Since the birth of the Watch House, we hope that while serving the majority of netizens, we can become a school for all those who are in need of horological knowledge. Everyone can interact with each other in this school. Learn and communicate with each other. Therefore, the Watch House will launch a series of columns from this week, ‘Clock Watch Brand Series’. Since some branded series are very famous, we do not rule out that we will launch a ‘Brand Series Detailed’ column in the future. At present, due to the wide range of knowledge and large amount of information involved in this column, there will inevitably be inaccurate and inaccurate interpretations, so the watch home here sincerely hopes that the majority of netizens and colleagues in the industry will give criticisms and corrections, let us work together to correct this. The column is getting better and better, passing the beauty of clocks to more people!
As the first brand in this series of articles, we still very creatively chose a brand called Patek Philippe, or PP for short. The reason why we chose Patek Philippe did not take too much care of its status, its culture, its strength, etc., but from a most realistic perspective, its product line is indeed the most difficult to learn among all watch brands (because Patek Philippe has serious series overlap problems), so if everyone understands Patek Philippe’s product line clearly, other brands will not matter.
In general, watch brands generally choose one of two elements to divide the series, either design or function. But Patek Philippe will use both elements, so it is inevitable that sometimes people will not know which series a watch belongs to. Patek Philippe currently has a total of 8 watch series and 2 pocket watch series. Since pocket watches involve another field of horology, let’s talk about watches today, and pocket watches will be discussed in detail in later columns. At present, the eight series of Patek Philippe watches are the Grand Complications (Complex Functions) series; the Complications series; Calatrava series; Gondolo series; Golden Ellipse series; Nautilus series; Aquanaut series and Twenty ~ 4 series. Due to the many Patek Philippe’s series, in order to make it difficult for everyone to confuse, we have divided these series into three parts: the upper part, the middle part, and the lower part. In the upper part, we first introduce the super complicated and complex series of watches for everyone.
Grand Complications series
The so-called super complicated function watch has two meanings. One is a watch with a super complicated function. It belongs to the super complicated functions: perpetual calendar, tourbillon, minute repeater, double chase chronograph, size self-sounding and Astrological charts and so on; the other is a watch that puts various super complicated functions together. At present, there are 37 watches in this series. Literally, this is a function-oriented series. From the watch models, no matter what kind of design the watch uses, as long as the functions are compounded with the above standards, all Belongs to the series.
Regarding Patek Philippe’s super complicated function series, Watch House summarized the following rules: Patek Philippe does not have a single tourbillon function watch. The simplest watch with a tourbillon function is the 5101 ten-day tourbillon, followed by Patek Philippe. The tourbillon of the tourbillon watch is not on the front. You can only see it when you take off the watch. In addition, Patek Philippe’s ultra-complex watches with a tourbillon function are all manually wound. From 2011, women’s watches began to appear in this In the series, there are currently three ultra-complicated women’s watches, namely the 7000 women’s minute repeater watch, the 7059 women’s double-tracking chronograph and the 7140 women’s perpetual calendar watch. In order to make everyone understand the series more intuitively, we have specially selected 3 watches that best represent the series to tell you.
The reason we put 5140 first in the series. Because it is the cheapest in the series, it is hailed as the golden key to unlock Patek Philippe’s ultra-complex watches. Only if you own this key can you be eligible to buy more complicated watches. Of course, this key is not as cheap as imagined, about 750,000 yuan.
When mentioning 5140, it is necessary to mention its ‘big brother’ 3940, which was born in 1985 to the present. It can be said that it is the most sought-after perpetual calendar model of Patek Philippe (none of them). In 2006, the ‘brother’ 5140 inherited the mantle of ‘brother’, the case diameter not only increased from 36 mm to 37.2 mm, other details have also been adjusted accordingly. In short, it looks more slim and elegant. Once launched, it also received the same Enthusiastically sought after (of course many people still miss ‘brother’). The reason why this watch is sought after, according to my analysis, is because it is a minimalist and ultra-complex watch that is most suitable for daily wear. Because it uses the automatic movement of Patek Philippe 240Q Pearl Tuo, the thickness of this watch is not To 9 mm. Most people wouldn’t think that you seem to be ordinary, but you actually wear a ‘Benz S’ on your wrist every day.
5207 is currently the third most complicated watch in Patek Philippe’s function. The complicated one is 5216 (the difference is that it uses a jump-back display perpetual calendar). The 5207 has three well-known super-complex functions: three questions, tourbillon and window perpetual calendar. After the 5016 was discontinued, it and the 5216 took on this important task. The design is almost subversive compared to the 5016. Apart from the fact that there are no major changes in the movement, nothing else is the same. The diameter of the 5207 case reaches a domineering 41 mm, and the sides are exquisitely hand-carved. The ‘dense gold’ dial creates a classic and modern feel. Although this watch has a strong Calle Zhua style, But it still belongs to the super complicated function series.
