On the occasion of the manufacture’s 175thjubilee Patek Philippe presented some new models. The star among those: The Grandmaster Chime. A version with a white gold case and a black and white dial became part of the collection in 2016 already. Now the brand introduced another white gold model with two blue opaline dials: The Grandmaster Chime Rare Handcrafts (Ref. 6300G-010).
Between the two 18K gold dials beats the caliber 300 GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM manually wound movement comprising 1,366 parts. The drive energy is stored in two double barrels, one for the movement, the other for the strikework. Isolator mechanisms make the watch easy to use and exclude all risk of damage from accidental mishandling.
As the most complicated Patek Philippe wristwatch in regular production the Grandmaster Chime is Patek Philippe‘s first wristwatch with grande and petite sonnerie. Its 20 complications include five chiming modes, including two patented world firsts: an acoustic alarm that strikes the preselected time and a date repeater sounding the date on demand. The case, adorned with a hand-guilloched hobnail pattern, is notable for its patented reversing mechanism enabling the watch to be worn with either dial on view. The front side, with its center decorated with a hand-guilloched hobnail motif, displays the on/off indications for the acoustic functions, together with civil time, a second time zone, the moon phases, the date, and the power-reserve indicators for the movement and the strikework. The reverse side is devoted to the perpetual calendar, with a central four-digit year display surrounded by four subsidiary dials, the date, day, month and 24-hour indicator.
The new Ref. 6300G-010 with blue dials replaces the previous version in white gold with black and white dials. It is accompanied by white-gold cuff links with blue opaline centers, decorated with a hand-guilloched hobnail pattern.
|MODEL:||Grandmaster Chime Rare Handcrafts|
|PRICE:||2.260.000 CHF (incl. taxes)|
|CASE MATERIAL:||White gold|
|DIAL:||Time side: blue opaline, gold applied numerals, hand-guilloched hobnail center; |
Calendar side: blue opaline, 18K solid gold dial plates, white gold pear-shaped hands
|STRAP:||Alligator leather with square scales,hand-stitched, shiny navy blue, with fold-over clasp|
|CALIBRE:||Calibre 300 GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM|
|POWER RESERVE:||Movement: 72 hours;|
Strikework: 30 hours
|FUNCTIONS:||Grande and petite sonnerie, minute repeater with classic gongs, strikework mode display (S G P), alarm with time strike, alarm on/off indication, date repeater, movement and strikework power reserve indication, strikework isolator indication, second time zone, second time zone day/night indication, instantaneous perpetual calendar, day, date (on both dials), month, leap-year cycle, four-digit year display, moon phases, 24-hour and minute subdial, crown position indication (R A H)|