Patek Philippe celebrated its 175th one week ago in Geneva. We inundated you with new releases like the world-timer with moonphase, the chiming jump hour,and that the chronograph that’s kinda not actually a chronograph (but in a great way), but that has been foreplay to the big dad. We held off on publishing details of the $2.5 million, mega complicated Grand Master Chime since, well, this is a wristwatch which deserves some thought.
There was no other way for Patek Philippe grandmaster chime 6300g replica watches to culminate its 175th Anniversary offerings than by unveiling its complicated wristwatch to date. Actually before I proceed, let’s clear one thing up that has been bugging me. This really isn’t the most complicated wristwatch ever made like you have seen all around the area. That error was caused by a few mainstream journalists and it’s just not accurate — even Patek itself isn’t creating this claim.
The Grandmaster Chime spent the previous 8 years in development, and houses 20 complications in 1,366 parts. Two of the complications are actually the first of their type. The 47mm case alone took 4 years to come up with and contains an additional 214 parts, which can be much more than what most moves have. Aside from being technically masterful, the circumstance is a hand-engraved triumph.
Regal is the word that best explains the Grandmaster Chime’s presence. The bezel is carved out into a round laurel wreath with coin-edge ribbing around its perimeter. This Hellenic theme extends to the lugs, which also possess a functional aspect to them. The lugs twice as an axis for the case and let it rotate longitudinally between the front and back dial. Therefore, the watch can be worn with either dial displayed.
The first dial (crown pointed directly ) is your time-side dial. It’s 18K gold with a white opaline finish. Its center is radially undulated with guilloche. It has three big hands. The black, nickel-plated golden hour and minute are in timeless poires-paris form. A third rose gold hands in Breguet-motif suggests the second time zone. The pushers at eight and ten o’clock escape and advance the time zone at one-hour increments. A 24-hour sub dial displays the desired alarm setting, complete with a little, rose gold hand which can point to quarter hour increments. Within the sub dial a bell-shaped aperture indicates whether the alarm is on or off. Between one and two o’clock, a second aperture alternates between red and white to display an active or inactive sonnerie (twisting the crown forward winds the watch, and winding it backward winds the strikework). A third aperture under it functions as a day/night indicator for the second time zone. Two retrograde hands at three and nine o’clock signify the power book of their movement and sonnerie.
Two entirely original creations come in the shape of 2 pushers. The pusher at 2 o’clock turns the alarm on/off. This brings us into the first publication striking complication. The alarm will actually sound the designated time. It is not only a buzzer of some type, instead an extension of the moment repeater. Another pusher in 4 o’clock is the second patented introduction. It’s a date repeater that gets its information from the perpetual calendar. This command will sound ten-day spans with a double high-low strike, and the remaining days with a high strike — the 22nd of the month is signaled with a ding-dong ding-dong, then ding-ding. And of course, the pusher on the crown is a piece-of-cake complication of this moment repeater itself.
The second dial, which reveals by rotating the entire situation on its lugs, is your calendar dial. It shows four slightly recessed sub dials (month, date/leap year, day, and hours/minutes) and a centered, four-digit year display. The calendar shows progress concurrently. This can be crucial, given that the endless calendar informs that the true chiming of this date repeater.
Over 100,000 hours in development and assembly were logged for this piece, and every of these is evident at first glance. The Grandmaster Chime’s baroque, statuesque stature is nothing short of majestic. Additionally, it’s Patek philippe grandmaster chime ref. 5175 fake watches‘ most complicated wristwatch so far and, very possibly, the very complex chiming watch ever made.
The Grandmaster Chime is limited to an edition of seven pieces, one of which will be exhibited in the Patek Philippe geneve grandmaster chime replica watch Museum. Another six have already been booked by long-serving Patek collectors at the estimated cost of 2,500,000 CHF.