Patek Philippe is a Swiss watchmaker that has been in the business of creating high-quality, innovative luxury watches since 1851. Since its long and rich history, the brand has established a remarkable fan base and loyal customers who expect the new. and the new. interesting models that continue to be produced. Most recently, we were touched by the announcement of the Patek Philippe Ref. 5303R-001 Minute Repeater Tourbillon. If you haven’t had the pleasure of getting the news yet, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the watch to bring you up to speed with the latest from Patek Philippe.
1. The Minute Repeater Tourbillon Ref 5303R-001 is a new version of last year’s repeater
The announcement of this edition wristwatch was made in early 2020. The latest Minute Repeater Tourbillon is a mastermind of the 2019 edition bearing the reference number 5303R-010 titled The Minute Repeater Tourbillon Singapore 2019. It is very important to have Keep reference numbers in mind when making comparisons. Although in the same vein or family, the latest version has its own distinctive personality. Its predecessor was officially launched in Singapore last fall at the Patek Philippe Watch Grand Art Exhibition held there.
2. The minute repeater Tourbillon has a complicated movement
The Minute Repeater Tourbillon movement is a Swiss-made 27 PS R caliber. It is a tourbillon minute repeater with ringing complications. The first thing you notice is the elaborate finish of the exterior. It is one of the most beautiful and complex movements ever created. It is a classic hand-wound repeater with the regulator positioned below the Calatrava Cross with hammers visible on the right. The large wheel that drives the tourbillon cage is a distinctive feature, and the balance Gyromx timing weights are visible to the observer. The rattling mechanism of the movement is adorned with the hammers of mechanical marvel. This is a 29 jewel in-house caliber. beating at 21,600 vph with a Breguet overcoil balance spring measuring 31.6mm x 8.35mm. The power reserve is 48 hours.
3. This is a skeleton watch
The shiny and ornate movement is exposed on the front and back of the watch. It constitutes the main components of the dial. Both the front and the back of the watch are covered with a sapphire crystal lens to prevent moisture and dust from entering the space. However, it is worth noting that this watch is not waterproof.
4. The case is red gold.
The case of the Patek Philippe Reference 5303R-001 is made of precious red gold. It measures 42 mm in diameter with a depth of 12. 13 mm. The dial and the hour circle are made of uncoated sapphire crystal. The minute scale features a blank printing application with the markers made of powdered rose gold.
5. Patek Philippe used precious metals in the minute repeater Tourbillon
This masterpiece is made with the best quality materials. In addition to the red gold case and rose gold markers, the hands that are visible on the dial to mark the minutes and hours are set in 18-karat white gold with a leaf-shaped theme. The secondary seconds hand is set in black lacquer with leaf-shaped hands presented in 18-karat rose gold. This gives the watch an interesting and diverse appearance, as well as a collection of precious materials for the sake of diversity.
6. The functions are practical
With such a magnificent complication, the Patek Philippe Reference 5303R Minute Repeater Tourbillon is not only an aesthetically pleasing wristwatch, it is also highly functional in the luxury watch class. After hours of gazing at its beauty, it is a watch that does its job. Functions include hours, minutes, small seconds, tourbillon, and minute repeater.
7. The back is as attractive as the front.
The 2020 Minute Repeater Tourbillon is impressive to behold, but just as beautiful when you turn the clock around. The skeletonized case back glows with a rear view of the movement. The small seconds hand is positioned at the 6 o’clock movement on the front, but is also visible from the reverse of the watch.
8. The strap attaches the watch.
Patek Philippe could not have made a more perfect choice for the strap option. It is made of genuine black alligator leather with a glossy finish. The step is hand-stitched and the black color contrasts beautifully with the colors of the main body of the watch. The characteristic that unites the strap with the other elements of the watch is the folding clasp closure that is presented in gold …