The Grand Complications collection from Patek Philippe showcases the superb artistry and skill of the true masters of horological complications. Since 1839, Patek Philippe have focused on showcasing the most complicated wristwatches, which embody an individual and distinguished elegance. The 5303R-001 combines both a minute repeater with a tourbillon, which are two rare complications that only the most experienced and skilled watchmakers can produce. First seen in an incredibly small limited edition that was produced in 2019 to commemorate the Watch Art Grand Exhibition in Singapore, the 5303R-001 is a slightly reworked design for the current collection. Patek Philippe first introduced the minute repeater complication into their collections in the 1920s, with the 5303R-001 audibly chiming the hours, quarter-hours and minutes on two classic gongs when the case slide is pushed all the way up. The unusual transparent sapphire crystal dial enables the hammers and gongs, which create the unmistakable sound of the minute repeater, to be fully appreciated. The tourbillon complication was first seen in the late 18th century, and places the escapement and balance wheel of the movement in a rotating cage to negate the effects of gravity on the movement. Showcasing both these complications in one wristwatch is a statement of immense skill, and demonstrates the clear focus on perfection that is embodied by Patek Philippe. The special character of this timepiece is defined by a 42mm warm, hand polished 18ct rose gold case, which features eye-catching white gold intarsia that has been engraved with foliage motifs. Housing the famous manual winding movement (calibre R TO 27 PS/252), this piece has a maximum power reserve of 48 hours.
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