GRANDE SONNERIE 6301P
With this creation proposed in the current collection, the Geneva-based manufacture delights savvy music lovers. Three acoustic styles invite to admire the sweet music of time.
In 1924, Patek Philippe presented its first wristwatch equipped with a minute repeater complication. This device could be used to know the time through chiming on request. A low-toned hammer sounded the hours, another, more high-pitched, the minutes. The quarters were obtained by alternating the latter two. For almost a century, the Geneva-based manufacture has never stopped innovating to invite aficionados to know the time by listening to a delicate lyrical harmony. This year, with its 6301P reference, the tuneful function is combined with a grande sonnerie and a petite sonnerie. The first chimes on the hour and quarters by repeating the hours for each quarter. The second automatically rings out the hours and quarters. A trigger, discreetly set at 6 o’clock, invites the wearer to choose the mode they wish. A crown-integrated pusher also invites to launch the minute repeater.
On the black Grand Feu-enameled dial adorned with a glazed finish, leaf-style hands hover over an hour chapter comprising golden Breguet numerals. The Movement power reserve indicator (72 hours) is symmetrically positioned with the Sonnerie one (24 hours). Jumping small seconds at 6 o’clock perfectly balance the scenescape. The GS 36-750 PS IRM caliber set in a 44.8 mm-diameter platinum case, plays the role of orchestra conductor majestically. Some 703 components are required to breathe life into this stunning demonstration. The sapphire-crystal caseback invites to admire the mechanism in action.
The Grande Sonnerie 6301P is worn on an elegant alligator strap adorned with large square-shaped scales attached by a folding clasp.
Price: on request
By Dan Diaconu
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