AN ODE TO DISTINCTION
Knowing the time without looking at the watch face, that is the offering from timekeepers equipped with the minute repeater complication such as this new magnified reference by Patek Philippe.
Unveiled for the first time in 2005 by Patek Philippe, the Reference 5078G Minute Repeater was then presented with a white face decorated with Roman figures. Twelve years later, they were replaced by their Breguet type homologues positioned on a cream colored disk. This year, the watchmaker has opted for an evolution stripped of any monogram. Discreet indexes take their place on an enamel decoration with a refined aesthetic made up of scrolls and arabesques in a combination of black and grey tints and brilliant and matt finishes. This mise en scène is skimmed over by the delicate leaf form hour and minute hands. A small second hand carries out its revolutions at 6 o’clock. The whole is protected by an elegant white gold case, 38mm diameter and 10.18mm thick.
The Reference 5078-010 Minute Repeater comes with a stitched alligator strap finished with a fold-over clasp.
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By Dan Diaconu