The specialist artistic techniques used to decorate timepieces have a long and glorious history at Patek Philippe. Since the 1600’s, Geneva has been a centre of excellence for rare handcrafts, and throughout its own history, Patek Philippe has flown the flag for the artisans and their incredible work. Today, Patek Phlippe showcase around 40 rare hand craft pieces per year. Designed around every day objects and images it is the responsibility of the Manufacture Directoire to research and develope, but also work closely with their inhouse artisans to create these rare challenging works of art. The rare handcraft collection adorns not only wrist watches, but pocket watches and domed table clock also. Showcasing expertise in enamelling, marquetry, stone setting, guilloche and hand engraving. Demand in this area far exceeds supply. Artisans practicing their craft at this level are few and far between, and Patek Philippe will never compromise on qaulity by scarificing its standards and increase production quantities. Rarity is the common denominator: in the finely tuned skills, the artisans who master them, and the products that are a testament to their abilities. Patek Philippe have been synomynous with Chronograph timepieces since their first patent of the double chronograph mechanism in 1902. Designed with influences from the Patek Philippe Museum with it’s Tonneau shaped case, the ref 5951/500P was created. Limited edition to 10 pieces world-wide and never previously offered to market. This particular fine and rare model is made in an all platinum hand engraved and hand finished case with sapphire crystal glass exhibition case back. Held on a genuine black alligator strap with matching platinum engraved pin buckle. Fitted with the highly complicated and decorated, ultra slim Manufacture calibre CHR 27-525 PS Q mechanical hand wound movement. Features include hours, minutes, perpetual calendar with day, date, month, moon phase and night/day indicators and split second monopusher chronograph with 60 second and 60 minute counters. Black dial with applied gold Breguet Arabic numerals, engraved hands and transferred detailing. Finished with a sapphire crystal glass and case back.
Patek Philippe 5951/500P-001Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Grand Complication timepiece. Fully engraved Platinum tonneau shaped case, held on a genuine black alligator strap with matching pin buckle, fitted with an ultra slim mechanically hand-wound movement with day, date, month, leap year, moon phase and split second chronograph functions, black lacquered dial with applied gold breguet numerals and finished with a sapphire crystal glass and case back.
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