Patek Philippe

Please allow me to draw your attention to Only Watch 2017

 

This synergy, under the patronage and support of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, driven by the enthusiasm shown by individuals within the brands and partners, shows a deep wish to help this noble cause. In six editions, Only Watch has raised more than 25 million euros for Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Association against Duchenne muscular dystrophy) helping make significant advances in research over a decade.

 

Christie’s will be conducting the auction for the first time 

Talking to Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe, about the Grand Exhibition The Art of Watches in New York

“The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York 2017” is open to the public and admission is free. It is being hosted at Cipriani 42nd Street from July 13 to 23, 2017, and is the venue’s first event to build a two-story structure. The 13,000 square foot exhibition is subdivided into 14 spaces for a total of ten themes, each with its own distinctive ambiance. In New York I talked with Thierry Stern about the exhibition, New York and the special limited edition pieces manufactured to celebrate the US market.   

Patek Philippe World Time Minute Repeater Ref. 5531 New York 2017 Special Edition

On the occasion of the Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition The Art of watches in New York, I am pleased to share with you the latest news from the Big Apple.  After Dubai in 2012, Munich in 2013 and London in 2015, the Grand Exhibition opens its doors for the 4th time. This cultural exhibition, open and free to the public, will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York from 13th to 23rd of July 2017.

Patek Philippe Men’s World Time Ref. 5230 New York 2017 Special Edition

 

The 300 watches of this limited series are endowed with the self- winding caliber 240 HU movement.

The elegant 38,5 mm timepiece has a white-gold case with a smooth, chamfered bezel and a dial with an opaline blue center: its embossed motif depicts the same Manhattan skyline that adorns the center of the Ref. 5531.

The city disk and the 24-hour disk (with day/night segments) permanently display the time in all 24 time zones.

Patek Philippe Ladies’ World Time Ref. 7130 New York 2017 Special Edition

 

The relief-embossed skyline of New York adorns the opaline blue dial center just like the Ref. 5230 men’s model. It is illuminated by the fire of the bezel set with 62 flawless rare white Top Wesselton diamonds (~0.82 ct) complemented by 27 diamonds (~0.21 ct) on the prong buckle that secures the dark blue alligator leather strap.

The lavishly finished self-winding caliber 240 HU movement can be admired through a sapphire-crystal case back with the engraved inscription “PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017”. 

Patek Philippe Ladies’ Calatrava Ref. 7200/50 New York 2017 Special Edition

 

It features an ultra-thin white-gold Officer’s-style case with straight lugs and a mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers.

It is available in two limited-edition versions of 75 watches each:

one with a white mother-of-pearl dial and a shiny peacock blue alligator leather strap (Ref. 7200/50-010), 

the other with a blue mother-of-pearl dial and a shiny blue-gray alligator leather strap (Ref. 7200/50- 011)

Patek Philippe Ladies’ Minute Repeater Ref. 7000/250 New York 2017 Special Edition

 

The Patek Philippe Ladies’ Minute Repeater Ref. 7000/250 New York 2017 Special Edition stands out with a blue enamel dial that sparkles with the fire of diamond hour markers. Its white-gold case features a “Flamme” setting composed of 160 flawless Top Wesselton diamonds (~0.64 ct).

This setting technique, proprietary to Patek Philippe, amplifies the radiance of the precious stones.

The ultra-thin self-winding caliber R 27 PS sounds the hours, quarter hours, and minutes on two gongs when the slide in the case flank is actuated.

Patek Philippe celebrates the first 20 years of its Aquanaut with the new Ref. 5168G

 

In 1997 the Patek Philippe Nautilus – it had its debut in 1976 – was already a manifestation of casual elegance in steel. However, with its extremely elaborate two-part porthole construction, it was beyond the reach of the younger, physically active target group that then manufacture president Philippe Stern had in mind.

31 Baselworld 2017 novelties that really impressed me.

Why 31? That´s the number I counted when finishing my choice and putting the story together.  Please do not expect a product listing of ticking superlatives here or a ranking of the most expensive / crazy watches. What I will show you instead are watches that really impressed me - 31 in total. Either through their good and cool design, technical realization, impeccable quality and/or reasonable price.