Introduction

7140R
- Grand Complications
Self-winding

In order to accommodate months with 31, 30 and 28 days, and february 29 in leap years, a movement must have a mechanical “memory” of four years – or 1,461 days. This function requires a highly sophisticated mechanism, based on a complex system of levers and cams pivoting around their axes. This is a domain in which Patek Philippe has repeatedly leveraged its long-standing competence.


Ultra-thin mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber 240 Q. Perpetual calendar. Moon phases. Day, date, month, leap year and 24-hour indication by hands. Bezel set with 68 diamonds (~0.68 ct). Prong buckle set with 27 diamonds (~0.2 ct). Dial: Silvery-white opaline, gold applied hour markers. Straps: shiny alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, mink gray (originally fitted) and royal purple (additional strap). Prong buckle set with 27 diamonds (~0.2 ct). Case: rose gold. Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back. Water resistant to 30 m. Case diameter: 35.1 mm. Height: 8.7 mm.

Price: 82'000 CHF *

*Current price including VAT applicable at our Patek Philippe Salons in Geneva, Switzerland. Authorized retailers may determine the price to their customers.

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Caliber

240 Q
Self-winding

Front Back

240 Q
Self-winding

Perpetual calendar. Moon phases and 24-hour display. Diameter: 27.5 mm. Height: 3.88 mm. Parts: 275. Bridges: 8. Jewels: 27. 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. Patent: CH 595 653.

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

Savoir faire

Attention to details
Gemsetting

Any gem chosen for use in a Patek Philippe case or bracelet – diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald – will be the very finest of its kind, and comply with the Patek Philippe Seal’s strict criteria. At Patek Philippe, only the top D to G color range is used. The clarity of the diamonds is always of the desirable internally flawless grade (known as IF), and exhibits an immaculate cut. The precision of the cut is also vital in ensuring a regular and even setting. The task of the gemsetter is to place it perfectly, so that it shows to exquisite advantage and is of course secure. Patek Philippe gems are set in the time-honored way – by hand, never bonded with adhesive. The setter positions each precious stone in its mount, either in a bezel-setting where the gem is set by carefully folding in the metal collar (usually gold) that surrounds it, or in an invisible setting, where the gem has a groove on the underside that fits onto a hidden grid of rails. Gems must be placed level, pointing in the same direction and all at the same height, while ensuring an ultra-safe hold. Precision and regard for the shape and character of the gem is vital to bring out its beauty and achieve the brightest radiance and luster.

Press release

Patek Philippe Ref. 7140

The growing affinity of women with mechanical watches and complicated functions is among the particularly delightful trends in the domain of horology. Accordingly, the response to the Ladies First Chronograph in the autumn of 2009 was highly positive, as was the case two years later when two grand complications – an ultrathin split-seconds chronograph and an equally graceful minute repeater – were launched in very feminine versions. Now, Patek Philippe is presenting the Ref. 7140 Ladies First Perpetual Calendar, the debut of this complication in the manufacture’s current collection for ladies. With its technical sophistication and fetching aesthetics, it will fascinate every woman with a penchant for the pinnacle of watchmaking artistry.

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