From JustLuxe content material associate iW Journal
Alongside the numerous new dome clocks and pocket watches, Patek Philippe is debuting throughout its wide-ranging Uncommon Handcrafts 2020-2021 exhibition in Geneva this month, the manufacture can also be presenting six ongoing-collection wristwatches re-interpreted with new artisanal craftsmanship.
These debuts embrace a Ref. 6002R-001 Sky Moon Tourbillon, a diamond-set minute repeater with retrograde perpetual calendar (Ref. 5304/301R-001), a minute repeater with perpetual calendar (Ref. 5374-001), the Ref. 7040/250G-001 Minute Repeater for Girls, a richly embellished Golden Ellipse (Ref. 5738/51G-001), and a white gold Nautilus set with diamonds.
Costs for all these fashions are on request.
The Ref. 6002R-001 Sky Moon Tourbillon Haut Artisanat
Patek Philippe has given this ultra-complex watch (with twelve issues) a shocking hand-engraved rose-gold case with a brown dial in grand feu champlevé and cloisonné enamel.
Patek Philippe’s engravers spent greater than 100 hours creating the ‘volutes and arabesques’ case, crown, and repeater slide. As Patek Philippe’s second most intricate mannequin, the Sky Moon Tourbillon combines a tourbillon and a minute repeater that strikes on cathedral gongs, and a perpetual calendar with retrograde date.
Different options embrace a moon-phase show and the bissextile year cycle.
From the again, you’ll see a celestial chart displaying the obvious movement of the moon and the celebrities. Patek Philippe will ship the brand new Ref. 6002R-001 Sky Moon Tourbillon with hand-engraved cufflinks in rose gold. It replaces the Ref. 6002G-010 in white gold with a black grand feu enamel dial.
The Ref. 5374G-001 Minute Repeater with a perpetual calendar
Initially accessible in platinum, this chiming watch with cathedral gongs now boasts a white-gold case with a shiny blue grand feu enamel dial. Additionally new are the marginally bigger perpetual calendar (day, date, month, bissextile year cycle) shows, positioned on barely enlarged subsidiary dials.
As well as, the white gold palms at the moment are extremely luminous, whereas the moon-phase aperture is made utilizing the champlevé enamel approach after which framed in white gold (see under).
Ref. 7040/250G-001 Uncommon Handcrafts Minute Repeater for women
This groundbreaking minute repeater is now further luxurious with a blue grand feu flinqué enamel dial and a bezel with a Flamme diamond setting. The brand new mannequin is barely bigger (36m) than the sooner fashions, and likewise boasts a diamond-set bezel.
For those who recall the dial on the Patek Philippe “Siamese Combating Fish” pocket watch from 2019, you’ll see a similarity with this new mannequin. Artisans totally guilloche the dial’s gold plate after which coat it with clear blue enamel that enables the underlying decor to shine by.
This methodology is an previous approach referred to as flinqué enameling. Patek Philippe ensures that this watch stays skinny (5.05mm) through the use of its self-winding caliber R 27 PS, powered by a 22-karat gold eccentric mini-rotor.
Ref. 5738/51G-001 Golden Ellipse Haut Artisanat
This new design takes full benefit of considered one of Patek Philippe’s most basic case shapes. Right here in white gold, the Ellipse boasts a shocking champlevé enamel dial that has been manually engraved. The watch’s curly-cue decor, recognized technically as ‘volutes and arabesques,’ properly enhances the oval case form of the Golden Ellipse
Inside Patek Philippe locations its famed automated Caliber 240 powered by an off-center recessed mini-rotor in 22-karat gold. The skinny (6.58mm) watch joins the present Golden Ellipse assortment, which additionally contains Ref. 5738P-001 in platinum with a blue sunburst dial and the Ref. 5738R-001 in rose gold with an ebony black sunburst dial.
Ref. 7118/1450G Nautilus Haute Joaillerie
Launched in rose gold just some months in the past, this latest extremely reflective diamond-set Nautilus can now be had in a white gold case. Set with a random pavé setting (additionally referred to as snow setting), the watch’s case, dial, bezel, and bracelet are embellished with almost 13 carats of diamonds.
Nonetheless, regardless of the glitter, the blackened white gold palms stay seen thanks partly to a beneficiant coating of luminous materials.
This 32.5mm white-gold case is fitted with the automated Caliber 324 S motion that has been elaborately completed and visual by the sapphire-crystal case again. Sun shades, please.
Ref. 5304/301R-001 Minute Repeater with a retrograde perpetual calendar?
Now in a 43mm rose-gold case set with eighty baguette diamonds, this grand complication was first launched in 2006 in a platinum case.
Its new diamond body boasts 6.22 carats of diamonds on its bezel, lugs, and clasp, dramatizing Patek Philippe’s critically sophisticated system for clearly displaying the day, month, and bissextile year cycle with clear sapphire-crystal disks. So as to add subplots to the drama, Patek Philippe has additionally added white-gold inlays with engraved leaf motifs within the case flanks and the repeater slide.
The again gives its personal window into the structure of the self-winding caliber R 27 PS QR LU motion, most notably the minute repeater mechanism with two gongs. The viewer may also watch the whirring of the centrifugal governor throughout chiming.
Lastly, Patek Philippe artisans re-imagined the completed right here with a leaf motif now seen on the rose gold mini-rotor. Patek Philippe has constructed so many gorgeous technical and artisanal highlights into this watch, we extremely suggest you view the manufacturers’ personal visible tour, accessible right here.