar display. Furthermore the ref. 5960 also boasts a flyback chronograph complication, with its white dial also boasting a subtle AM/PM indicator that lies within a trio of gradually increasing subdials that encircle one another, with the running seconds enclosed by the 60-minute counter which itself is enclosed within the 12-hour display. Claiming its spot amongst Patek Philippe's most useful and gorgeously understated timepieces with an elegant monochromatic design that is easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion, the ref. 5960 is a lesson in fusing beautiful brand-centric design with useful applications that put the user first. Keen to ensure the ref. 5960 is actually useable, it features luminescent hands and hour markers that means the ref. 5960 is perfectly legible during the day and night.
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Est. value range
$30,000 – $50,000
Watch is in excellent overall condition. There are minor scratches visible, primarily on the bracelet and clasp, as well as under the lugs where the springbars are removed. The dial is in near-mint condition, showing no signs of wear. Bracelet has 17 links, 7 of which are removable. There is little play in the band.
A beautifully designed watch that blends a casual design with useful complications and Patek Philippe's revered craftsmanship, the ref. 5960 has just about everything a collector could want in a timepiece.