Catalog Of Patek Philippe Ref. 5940 Watch Introduction

In addition to the rounded shape of Calatrava and the unique appearance of Nautilus, the cushion-shaped case is also among the iconic cases of Patek Philippe.

 This classic case from the 1920s is naturally used to match ultra-thin perpetual calendar watches. After all, Patek Philippe first introduced the world’s first perpetual calendar watch in 1925. The strong combination of the two creates the new Ref. 5940 watch, an extremely practical complication watch with an elegant cushion-shaped case of 44.6 x 37 mm. The elegant and smooth lines of the case are deeply influenced by the Art Deco style. It is a classic Patek Philippe case design with timeless charm.

Perpetual calendar watches are undoubtedly the most practical in the super-complex watch series including tourbillon, minute repeater and two-second chronograph. It will always display the correct date according to the change of specific months. As early as the 19th century, Patek Philippe’s complication watch with perpetual calendar function was popular. After the watch became popular, Patek Philippe took the lead to reduce the original calendar device to a size suitable for planting in the watch case, which was even smaller than it is now.
In 1925, Patek Philippe introduced the world’s first perpetual calendar watch. Model number: 97 ‘975 uses the central hour and minute hands, the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock, the moon phase display is at 3 o’clock. The date is displayed by the central hand, the day of the week is at 12 o’clock, and the month is at 6 o’clock. At the same time, the leap year factor was also taken into consideration. Although it did not use a 4-year cycle display as it is used to today, it realized the instant calendar function, which was a very difficult challenge at the time.

Ultra-thin perpetual calendar with unique case
At the time, Art Deco was all the rage in Europe. Its clear and creative style has a very strong and obvious impact on art, architecture, furniture and product design. Patek Philippe also uses this style. Not to respond to the ephemeral fashion trend, but as a long-term design concept, it is extolled in the Gondolo series. The special-shaped watch series covers all chronographs with non-circular cases. The case of a special-shaped watch may be square, rectangular, triangular, or diamond, bucket, and cushion. These youthful and distinctive watches soon gained a place in the art and design field; they still prevail today. Patek Philippe’s cushion-shaped watches were all the rage, and some models were also hidden in the Patek Philippe Museum. In addition, the round Calatrava classic model, the only Golden Ellipse and the unparalleled casual elegant watch Nautilus, all highlight the timeless beauty of Patek Philippe design.
In 2010, Patek Philippe introduced a stainless steel ultra-thin two-second chronograph single-button chronograph watch Ref. 5950, which made its cushion-shaped case return to the gorgeous stage for the first time; with the advent of the new ultra-thin perpetual calendar watch Ref. 5940 , It will once again become the focus of attention. The case of this watch is 44.6 mm long, 37 mm wide, and only 8.6 mm thick. It has a very fashionable makeup and shows its masculine charm. Patek Philippe’s watchmaking workshop uses the traditional cold stamping process of the net, uses a large-tonnage stamping machine to process 18K gold small billets, and then builds it through countless continuous mechanical processes. Ultimately, after several hours of manual polishing, each case has a bright mirror effect. The graceful curved sides fit perfectly with the lugs attached to the strap. This watch has a sapphire crystal caseback, which can admire the extremely delicate movement, and it also comes with an interchangeable gold back cover.

Caliber 240 Q: The Immortal Web Legend
Caliber 240 Q movement is a masterpiece of technology independently developed by Patek Philippe’s complex watch studio. Although the movement is self-winding and consists of 275 individual parts, it is only 3.88 mm thick. Its basic movement was launched in 1977. The 22K gold mini-rotor was embedded in the splint, and the overall thickness has reached 2.53 mm. Therefore, a small space of only 1.35 mm is used to install a perpetual calendar device that can display a four-year leap year cycle while imitating the monthly trajectory. This device can automatically and accurately display the date, and adjust the specific date display according to different months, regardless of the big and small months, and February 29 of the leap year. No adjustment is required until 2100. In the Gregorian calendar, the year 2100 happens to be a hundred years without a leap month. Even if it needs to be adjusted, it will be very fast and easy; as long as the watch is not interrupted, the next 100 years will always show the correct date. The moon phase display is also extremely accurate: every 122 years it will be one day behind the actual monthly cycle, which is equivalent to a daily error of 0.002. Finally, the accuracy of the movement of the movement is also excellent. According to the Patek Philippe Seal, the daily error range for all mechanical movements with a diameter above 20 mm must not exceed -3 to +2 seconds. This is far less than the range of error promised by the official Swiss certified astrometer.

