Hands-on the Artisans de Genève “Honey Pearl” project, or how to skeletonize the Golden Nautilus 5711

Another demonstration of high-end personalization applied to the golden Nautilus 5711

The personalization of a timepiece can take many shapes, from the classic black coating to the controversial gem fusion (the so-called icing process). But the mission of some seminars is to prove that customization can consider taste and high-end timepieces. And Artisans de Genève is undoubtedly the best in this work. This team of professional craftsmen is famous for deeply transforming the appearance of watches and applying complex hollowing technology to the movement. They only work at the request of customers. Following the initial carbon element pearl project, the workshop today launched a very attractive new gold version-Artisans de Genève “Honey Pearl” project.

We have said in the past that Artisans de Genève is one of the most eye-catching personalized workshop watches when presenting the first carbon fiber bezel “Pearl Project” or the recently co-produced “Cool Hand Brooklyn Skeleton” with Spike Lee. This is more than just changing the dial or adding coatings. The work done here is more in-depth, including modifying the case, adding new materials, and one of their specialties, the modification and hollowing of the movement, and re-decoration by hand in a traditional way. Although the style of these works may be polarized-it actually reflects the choice of the owner of the Popular watch used as the base-but one must recognize the impressive quality of the work done.

The latest personalized project launched by Artisans de Genève is a new interpretation of the pearl project, which aims to add hollowing and haute horology to the Nautilus 5711. The first project stems from the wishes of the customer and the owner of the steel version of this watch, hoping to differentiate it with the unique carbon fiber bezel. For the new “Honey Pearl” project, the base provided by the customer is 18k rose gold Nautilus 5711/1R, and the work done by Artisans de Genève once again reflects his desire, but also the technical know-how and traditional watches.

Based on this famous luxury sports watch, a new color palette is defined to create harmony between lines and colors while also providing classic high-end watchmaking pleasure. The movement is completely open and finished by hand. Here, the original 18k rose gold case, bezel and bracelet are kept intact, except for the personalized case back engraved with specific documents, and the reworked movement can be seen. The second chapter of the Pearl Project also did not incorporate modern materials, resulting in a more pleasing design, both luxurious and elegant.Patek replica

The real difference between the Honey Pearl Project and the original watch is its dial and transparent back cover. In fact, most of the work done by Artisans de Genève is focused on creating new color schemes and new dial designs. Therefore, the original dial has been replaced by a blue chapter ring, giving the movement a clear view. This ring uses newly designed and manufactured hour markers, made of 18k rose gold and filled with luminous material. It is beveled and shows a vertically brushed surface. Similarly, customers want to have newly designed hands that are multi-faceted, inclined and straight.

In addition to these changes to the residence, most of the work Artisans de Genève did on this honey pearl project can be seen on the movement. The workshop uses the original 26-330 SC movement of the donor watch, completely hollowing out the automatic movement, and most of the parts are carved with impressive precision and attention to detail. All parts are carefully cut, satin-finished and finely beveled by hand. The balance bridge even shows an impressive arm with a mirror-polished surface. The back of the watch shows the original round texture surface on the plywood, and the original gold rotor has been finely hollowed out and cut obliquely by hand. The result retains the elegant fusion of satin brush and mirror polished finishes, but the contrast is higher due to the anthracite treatment of the bridge and plywood.

With this new honey pearl project, Geneva craftsmen once again demonstrated their impressive craftsmanship. Remember, this personalization is requested by a private client. It is a sample of proprietary technology and therefore reflects the wishes of the original watch owner, and all modifications are made according to his requirements. The overall appearance is definitely polarized, which does not mean that everyone will appreciate it, but the level of execution is once again spectacular. The price will not be disclosed, but you can of course contact Artisans de Genève to create a creation based on your own watch to reflect your personality.

Technical Specifications-ARTISANS DE GENÈVE Honey Pearl Project
Case: 40 mm-18k rose gold case and bezel, based on Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1R-Sapphire crystal front and back cover-Newly designed back cover with special engraving-120 meters water resistance
Dial: Blue skeleton, beveled and 12 hours/6 hours brushed polished dial, rose gold hour markers, rose gold H/M hands, satin-finished center
Movement: Improved Calibre 26-330 SC skeletonized, beveled and satin-finished, anthracite treatment, hand mirror polished balance bridge, skeletonized 21-carat gold rotor-other specifications are the same as Nautilus 5711
Bracelet: Original 18K rose gold bracelet and folding clasp

Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar 5740/1G

The 5740/1G perfectly showcases the modern complications of best Patek Philippe and demonstrates the etiquette known and loved by all connoisseurs of fine watches.

Since we’re talking about Nautilus, it’s hard to miss the recent headlines. It has been confirmed that the Nautilus 5711/1A directly from Patek Philippe HQ has been discontinued. Yes, you understand what I mean. Patek Philippe will stop manufacturing the coveted Nautilus 5711 from steel. (Although the rose gold version is still in production).

As predicted, the already sky-high prices rose further and entered the stratosphere of the gray market. If you think the demand for the 5711 is crazy, then the discontinuation of the 5711 will only make it more popular. Those on the waiting list may be out of luck if they have not received a call announcing its arrival. The only option left is to acquire it on the secondary market. Six-figure stainless steel sports model.

