The 240 movement is now a well-established and well-known family of family members. It includes everything from basic functions to complex functions. However, if you choose it from the perspective of the ‘Appearance Association’, the 240 SQU first launched in 2008 The movement should be the most beautiful 240 movement in many people’s hearts. In 2017, in order to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the movement, Patek Philippe launched a new rose gold version equipped with this hollow movement, with its gorgeous and exquisite craft figure, Once again caused the coveted feelings of collectors in the market.
Feature one: change to rose gold
The version launched before 5180 was white gold, and the addition of a rose gold version after a few years was not only a series of generations, but also regarded as Patek Philippe’s intentional celebration of the 240th anniversary of the movement. The dial of the watch can clearly see the hollow support ring that connects the movement to the case. The support ring not only shoulders the supporting effect, but it is also designed as 12 spoke lines and can also be used with the pointer as a time mark. The blackened lancet is matched with the gold dial / movement. It inherits the contrast effect of the previous platinum and blue steel hands, so that the wearer will not be lost in the movement’s beautiful gold carving when reading Visual appeal.
In addition to the supporting part of the case and the movement, the supporting ring is also located at the 12 o’clock position.
Feature 2: 240 SQU movement is also time consuming
The reason why 5180 is highly respected is that it further ‘artifies’ ultra-thin movements, not only for hollowing out time-consuming and labor-intensive movements (for 240 SQU movements, it only takes Week), Patek Philippe also carved beautiful carvings by hand on the surface of the remaining support plate after hollowing out. This 5180 / 1R engraving pattern is mainly composed of vines and spirals. At the same time, the clockwork box on the front of the movement The bridge can also find the brand’s symbolic decoration that is cleverly integrated into the Carrejohua cross. After the hollowing out process, the man-hours spent on the engraving process of the movement also exceeded 130 hours. This shows the depth of Patek Philippe’s intention.
The thickness of the 240 SQU movement is only 2.53mm, and the overall thickness of the case is only 6.7mm. It is commendable that this model has also undergone hollowing and engraving, which is twice as difficult as the production of ordinary ultra-thin watches.
Feature three: PP mark rarely appears here
Turning to the case back, in addition to enjoying a wide range of penetration and superb gold carving techniques, this 5180 / 1R has a new look because of the lack of a complete substrate. PP marks are rarely engraved on the On the micro-automatic plate, this also means that while the watch is focused on sensory enjoyment such as thinness, lightness, transparency, and beauty, it still does not forget to strictly require its overall quality or must reflect the high level of watch production.
The ultra-thin plus engraving may cause the movement of the movement to be unstable in general impressions, but the 5180 / 1R still passed the check of the PP mark and was rarely engraved on the micro-automatic disc.
Calatrava Ref. 5180 / 1R
18K rose gold material / 240 SQU self-winding movement / hour, minute display / sapphire crystal, transparent case back / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 39mm / reference price: 651,300 RMB