The Genevan watchmaker continues a legacy of timeless elegance as it unveils its latest grand complication—the harmonious blending of the grande sonnerie (rated as the pinnacle of time strike) with a petite sonnerie and a minute repeater
Borne from the design excellence of the caliber 300 employed by the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300, the new caliber GS 36-750 PS IRM movement of 703 parts features three classic gongs and two patents for the striking mechanism and the jumping small seconds at 6 o’clock. It is further enriched with two series-connected twin mainspring barrels, ensuring a 24-hour power reserve for the strikework and 72 hours for the movement. From a slide switch located at 6 0’clock, the lucky wearer can choose among the operating modes: the Petite Sonnerie, Grande Sonnerie, and Silence. The minute repeater, on the other hand, is activated by request with the pusher placed in the winding crown. The sophisticated architecture can be viewed through a sapphire crystal case-back.
The horological masterpiece extends the display of mastery in the fine art of watchmaking through its Grand Feu black enamel dial with a glazed finish, applied Breguet numerals, and leaf-shaped hands in white-gold with luminescent coating. A couple of power-reserve indicators for the movement (at 9 o’clock) and the strikework (at 3 o’clock) balances the elegance of the typography. The glossy black, hand-stitched alligator leather strap with square scales wears beautifully on the wrist, fastened by a fold-over clasp.
PATEK PHILIPPE is available at Lucerne Jewelers at Greenbelt 5, and Lucerne Jewelers at EDSA Shangri-La Plaza