Patek Philippe is expected to release the 5711/1A replacement in Watches & Wonders in April 2021. There are rumors that Patek Philippe will not replace the 5711 with a newer steel version, but will use a larger 42mm case size titanium successor.

However, the focus today is not 5711. The focus is on its complicated brother, the Nautilus Perpetual Calendar 5740/1G, which, in my opinion, is the longest Nautilus has slept since its debut.

5740/1G perfectly demonstrates the exquisite craftsmanship of Patek Philippe: thin, bold, complex, perfect and balanced.

Ultimate Nautilus, period
The Gerald Genta design (Royal Oak and Nautilus), although an outsider when it was first introduced in the 1970s, is one of the most iconic watches on the market today.

In the early 2010s, Nautilus had not launched a large complication watch, while Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak perpetual calendar and large complication watch were a big success.

At Baselworld in 2018, Patek Philippe’s response to the 5740 released surprised many people. After timing, calendar and timekeeping, the Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar 5740G is currently the most complicated Nautilus in the family.

But when you think about it, Patek Philippe’s launch of the first complication in the Nautilus series makes perfect sense. After all, despite the hype surrounding the steel sports watch, please don’t forget that Patek Philippe is best at Grand Complications, not Nautilus.
This Nautilus Perpetual Calendar is low-key and unassuming, harmonious, rare and luxurious.

When I first saw this watch in a reporter’s photo, I knew it would be a large-scale modern Nautilus acquisition (this is if I have dough, of course buy one). Of course, it is unconventional, but Patek Philippe combines two important components into the 5740-the shape of the Nautilus case and the 240 Q movement.

Despite its complexity, the Nautilus 5740/1G is still loyal to the original concept designed by Genta, without degradation or interference with the original design. The final result of the 5740/1G is one of the most classic designs ever, and it complements the typical Patek Philippe movement.

Patek Philippe’s QP module Calibre 240 Q
QP (Quantième Perpétuel-French Perpetual Calendar) is part of the highly traditional “Holy Grail” complication produced by Patek Philippe, together with the double rattrapante chronograph, tourbillon and minute repeater.

The QP module Calibre 240 Q is an ultra-thin movement created in the 1970s. The 5740 is the same as the movement in the Ref 5940 and has been upgraded with many modern features, such as the Gyromax balance and the Spiromax balance spring. Calibre 240 Q is powered by a miniature rotor made of 22k gold, and is engraved with the Patek Philippe Calatrava cross logo and the iconic Côtes de Genève pattern.

If you don’t know, this is the thinnest perpetual calendar currently produced by Patek Philippe (only 8.42 mm thick), and it’s not even a formal watch. For a sport full of such complexity, this is an amazing feat. Like all Patek Philippe’s works, the movement has a series of exquisite finishes, including the chamfering and polished edges of the plywood.

The iconic perpetual calendar in the Nautilus case
The reference model 5740G is a solid 18k white gold Nautilus with a recognizable QP layout on the dial, which displays the month, day of the week, date, leap year, moon phase and 24-hour period. Although the complications are new, this watch is Nautilus through and through-it has a classic blue dial and horizontal ribs, luminous application markers and hands, and a mix of brushed and polished finishes that give the watch so much vitality .

The moon phase complication only deviates from the actual position of the moon by one day every 122 years. The corrector button of the calendar is located symmetrically on one of the lugs and the “ear” of the case.

Part of the charm that 5740 shares with its Nautilus siblings is the framed dial with porthole aperture, which provides an attractive alternative to the ubiquitous round window. With a 3-6-9 dial layout, the 5740 feels balanced and surprisingly not too busy. Compared with 5712, the dial is definitely more symmetrical.

50 blues

Compared with the photo, the light blue PVD ​​coated dial is more attractive physically. The impressive metallic blue is lighter than the gradient blue on the steel Nautilus, making it very attractive in all kinds of lighting. The blue on the dial changes from light metallic blue to dark navy blue, depending on the ambient light and angle.

The gradual sunburst pattern on the dial is similar to the 40th anniversary limited edition Nautilus series. The rod-shaped hands and white gold applied hour markers are treated with Superluminova.

The Nautilus design we adore
The case is identical to the coveted 5711 in terms of case shape and proportions. They could have followed the case size of the 44mm chronograph 5976/1G made for the 40th anniversary, but luckily they did not. The fact that the watch has a diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of only 8.32 mm is shocking.

As a solid precious metal watch with an integrated bracelet, this means that it will be heavier compared to its steel siblings, but in my opinion, this is a plus point. If you have Steel Nautilus on hand, you will understand what I mean.

As expected, the execution quality of the case and bracelet is beyond doubt, and the 5740G opens a new folding clasp. The one-piece bracelet combines a highly polished central link and satin polished side links. It adopts a new folding clasp design with four independent clasps to prevent accidental loosening of any of the two clasps. open.

Final thoughts
In the esoteric world of fine watchmaking, we are all grateful for the presence and integrity of the watch etiquette. Traditions are preserved and found in most of the brands we love, and there is no tendency to belittle craftsmanship in some crude expedients (with some exceptions of course).

Although fake Patek Philippe still offers traditional-style formal watches, modern timepieces full of modernity have inspired innovation in the watch industry. Patek Philippe’s ownership goes beyond the functions assigned and invites its owners to focus on details and unparalleled craftsmanship.

