Trio of Grand Complications worth £1 million released by Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe’s Grand Complications are the pinnacle of watchmaking - and now there are three more releases set to wow fans of the brand, with one coming in at over half a million pounds.
There’s no doubt these timepieces would have been stars of the show at Baselworld, had it not been cancelled due to Covid-19.
The technicality of these watches, whilst remaining perfect in terms of aesthetics, is impeccable.
Here we check out the latest offerings:
Minute Repeater Tourbillon Ref. 5303R
Making its debut at the Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore in 2019, the Minute Repeater Tourbillon (reference 5303) has a reworked design to highlight its intricacies.
And for the price it’s certainly impressive with the tourbillon unusually visible at the front of the watch. This is often avoided due to the chance of damage from sunlight.
This manually wound 43mm watch is a truly striking design with stunning architecture. Buyers can admire the minute repeater with chime on two classic gongs in action whilst the watch is worn.
Crafted with rose gold and a sapphire crystal case back, it boasts hand-engraved latticework with motifs repeated on a white gold slide in the case that activates the minute repeater.
It also features a black hour circle with minute markers in white and golden dots and is finished with a hand stitched black alligator strap with fold-over clasp.
The previous Singapore version had a red minute track with white stars but this one features a black sapphire crystal back.
The only negative point to this watch is the lack of water resistance but at half a million, would you be wearing it for a swim out of choice?
Ref. 5270J-001 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
If anyone knows how to create the perfect perpetual calendar it’s Patek, producing the world’s first back in 1941!
But this one is now available in yellow gold for the first time - perfectly suited for this elegant wristwear with its concave bezel and fluted lugs. A silver opaline dial features a chrono hand and subdials showing elapsed minutes and running seconds.
If this Patek is kept wound, there’s no need to adjust it, unlike other calendar watches. The 41mm case houses the in-house calibre CH 29-535 PS Q movement, combining traditional design with six patented innovations and an extremely slim calendar mechanism.
Ref. 5370P-011 Split-Seconds Chronograph
At its 2015 launch, this watch formed quite an impression with Patek fans. It can be used to time staggered finished times by using the duplicate seconds hand - and incredibly useful function.
Its new blue face gives a suave, contemporary feel to the reference 5370 Split-Seconds Chronograph. A single diamond between the lugs at 6 o’clock really sets the dial off. Gold Breguet numerals look eye-catching against the dark background whilst a platinum case really set off the classic architecture.
Powered by the calibre CHR 29-535 PS. With classic manual wind, it features two pushers to start, stop and reset with a discreet button in the crown which operates the split-seconds function.
This 41mm piece is waterproof to 30m and features a shiny blue alligator strap which matches the face perfectly.
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