Introduction

5180/1R
- Complications
Self-winding

Patek Philippe presents the Calatrava skeleton watch in a new rose-gold version. The famous ultra-thin self-winding caliber 240 movement, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017, is completely skeletonized, decorated and engraved by hand; the engraving alone accounts for about 130 hours of work. For the first time, the winding rotor is decorated with the engraved logo of the Patek Philippe Seal. It pays tribute to the rare handcrafts that are painstakingly upheld by the manufacture.


Ultra-thin self-winding mechanical skeleton movement, entirely skeletonized, decorated and engraved by hand. Caliber 240 SQU. Skeleton movement with hand-engraved decoration. Rose gold bracelet with Nautilus fold-over clasp. Case: rose gold. Sapphire-crystal case back. Water resistant to 30 m. Case diameter: 39 mm. Height: 6.7 mm.

Price: 87'000 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

240 SQU
Self-winding

Front Back

240 SQU
Self-winding

Skeleton movement with hand-engraved decoration. Diameter: 27.5 mm. Height: 2.53 mm. Parts: 159. Bridges: 6. Jewels: 27. Power reserve: Min. 48 hours. 22K gold off-center mini-rotor. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz). Patent: CH 595 653.

Library

Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography by Nicholas Foulkes

Drawing on exclusive interviews with its owners and with workers and watchmakers past and present as well as on hitherto unseen documents from the company’s archives, Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography celebrates the history of a unique company. Nicholas Foulkes traces the Patek Philippe history from founder Antoine Norbert de Patek’s early life in Poland as a young cavalry officer fighting in a doomed uprising. Foulkes recounts his exile, his life in Geneva. His meeting with gifted watchmaker Adrien Philippe and the 1932 purchase by the Stern family who over four generations have turned it into the legend that it is today. (...)

Savoir faire

Rare Handcrafts
The engraver

The engraver’s first tool is...the pencil. Of course, we instinctively think of the burin (or graver as it’s also known), or one of the array of burins placed close at hand; any observer at the workbench is struck by their number and variety. The burin is an almost natural extension of this artist’s hand, as a fountain pen is for a writer. Pointed, squared, or rounded, but always sharpened, this tool penetrates the material to gouge out tiny quantities, tracing a line or curve with a furrow of varying depth.

Press release

Patek Philippe at Baselworld 2017

A year with two anniversaries and fascinating debuts. Patek Philippe can look back to an uninterrupted legacy of 178 successful years in business, so it is not surprising that the suite of anniversaries is becoming denser. They prompt the Genevan manufacture to craft commemorative watches that recall significant events. In 2017, the Aquanaut collection is celebrating its 20th birthday with an anniversary model while the ultra-thin self-winding caliber 240 movement can showcase its many facets with a number of timepieces presented on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. The future is unfolding with a new perpetual calendar watch featuring a timelessly classic "vintage" design, and also with the latest milestones in the "Patek Philippe Advanced Research" series that are united in a limited edition of the Aquanaut Travel Time.

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