Strap Guide written by @bwatched. Thank you Ramses!
We watch collectors all have our own holy grails. Watches that we lusted after for quite some time. For me a complicated Patek Philippe was a grail watch since I was a young adult.
The mystery surrounding Patek Philippe combined with the techniques and craftsmanship is something that captivate the minds of watch collectors.
For me the Annual Calendar Chronograph is the most appealing Patek Philippe Complication. This model has an Annual Calendar combined with a Flyback Chronograph. It’s also the very first in-house automatic Chronograph ever made by Patek Philipp, an iconic watch for sure and a future classic.
This model has a white gold case combined with a blue textured dial. This combination gives the watch a very casual (and almost sporty) look.
The casual look, combined with very functional complications makes the perfect everyday watch!
If you want a classic look for your Patek Philippe, a glossy Crocodile strap is the way to go. This strap transforms the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar from a casual everyday watch to a classic time piece. The strap is made from a durable thick crocodile leather. The bolstering is nice and thick, this combined with the beautiful glossy finish makes this a very premium strap. At the beginning the leather is quite stiff, after some time if becomes a more supple. The strap is very durable and will last a lifetime, if you want a strap that will survive until you pass the watch on to the next generation, this Glossy Caramel Crocodile Signature Strap would be a great choice.
If you want something less formal and super versatile, the Taupe Epsom Slim strap is a good choice. The leather is very supple, nice, and slim. The taupe color combines great with almost every other color and transforms this watch into the ultimate everyday watch. The contrasting stitching matches adds a sportive touch and matches the grey minute track. The strap wears great and will develop some nice patina after some time. Pick this strap if you want to have a perfect everyday, casual, and comfortable watch strap.
It’s springtime, the weather is getting better and you have some days off. What’s better way to sit outside with friends & family and enjoy a nice cold beverage. This is where this strap will really come to life. The bright blue color is great in the springtime and matches this watch perfectly. The strap is made from a very high-quality crocodile leather and has a beautiful matte finish. In the beginning the leather is quite stiff, but it will become more supple after some wear. The ton-sur-ton stitching gives the strap a vibrant yet calm appearance. If you need a watch sipping cocktails on a terrace on the Côte d'Azur, look no further!
Sometimes you don’t want to dress up, you just want to hang around wearing jeans and a denim shirt. The Natural Shell Cordovan Slim strap is the perfect choice. The leather is very supple but extremely durable. It has a beautiful matte finish, and it feels very luxurious. The leather is durable, and it will only get better after some wear. The contrasting white stitching adds a sportive touch and fits the watch perfectly. With this combination the watch becomes the ultimate sleeper grail watch.
If I would ask you to imagine a formal watch strap for a business attire, a blue crocodile strap would be on the top of the list. The Matte Navy Alligator Signature strap is a very high-quality strap with a luxurious finish. Everything about this strap oozes quality and class. The matte finish matches the dial perfectly and it transforms the watch in an understated classic. Combine this with a white shirt and a nice suite and you’re the top dog at the office.
- Reference: Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph 5960G
- Case Size: 40.5mm
- Thickness: 13.8mm
- Lug-to-Lug: 49.4mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
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