Introduction

4968/400R
- Complications
Manual winding

The Patek Philippe “Diamond Ribbon” showcases the jeweler’s art in its most contemporary manifestation, featuring a bezel and a dial adorned with a spiral consisting of 587 diamonds. The cadence of time is syncopated with ruby hour markers. Inside, this gem harbors a manually wound mechanical movement with a highly precise moon-phase display.


Manually wound mechanical movement. Caliber 215 PS LU. Diamond Ribbon Joaillerie. Moon phases. Seconds subdial. Bezel and dial set with 587 graduated size diamonds in a spiral (~3.02 ct), 12 rubies for the hour markers (~0.11 ct). Prong buckle set with 32 diamonds (~0.25 ct). 18K gold dial plate. Alligator strap with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny cherry red, prong buckle set with 32 diamonds (~0.25 ct). Case: rose gold. Sapphire-crystal case back. Water resistant to 30 m. Case diameter: 33.3 mm. Height: 7.98 mm.

Price: 60'000 CHF *

*Current price including VAT applicable at our Patek Philippe Salons in Geneva, Switzerland. Authorized retailers may determine the price to their customers.

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Caliber

215 PS LU
Manual winding

Front Back

215 PS LU
Manual winding

Moon phases. Diameter: 21.9 mm. Height: 3 mm. Parts: 157. Jewels: 18. Power reserve: min. 39 hours, max. 44 hours. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz). Balance spring: Spiromax®.

Settings

How to set the moonphase indicator?

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A disc, decorated with golden stars and two golden moons against a blue or white background representing the sky, rotates within an aperture. The disc is cut from a wafer of corundum crystal (sapphire).

Gold was condensed onto the disc by means of a vacuum process through a photographic mask to create the shape of the moons and stars.  The aperture is cut at its upper edge in order to represent the lunar cycle.

During the first days of each lunation, the leading edge of a golden moon becomes visible as a crescent on the right of the aperture and appears to wax as it emerges beyond the curved edge of the aperture representing the lunar terminator.

Half way through the lunation, the moon appears full. It then wanes as it disappears behind the terminator on the left of the aperture.

As the moon vanishes, the second moon on the disc is ready to appear on the right.

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Attention to details
Gemsetting

Rubies, emeralds, sapphires, diamonds – all gems must comply to the Patek Philippe Seal’s strict criteria and be the very best of their kind. In terms of diamonds, only the top D to G color range is acceptable. Diamonds must be of the internally flawless (IF) grade and cut must correspond to the international grades “excellent” to “very good.” Patek Philippe gems are always set by hand, and never bonded with adhesive. Rows of gems must be level and pointing in the same direction. The setter always considers the shape and particular character of each gem in order to bring out its radiant beauty, however gems are to be set, whether in a traditional pattern, randomly (simulating, perhaps, a starry sky) or as baguettes standing as numerals.

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