For nearly 180 years without interruption, Patek Philippe has been perpetuating the tradition of Genevan watchmaking. As the last family-owned independent watch manufacturer in Geneva, it enjoys total creative freedom to entirely design, produce and assemble what experts agree to be the finest timepieces in the world.
New models released this year at Baselworld include a broad selection of technical and design premières, including the first Nautilus with a Perpetual Calendar and the first Men’s Aquanaut Chronograph. Alongside these are revisited classics that will delight connoisseurs and admirers of fine watchmaking.
The star is the Ref. 5531, the first World Time Minute Repeater that always strikes local time. True to the grand tradition of Patek Philippe World Time watches, the dial centre sets the stage for the ultimate in craftsmanship, displaying a motif in cloisonné enamel that depicts the Lavaux vineyards landscape overlooking the shores of Lake Geneva. Minute repeaters and the World Time function play a pivotal role in the portfolio of Patek Philippe’s complicated timepieces. With its chiming watches, the Genevan manufacture has defined the benchmark for decades, as evidenced by their exceptional acoustic quality, the broad range of models and variations, and the interesting combinations with other complications.
Patek Philippe presents the first grand complication in the Nautilus line, showcasing an analog Perpetual Calendar, one of the manufacturer’s most coveted classics since 1985. The Ref.5740/1G is a unique combination of sports appeal and technical sophistication, robustness and high-end watchmaking artistry, endowed with the discreet elegance of an 18ct white-gold case and the utility of a calendar that automatically recognizes the number of days in each month, including the periodically recurring 29th of February.
Patek Philippe also presents its first self-winding Travel Time for ladies: The Calatrava Pilot Travel Time. Ref 7234R is a feminine interpretation of the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, which in 2015 was launched as a men's wristwatch in a white-gold case with a blue dial. It combines a rose-gold case with a brown dial, with a subtle black gradation toward the periphery, creating a truly elegant timepiece.
Patek Philippe has always aimed for perfection by creating timepieces of unrivalled quality and reliability, the uniqueness and exclusiveness of which makes them rare and precious pieces, a unique legacy to be handed down from one generation to the next.
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