Wed, 27 November 2019
World-renowned watchmaker, Patek Philippe, is ready to unveil some new and some evolved pieces as part of a glorious repertoire.
At the exalted watch and jewellery fair, Baselworld, the grand house of Patek Philippe will uphold tradition and unveil a selection of 15 new entrants – 10 debuts for men and five for ladies. The new timepieces will enrich the manufacturer’s current collection in a coherent and balanced presentation on the occasion of the industry’s annual rendezvous.
A new self-winding grand complication introduces a technical innovation: The Alarm Travel Time in platinum, which combines the exclusive two-time-zone mechanism with a 24-hour alarm that strikes a classic gong. This quintessential globetrotter’s watch is endowed with a fully integrated movement for which four patent applications were filed.
Patek Philippe is also presenting a debut in the calendar watch segment. The Calatrava Weekly Calendar in stainless steel features a totally new self-winding base movement with an optimised performance spectrum. Apart from the day of the week and the date, the weekly calendar mechanism also displays the week number.
Additionally, several flagship models of the men’s collection have evolved in aesthetics, endowing them with new and unique looks. The Grandmaster Chime is Patek Philippe’s most complicated wristwatch so far, with 20 complications. It now combines mechanical prowess and elegance in a white-gold version with two blue opaline dials.
The World Time watch that depicts a map on its cloisonné enamel dial is housed in a newly designed yellow-gold case. The Annual Calendar Regulator is cased in rose gold, featuring a two-tone dial in charcoal gray gradated to ebony black. The Annual Calendar Chronograph comes in rose gold with a brown sunburst dial. The stainless-steel Nautilus with an Annual Calendar and moon phases emphasises casual elegance with a new blue dial. Cased in white gold, the Aquanaut ‘Jumbo’ underscores its youthfully dynamic style with a model in khaki green.
The ladies’ watches also stand out with many refined enhancements. The self-winding Nautilus for ladies in stainless steel with a diamond-set bezel leverages its presence on the wrist with a slightly larger diameter and new dial colours. The self-winding ladies’ Nautilus in rose gold melds casual appeal and elegance in two new models with plain bezels and silvery opaline as well as golden opaline dials. The unique diamond setting on the Patek Philippe Diamond Ribbon Joaillerie wraps around the case like the ribbon of a floor gymnast; the spiral composed of brilliant-cut diamonds on the dial receives new prominence in a slightly enlarged white-gold model. The Calatrava Haute Joaillerie with a plumage engraving on its mother-of-pearl face redefines the harmony of white and blue by interspersing diamonds and blue sapphires. The Twenty~4 Automatic is the latest addition to Patek Philippe’s range of ladies’ watches. A new haute joaillerie version in pink gold manifests timeless elegance with diamonds set in random pavé configurations.
By keeping endearing traditions alive, Patek Philippe also pays tribute to rare handcrafts such as manual engraving, cloisonné enamel, miniature painting on enamel, enamel on faience, and wood micromarquetry. These skills are exemplified in a stunning collection of more than 50 pocket watches, wristwatches and dome table clocks – vibrant examples of the pinnacle of craftsmanship.
Patek Philippe watches are available in Bahrain at the Patek Philippe boutique in Moda Mall.
Call 17 520-055