Patek Philippe has released one of the their most complicated wristwatches of all time. This is no doubt inspired by the company’s iconic Henry Graves Supercomplication pocket watch that was originally delivered in the 1930s and that will be re-auctioned in November 2014.
Patek Philippe bested itself by releasing their most complicated watch ever with 20 different complications and information displayed on both the front and rear of the watches. A visit to Patek Philippe’s website will give you a useful survey of the new 175th Anniversary watches. While some are interesting and nice, the real talking point is the 2,500,000 Swiss Franc ref. 5175.
Love it or hate it, the hand-engraving all over the case of the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 is extremely noticeable and statement-worthy.
The primary dial of the Grandmaster Chime 5175 displays the hours and minutes on centrally mounted hands. The caliber 300 GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM movement has 1,366 individual pieces? This is done because the movement is produced as a series of modules which are stacked atop one another. This way, Patek Philippe can produce a movement with so many functions.
On two smaller displays surrounding the date’s subdial, the settings for the chiming mechanisms can be tracked: to the left is the display for the Silent, Grande, or Petite settings of the sonnerie, while to the right, the crown’s momentary functionality can be seen: “R” stands for winding, “A” for setting the alarm, and “H” for setting the time. Last but not least, the two tiny apertures scattered at around the two and three o’clock positions serve for the day-night indicator of a second time zone and the “chiming mechanism isolator display”
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