5740 combines casual sports style with technical exquisiteness, showing the best in the high-end watch industry. The case is slender and luxurious, sturdy and durable. It is the perfect watch for you to wear and appreciate its beauty every day.

Any Patek Philippe collector or watch enthusiast will be impressed by its charm. This is a slim timepiece equipped with oversized complications, a self-winding movement and unparalleled finishing (finishing). This fascinating timepiece is a model of contemporary design, but retains the traditional craftsmanship of the independent Geneva brand.

Model: Nautilus Perpetual Calendar
Reference number: 5740/1G-001
Movement: Calibre 240 Q, hour, minute, 24-hour dial, perpetual calendar with month, day, date, leap year display and moon phase, 38-48 hours power reserve
Case material: 18k white gold, diameter 40 mm, height 8.42 mm
Dial color: blue, applied baton and Arabic numeral hour markers, luminous hour markers
Water resistance: 60 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Integrated platinum bracelet

Black dial Patek Philippe 5960/1A

Watch collection as a hobby may be the most popular of all time, and few categories can be as hyped as cheap Patek Philippe stainless steel sports watches. Specifically, Nautilus and Aquanaut. However, the popularity of these steel sports watches has only recently emerged. The timepieces that made Patek Philippe the master of today are their complex timepieces. Our watch here combines the versatility and durability of a bracelet stainless steel watch with Patek Philippe’s sophisticated watch technology. This is a Patek Philippe 5960/1A black dial. It may be the best stainless steel Patek Philippe model on the market.

Patek Philippe 5960/1A is the pinnacle of Patek Philippe’s long history of creating innovative and complex movements. This watch was released in 2006 and combines the annual calendar complication invented by Patek Philippe in 1996 with an internal automatic flyback chronograph. This is Patek Philippe’s first watch that combines these two complications, and it is also the first self-made automatic chronograph movement in Patek Philippe’s history. This watch reminds people that although Patek Philippe has more than 100 years of watchmaking history, they have still made many milestones in the near future. The 5960 also stands out with its distinctive movement and modern design, which is different from many other complex watches of Patek Philippe. This more sporty appearance, together with its automatic movement, has won a lot of praise as an excellent daily wearer.

Fast forward to 2014, and Patek Philippe will further lean towards the versatility of this model for everyday wearers by launching a steel version on a steel bracelet. By this time, the steel sports watch market has begun to heat up. The introduction of such a complicated model in a sporty and durable package has played a role as a bridge for young Patek Philippe collectors to switch from Nautilus to other brands. The brand is more interesting in the field of watches. In 2017, Patek Philippe launched the stainless steel watch you see here, but now it has a black dial. However, both steel-to-steel variants were discontinued in 2018, which means that this particular reference was only produced for one year. In addition to many desirable mechanical and design features, the scarcity of this timepiece makes it one of the more collectible modern Patek Philippe.

Although it has never been sold like this, this watch exudes a strong racing watch vibe. The matte black dial is combined with the silver brushed outer track. The polished and faceted day, date and month windows exude a little checkered flag, while the bright red chronograph hands just scream, “I want to go fast!” Even the numbers indicating the minutes and hours on the single counter at six o’clock reminded me of the speedometers of the 1940s. In other words, although its modern, sporty appearance stands out from other complex models of best Patek Philippe, it is not a loud or overly casual timepiece.

The case and bracelet are highly polished to balance the movement of the dial. In addition, the steel bracelet has five small links, which is more formal than the brushed three-link bracelet. The case is slightly larger, measuring 40.5 mm x 13.5 mm, but it has elegant smooth lines and a concave bezel, both of which help to reduce the size ergonomically and visually. The lugs are thin and have nice curves, allowing various wrist sizes to be worn comfortably on this watch. Overall, this watch is visually very balanced, making it a perfect match for formal or casual wear. However, it should be noted that although its materials and styles are very sporty, this watch is only 30m waterproof, so although it can cope with most of the harsh daily tests, swimming is not one of them.

Internally, the 5960 defeated the internal caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H. If the long name is not leaked, this is a feature-rich sport. This is an automatic annual calendar with a flyback chronograph and power reserve display. This combination of complications is another reason why this watch is so practical for everyday wear. At a glance, you can see the day of the week, date, month and am/pm indicator and elapsed time, with the second in the center, and the minutes and hours in six places on the subdial. With so many useful features, this 5960 can be comparable to Apple Watch.

In addition to a series of useful complex functions, you can also get excellent finishing results. The rhodium-plated movement comes with a Patek Philippe quality seal and 40 gems, a gorgeous Côtes de Genève finish and a 21k yellow gold oscillating weight. In addition, the movement is equipped with Patek Philippe’s advanced Gyromax balance and the Breguet balance spring with free spring, both of which improve the durability and accuracy of the movement.

In my opinion, the biggest competition for cheap Patek Philippe 5960/1A steel black dial steel is its white dial brother. This watch has many advantages in terms of history and function, if you are interested in it, nothing else will scratch it. The production time of the white dial variant is much longer than that of the black dial variant, but the production cycle is still relatively short-4 years-I think its appearance is more polarized-no puns-but it is completely in other respects The same watch.

