Only Watch 2021 – complicated desk clock, ref. 27001M-001
Questo straordinario esemplare è stato battuto per la cifra di 9.5 milioni di CHF il 6 novembre. Patek Philippe è orgogliosa e lieta che questo importo sia donato all'Associazione Monegasca contro la Distrofia Muscolare di Duchenne e che contribuisca allo sviluppo di terapie contro le patologie neuromuscolari degenerative.
A new high-performance movement
The ref. 27001M-001 is equipped with the new rectangular manual caliber 86-135 PEND IRM Q SE, featuring a perpetual calendar, moon phases, week-number display and power-reserve indication (31 days). Composed of 919 parts, it is the result of seven years of development work accompanied by nine patent applications. It is adjusted to a precision rate of -1/+1 second per day, meeting the extremely rigorous requirements of the Patek Philippe Seal.
A precious work of art
The ref. 27001M-001 is inspired by a desk clock delivered to James Ward Packard in 1923 and now safeguarded in the Patek Philippe Museum. The designers gave it an innovative touch, endowing it with a very practical control panel beneath a hinged cover. The case in 925 silver carries veneers of precious American walnut in reference to Packard’s homeland and is decorated with traditional screen-printed gold fillets. On the front of the cabinet, “The Only One” inscription recalls the exclusive character of this creation intended to support research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Yellow-gilt opaline dial with black transfer-printed indications.
Sterling silver 925. American walnut veneers with retro-style screen-printed gilt lines. Vermeil decorative elements (gold-plated silver). Dimensions: 164.6x125mm. Height: 76.3mm. Humidity- and dust-protected only.
Caliber 86-135 PEND IRM Q SE. Manual winding. Complications: Perpetual calendar. Day, month, leap year and day/night indication displayed in apertures. Date indicated by hand. Week number indicated by a mobile frame. Moon phases. Hours and minutes displayed in a subsidiary dial. Large central seconds hand (jumping seconds). Central power reserve indication. Dimensions: 135 x 86mm. Height: 28.55mm. Number of parts: 919. Power reserve: 31 days. Balance: Gyromax®. Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4Hz). Balance spring: Spiromax®.