Discover Patek Philippe's Complications and Grand Complications

Annual Calendar watch with a rose gold case and a two-colored dial in black and graphite
First of all, what do we mean when we talk about watch complications? The concept is simple, even if they are anything but; complications are features that go beyond telling time and showing the date. Patek Philippe has turned their creation into a true art, separating their timepieces into two ranges: Complications, which include additional features of impeccable quality, and Great Complications, with the maison’s most intricate models, that often contain several complex complications simultaneously. Both ranges, real mechanical symphonies available at Relojeria Alemana, contain watches that are works of both art and engineering.

Phases of the moon

This complication, which usually accompanies another —for example a calendar—, is one of the most visually attractive. The moon phase indicator can be recognized by its disc with stars and two moons, which take turns to travel across the window when one cycle ends and the next begins.
Two models that have this beautiful complication are the Annual Calendar for women in white gold with self-winding mechanical movement and a Calibre 324 S QA LU, as well as the Annual Calendar Moon Phase watch with a white gold case and lacquered navy blue dial.

Dual time zone

Coveted by those who travel often, this complication tells time simultaneously in two or more time zones. Pieces with this feature include the Calatrava Travel Time with a rose gold case, blue dial and calfskin leather straps, or the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time with a white gold case, self-winding mechanical movement and a lacquered blue dial.

Weekly and annual calendars

Among the most renowned complications created by Patek Philippe are the calendars, and the Swiss manufacture continues to show their mastery with weekly and annual calendars. The model Annual Calendar, reference number 4947/1A with a blue dial and steel bracelet is the first timepiece with a round case from the Calatrava collection that offers this feature.
In turn, the Weekly Calendar Calatrava watch with a steel case, silvery opaline dial and calfskin leather strap has the latest complication designed by the maison: the weekly calendar. This mechanism tells, as well as the time and date, the number of the current week.

Discover the Grand Complications

The Complications range is already a marvel of watchmaking mechanics, but then there is the Grand Complications line, which gives its timepieces yet another twist. The unquestionable star in this collection is the perpetual calendar, a feature that is programmed to show the correct date —even in leap years— until the end of the century. Moreover, in the case of the moon phase mechanism in the Grand Complications watch, reference number 5320G-011, it only requires a one day adjustment every 122 years.
At the Relojeria Alemana shops we will be delighted to show you Patek Philippe timepieces with the complications we mentioned above, as well as many more.