However, if you just buy a high-end perpetual calendar chronograph on the market, then this Lange Datograph perpetual calendar is worth a look. This is an 18k rose gold manual winding perpetual calendar chronograph. The perpetual calendar has advantages because you only need to set the date once in your life instead of once a year, and because this is a manual winding movement, it is visually more complicated and, in my opinion, better looking. However, this also means that due to its 36-hour power reserve, you need to wind frequently. Coupled with the gorgeous rose gold case, it is not as versatile as the 5960/1A. But like the white dial 5960, it is indeed lower than the black dial 5960.

Interestingly, although this watch was originally made to attract young collectors, I think it is now the most attractive to OG Patek fans. It has all the signs that Patek Philippe does best and breaks all Nautilus mania. This watch is for collectors who are confused by the standard Nautilus, which sells for $400,000, and are content to spend their money on rarer and interesting steel watches.

On paper, this cheapest watches reads like it was designed in a laboratory and is the ultimate collector’s watch. It is rare, versatile, elegant and complex. If you plan to spend more than $100,000 on a stainless steel watch, please buy this watch and you will not regret it.

Patek Philippe-Calatrava “Clous de Paris” Ref. 6119R and 6119G

Patek Philippe fake is updating one of its most iconic formal watches, Calatrava, whose bezel is decorated with a guilloche “Paris nail” pattern.

This polished diamond pattern composed of small pyramid tips first appeared on Calatrava’s bezel in 1934, Ref. 96D (D stands for decoration). Since then, it has been reinterpreted into multiple versions. The most successful model with this decorative element is probably the Reference 3919, launched in 1985 and produced for 20 years: it is equipped with a manual winding 215 PS movement, a small second at 6 o’clock, black lacquered Roman numerals and White dial with straight lugs.

The Calatrava “Clous de Paris” now has an obvious modern appearance, with a diameter of 39 mm, a dial with three-dimensional hour markers and a new hand-wound Patek Philippe movement specially developed for this model.

Two versions are proposed. Reference 6119R-001 combines a rose gold case and a silver grained dial, as well as rose gold applied hour-markers and hands.

The platinum model Reference 6119G-001 features a charcoal gray dial, interrupted by a vertical satin finish and a snail-shaped small seconds counter. The applied hour markers and hands are made of the same metal as the case.

The golden prince-style hour and minute hands have three facets instead of two. Thanks to the railway track minute scale on the periphery of the dial, it is easy to read. The slender “cheveu”-style seconds hand rotates on an auxiliary subdial at 6 o’clock, which is divided into four quarters.

The round bezel is decorated with guilloche studs, a slightly wider chamfered profile and a slender polished rounded frame-shaped sapphire crystal mirror.

The shape of the strap ears has also been redesigned. They are now not straight, but curved, the transition from the case to the strap is smoother and makes the wrist more comfortable.

The new hand-wound Patek Philippe movement with a power reserve of 65 hours is specially designed for this model. Its development was based on the desire for a manual winding movement with a diameter greater than 215 PS.

In fact, the inner diameter of the new 30-255 PS movement is 30.4 mm (total diameter of 31 mm), while the 215 PS is 21.5 mm (total diameter of 21.9 mm), and the height remains unchanged at 2.55 mm, which makes it It is possible to limit the total thickness of the luxury replica watches (the back of the crystal) to 8.08 mm.

The new 30-255 PS movement is particularly robust, providing a power reserve of 65 hours or nearly three days. The result is achieved by using two main barrels arranged in parallel. Unlike series barrels to extend the power reserve, parallel barrels increase the torque of the movement by increasing the torque of two barrels.

Despite the slim structure, this solution supports the maximum force and allows the deployment of a balance with twice the moment of inertia of 10 mg/cm2. The higher moment of inertia improves rate stability and simplifies the precise adjustment of a movement that beats at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,000 vibrations per hour), with a maximum deviation of -3/+2 seconds in 24 hours.

The stop-second function, which stops the balance wheel when the crown is pulled, can set the time with one second accuracy. When the crown is pushed back to its original position, the mechanism activates the balance wheel to make it move again.

Through the sapphire crystal caseback, you can see that the 30-255 PS movement has six bridges-one for each wheel or function-with Geneva stripes and chamfered and polished edges.

The new Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris” in red gold (Ref. 6119R) or platinum (Ref. 6119G).

Patek Philippe launched the Calatrava “Clous de Paris” Ref. 6119

And elegant calibration. 30-255 PS sports.

Although Calatrava is often overlooked and prefers luxury sports watches, it may be a classic of Patek Philippe-it came out in 1932 and named after the brand’s logo-with diverse designs and elegance Simplicity.

Patek Philippe’s second batch of new watches launched in Watches & Wonders 2021 focuses on exquisite, sophisticated watches-it just announced a striking new perpetual calendar-and naturally includes Karat Calatrava (Calatrava), which also added Calatrava (Calatrava) “Clous de Paris” mark. 6119.

Pay tribute to famous Calatrava models (such as ref). 3919 and its successors ref. No. 5119 6119 combines several iconic elements of past designs in a larger case to create a more modern mask, and is available in rose gold or white gold. It is important to refer to. The 6119 is driven by a newly developed manual winding machine. 30-255 PS, large, thin movement with double barrels-the balance wheel has a high moment of inertia.

