Two patents for this exceptional Patek Philippe timepiece with chiming functions: grande sonnerie, petite sonnerie and minute repeater, platinum case (44.8 mm) and Grand Feu black enamel dial, manual winding calibre GS 36-750 PS IRM.
A new Grand Complication eagerly awaited by connoisseurs
Patek Philippe reasserts its sovereign mastery of the music of time and enriches its current collection with a wristwatch that combines a grande sonnerie – rated as the pinnacle of time strike – with a petite sonnerie and a minute repeater.
The new caliber GS 36-750 PS IRM movement (703 parts) was evolved from the caliber 300 used in the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300. It features three classic gongs and two patents for the striking mechanism and the jumping small seconds at 6 o’clock. It is endowed with two series-connected twin mainspring barrels that assure a power reserve of 24 hours for the strikework and 72 hours for the movement. The Petite Sonnerie, Grande Sonnerie and Silence operating modes can be selected with the slide switch at 6 o’clock. The minute repeater can be activated on request with the pusher in the winding crown. The strikework mechanism and the refined architecture of the movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back. The watch is delivered with an interchangeable solid case-back.
Patek Philippe has leveraged its skills with respect to artisanship and rare handcrafts, notably in the Grand Feu black enamel dial with glazed finish, applied Breguet numerals, and leaf-shaped hands in white-gold with luminescent coating. The display of the hours, minutes, and jumping seconds is perfectly balanced with the two power-reserve indicators for the movement and the strikework at 9 and 3 o’clock, respectively.
The elegant platinum case is graced with a concave bezel and satin-finished, recessed flanks. Like all Patek Philippe platinum watches, it features a small diamond set at 12 o’clock on this model, instead of 6 o’clock (because this space is occupied by the strike mode selector).
Long awaited by connoisseurs and collectors, this new Grand Complication is worn on a shiny black, hand-stitched alligator leather strap with square scales. It is secured with a fold-over clasp.
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