« Advanced Research »
pushing the limits of watchmaking artistry
“In 2005, we decided to create a new concept of advanced research. The idea behind this concept was to show the world all the watchmaking knowledge and mastery of Patek Philippe.”

Thierry Stern, President.

“In 2005, we decided to create a new concept of advanced research. The idea behind this concept was to show the world all the watchmaking knowledge and mastery of Patek Philippe.”

Thierry Stern, President.

Innovation at the service of the watch wearer
Innovation at the service of the watch wearer

Patek Philippe considers innovations to be meaningful only if they offer the user genuine added value in terms of quality, precision, and dependability in the long run.

Patek Philippe considers innovations to be meaningful only if they offer the user genuine added value in terms of quality, precision, and dependability in the long run.

The fortissimo « ff » module

In 2021, the engineers at Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” have extended the horizon of its chiming watches by developing a totally new all-mechanical sound amplifying system, which delivers clearly amplified sound of excellent acoustic quality in comparison with conventional minute repeaters and regardless of the case material.

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The fortissimo « ff » module

In 2021, the engineers at Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” have extended the horizon of its chiming watches by developing a totally new all-mechanical sound amplifying system, which delivers clearly amplified sound of excellent acoustic quality in comparison with conventional minute repeaters and regardless of the case material.

A compliant mechanism

In 2017, Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” developed a compliant mechanism (system with flexible articulations) made of conventional horological steel that in Patek Philippe watches with two time zones is used to set the second time zone.

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A compliant mechanism

In 2017, Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” developed a compliant mechanism (system with flexible articulations) made of conventional horological steel that in Patek Philippe watches with two time zones is used to set the second time zone.

Silicon research
Silicon research

Patek Philippe has stood out with pioneering work in the innovative field of Silinvar®, a derivative of silicon with phenomenal characteristics for watchmaking applications (temperature compensating, lightweight, lubricant-free, antimagnetic, etc.).

The manufacture presented the first escape wheel in Silinvar® (2005), followed by the Spiromax® balance spring (2006), the Pulsomax® escapement (2008), the Oscillomax® ensemble (2011), and a further optimized version of the Spiromax® balance spring (2017).

Patek Philippe has stood out with pioneering work in the innovative field of Silinvar®, a derivative of silicon with phenomenal characteristics for watchmaking applications (temperature compensating, lightweight, lubricant-free, antimagnetic, etc.).

The manufacture presented the first escape wheel in Silinvar® (2005), followed by the Spiromax® balance spring (2006), the Pulsomax® escapement (2008), the Oscillomax® ensemble (2011), and a further optimized version of the Spiromax® balance spring (2017).

Each of these technology leaps was accompanied by the launch of a wristwatch in limited editions that were the first to be endowed with the innovative components.

Each of these technology leaps was accompanied by the launch of a wristwatch in limited editions that were the first to be endowed with the innovative components.

Oscillomax® ensemble

In 2011, Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” unveils the Ref. 5550 Perpetual Calendar with the Oscillomax® ensemble in a limited edition of 300 watches.

The Oscillomax® ensemble is composed of the Pulsomax® escapement with the GyromaxSi balance and the Spiromax® balance spring.

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Oscillomax® ensemble

In 2011, Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” unveils the Ref. 5550 Perpetual Calendar with the Oscillomax® ensemble in a limited edition of 300 watches.

The Oscillomax® ensemble is composed of the Pulsomax® escapement with the GyromaxSi balance and the Spiromax® balance spring.

Pulsomax® escapement in Silinvar®

2008 marks the launch of the Ref. 5450 Annual Calendar Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” with a Pulsomax® escapement and a Spiromax® balance spring in a limited edition of 300 watches.

The Pulsomax® escapement in Silinvar® increases the energy efficiency by 15%.

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Pulsomax® escapement in Silinvar®

2008 marks the launch of the Ref. 5450 Annual Calendar Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” with a Pulsomax® escapement and a Spiromax® balance spring in a limited edition of 300 watches.

The Pulsomax® escapement in Silinvar® increases the energy efficiency by 15%.

Spiromax® balance spring in Silinvar®

In 2006, the Ref. 5350 Annual Calendar Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” with a Spiromax® balance spring and an escape wheel made of Silinvar® is launched in a limited edition of 300 watches.

Meanwhile, the internally produced Spiromax® balance spring has been integrated in most Patek Philippe movement families.

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Spiromax® balance spring in Silinvar®

In 2006, the Ref. 5350 Annual Calendar Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” with a Spiromax® balance spring and an escape wheel made of Silinvar® is launched in a limited edition of 300 watches.

Meanwhile, the internally produced Spiromax® balance spring has been integrated in most Patek Philippe movement families.

First escape wheel in Silinvar®

In 2005, Patek Philippe unveils the Ref. 5250 Annual Calendar Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” with a Silinvar® escape wheel in a limited edition of 100 watches.

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First escape wheel in Silinvar®

In 2005, Patek Philippe unveils the Ref. 5250 Annual Calendar Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” with a Silinvar® escape wheel in a limited edition of 100 watches.

Patek Philippe « Advanced Research » collection
Patek Philippe « Advanced Research » collection

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