Patek Philippe Basel 2017

To salute the 40th anniversary of its acclaimed self-winding caliber 240 movement, at this Basel, the new Patek Philippe Calatrava (Ref. 6006G) made its debut. The watch has an analog date and an offset subsidiary seconds dial. The graphic look of the dial in ebony black and silvery grey is reminiscent of the legendary Ref. 5000 that was launched in 1991 and followed by the Ref. 6000 in 2005. Comparing to the 6000 series, the brand new 6006G has 18K white gold case with a diameter of 39 mm, which is 2 mm larger than the previous series. The larger diameter enhances the elegance of its sleek geometric design and give it extra prominence on the wrist. The two-tone graphic concept and the uncluttered markings with plain Arabic numerals as well as excellently readable analog date with a scale on the outer circumference of the dial remain unchanged.

Patek Philippe, 6006G_001_AMB

Another magnificent piece to celebrate its 40th anniversary is the Calatrava skeleton “Squelette” (Ref. 5180/1R-001). This piece in 18K rose gold 5N showcases the extremely rare craft of skeletonization alongside magnificent engravings by hand to imbue to elegant mechanism with enigmatic sensuousness. The engraving alone accounts for about 130 hours of work. It pays tribute to the rare handcrafts that are painstakingly upheld by the manufacture. The PP logo of the Patek Philippe Seal is making its first appearance of the 22K gold minirotor. The aesthetic appeal and transparency makes it a miniature opus of kinetic art than just an ordinary watch. The self-winding caliber 240 SQU is framed by a movement holder ring in 18K rose gold 5N, and it offers minimum 48 hours power reserve.

Patek Philippe, 5180/1R_001_AMB

The Patek Philippe Ref. 5320G is a new perpetual calendar with a contemporary vintage style that has been literally crafted for eternity. This piece was inspired by exhibits in the Patek Philippe Museum from the 1940s and 1950s. Its heart is a newly developed caliber 324 that offers minimum 35 hours to maximum 45 hours power reserve. Double apertures for the day/month, an analog date and moonphase located at 6 o’clock position. It automatically indicates months with 28, 30, and 31 days and every four years also recognizes the 29th of February as a leap day. In a 40 mm 18K white gold case, this watch features three-tier lugs as well as a lacquered cream dial graced with luminous numerals and hands. The perpetual calendar and moonphase apertures are located at 6 o’clock position.

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