Patek Philippe Releases Six New Limited References
Patek Philippe introduced six limited editions, some of them surprisingly colorful, in conjunction with its Watch Art Grand Exhibition in Tokyo over the weekend. The brand also created a complete collection of dome clocks, table clocks, pocket watches and wristwatches celebrating the rare handcrafts, inspired by Japanese culture for the exhibition.
The Quadruple Patek Philippe Complication Reference 5308P-010 Limited Edition Tokyo is a minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph and instantaneous perpetual calendar in apertures. It contains a new movement, the caliber R CHR 27 PS QI with two patented innovations that reduce energy consumption with regard to the clutch and the split seconds. The dial is the rich salmon color that is much coveted by collectors at the moment, and generally reserved for special editions. Case and bracelet are platinum. It is a limited edition of 15 pieces.
The Patek Philippe Calatrava References 6127G-010 and 7127G-010 are typically refined Calatrava designs, but pop with lively pastel-colored dials in light blue and lilac shades. The two-tiered case with beveled lugs is a new design, aimed at the Japanese sense of refinement. Each is limited to 400 pieces, with the first 300 of each sold together in pairs.
The Patek Philippe World Time Reference 5330G-010 joins the color parade with a luscious plum-colored dial. The movement, caliber 240 HU C drives a world-first function: a date display synchronized with local time. The name “Tokyo” appears in red on the city disk, and on the 24-hour disk, a red rising sun, Japan’s national emblem, replaces the classic sun symbol on the day/night indicator.
Another world timer, the World Time Minute Repeater Reference 5531R-014, has a grand feu cloisonné enamel dial decoration representing the historic Chuo district in the center of Tokyo. The minute repeater chimes the local time. It is limited to 15 pieces, and like all these new editions, is being launched exclusively in the Japanese market.
The Ladies’ Moon-Phase Reference 7121/200G-010 is a 200 piece edition with a moon phase display that will not need adjustment for 122 years. The shimmering pearl gray dial is surrounded by a bezel set with 132 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 1.09 carats.