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.
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.
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.