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Manual winding

Minute repeater tourbillon wristwatch with dial in miniature painting on enamel.

The first minute repeater with a dial in Grand feu miniature painting on enamel, this limited edition depicting a stag-hunting scene celebrates the art of azulejo, the famous blue and white glazed ceramic tilework that first appeared in Portugal and Spain in the sixteenth century.

To create this unique trompe l’oeil that even reproduces the relief of the tiles, the enameler painted the picture in monochrome, building it up in small deft touches with a range of blue oxides on a ground of white enamel. The Patek Philippe logo is also hand-painted in enamel. Each dial required about twelve firings at temperatures ranging from 800°C to 830°C. Blued white-gold pear-shaped hands point to the time.

Housed in a white-gold case, the caliber R TO 27 PS manually wound movement with minute repeater, tourbillon and small seconds may be admired through the sapphire-crystal case back. The watch also come with an interchangeable back in solid white gold.



R TO 27 PS
Manual winding

Patek Philippe Caliber R TO 27 PS - Front
Front Back

R TO 27 PS
Manual winding

Minute repeater. Tourbillon. Third wheel in gold. Flywheel. Diameter: 28 mm. Height: 6.58 mm. Parts: 336 parts. Bridges: 12. Jewels: 28. Power reserve: Min. 40 hours - max. 48 hours. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz). Spiral: Breguet. Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal.

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Enameling, often used by Patek Philippe to decorate cases and dials, is one of the most high-risk of the rare handcrafts. The precarious fusing of powdered glass at ultra-high temperatures can produce heartbreaking disasters but, when successful, the result is luminous beauty, from designs in radiant, jewel-bright colors that will never dull, to lustrous, gently traditional looks.

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