Introduction

5304R
- Grand Complications
Self-winding

Ever since the introduction of its first pocket watch with minute repeater in 1845, Patek Philippe has been recognized as one of the great interpreters of the music of time. This is confirmed with timepieces such as the sky moon tourbillon wristwatch (with 12 complications, including a minute repeater with “cathedral” gongs) or the Patek Philippe grandmaster chime with 20 complications, among them 5 strikework functions (grande sonnerie, petite sonnerie, minute repeater, alarm with indication of the preset alarm time, and a date repeater that sounds the date on demand). Additionally, the manufacture offers the largest selection of regularly produced wristwatches with minute repeaters.


Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber R 27 PS QR LU. Minute repeater. Chime with two gongs activated by a slide piece in the case. Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand. Moon phases by hand. Day, date, month, leap year in apertures. Seconds subdial. Sapphire-crystal dial. Alligator strap with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny black. Fold-over clasp. Case: rose gold. Sapphire-crystal case back. Case is humidity and dust protected only (not water resistant). Case diameter: 43 mm. Height: 12.9 mm.

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Caliber

R 27 PS QR LU
Self-winding

Front Back

R 27 PS QR LU
Self-winding

Minute repeater. Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand. Moon phases. Diameter: 28 mm. Height: 7.23 mm. Parts: 517. Bridges: 12. Jewels: 41. Power reserve: min. 38 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.

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.

How to set the leap year indicator

The leap year indicator informs you about the year cycle: leap year or non leap year. Leap years are identified with the Roman numeral IV or the Arabic numeral 4.
Please select a year and press "Calculate" to find the year cycle.
2017
Year I
2018
Year II
2019
Year III
2020
Year IV
2021
Year I
2022
Year II
2023
Year III
2024
Year IV
2025
Year I
2026
Year II
2027
Year III
2028
Year IV

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.

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