Elegant appearance
重点 This watch with the best time-keeping accuracy focuses on the dial, no matter where it is, it can be called classic elegance. The milky white grained surface and the golden case complement each other perfectly. The dial edge is equipped with a black track-type transfer minute scale, which perfectly fits the contour of the bezel. Slender Breguet three-dimensional blocks and gold leaf-shaped hands for time, as well as three auxiliary dials. 9 o’clock: Day of the week and 24-hour dial. 3 o’clock position: month and leap year cycle. 6 o’clock position: date and moon phase. All display functions are fair, easy to read, and uphold the quality of Patek Philippe as always.
With the introduction of the new Ref. 5940, Patek Philippe opened a new chapter for the return of the cushion-shaped perpetual calendar watch, just like the art deco style watches of the 1920s and 1930s in the Patek Philippe Museum are still very popular today. This elegant watch comes with a hand-stitched matte black square scale alligator strap and 18K yellow gold pin buckle.

The Ultimate Interpretation Of Ultralight And Transparency Richard Miller Rm 56-02 Sapphire Crystal Tourbillon Watch

The RM056 sapphire crystal tourbillon double-tracing chronograph launched by Richard Miller three years ago is a milestone in the watchmaking technology. Never before has there been a sapphire Such a complicated case made of crystal for such a complex movement. Its sequel, RM56-01, is even made of sapphire crystal for the substrate, plywood and three wheels. Today, this transparent legend in the field of watchmaking has continued in Hong Kong. Richard Miller’s latest RM56-02 sapphire crystal tourbillon watch, in addition to using a large number of sapphire crystals to create transparent parts, has also cleverly adopted RM27. -01 steel cable suspension type mechanical structure.

The base plate in the RM56-02 movement is made of sapphire crystal. The movement is completely suspended in the sapphire glass case. It is fixed by four specially-made four steel cables with a thickness of only 0.35mm. The 9-point device is used to adjust the tension of the steel cables. The arrow-shaped indicator below 12 o’clock is used to show whether the entire cable structure is normal to ensure the normal operation of the movement.

  The manufacturing process of this watch is very complicated, and only 10 watches will be issued worldwide. (Picture / Text Watch House Xiao Sen)

Classical Beauty Real Breguet Classic Series 7147 Watch 18k Rose Gold

Enamel decorative art has a long history, but it was not widely used in watchmaking until the Renaissance. At the 45th Basel International Watch and Jewellery Show 2017, Breguet introduced classic series and tradition with clever fusion of classics and traditions, using the open flame enamel technology, and launched the classic 7147 watch in 18K rose gold (No. 7147BR / 29 / 9WU).
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   The case is made of 18K rose gold, with a diameter of 40 mm and a medium size. The outer edge of the case is decorated with coin patterns, with welded lugs and fixed with screws.

   The large fire enamel dial is decorated with exquisite ‘Geneva ripples’ and ‘Paris studs’, engraved with classic Breguet Arabic numerals, clear and easy to recognize, reappearing the classic beauty of the brand’s early works.

   The hour and minute hands adopt the classic blue-steel Breguet hands, which echo the seconds hand of the small 5-dial seconds dial.

   It is equipped with a 502.3SD self-winding movement, which is extremely thin and only 2.4 mm thick. It adopts the flip-and-embedded lever escapement, with silicon pallet and silicon hairspring. After 6-axis adjustment, the performance is more reliable. This movement provides a full 45-hour power reserve.

   Comes with a brown alligator leather strap with an 18k rose gold pin buckle.

   The above content is the information related to the 2017 Basel International Watch and Jewellery Show prepared by the staff in front of the Watch House. In the future, we will continue to provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports. Everyone pays attention.
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Tag Heuer Launches Exclusive Bundesliga Watch

In August 2015, the Swiss luxury watch brand Tag Heuer and the German Football League (DFL) officially opened a partnership, with Tag Heuer serving as the German Football League A (referred to as Bundesliga) and German football. The official timing of the second league (referred to as the German B). Today, the cooperation between the two parties has reached a new level.

   This is not only the first Bundesliga collaboration with watchmaking brands, but also the first Bundesliga official watch launched and marketed by Tag Heuer. Fans can now proudly wear the exclusive colors of their beloved club, express their passion for football, and present the success story of the Bundesliga.

Frankfurt color strap
   The TAG Heuer Bundesliga watch is equipped with a quartz movement, a satin-finished & polished stainless steel case, a black dial with hour and minute seconds, and a geometric football pattern. The fixed bezel is engraved with a 45-minute scale and exclusive ‘Bundesliga’ ). In addition, the bottom of the watch is engraved with the Bundesliga logo.

Dortmund color strap

Wolfsburg color strap
   The TAG Heuer Bundesliga watch has a basic Nato strap and a satin-finished stainless steel pin buckle. Customers can choose an additional Nato strap to match the exclusive color of the Bundesliga club, with 18 models. This watch is sold with a leather-covered display box, and the price is 990 euros, or about 7,300 yuan.