The Jakarta Post
A cloisonné enamel depiction of the Lavaux vineyard terrace region, on the shores of Lake Geneva, is shown on the dial of the new Patek Philippe Ref. 5531 World Time Minute Repeater. (JP/File)
A cloisonné enamel depiction of the Lavaux vineyard terrace region, on the shores of Lake Geneva, is shown on the dial of Patek Philippe’s new Ref. 5531 World Time Minute Repeater watch. It is an image that reflects a grand Patek Philippe tradition, while the place is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The model was first introduced at the brand’s exhibition in New York and had been made exclusively for the United States market. However, it is now part of the watchmaker’s regular collection.
Dubbed a trailblazing innovation, the grand complication timepiece features a minute repeater, a world-time mechanism, an enamel arts dial and a 42mm rose-gold case.
The new World Time Minute Repeater comes attached to hand-stitched alligator straps with large square scales in shiny chocolate brown, and with a fold-over clasp in 18K rose gold (JP/File)
In contrast to other watches of the world-time type, the Ref. 5531 with its minute repeater strikes local time rather than the home time. It can, however, be set to the respective time zone with a separate pusher.
The respected manufacture also introduced a new manually wound Ladies First Chronograph, Ref. 7150/250R-001, whose predecessor, the Ref. 7071, was launched in 2009 and remained available until 2016.
The new Ladies First Chronograph has an elegant, round rose-gold case measuring 38 mm diameter, featuring a bezel set with 72 diamonds. Its dial is silvery opaline, combining a contemporary style with classic aesthetics, showcasing sculpted Breguet hour and minute hands in rose gold.
The silvery opaline dial of Patek Philippe's new Ladies First Chronograph, with applied Breguet numerals in 18K rose gold. (JP/File)
The timepiece’s pulsimeter scale pays tribute to the classic chronographs tradition, with the ability to measure the cadence of an active lifestyle, or the slightly increased heart rate of its owner. (mut)