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The Strikingly Beautiful Patek Philippe 5236P In-line Perpetual Calendar with a Salmon Dial

An elegantly timeless QP captivates with the new colours combination.

| By Denis Peshkov | 2 min read |

In 2021, Patek Philippe unveiled the Perpetual Calendar 5236P, a timepiece that stood out with its patented in-line display, ensuring exceptional legibility – we explored this remarkable addition to the Grand Complications collection in detail. The latest version retains the essence of its predecessor while showcasing a stunning salmon-coloured dial. This iteration of the watch is as captivating as ever, with its timeless allure sure to enthral watch enthusiasts.

The Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5236P-010 resides within a 41.3mm 950 platinum case, standing at a height of 11.07mm and boasting a water resistance of 30m. Its polished finish exudes elegance, while a subtle diamond at 6 o’clock on the case flank adds a touch of sophistication, a hallmark of most platinum Patek Philippe timepieces. Positioned at the side adjacent to the 2 o’clock index is the corrector pusher for the month and year, while the date, day of the week, and moon-phase corrector pushers seamlessly integrate on the opposite side. The crown serves solely for manual winding and time-setting purposes, ensuring some functional simplicity.

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The salmon, or vintage-inspired opaline rose-gilt – according to Patek Philippe – dial of the Perpetual Calendar 5236P-010 is a visual delight. Charcoal grey white gold applied faceted baton-style hour indices adorn the dial, with an in-line perpetual calendar display showcasing the day, date, and month within a framed aperture positioned above the centre, crowned by the iconic Patek Philippe logo. A crisply detailed minutes railroad track, complete with numerals at 5-minute intervals, is a classic touch. Time is indicated by the white-gold baton hands, harmonizing with the indices. The moon phase indicator finds its place within the running seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, accompanied by a small round aperture indicating the leap year cycle on the right, while its counterpart indicates the day/night cycle sits opposite, completing the dial’s intricate and functional design.

The heart of the 5236P-010 is the self-winding calibre 31-260 PS QL, operating at 28,800 vibrations/hour and offering a power reserve of 38 to 48 hours. Automatic winding is handled by the off-centred, unidirectional mini-rotor crafted in platinum. With its patented in-line QP module, this movement comprises a staggering 503 parts, all meticulously assembled. Enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to admire the elegantly finished calibre marked with a Patek Philippe seal through the sapphire caseback, where perlage, Geneva stripes, and gold engravings adorn the view. Notably, the caseback is interchangeable, offering a solid option for those who prefer a different aesthetic.

This year’s Patek Philippe 5236P In-line Perpetual Calendar with a salmon dial is worn on a shiny chocolate brown alligator leather strap featuring square scales; it is secured on the wrist with a platinum fold-over clasp. The 5236P-010 enters permanent collection, and the price is CHF 120,000. For additional details, visit

1 response

  1. Whats the point for brands like PP, Rolex and AP to release new models each year, while holding them in tight control, selling them only to a handful of customers?! One of the most annoying practices in the watchmaking industry


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