Patek Philippe has a style for making complications look lovely, on each level. With very nearly 180-years’ experience added to its repertoire, the brand’s ability for guaranteeing that the outside of the watch is however wonderful as its inside seems to be unbelievable. The new ladies’ Chronograph, Ref. 7150/250R, is the lone ladies’ chronograph in Patek’s present line-up and combines the ability of a five star chronograph development with the refined craftsmanship and exquisite feel we partner with the Genevan force to be reckoned with of a portion of the world’s generally refined and sought-after watches.
2009 was a milestone year for ladies at Patek Philippe with the dispatch of Ref. 7071, the primary chronograph imagined only for ladies with a production development (indeed, Patek dispatched its first in-house hand-wound chronograph development on a ladies’ watch…) available for use until 2016, the manual-winding, section wheel chronograph development fueling the Ref. 7071 is presently housed in an exemplary round 38mm rose gold case supplanting the first pad molded case. The look is quintessential Patek Philippe with refined vintage contacts and configuration subtleties that loan this 7150/250R chronograph its standout readability and elegance.
Ladies’ complications at Patek Philippe
Women have consistently assumed a critical part at Patek Philippe and the initial three watches recorded in Patek, Czapek & Cie’s fledgeling files were offered to a specific Madame Goscinska in 1839. The primary Patek Philippe wristwatch, a tracker type case in rectangular yellow gold with dark lacquer and rose-cut jewels, was truth be told made for ladies and offered to the pattern setting Hungarian Countess Koscowicz in 1868. In 1916, Patek created its first rehashing wristwatch, a five-minute repeater on two gongs housed in a 27mm platinum case and considered for ladies and, following a rest of 80-odd years, continued its creation of ladies’ complications with the ladies’ Travel Time Ref. 4864 of 1997.
Today, the head of watch creation is Sandrine Stern and Patek is prestigious for its wide cluster of complications for ladies, from minute repeaters to double time regions, moon stages and yearly just as never-ending calendars.
In tune with the pattern for vintage-roused details
Unlike numerous more youthful brands which need to poach vintage style from the chronicles of watchmaking history, Patek has bountiful verifiable records of every one of its watches delivered since its establishment in 1839. The 38mm 18k rose gold instance of Ref. 7150/250R is a triumphant combination of old and new and highlights conspicuous, vintage-roused pushers adorned with physically guillochéd tips.
The slim case band of Ref. 7150/250R (the tallness of the case is simply 10.59mm) gives the watch an exquisite, ladylike profile and the bezel is set with 72 white precious stones adding a refined shimmer and revealing insight into the capacities showed on the dial. You will see that the carries are very not normal for anything in Patek Philippe’s present assortment and break with the portliness of the case and pushers because of their dynamic, prominently structural presence with remarkable points and a satisfying articulated curvature.
The fuse of a pulsometer scale – initially utilized by specialists to gauge heart beats each moment – and the exemplary even design of the 30-minute counter and little seconds are another gesture to the chronographs of days gone by. One more touch intended to take us back in time is the utilization of Breguet-style hands – with their emptied out tips – and the applied Breguet-style pink gold numerals that lean somewhat to one side. The differentiation between the chronograph capacities – chose in dark with white gold dark nickel-plated hands – and the ravishing shiny opaline dial perceptibly improves legibility.
Like the mineral glass gems utilized on watches from an earlier time, Ref. 7150 has been fitted with a crate sapphire precious stone on the dial. Respecting the watch, I was struck by the manner in which the raised box precious stone figures out how to imbue the dial with light, volume and stature, permitting it to breathe.
A wonderful machine: Caliber CH 29-535 PS
This same impact of volume is accomplished with the case type sapphire gem ensuring the development permitting it to coast in space. Inside the flawlessly completed case is Patek Philippe’s exclusive type CH 29-535 PS, a similar manual-winding development utilized in the stopped pad formed ladies’ chronograph of 2009, Ref. 7071 and furthermore utilized in the eminent ref. 5170 for men . This section wheel chronograph with a middle chronograph hand, a 30-minute counter and auxiliary seconds has six protected advancements and is fitted with a Gyromax balance and a Breguet balance spring. Beating at 4Hz, the development offers a strong 65-hour power save. The Patek Philippe Seal, which vouches for the completed watch, including the manual finissage of movement’s parts, can be valued in the lovely Haute Horlogerie gets done with, including Geneva stripes, sloped extensions and round graining.
Presented on a hand-sewed croc tie in a glossy mink-dim tone, the gold prong clasp is decorated with 27 jewel. The new Patek Ref. 7150/250R has a proposed retail cost (incl. charges) of EUR 76,130. More or less, Ref. 7071 is a definitive extravagance ladies’ chronograph that will tempt ladies with an enthusiasm for refined horology and exemplary Patek Philippe plan. More subtleties on patek.com .