If 5140 is compared to a ‘key’, 5207 is a ‘treasure’. Although this ‘treasure’ is not an astronomical figure, it is about 3 million yuan. But its extremely low output, strict review system and long waiting time make this ‘treasure’ difficult to dig. This is not intentional by Patek Philippe. I have observed this movement under a microscope. It is really strenuous to polish 549 parts one by one. No wonder some people will sigh that it is enough to have a watch in this life!
When the old watch king 5002 was discontinued and the new watch king 6002 was born about one year ago, this watch could be regarded as the most complicated watch of Patek Philippe, but now, it is only a cabinet assistant. It has a three-question, perpetual calendar and one-button timing. You may think that timing is not a super complicated function, but in fact, the timing function is more difficult to make than the tourbillon, not to mention that it is a single key (start, stop, and reset to the two-point key) and it is still triple One, of course, the harder part is that it sandwiches the timing module between the three questions and the perpetual calendar module.
I mentioned earlier that some people say that this life can get a 5207 foot! In fact, this sentence has two meanings. First of all, it has contented content, but in fact it is more of a helplessness, because it is more difficult to get 5208. Just like sometimes the first and second places are only one level behind, but this does not mean that the strength is only one level behind. The diameter of the case of the 5208 is only 3 mm larger than the 5207 and the thickness is slightly thinner, but the number of parts is 152 more than the 5207. Since so many parts need to be polished, it is no wonder that this watch is only available in platinum. (Limited edition), initially only sold at the Geneva Salon, the price will also be around 4 million yuan.
Since I have n’t seen this kind of watch yet, it’s impossible to comment on it. In short, to describe this watch, you only need to remember one word, which is “King”, which is not only the King of Patek Philippe, but also the whole King of the watch industry, let me first talk about this King’s ability: church bell; minute repeater, tourbillon, return date hand perpetual calendar; hour and minute hands show the average solar time; window-type week, month, moon phase and leap year Display; sky map, moon phases and moon track. In addition, this King not only has superb martial arts, but also looks very handsome and highly artistic, such as enamel dials and metal carvings, truly achieving the perfect unification of technology and art. If you want to know more about this resume of King, please click:
The so-called complex function watch is different from ordinary functions. Common functions refer to daily functions other than timepieces, such as: day of the week, calendar, month, moon phase, energy display, jump back, and so on. The complexity is more advanced than ordinary functions, and the mechanical structure is more complicated, such as: annual calendar function (other than February, other months automatically identify the size of the month); world time function (can display the time of each time zone in the world) and timing function . At present, there are 46 watches in this series, of which 16 are female watches. It can be seen that Patek Philippe pays more and more attention to the female market. In addition to the above functions, Patek Philippe also includes the hollow and two-time functions in this series. The following three watches can be said to be the most representative in this series.
The 5146 calendar can now be said to be hot and popular, and it has won the love of watch fans all over the world. As for why it is so popular, I have summarized the following characteristics: The shape of this watch case has been scrutinized repeatedly, no more, no less, no more, a fine timepiece, and its size (39 mm) is very suitable for formal wear ; The sound of its automatic top rotation is super nice, with inspiration and high smoothness; and it is not very public, only a few people can recognize it at a glance. The most special is that the crown rotates counterclockwise when adjusting the time, which is extremely rare in the industry.
In terms of movement, this watch uses a caliber function based on the 324 calendar. Although one-half of the oscillating weight is not as delicate as the pearl tourmaline, the material is obviously more realistic. The key is the price and super complexity of this watch. The table is much closer to the people, only about 350,000 yuan.
5130 is the most practical function for ‘flying men’. The user can adjust all the watch’s displays at the same time during the time zone transition with a mechanical one-touch device, without affecting the accuracy of the movement. The appearance of this watch replaced the 5110 introduced in 2000, the diameter increased from the original 37 mm to 39.5 mm, with a strong Caller Zhuohua style, the design of the ring pointer is in memory of Patek Philippe’s first world time in the 1930s Watch 1415 HU. World Time Women’s Watch 7130 also retains the style of 5110, regardless of men and women, the price will be around 400,000 yuan.
5960 is the most complicated watch in the series. This is an annual calendar chronograph, but its significance is not complicated, it is the first watch equipped with Patek Philippe’s first self-made chronograph movement. The introduction of this vertical clutch chronograph movement called 28-520 ends Patek Philippe’s history of no self-made chronograph movement. Although this watch currently belongs to a complex series, it has the same price and complexity. The perpetual calendar watch is much better than ever. Since its launch, Patek Philippe has only prepared a platinum case for it to see its status. This watch only launched the red gold version last year, and the dial There are also many colors, and the price range is between 600,000 and 800,000 yuan.
In this episode, we have sorted out the two most complicated Patek Philippe series for you. In the next two episodes, we will sort out the relatively simple functions for everyone, but in the extremely outstanding design series. (Text \\ Figure Watch House Mao Zhuang)
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