I have always been a fan of Calatrava, especially the variant with a hinged “Hunter” back like ref. 5227. Known as a gentleman’s superior watch, it represents Patek Philippe’s traditional and exquisite watchmaking methods.

But Calatrava’s previous generations of cases are relatively small-reference. 3919 is 33mm, and ref. The case of the 5119 is 36 mm. And more latest models, such as 40 mm reference. The 6007, which was launched last year, tends to be more casual in style, which may be too casual for Calatrava.

In contrast, reference 6119 achieves the best results. With a diameter of 39 mm, the case is larger, but still delicate enough to be regarded as an elegant formal watch.

Between the two, I would choose the platinum model; its vertical matte gray dial is understated and more modern than the rose gold version. cheap Patek Philippe introduced the reference material in its announcement. 6119 as a model of “reflecting the changes of the times”-the platinum model is definitely a more modern appearance.

referee. The 6119 movement is better, more refined than similar products, and higher specifications. There is also the fact that it looks the most beautiful and has the longest history.

Contemporary Calatrava
As the name suggests, ref. The 6119 has a bezel similar to the Clous de Paris or Hobnail shown in the references. 3919 and reference. 5119. Some of the trademark features of Patek Philippe watches in the 1980s and 1990s. Today’s nail bezels are relatively uncommon, but they are eye-catching and enhance the decoration of the case without exceeding the top. referee. The 6119’s bezel has a wider, more slanted contour, which makes the wrist more feel.

Although the dial style is restricted, it is composed of many thoughtful details. The key element to make its appearance more modern is the peripheral railway minute track. This is a simple printed track, but it has been enhanced by applying a golden sphere in the 5-minute mark.

The applied “obus” hour markers are pure gold with facets on all four sides so that they can capture light well. In addition, the dauphine pointer has three facets in the longitudinal direction, and their appearance is more eye-catching than the elongated flat leaf pointer in the past model.

And there are many textures. On the white gold model, the dial is obviously drawn vertically, while the sub-second dial is printed with a concentric pattern and divided into quarters with crosshairs, reminiscent of the “fan-shaped” dial of an old-fashioned watch.

The rose gold model has a more classic grain texture, extending into the second hand, and polished with rose gold to match the case.

The case design draws on the original Calatrava reference. No. 96 in 1932, with curved tapered lugs instead of straight lugs on the referee. 3919 and 5119. These make the area of ​​the watch slightly larger, so that the watch has more appearance without having to increase the diameter of the case. Although the case is relatively large, the height of reference 6119 is only 8.08 mm, which is still slim and a true formal watch.

The slim profile is due to the new internal calibration function. 30-255 PS.

Although it is much wider than cal. 215 PS found. 3919 and 5119, this is the actual movement of the manually wound Calatrava model for decades. 30-255 PS maintains the same thickness of 2.5 mm.

Several aspects of the traditional movement structure have been reconfigured to help achieve lightness and thinness. One is the “intermediate pinion without a pinion, which meshes with the central gear through an intermediate gear”-essentially a more streamlined arrangement of gears-and the other is the crown and ratchet, which are located under the barrel bridge instead of above. https://www.chrono4usale.co

The manual winding movement has a 65-hour power reserve, which is a significant improvement over the 44-hour movement. 215 PS.

It uses parallel or simultaneous double barrels to achieve. The dual parallel barrels greatly increase the torque of the movement: Patek Philippe says that the balance wheel has the highest moment of inertia in its 4 Hz movement. In other words, it has excellent HDF.

This improves the stability of its beat rate-meaning better timing without being affected by external factors such as vibration-and also makes adjustment easier. Like all movements certified with the Patek Philippe seal, cal. The rated accuracy of 30-255 PS per day reaches an impressive -3/+2.

It is worth noting that cal. The surface treatment effect of 30-255 PS is also slightly better than that of its predecessors, showing the usual Côtes de Genève and shocking power, but also improved details, such as the bridge slope with sharp external angles, although it can be completed by stamping.

Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris”
Ref. 6119G-001 (white gold)
Ref. 6119R-001 (rose gold)

Diameter: 39 mm
Height: 8.08 mm
Material: 18k white or rose gold
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 30 m

Movement: Cal. 30-255 PS
Functions: Hours, minutes, and seconds
Frequency: 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz)
Winding: Hand wind
Power reserve: 65 hours

Strap: Alligator with gold pin buckle

Count down the most wanted Patek Philippe watches

Patek Philippe replica watches with more than 160 years of watchmaking experience are an eternal pursuit for all tasteful collectors, especially for those who pursue fine traditions and high-quality craftsmanship. The brand’s prestigious series include many unique features and functions, such as perpetual watches, annual calendar watches, tourbillons and timekeeping watches and so on.

Patek Philippe will always be a frequent visitor to well-known watch auctions like Antiquorum, and it seems to be always refreshing amazing transaction records. The brand loves that eternal success-so star-studded figures like Albert Einstein, Duke Ellington, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Queen Victoria, Pope Pio IX, and Rudyard Kipling are all on the list of Patek Philippe’s former distinguished customers .

Patek Philippe Calatrava series

Calatrava series is named after the symbol of Patek Philippe-the beautiful Calatrava Cross. The first Calatrava appeared in 1932. In the past 70 years, Patek Philippe designers have continued to expand the series, adding more excellent designs and functions. It is still the most popular series of Patek Philippe. So far, at least 24 different models have been created.

