- Rare Handcrafts
Manual winding

Twenty~4® Haute Joaillerie and accompanying jewelry. Case, dial, and bracelet fully paved with baguette-, marquise-, and brilliant-cut diamonds set in an intricate foliage pattern. Total of 1,893 diamonds (~ 41.45 cts): 883 baguette diamonds (~ 33.01 cts), 79 marquise diamonds (~ 6.18 cts), and 931 diamonds (~ 2.26 cts). Rose gold. Caliber 16-250, manual winding movement. Sapphire crystal caseback. Water resistant to 30 m. Unique piece. 2011.



Manual winding

Patek Philippe Caliber 16-250 - Front
Front Back

Manual winding

Height: 2.5 mm. Bridges: 4. Jewels: 18. Balance: annulaire. Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz). Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal.

Savoir faire

Attention to details

Rubies, emeralds, sapphires, diamonds – all gems must comply to the Patek Philippe Seal’s strict criteria and be the very best of their kind. In terms of diamonds, only the top D to G color range is acceptable. Diamonds must be of the internally flawless (IF) grade and cut must correspond to the international grades “excellent” to “very good.” Patek Philippe gems are always set by hand, and never bonded with adhesive. Rows of gems must be level and pointing in the same direction. The setter always considers the shape and particular character of each gem in order to bring out its radiant beauty, however gems are to be set, whether in a traditional pattern, randomly (simulating, perhaps, a starry sky) or as baguettes standing as numerals.

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