Cheap Wholesale Patek Philippe Launches New Website (That Also Has Swiss Retail Prices) Replica Buyers Guide

A close look makes it possible for us to observe the polished, beveled angles of the bridges as well as the levers; the right graining of the several elements that compose the chronograph; the glistening screw heads and slots; many gold chatons; and Geneva stripes that continue from 1 bridge to another. The attractiveness of the movement also comes from its pleasantly deep layout, which permits viewing of all the gears’ and levers’ motions when activating the pushers. Some long-term Patek Philippe’s collectors might prefer the older Lemania’s bridges, but this one is actually quite nice, too. The chronograph does (obviously) use a column wheel using a vertical clutch for its involvement — the pillar wheel is, as is usual with Patek Philippe, concealed by a protective cap ( you can see on the photo above, in the lower portion of this movement). The chronograph itself is very classical, using a bi-compax architecture displaying the measured seconds using a fundamental hand, the minutes in a subdial at 3 o’clock and the conducting second in a subdial at 9 o’clock. Finally, it comes with the precise Gyromax balance wheel, with a free sprung architecture.The movement is not the only interesting element here, and turning the eye to the dial side shows complications. The perpetual calendar components aren’t visible through the sapphire caseback, as they are positioned on the cover of the movement. However, the dial provides a lot of information, using a smart and legible screen. The month and day are indicated in 2 windows at 12 o’clock. The date and the moon-phase indicator are displayed in a third sub-dial in 6 o’clock. What’s new compared to the previous benchmark (Ref. 5970) is how it indicates the leap year and the day/night function. Perhaps not the most sensible and legible design, since it was simple to get confused between different hands. The dial gains enhanced legibility and aesthetic innocence from that aesthetic choice.

Venerable Geneva watchmaker Patek Philippe was one of the first pioneering watchmakers to set up a website, way back in what feels like a time when dinosaurs roamed, but was actually 1997. Widely regarded as the most prestigious brand while being the third or fourth largest Swiss watchmaker by revenue, Patek Philippe has since taken a more laid-back approach to its digital strategy.

Now 20 years old, Patek.com gets its first revamp since 2012. The new website is fully feature, easy to navigate, and most crucially, indicates official retail prices.

Even the web developers.

The new Patek.com opens with a lively video while offering the same general structure and ease of navigation, especially when exploring the Patek Philippe line-up. The majority of the collection is detailed online, except for limited and special editions watches.

And like many other prominent watchmakers, prices are shown online, albeit only in Swiss francs including taxes. A handful of “Grand Complication” watches, however, have prices “on request”.

The new site puts Patek Philippe on par with its peers, which have mostly jumped on the internet bandwagon with steely and well-funded determination. Even Rolex, the most conservative of watchmakers, got on Instagram in late 2016 and garnered 5.8m followers since. And IWC and Cartier, along with several of their sister brands in Richemont, also sell selected watches online.

Visit the new Patek Philippe on patek.com.


 

Swiss 7750 Valjoux Patek Philippe Ref. 5208T “Only Watch” Sells for US$6.2m Grade 1 Replica Watches

It is rather tricky to imagine, however, the Patek Philippe Watches Dubai Replica 5270 is in fact the simplest perpetual calendar chronograph of this collection; bear in mind that the two other references with those complications also feature a split-second (ref. 5204) or even a minute repeater (ref. 5208). Certainly, though, the 5270 is not a simple watch. It is the latest edition in a long lineage that started with the mention 1518, the world’s first perpetual calendar chronograph, released at the center of the 1940s. This extremely rare bird was created for only 13 years, in 281 bits, and includes a movement according to a Valjoux ébauche but highly altered and adorned with the Geneva Seal. Virtually identical in design, the 3970 along with the 5970 came then, with little improvements and upgraded contours. However, in 2011, the 5270 added something very interesting to this classical model: an in-house motion. No more Valjoux or Lemania base, but rather pure Patek Philippe.Make no error about this Patek Philippe 5270. Even if it appears very similar to the previous mention, nothing is identical. The design, design, motion, case, size… what’s brand new, but remains classical. Patek Philippe chose not to break the codes, but planned to improve and update an icon, as it introduced this reference in 2011 with a silver-white dial. Now, in 2014, Patek Philippe has come out with new dials, including the blue one we had the chance to handle to get a few hours.Before this new mention surfaced, Patek Philippe would usually power its chronographs using a Lemania-based movement, Caliber 27-70. Even if this ébauche was profoundly modified, both on the finishing fronts, Patek at one point determined it couldn’t outsource in an age in which the term “in house” has gained so much importance. Hence the brand created a completely homemade motion, developed and manufactured in-house — i.e., a manufacture motion. Patek Philippe Caliber CH 29-535 PS Q is a 32-mm manually wound engine that’s impressive not only because of its own complications, but also because of the quality of its finishing. Much like every modern Patek Philippe watch, it is adorned with the Patek Philippe Seal. As we told you recently, the strictest of quality control standards are exerted in the production of each and every part of the watch — the movement, the case, dial, hands, et al. — together with strict criteria applied to form, function, and precision.

The top lot at Only Watch 2017 was, predictably, the Patek Philippe Watches Rate Replica ref. 5208T grand complication in titanium. Carrying an estimate of a piffling SFr900,000 to SFr1m, it sold for SFr6.2m, all fees included. That’s equivalent to US$6.2m, and just below the SFr7.3m price of the one-off stainless steel ref. 5016A the Geneva watchmaker put together for Only Watch two years ago.

Spirited bidding from several familiar room bidders from the Middle East, Europe and Asia helped carry the ref. 5208T to its final price, with the last two bidders tussling for the watch being Asian. Eventually the victor was the phone bidder represented by John Reardon, the head of Christie’s watch department.

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Already priced at just shy of a million dollars at retail for the ordinary platinum version, the ref. 5208 in titanium is unusually modern in style with its carbon-fibre inspired dial, but light in hand and pleasing to the ear; the titanium case makes a tremendous difference to its acoustics.

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With the beat-up Daytona “Paul Newman” once owned by Mr Newman himself having just sold for US$17.5m last month, the titanium Patek Philippe feels almost like a good buy.