Patek Philippe has long been regarded as the pinnacle of fine watch manufacturing. When Antoine Norbet de Patek and Jean Adrien Philippe met in Paris, it was as if two craftsmen had alined and were destined to create the ultimate timepiece manufacture the world had ever seen. With the business and sales knowhow of Mr Patek and the creative geneous of Mr Philippe the brand soon became a global sensation. Worn by some of histories most powerful and influencial people, Patek Philippe was known for its innovation and quality. This is shown today in their timepieces from “the realm of the extrodinary”. In 1863 the brand created their first pocket watch with tourbillion escapement and in 1924, the brand created its first wrist watch with a fully mechanised minute repeating function. Today this can been seen in this fine example of Minute Repeater the ref 5016R-001. Launched in 1993 and now discontinued this timepiece is one of last of this reference, in this style, ever made, dated 2013. Previously never offered to market and retailed by a top London Authorised Retailer, this particualr model is made in all 18ct rose gold case with sapphire crystal glass exhibition case back and held on a genuine black alligator strap with matching rose gold folding clasp. Fitted with the highly complicated and decorated Patek Philippe manufacture calibre RTO 27 PS QR mechanical hand-wound movement, features include minute repeater, tour billion escapement, perpetual calendar with retrograde date, day, month, leapyear and moon phase apertures. The dial is white-opaline with applied gold Breguet numerals. Finished with a sapphire crystal glass.