- Grand Complications

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. Minute repeater. Chime with two gongs activated by a slide piece in the case. Seconds subdial. Dial: silvery grained, gold applied Breguet numerals. 18K gold dial plate. Alligator strap with square scales, hand-stitched, matt pearly beige. Prong buckle. Case: rose gold. Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back. Case is humidity and dust protected only (not water resistant). Case diameter: 33.7 mm. Height: 9.5 mm.



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R 27 PS

Patek Philippe Caliber R 27 PS - Front
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R 27 PS

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.


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

Ladies First Minute Repeater Ref. 7000

Watches with minute repeaters have always ranked among the rarest, most precious, and most elaborate timepieces. In an extremely compact space, their intricate inner life brings together hundreds of individual parts that interact and function in harmony, or move next to each other with minimal clearances, without making contact. The objective of the effort is to strike the time displayed on the dial with the best possible acoustic sonority. And so, at 3:34 for instance, the time is indicated with a dongdong- dong for the hours on a low-pitched gong, a ding-dong, ding-dong on both gongs for the quarterhours, and a ding-ding-ding-ding for the minutes on the high-pitched gong. Technical finesse that makes time so seductively audible is bound to attract the attention of women as well. Patek Philippe decided to introduce the first minute repeater in its collection of ladies' wristwatches: the Ref. 7000.

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