VIRTUOSO AND EXQUISITE
This upgrade of the most complicated timepiece the Geneva manufacture has ever marketed unveils novel adornments. In a nutshell, the reference is more elegant.
In 2014, Patek Philippe showcased a masterpiece of its know-how with its Grandmaster Chime limited edition. 20 complications consorted with each other inside the case. As it was so successful, the model became a collection two years later and, above all, center staged five acoustic functions. This year, the Grandmaster Chime 6003GR-001 watch invites to discover a reinterpretation of its elder sibling with two brown opaline dials featuring the complication displays. On the hour face, a hand guilloché-engraved “Clous de Paris” pattern sets off the watch’s classical look. This decoration also adorns the caseband. A matching-hued patinated alligator strap attached by a folding clasp completes this variation.
The model’s rose gold and white gold 47.7 mm-diameter, 16.07 mm-thick case hosts the high-performing, sophisticated hand-wound 300 GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM movement, assembled using some 1,366 components. All the acronyms in the caliber’s name give an idea of the various characteristics of the watch. Haphazardly: a grande and petite sonnerie, a minute repeater with classical gongs, an alarm striking the time, an alarm on/off indication, caliber power-reserve display (72 hours) and 30-hour striker, along with a second time zone. All the date features, such as the instantaneous perpetual calendar are revealed on the dial’s second face. An ingenious patented case-swivel mechanism let’s you choose the scenography you prefer.