Introduction

5078G
- Grand Complications
Self-winding

Following the versions in platinum and rose gold, the Ref. 5078 self-winding minute repeater with classic gongs is being presented in white gold for the first time. The enamel dial with a novel cream nuance was reworked as well. It features applied Breguet numerals in white gold and Breguet hands. Timeless elegance for a watch with legendary time strike sounds.


Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber R 27 PS. Minute repeater. Chime with two gongs activated by a slide piece in the case. Seconds subdial. Cream enamel dial, gold applied Breguet numerals. Alligator strap with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny chocolate brown, fold-over clasp. Case: white gold. Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back. Case is humidity and dust protected only (not water resistant). Case diameter: 38 mm. Height: 10.18 mm.

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Caliber

R 27 PS
Self-winding

Front Back

R 27 PS
Self-winding

Minute repeater. Diameter: 28 mm. Height: 5.05 mm. Parts: 342. Bridges: 10. Jewels: 39. Power reserve: Min. 43 hours - max. 48 hours. 22K gold off-center mini-rotor. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz). Balance spring: Spiromax®. Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal.

Library

Minute Repeaters – the book

“In the realm of haute horlogerie, any mention of minute repeaters is automatically and spontaneously associated with the name Patek Philippe. It is no coincidence that collectors, aficionados, and connoisseurs of complicated watches establish a link between the brand and this extraordinary mechanism. Many good reasons justify it.” The book entitled ‘Minute Repeaters’ traces the history of Patek Philippe striking timepieces from the 19th century to the present. The fantastic journey starts with the origins of chiming watches, describes the challenges involved in crafting them, and immerses us in the hearts of these unique timekeeping instruments. The second part of the book presents in detail a number of legendary Patek Philippe chiming watches, among them the commemorative Calibre 89 and Star Caliber 2000 masterpieces. (...)

Savoir faire

Minute repeaters
Bringing a Minute Repeater to life

Most watchmakers consider the minute repeater the ultimate single complication in watchmaking. Every watch is unique and demands a perfect marriage of technological innovation and human touch. Only when all the components are optimally finished, assembled and set can precision striking be delivered and the perfect sound created. So it is that every minute repeater produced by Patek Philippe is personally auditioned by Mr. Stern. Upon his approval, the chime is then recorded for the Patek Philippe archives for posterity.

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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