Monday, November 3, 2014

The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175

As for you followers of our Facebook or Patek Philippe fans already know Patek Philippe has turned 175 years old nearly 2 weeks ago today.

Patek Philippe, of course, went all out and unleashed a new timepiece to reign supreme over other timepieces.
This timepiece is the Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175.

This Grandmaster Chime has an outstanding 20 complications which I have listed below.

  • Grande Sonaire
  • Petite Sonaire
  • Minute Repeater
  • Strikework Mode Display (Silent,Grand Sonaire, Petite Sonaire)
  • Alarm with Time Strike
  • Date Repeater
  • Power Reserve Indicator 
  • Strikework Reserve Indicator             
  • Strikework Isolater Display 
  • Dual Time
  • Day Night Indicator
  • Instantaneous Perpetual Calendar
  • Day of Week
  • Month
  • Date, Date for Dual Time
  • Leap Year Cycle
  • Four Digit Year
  • Moon Phase
  • Crown Position Indicator
  • Sub-Dial
How many parts were needed to assemble this 2 sided 20 complication work of art?
The answer is no less than 1,366 parts.

Now this is a tad baffling as a 1,000 piece puzzle takes some time to assemble, this timepiece has 1,366 pieces. These pieces are all inside of a case with a diameter of 47.4 mm and 16.1 mm tall!
But the story doesn't end there oh no! Patek Philippe went all out the entire case was hand crafted with such detail and precision that the Mona Lisa envies it


Only 7 of these timepieces will be made and only 6 will be sold the 7th one will be kept at the Patek Philippe Museum. 

The Patek Philippe 5975 is another timepieces released to celebrate their 175th anniversary, Patek Philippe released 10 timepieces 6 for men 4 for women. Most were overshadowed by the 5175 which of course is understandable. 

I'll leave you guys a link to a video showing the Patek Philippe 5175 being assembled.

1 comment:

  1. I like alot the new Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime. I am a huge fan of the Patek Philippe Men Watches because they are all just awesome and great looking, very... highclassy!

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