Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime Masterpiece

Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime Masterpiece
175th Anniversary Collection
47MM Rose Gold Reference 5175R-001

Today Patek Philippe unveiled a special line of watches to celebrate their 175th Anniversary. This magnificent beauty is one of the most complicated wrist-watches ever made, with 20 different complications!!! It consists of 1,580 components, of which 1,366 comprise the movement, and the 47MM case.

Patek Philippe announced they only plan to offer seven examples of this grand-masterpiece, and that six of them have already been sold to well-known Patek Philippe customers, and the seventh is headed for the permanent collection in the magnificent Patek Philippe Museum.

In the video below you can see the amazing level of detail that went into making this amazing watch, which the Wall Street Journal reports cost $2.6 Million to purchase.

This insanely beautiful Patek Philippe is hand engraved and completely reversible, so the wearer can flip it around and wear it with either side displayed! You can learn much more about this magnificent masterpiece by visiting the special dedicated microsite page on Patek.com.

The illustration below showcase the amazing movement details.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Patek Philippe Coolness: Gianni Agnelli World Time Patek Philippe Reference 1415HU

...Supreme Italian Style...

Patek Philippe Coolness: Gianni Agnelli
World Time Patek Philippe
Reference 1415HU

Gianni Agnelli was an Italian industrialist and he was well known for his sense of fashion and style. He had an unusual habit of wearing his beautiful wristwatches on the outside of his shirt cuff.

In this image, we see Gianni Agnelli sporting his trademark pink gold Patek Philippe World Time Reference 1415HU (Heure Universelle) around 1960.

The Patek Philippe picture below is not the one in the photo above but it gives you an idea of what Gianni Angelli's Patek Philippe 1415HU looked like.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph History

Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph History

My pal Benjamin Clymer who is the founder of Hodinkee just launched a new video series named "Reference Points" and in this first episode he had the opportunity to sit down with New York vintage Patek Philippe dealer and collector, Michael Safdie of Madison Fine Time to discuss these rare beauties. You can see many more photos and check out the complete story on Hodinkee.

Below is the original video Hodinkee did on Madison Fine Time:

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