As the brand’s most famous series, Calatrava perfectly blends the roundness of the dial with the classic beauty of the watch shape.

The original Patek Philippe Calatrava followed the creative philosophy of the German Bauhaus School of Architecture and Art-form should meet the needs of function. Today, designers still use the Bauhaus theory in Calatrava’s design and development. The Calatrava series reflects the idea that the main responsibility of a chronograph is to record time in the most accurate way. The Bauhaus school has always abandoned excessive and useless decorative details, so the Calatrava series will never allow any design to attract the wearer’s attention too much-people’s visual focus will always be on the record of time. The appearance of the first Bauhaus style Calatrava laid the foundation for the design concept of every subsequent watch of the same series.

Gondolo series

Speaking of the story of the Gondolo series, it goes back to the period 1900-1928. At that time, Patek Philippe was cooperating with the Gondolo and Labouriau jewelry store in Rio de Janeiro. As one of the results of the cooperation, the Chronometro Gondolo pocket watch came into being. Its excellent quality and precise timekeeping mechanism quickly won the attention of watch collectors.

In 1910, Patek Philippe introduced watch styles for Gondolo. The Gondolo dial has a variety of shapes, from barrels, squares, rectangles, and even polygons. The design is inspired by the masterpieces of designers from other watchmaking companies around the world. For this initiative, Brazilian shareholders are so satisfied that they have since directly used “Patek” as a synonym for “watch”.

Golden Ellipse series

Patek Philippe’s Golden Ellipse series realizes the perfect unity of watch shape and elegance. The oval shape of the dial means the classic integration of circle and rectangle. In 1968, Patek Philippe’s first Golden Ellipse debuted. At that time, Patek Philippe’s watches were different from all contemporary watches. This Golden Ellipse won more than just a temporary fashion craze; its golden ratio-like perfect proportions keep it on the classic list of world watch history forever.

The ellipse of Golden Ellipse is designed based on the classical theory of the golden section of the ancient Greek mathematician. This classic proportion has already achieved countless masterpieces of architectural design and fine art. This watch is not only bold in design, but also compatible with elegance and peace. Its iconic design has long been recognized by the world as a pioneer in creating trends. To this day, it is still one of the most recognizable watch styles in the world.

Today, best Patek Philippe designers continue to introduce new styles to the Golden Ellipse series, and even add jewelry designs to it. No matter how you change, the essence of design will always stand out. It is no exaggeration to say that it is the perfect combination of classic aesthetics and precise timing. Golden Ellipse is so precise that it has even expanded the Geneva watchmaking craftsmanship with a century-old tradition.

Fifty shades of blue: Patek Philippe 5170P Tiffany & Co. Dial

The Patek Philippe reference 5170 is a historical reference in the brand of manual winding chronographs. It came out in 2010, replacing the popular reference model 5070, and brought a lighter, more wear-resistant case, and more importantly, this is Patek Philippe’s first homemade manual winding chronograph movement.

This example (5170P) has only been produced for two years from 2017 to 2019, and is the last version introduced to the model, ending the ten-year production span for reference. This is a perfect interpretation of the 5170, and a suitable design is used to complete a memorable timepiece. But while the standard 5170P is still an excellent watch, this particular example significantly improves itself with the simple text lines on the “Tiffany & Co.” dial.

If we expand our attention to the infamous Tiffany stamp, we will find an awesome dial. The combination of dark blue gradient color with sunburst texture and grooved sub-base color brings endless fascinating effects, reminiscent of deep sea water, and emits a little sunlight. Combine the dial finish with the baton-shaped rectangular-cut diamond hour markers, and you will find that this watch is a constant dancer in the light. The dial shade and diamond index provide a constantly changing appearance according to the environment. The diamonds on the swiss men watch are usually not my business, but the cutting and implementation methods here keep the overall appearance of the watch gender neutral and not too loud.

To deliberately remove all these glimmers and flashes, white is used on the sub-dial, tachymeter scale, second hand, chronograph minute hand, and minute and hour hands. Even if the shade on the dial changes, the white text and gloss still make the watch clear and easy to read. Although this is a very formal watch, it is also a chronograph, so legibility is key. The 29-535 PS caliber with rapid jumping minute complications further improves clarity.

When the chronograph is running, once the second hand of the stopwatch has finished rotating, the minute hand in the 30-minute sub-dial will immediately jump to the next minute. This makes an accurate reading of the elapsed time insignificant. Such small details help people understand how internal movements optimize the ownership experience.

Patek Philippe’s internal column wheel chronograph movement is the 29-535 PS movement that beat the 5170P movement, which replaced the improved Lémania movement in the brand’s early chronographs. This move towards an internal chronograph movement is a big step for the brand. In fact, they have not done this for more than a century, which explains its difficulty. The movement is printed with the Patek Philippe seal, the movement frequency is 4Hz, and it has a 65-hour power reserve.

The movement is fully visible through the back of the display and, as you might expect, has reached a special standard. There are black polishes and deep tons. Architectural and visual interest are the main reasons why manual-winding chronographs are so popular, and Patek Philippe makes some of the best and most beautiful watches.

