In a country dominated by top horologers, Patek Philippe is on a league of its own. Besides being among the oldest companies keeping traditional Swiss watchmaking alive, it is also at the top of the hierarchy for highly exclusive watches. Patek Philippe creations have been sought after by royalty, including Queen Victoria of England. In its history, it has produced more than once the most complicated of the world’s portable timepieces, a true testament to its reach and legacy.
The fine timepieces from the company are not limited to its million-dollar watches. Its commitment to produce the best high end watches are uniform and extends to the whole collection. Take for instance the Patek Philippe & Co 5078R-001 Grand Complications Minute Repeater. It is slightly more affordable than the the other offerings from the Swiss company, but it still bears the signature and the quality of a pricier Patek Philippe watch.
Release Date & Prices
Release date: 2014
- Movement: automatic Caliber R 27 PS
- Power reserve: 43 to 48 hours
- Case: 38 mm, pink gold
- Caseback: solid
- Case shape: round
- Functions: hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds; minute repeater
- Crown:Screw Down
- Bezel: Rose Gold
The Patek Philippe 5078R-001 Minute Repeater is an understated beauty. The display is simple and straightforward, choosing to employ a less is more design, housed in a rose gold case. It comes with a luxurious, hand-stitched brown alligator strap that even adds to its elegance. The overall appearance can be said to be vintage-like, doing away with showing the mechanism through the back and instead forcing the wearer to wonder what’s beneath the dial. This Patek Philippe timepiece also showcases the caliber R 27 PS, which is mechanical self-winding movement. If you’re wondering where the minute repeater is, it’s located on the left side of the case.
There are plenty of things to love about the Patek Philippe 5078P Minute Repeater, but there is slight problem, although it is not a deal breaker. We’d normally expect it to be a given in other timepieces, but this particular model does not have have an anti-reflective coating, which can affect the dial’s readability.
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