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Introducing: The Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R WorldTime Minute Repeater  -

Introducing: The Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R WorldTime Minute Repeater –

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The unique variant of the Patek Philippe 5513R World Time Minute Repeater was the primary watch of its sort: brief repeater fit for tolling the local time, in any of the 24 reference time regions. The watch was initially presented at Patek Philippe’s Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition in New York, in 2017, as an uncommon version. There were actually ten of those watches made – five of every one of the two grand feu enamel dial medicines, which showed the Manhattan horizon by day and around evening time. The 5513R is currently essential for the normal assortment at Patek, with a grand feu enamel dial showing the Lavaux grape plantation patios on the shores of Lake Geneva (enthusiasts of the spearheading American food essayist M.F.K. Fischer will review that she and her subsequent spouse had a home in the district, in the town of Chexbres, close to Montreux). The grape plantations are an UNESCO world legacy site.

Beginning Thoughts

The 5513R is a watch that appears to be intended to quiet cynics who say that Patek Philippe’s greatest years are behind it. Just to invigorate our recollections, there have been watches that combine the world time complication with brief repeater before, yet such watches have not had the hitting works facilitated with the world time complication – which implies that the repeater would just strike home time, and not nearby time.

In a customary repeater, the hour snail (a cam with 12 stages that controls the quantity of hours struck) isn’t driven straightforwardly by the movement works that drive the hands, yet rather, by a 12 pointed star wheel that is progressed one tooth each hour continuously snail (which is driven straightforwardly by the movement works). This implies, notwithstanding, that in a world time watch with a repeater, you can’t modify the situation of great importance snail to mirror an adjustment in time region. The 5513R gets around this by having the hour snail driven when zone wheel of the world time complication. 

Through the caseback, the gold Calatrava cross that goes about as an upper extension for the fly lead representative that controls the speed of the strike; mallet to the right.

There are different developments in the development also – for instance, the striking works are set up so you hear the time that the watch shows at the end of the strike, not when it begins. For instance, on the off chance that you start the repeater at 5:59:50, you’ll hear the watch strike 6:00, which is the time it will be when striking is done. There are additionally wellbeing components to forestall unintentional harm to the instrument; for example, while the striking train is actuated, it’s difficult to change nearby time.

The rose gold case has openworked carries, and it’s likewise the principal Patek repeater which has the foot of the gongs joined to the caseband, as opposed to the development, which should give a superior tone. We’re looking particularly forward to seeing this one, and hearing it as well. 

The Basics

Brand: Patek Philippe
Model: World Time Minute Repeater
Reference Number: 5513R
Diameter: 42mm (47.35mm drag to lug)
Thickness: 11.49mm
Case Material: Rose gold
Dial Color: City plate in German silver (maillechort); 24 hour circle in rose gold; focus segment in cloisonné polish enhancement showing grape plantations above Lake Geneva
Water Resistance: Case ensured against residue and dampness, not water resistant
Strap/Bracelet: Chocolate earthy colored gator calfskin, collapsing rose gold clasp

The Movement

Caliber: C 27 HU
Functions: Hours, minutes, world time, minute repeater (hour hit facilitated with neighborhood time zone)
Diameter: 32mm
Thickness: 8.5mm
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Winding: Automatic with 22k gold miniature rotor
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
Jewels: 45

Estimating & Availability

Price: CHF 495,000

Availability: Application piece

Limited Edition: Regular assortment yet (extremely) restricted production.

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