Sunday, July 28, 2013
Patek Philippe is undoubtedly among the finest brands of “Cote de Geneve” luxury watches. Being the last family-owned watchmaking enterprise in Geneva, Patek Philippe enjoys broad creative freedom in developing new concepts for its world-acclaimed timepieces and complications. The spirit of innovation, which was fostered by the founders Antoni Patek and Jean-Adrien Philippe when they started the business in the 1840’s, still proliferates at the company’s workshops until this day. This is apparent in the unlimited number of complicated designs and functions that label regularly dishes out. For instance, the White Gold Men Grand Complications has a mechanical, manually wound movement, minute repeater and tourbillion. A Chime with two cathedral gongs are activated by a slide piece in the case, while displayed on the cloissone enamel dial are the day, month and leap year apertures along with moon phases and perpetual calendar. But that’s not all, through the caseback shows sidereal time, sky chart and moon orbit, aside from the “usual” functions of a highly remarkable watch.
Check the piece out at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.