Only Watch 2017 – Patek Philippe 5208T (Unique Titanium, Minute Repeater, Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar Watch)

By rolex
April 5, 2021
3 min read

Only Watch 2017 , the biennial foundation closeout, just uncovered its highly special pieces… and on the grounds that we realize that a considerable lot of you will request it, here is the enormous one, the one of a kind, titanium Patek Philippe 5208T, made for the seventh version of Only Watch.

Following on from the Steel 5016A-010 Minute Repeater Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar made for the 2015 release , a watch which became for a year, the most extravagant wristwatch ever (sold for CHF 7.3M, before Phillips Auctions and Aurel Bacs sold the steel Patek 1518 for over CHF 11M), Patek had no alternative but to get back to this year’s event with weighty artillery… and they did.

For Only Watch 2017, the Geneva-based brand comes with no not exactly a genuine Grand Complication (the combination of a schedule, a planning gadget and a ringing mechanism), principally the Patek Philippe 5208T. Launched in 2011, the Reference 5208 Triple Complication features brief repeater, a monopusher chronograph, and a momentary interminable schedule showed in gaps along a bend. It is additionally a programmed watch, with miniature rotor. The movement comprises 719 sections and is hand-completed throughout.

Compared to the standard platinum variant  (a watch that is created in exceptionally restricted numbers), the Patek Philippe 5208T for Only Watch 2017 varies from multiple points of view. Initially, in addition to the fact that its is 42mm case is made in titanium (the first and only form of this watch at any point delivered in this energetic metal), but it additionally flaunts a distinctive blue dial, excited with a hand-guilloched carbon-fiber design at its middle. Elsewhere, white and silver accents on the sub-dials, windows and hands give this watch a shockingly lively look, which functions admirably with the titanium case – glowing paint on the lists and the hands add further uniqueness to this erratic model.

It’s not just the case and dial which are exceptional to the Patek Philippe 5208T for Only Watch 2017, as the back also gives an unmistakable completion the whole development being plated with a dark rhodium coat. The platinum miniature rotor is hand-guilloché with a similar carbon-fiber enrichment as the dial – we lamentably don’t have pictures of the development yet.

This Patek Philippe 5208T-010 by and by surely combines all of the right components: a super complex model, which is as of now incredibly uncommon, however now cast in a one of a kind and strange material, with a lively character, and an extraordinary embellishment of the movement… With a pre-deal estimation of CHF 900,000, that worth is probably going to appear to be somewhat humble compared to what it could really realise at deal on 11 November 2017.

Technical Specifications – Patek Philippe 5208T-010 for Only Watch 2017

  • Case: 42mm distance across x 15.11mm – titanium grade 5, cleaned – sapphire gem on the front, Interchangeable full back and sapphire-precious stone case back – Case is moistness and residue ensured only (not water resistant).
  • Movement: Caliber R CH 27 PS QI – Self-winding mechanical development with miniature rotor – Minute repeater, Monopusher Chronograph, momentary unending schedule with day/night sign – unique black rhodium-plated decoration
  • Dial: one of a kind hand-guilloché “carbon-fiber” blue dial
  • Strap: Blue Cordura lash with overlay over clasp
  • Unique Piece – Reference 5208T-010