The watchmaking complications represent what is the true watchmaking art , the one that we passionate appreciate most. You know, Patek Philippe is the master of all the watchmaking complications, so much so that he has twice built the most complicated portable watch in the world.
Patek Philippe 5270
Available in two versions of this PP 5270, one in platinum and leather , and one in rose gold. The color “salmon”, or “golden opaline” as defined by Patek Philippe, has always been a popular color, but historically it is only found on personalized dials (like those of Eric Clapton ), limited editions (like the watches of the 175th Anniversary London Grand Exhibition ), or the most expensive complications ( eg the 10-day Tourbillon referenced 5101P ).
This watch, in both variants with manual winding movement with caliber CH 29-535 , enclosed by a beautiful case with a diameter of 41mm , presents various complications such as the moon phases, perpetual calendar costs well 172,580 € for platinum , and 177,810 € for the full gold.
Patek Philippe 5531
Patek Philippe Grand Complications Ref. 5531R-001
This PP 5531, in rose gold , presents the complications of the world , for having in any part of the world always the right time, and the repeater of minutes . The watch was initially presented at Patek Philippe’s great Art Of Watches exhibition in New York, in 2017, as a special edition.
For its automatic caliber R 27 HU movement and its 40.2 mm rose gold case , its price is on request.
Brand: Patek Philippe
Model: World Time Minute Repeater
Case material: rose gold
Dial Color: City disc in German silver ( maillechort ); 24 hour gold rose disc; central section in cloisonné enamel with decoration on the vineyards above Lake Geneva
Strap: chocolate brown alligator leather, folding rose gold clasp
Patek Philippe 5208
Patek Philippe Large Complications Ref. 5208R-001 Rose Gold
The reference of the 5208 house was presented this year at Baselworld with the complications of minute repetition , perpetual calendar, and moon phases. The 5208R-001 is the only Patek Philippe watch that combines a minute repeater, a chronograph and an instant perpetual calendar. Rose gold case , 42mm and movement caliber R CH 27 PS QI self -winding. Also in this case, its price is on request.
Patek Philippe 5207
The latest addition to this collection is the PP 5207 , in white gold with manual windingmovement . Its cash from 41mm includes a caliber R TO 27 PS QI , tourbillon with minute repeater and perpetual calendar. Also here you will know the price in the dealership.
Patek Philippe – The “Complications” collection
As the name of the collection makes us understand, if before it was complicated complicationsof realization, in this series we have instead the presence of more common , but no less prestigious, complications . Since the beginning of this article we have repeatedly referred to the term “complications”, but what are they? As Patek Philippe itself teaches us, ” mechanicalcomplication” is defined as any mechanical function other than the simple indication of hours, minutes, seconds and simple dates. The queen of watches offers a rich palette of complications useful for everyday life such as Annual Calendars, double time zones and Universal Time clocks.
Patek Philippe 5205
In white gold, this very elegant watch has a caliber 324 S movement , with automatic winding. The complication that characterizes this model is the indication of the lunar phases at 6 o’clock, in addition to the annual calendar . Its elegant design is best expressed thanks to the alligator leather strap. The cost for this timepiece is 44.240 € , a luxury certainly not for everyone.
Patek Philippe Chronograph Ref. 7150/250R
This year the Geneva house has revisited the Patek Philippe 7150 chronograph , introduced in 2009 and entirely dedicated to women’s wrists. This watch, known as the Ladies First Chronograph , was produced in its first version until 2016, and now reappears in the market in a revisited style. The crate of 38mm in pink gold, studded with as many as 72 diamonds set on the bezel, protects the manual caliber CH 29-535 , left exposed through the sapphire glass, but we go into detail.
Today the Geneva House returns to the theme with the Ref. 7150 / 250R , with a round case instead of a 38 mm diameter 18 kt rose gold coussin, further embellished with 72 Top Wesselton diamonds (equal to 0.72 ct) set on the bezel. The movement, mechanical with manual winding, is the caliber CH 29- 535 PS (270 components, 33 rubies, 28,800 vibrations / hour), visible from the bottom side. The opal silver dial houses Arabic numerals, Breguet hands and the pulsometric scale, as well as the additional counters for the chrono minutes (at 3) and the continuous seconds (at 9). The crocodile strap has a pin buckle enriched by the presence of 27 diamonds (equal to 0.21 carats).
Price? Well, “only” € 77.400.
Patek Philippe 7234 and Patek Philippe 5524
We treat them together, because they are practically the same watch. The only real difference, besides the price, is the diameter of the case: in both models this is in rose gold , with a diameter of 37.5mm for the 7234 , and a diameter of 42mm for the 5524.
The automatic movement is the same , ie the caliber 324 SC FUS. The complication of these watches is the ability to mark two different time zones, even with the indication by day / nightwindow of both time zones. In classic pilot style , the price of the watch varies according to the size of the dial: € 39,750 for the 37.5mm; € 43,930 for the 42mm.
Patek Philippe – The “Golden Ellipse” collection
Patek Philippe 5738
This PP with rose gold case has a particularity: it is elliptical in shape , just like the Golden Ellipse model launched in 1968, of which it wants to be a revisitation.
It changes the color of the case, from yellow gold to pink gold. And its design is inspired by the principle of the “golden section” discovered by the ancient Greek mathematicians. The size is 34.5 x 39.5 mm. In addition, the crown for the shift now placed at 3 o’clock has an onyx stoneset to give an extra touch of elegance. From the inimitable style and elegance, the Patek Philippe 5738 starts at € 28,450.
Patek Philippe – The “Nautilus” collection
The famous icon of sporty elegance designed by the legendary Gerald Genta.
Patek Philippe 5740
This masterpiece engineering and watchmaking, has an automatic movement caliber 240 Q . Its peculiarity is to be super thin, only 3.88mm , in addition to the perpetual calendarcomplication . The beautiful 40mm dial is of a particular blue, almost able to hypnotize those who admire it. In itself there is no mention of a particularly economic collection. But the use of white gold both for cash and for a bracelet makes the price jump even higher, up to the ceiling of 109.830 €.
Patek Philippe – The “Aquanaut” collection
Launched in 1997, itwas never particularly appreciated by enthusiasts, either for the similarity to Nautilus, or for the rubber strap that goes against the canons of elegance and finesse thatwe are used from them. In spite of all, there are two variants presented at Baselworld.
Patek Philippe 5968
This Patek is literally the newcomer in the collection: the first Aquanaut chronograph . Its self-winding movement is in fact the CH 28-520 caliber , and has a water resistance of 120m . Its case, completely in steel , has a diameter of 42.2mm.
Available with black or orange strap, € 40,370.
Patek Philippe 5067
It is part of the Aquanaut Luce collection , created in 2004 for women. The name of the lightcomes from the application of 46 diamonds on the bezel. This timepiece, with the unmistakable contemporary style of the collection. Has a quartz movement and is nothing more than a new coloration of the previous line. To the already existing colors brown, white and black , it goes to add this with gray-blue shades . The price? € 14.960 to adorn the wrist of a woman with style.
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