Introduction

5178G
- Grand Complications
Self-winding

This self-winding minute repeater is endowed with “cathedral” gongs that are twice as long as ordinary ones and thus deliver a particularly full and sonorous tone. With its white-gold case, cream colored enamel dial, and applied Breguet numerals in gold, it flatters the eye as well.


Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber R 27 PS. Minute repeater. Chime with two “cathedral” 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. Case is humidity and dust protected only (not water resistant). Case diameter: 40 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
Q&A with Thierry Stern

In this exclusive interview, Thierry Stern talks openly of his affection for minute repeaters - his favorite of all the complications. From his earliest childhood memories through to his vision of future developments, he reaffirms the personal contribution that he insists on making with every minute repeater timepiece that is created by Patek Philippe - just as his father, his grandfather and his great-grandfather did.

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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