5078G-010 MINUTE REPEATER
AN ODE TO DISTINCTION
Knowing the time without looking at the watch face, that is the offering from timekeepers equipped with the minute repeater complication such as this new magnified reference by Patek Philippe.
Unveiled for the first time in 2005 by Patek Philippe, the Reference 5078G Minute Repeater was then presented with a white face decorated with Roman figures. Twelve years later, they were replaced by their Breguet type homologues positioned on a cream colored disk. This year, the watchmaker has opted for an evolution stripped of any monogram. Discreet indexes take their place on an enamel decoration with a refined aesthetic made up of scrolls and arabesques in a combination of black and grey tints and brilliant and matt finishes. This mise en scène is skimmed over by the delicate leaf form hour and minute hands. A small second hand carries out its revolutions at 6 o’clock. The whole is protected by an elegant white gold case, 38mm diameter and 10.18mm thick.
To animate the time information and the minute repeater with two gongs which sound at will thanks to the slide positioned at 9 o’clock, the R 27 PS caliber does the honors with the help of its 342 components. When you press the bolt, the watch sounds the notes indicating the hours, quarter hours and minutes. This automatic winding movement guarantees a power reserve of between 43 hours minimum and 48 hours maximum. You can see part of its architecture through the sapphire back. The model is also delivered with an interchangeable solid back.
The Reference 5078-010 Minute Repeater comes with a stitched alligator strap finished with a fold-over clasp.
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By Dan Diaconu
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