In addition to the movement, the biggest feature of 5170P is this situation. It has amazing proportions, with a diameter of 39 mm and a thickness of 8.5 mm. The overall design is classic and timeless, with a simple round shape and thoughtful but not exaggerated character lines. Unlike other reference watches in the series, this case has a minimalist and Calatrava style. I think this style is more elegant and subtle than the bold stepped 42mm 5070 before and the bold 41mm 5172 afterwards. It is made of platinum and is an excellent choice, it helps to maintain the versatility of the watch while maintaining its particularity. In addition, since it is platinum, Patek Philippe placed a top-quality Wesselton diamond between the lugs at six o’clock. This is a meticulous detail recorded by me. I like it very much.

It is difficult to overestimate the particularity of this cheap watch. This is already a frightening reference, but after adding Tiffany & Co. stamps to the dial, it becomes unusually rare. Although no specific figures were disclosed, Tiffany & Co. can only print a few specific types of stamps in a given year. Although this is just a guess, I don’t think it is crazy to have less than 10 5170Ps with Tiffany stamps. The simple co-branding between these two luxury giants automatically obtains any given watch reference and makes it one of the most ideal examples of that reference. For watches like the 5170P that are already extremely important models of the brand, it puts this example on the top of a mountain with a high clock height.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711

Work with Geneva craftsmen to create the skeleton of Patek Philippe Nautilus

Geneva craftsmen provide exclusive services of watch modification to private customers worldwide. Their latest commission is the Pearl project-the stunning openwork Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711.

Recently, it was reported that the Reference 5711/1A version of the well-known Nautilus sports watch from the respected watchmaker would be discontinued, and many Patek Philippe fans were in shock.

For those who don’t think that the Patek Philippe reference number is an essential element of memory, 5711/1A has always been the hottest model in the brand’s lineup, although it is not the most complex, rare, expensive or exotic model (its The shell is made of steel). It is recently estimated that the new waiting time will be a full ten years.

Therefore, to get any description of 5711, it is on the wish list of countless hobbyists around the world, but for a particular “super collector”, having this immediately recognizable and highly sought after example of a watch It is simply not enough. Therefore, he entrusted the standard version to the micro-engineering genii of Artisans de Genève, a watch customization company, and turned it into something unique.

The case and the one-piece bracelet that made Nautilus designed such an eye-catching design remained silent, but the rest of the watch was completely reimagined by the artisan Artisans de Genève, creating something that has never been seen before-perhaps never again.

The changes include the structure of the forged carbon bezel, a complex component that was developed as a single project, specifically designed to perfectly mimic the subtle, octagonal contours of Nautilus.

At the same time, the standard dial is reduced to n-level, beveled by hand, treated with a matte satin finish, and then highlighted with contrasting rose gold markers. Even the hands of the watch have nothing to do with the original case. Once again, the case is specially engraved, chamfered and satin-finished for special reasons-for aesthetic reasons and to ensure first-class readability.

One of the main purposes of minimizing the dial is to fully display the movement of the watch. Although it is based on fake Patek Philippe‘s 26-330 movement, it has become a unique movement due to its excellent three-year customization process, which requires the input of an entire team of professional craftsmen from different regions of Switzerland. For example, one person is responsible for the manual chamfering of many minute parts of the movement, while others use traditional methods for satin polishing or round texture polishing. Geneva craftsmen even carried out skeletonization and manual chamfering of gold, self-winding rotor and mirror-polished balance bridge.

This personalized result even makes the difficult-to-obtain 5711/1A relatively commonplace-few people previously believed it was a feat.

Patek Philippe 5975 Single: 175th Anniversary Series Multi-scale Chronograph

Generally speaking, the watches to buy are those that have been ignored by the mainstream and abandoned by hype. Although there are countless collectors worrying about six to seven overexposed models of about four brands, there are still huge opportunities off the beaten track. Patek Philippe is known for its Nautilus and Aquanaut sports watches-especially watches made of stainless steel, but the selective focus on these model collections obscures extraordinary gems like 5975.

The Patek Philippe 5975 “Multiscale Chronograph” is unique among modern Patek Philippe complications. On the surface, only the seconds chronograph is odd enough, but the dateless dial with triple measurement scale provides novel propositions that Nautilus does not have. When Patek launched the 575, it broke the norm. This alternative 40mm instrument is Patek Philippe’s most unique chronograph in modern times.

Many sports chronographs include a tachymeter scale. These enable observers to measure the speed of objects when used with a chronograph. Rarely includes a pulsometer scale (sold to medical staff) to facilitate quick reading of a person’s heart rate. The least common is the telemetry balance; it is used to measure the distance of shelling. All three scales appear on the 5975 dial, although the minute and hour registers are missing, they can still be used.

Although Patek’s 5975 case is small, it has a striking appearance. The thickness of 10.25 mm can be used with tight shirt cuffs, but the grooved lugs and stepped bezel highlight strength and nuance. Since Patek Philippe made the case and the movement of the 5975, the complexity of its form proves how much progress has been made since Patek Philippe first set foot in this field in the 1980s. The manufacturer has completed the anniversary package with its booming development; even the 5975 unfolding clasp includes a custom reference for Patek Philippe’s 175-year watchmaking industry.

