Linked to this variant with Roman numerals is just another opinion, a very unknown and absolutely astonishing one — however, we’ll explain later, an extremely significant one for Patek. For the very first time, Patek Philippe decided to provide the Nautilus on a leather strap instead if the integrated metallic bracelet. While modern variant on leather still retain the same fundamental container and the very first link of the bracelet of complete metallic versions, the Ref. This view has been supposed to be the tasteful offer of the collection, using a yellow gold case measuring roughly 35mm. The opinion also came with no iconic “ears” of the Nautilus and revealed a crown-protection in 3. All together, this watch was far away in the preceding watches of the Nautilus collection, and should remind one of the following watch by Patek… the Aquanaut.
To celebrate Patek Philippe’s “The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York 2017” from July 13th to the 23rd at Cipriani 42nd Street, the brand decided to release nine limited special edition watches for ladies and men, that manifest the manufacture’s in-depth expertise in all of its facets. The company will also present a rich collection of rare handcrafts watches during these exhibition. These nine new timepieces showcase the most beautiful artisanal skills and are decorated with motifs dedicated to the city of New York and the United States of America. All nine watches are fitted with special case backs with the following inscription: “PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017”. Additionally, all pieces will be exclusively sold in the U.S. to U.S. customers. Live pictures of all the watches following the press stock images of each watch.
Patek Philippe World Time Minute Repeater ref. 5531R New York 2017 Special Edition
The first of these nine watches is the incredible new reference 5531, a World Time Minute Repeater New York 2017 Special Edition of which we brought you live pictures of it here. This new reference is the first cartier baignoire allongee watch watch that includes a minute repeater and a World Time function. Unlike other World Time minute repeaters that acoustically indicate home time even when their owners are located at the other end of the world, the Ref. 5531 always strikes local time, which means the hour displayed by the hands from the center in that time zone represented by the city aligned with the 12 o’clock position on the dial. Its caseband is hand-guilloched with Patek Philippe’s iconic ‘Clous de Paris’ hobnail pattern. The case dimensions are 42 mm from 10 to 4 o’clock and 43.83 from 3 to 9 o’clock. As far as the dial, this is adorned with a cloisonné enamel motif paying tribute to New York and depicting its skyline by day and by night. The new Ref. 5531 World Time Minute Repeater New York 2017 Special Edition consists of two 5-watch versions —five with the “New York by Day” dial and five with the “New York by Night” dial. All watches have a display case back with the engraved inscription “PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017” as well as an interchangeable back in solid rose gold with the same engraving. The watches will be exclusively sold in the US and the buyers will be approved by Mr. Thierry Stern.
Sticker Price $561,343 USD for either reference. For more info on Patek Philippe click here.
Patek Philippe World Time ref. 5230G-010 New York 2017 Special Edition
Patek Philippe’s famous World Time function also takes center stage in the Ref. 5230G-010 New York 2017 Special Edition men’s wristwatch. The elegant timepiece has an 18K white gold case measuring 38.5 mm with a smooth, chamfered bezel and a dial with an opaline blue center: its embossed motif depicts the same Manhattan skyline that adorns the center of the Ref. 5531. The city disk and the 24-hour disk permanently display the time in all 24 time zones. Thanks to an exclusive patented Patek Philippe mechanism, the time zone can be adjusted at will simply by actuating the pusher at 10 o’clock. This simultaneously corrects the city disk, the 24-hour disk, and the hour hand from the center. The hour hand is delicately skeletonized and shows the silhouette of the “Southern Cross” constellation, a hallmark reserved exclusively for World Time watches. The shiny navy blue alligator leather strap is subtly color coordinated with the center of the dial. Available in a limited edition of 300 pieces.
Sticker Price $47,000 USD. For more info on Patek Philippe click here.
Patek Philippe Ladies’ World Time Ref. 7130 New York 2017 Special Edition
Patek Philippe also offers its travel companion to ladies. The 36 mm reference 7130 World Time watch New York 2017 Special Edition is available in two 75-timepiece editions, one in 18K white gold reference 7130G-015, the other in 18K rose gold reference 7130R-012. The relief-embossed skyline of New York adorns the opaline blue dial center just like the reference 5230 men’s model. Additionally, the watches also feature hour hand delicately skeletonized and that shows the silhouette of the “Southern Cross” constellation. The bezel is set with 62 flawless rare white Top Wesselton diamonds (~0.82 ct) complemented by 27 diamonds (~0.21 ct) on the prong buckle that secures the dark blue alligator leather strap. The lavishly finished self-winding caliber 240 HU movement can be admired through a sapphire-crystal case back with the engraved inscription “PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017”. Available in a limited edition of 75 pieces each.
Sticker Price $56,702 USD for either reference. For more info on Patek Philippe click here.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Watch Ref. 5522A New York 2017 Special Edition
Cased in stainless steel, the 42 mm grand taille Ref. 5522A Calatrava Pilot New York 2017 Special Edition features an exclusive dial reminiscent of vintage Patek Philippe aviator’s watches. Its inimitable blue color recalls the livery of American fighter planes in the 1930s. The large applied Arabic numerals in white gold and the broad baton hands in blued steel have a luminescent coating that assures excellent legibility around the clock. The brown calfskin strap with contrast stitching was inspired by the harnesses paired with classic flight suits. The stainless steel clevis prong buckle resembles the belt buckles that pilots used to secure their survival kits. Available in a limited edition of 600 pieces.
Sticker $21,547 USD. For more info on Patek Philippe click here.
Patek Philippe Ladies’ Minute Repeater ref. 7000/250G New York 2017 Special Edition
The new ref. 7000/250G-010 New York 2017 Special Edition stands out with a blue enamel dial with ‘Poire Stuart’ hour and minute hands that sparkles with the fire of its diamond hour markers. Its 33.7 mm 18K white gold case features a “Flamme” setting composed of 160 flawless Top Wesselton diamonds (~0.64 ct). This setting technique, proprietary to Patek Philippe, amplifies the radiance of the precious stones. The ultra-thin self-winding caliber R 27 PS sounds the hours, quarter hours, and minutes on two gongs when the slide in the case flank is actuated. The navy blue alligator leather strap is secured by a white-gold prong buckle set with 26 diamonds (~0.18 ct). This irresistibly feminine grand complication comes with a sapphire crystal display case back and an interchangeable solid 18K white gold back, both with the engraved “PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017” inscription.
Sticker $447,939 USD. For more info on Patek Philippe click here.
Patek Philippe Ladies’ Calatrava Ref. 7200/50 New York 2017 Special Edition
The new Calatrava reference 7200/50 New York 2017 Special Edition is a ladies’ watch that projects sleek elegance. Featuring an ultra-thin 34.6 mm 18K white gold Officer’s-style case with straight lugs and a mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers, the watch is available in two versions, one with a white mother-of-pearl dial and a shiny peacock blue alligator leather strap as reference 7200/50-010 and the other with a blue mother-of-pearl dial and a shiny blue-gray alligator leather strap as reference 7200/50-011. The ultra-thin self-winding caliber 240, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017, can be admired through the sapphire-crystal case back. This new watch is available in a limited edition of 75 pieces each.
Sticker $29,485 USD. For more info on Patek Philippe click here.