From a mechanical point of view, the 5975 includes the same basic hardware as all other Patek Philippe automatic chronographs. The 28-520 movement base was first introduced in 2006 in 5960, and includes a power reserve of up to 55 hours, the return function of the chronograph, and the advanced tandem of the column wheel function selector with vertical clutch. Other improvements include Patek Philippe’s Gyromax free spring balance wheel and Spiromax antimagnetic silicon hairspring.

As part of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary collection in 2014, 5975 is a rare watch in various forms. 400 examples of each type of gold (yellow, rose, and white) were made; 100 platinum pieces with a unique black dial.

The geometry of the case is a highlight of the 5975. There is no obvious independent historical reference, but it is clear that Patek Philippe originally intended to make the triple chronograph appear. If you want to describe the moon in the 5575G world time of the 175th anniversary of the contemporary era, terms such as “fluid”, “organic” or “soft” will justify this classical beauty. In contrast, the 5975 is mechanical, vibrating and hard. This watch shows power in its compact size.

Despite the diameter of 40 mm, the 5975 looks larger on the wrist. The lugs protruded significantly from the strap, and all the slanted facets were severely broken from other planes of the surface. Although the comparison of “Art Deco” styles is inevitable, the sheer tension of this chronograph also evokes the early Italian futuristic movements. The concept art of architect and futurist Antonio Sant’Elia exudes the same raw power and apparently mechanical beauty as a multi-scale chronograph.

Where is 5975 in the Pantheon of replica Patek Philippe watches?

Currently, these four models serve different purposes for collector groups. Gold is the most traditional. The rose is the most modern and the youngest; the platinum model is the most versatile model because it can blend naturally with casual wear; the platinum model is already a recognized collector’s item.

It can be said that the last of these models is the model put in the vault. When only distinguishing platinum platinum from warm gold platinum, the obvious advantage of platinum models is the black paint finish. The other three 5975s use galvanized “opaque” matte surfaces, and these surfaces lack the gloss of 5975P. Moreover, the connection between the PT950 multi-scale chronograph and serious watch collectors is self-evident.

Given that there are 1,300 various examples in circulation, there is no reason to compromise when adding Patek Philippe 5975 to your collection. Considering the novelty of the model, all repairs should be recorded and provided through Patek Philippe or its designated personnel. Unless the name of Philippe Dufour is on the invoice, avoid carrying 5975 with the local watch manufacturer’s service invoice like the plague. Even in the work done by Patek Philippe, don’t insist on using a watch that has never seen a refinishing wheel without compromising the condition of the case. Unpolished watches are more valuable, and polishing quickly took away the distinctive features of the 5975.

Why collect Patek Philippe 5975? Because it does not look like other Patek Philippe watches. Most Calatrava, Nautilus, Aquanaut and World Time models have different opinions. Many annual calendars also look almost the same. If the eye-catching (and strikingly unique) appearance of the 5975 is not attractive enough, can you name another Patek Philippe automatic chronograph without a date and three hands? Like the broken style and dial, the Patek Philippe 5975 is unique.

Some Nautilus 3800s you haven’t seen

The word “second generation” has a complicated meaning, like a crown and a shackle. “X Second Generation” often means inheriting the wealth, status, reputation of the previous generation, and carrying all the glorious past. What he has to do is to open an unknown future under the eyes of people’s expectations.

The story of Patek Philippe‘s original Nautilus 3700 has probably been told a hundred or a thousand times. This watch has changed the development trajectory of Patek Philippe and, to some extent, the entire industry.

When the popularity of 3700 gradually subsided, Patek Philippe launched a slimmer 3800 in line with the market, with a diameter reduced from 42mm to 37.5mm, which fits more people’s wrist sizes and has more design choices.

In most cases, the charm of the first generation is definitely higher than that of the second generation, both in terms of feelings and collection value, so today, 3800 is rarely mentioned, but it is undeniable that it is a masterpiece.

3 different 3800

Since the early 1980s, Nautilus has been built on three basic models: the first generation 3700, the second generation 3800 and the quartz movement 4700. The 4700 was launched a year earlier than the 3800, with a diameter of 27mm. Women’s watch.

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, the 3800 was born in response to the market, because the trend at that time was still more keen on small-size styles. Compared with the 3700 and 4700, the 3800 has a wider range of metal and disk configurations and rich choices, so pay the bill Naturally more consumers.

Product catalog of October 1982

3700, 3800, 4700

The 3800 first appeared on the Patek Philippe price list in 1982, but the fact is that it was developed in 1981. This delay in sales can be regarded as a routine operation.

Looking back at the entire history, the designers of 3800 have developed more than 20 different styles of dials. You may see a lot of conventional stick-shaped hour markers in various colors, but sun-patterned dials, telephone dials and classical Roman numeral hour markers may be touched. It’s your blind spot, don’t worry, look down.

Rod-shaped hour markers in different colors

The most common and easiest to recognize is the blue bar-shaped hour scale, which will evolve into different shades over time.

The gold shell version of the first generation 3700 is not much produced, only about 1,500. The number of gold discs in this case is more scarce, but in the 3800 disc design, the frequency of gold appearance has become higher.

The blue plate has always been the most popular style, but the gold plate 3800/1J has gradually attracted more and more collectors due to its monochrome appearance and retro aesthetics.