Top 10 Patek Philippe Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition 2017 Ladies’ Watches Replica Buyers Guide


Patek Philippe Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition 2017 Ladies’ Watches Watch Releases

Patek Philippe Watches Buy Replica ladies’ minute repeater, Ref. 7000/250, New York Special Edition.

Patek Philippe’s Art of Watches Grand Exhibition, which runs at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City until July 23, 2017 (see our report and photos from the event here), not only demonstrates its impressive heritage as a watchmaking company, but as a maker of serious ladies’ watches. Patek Philippe launched nine commemorative special-edition watches and clocks, six of which are non-metiers wristwatches, and three of those are for women, including a new minute repeater. There are also several ladies’ pieces among the antique watches on display at the exhibition, including the first Patek Philippe Repeating watch, a ladies’ watch made in 1916.

Patek Philippe Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition 2017 Ladies’ Watches Watch Releases

Case side of the Patek Philippe ladies’ minute repeater, Ref. 7000/250, New York Special Edition.

Among the spectacular parade of special editions was a ladies’ minute repeater, Ref. 7000/250, with a beautiful blue enamel dial. It contains the new Caliber R 27 PS. The case is set with 160 diamonds using Patek’s proprietary Flamme setting. Patek introduced the setting in 2016, on the Flamme Calatrava 7200/200R. Instead of focusing on the cut of the diamond itself to achieve high light return, the Flamme setting focuses on the metal surrounding the diamond. After setting the stones, the gemsetter uses a burin to split the gold between each diamond, exposing part of the lower half and allowing light to pass through. Not only does the technique release more brilliance, it creates a lace-like engraved pattern in the gold around the setting that adds even more sparkle. The Ref. 7000/250 is priced at $447,939.

Patek Philippe Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition 2017 Ladies’ Watches Watch Releases

Patek Philippe Watches Knockoffs Replica ladies’ World Timer Ref.7130, New York Special Edition.

The second ladies’ special edition is a companion piece to the men’s new 300-piece Patek Philippe Watches Replica World Time New York Special Edition, but in even smaller quantities. The ladies’ Ref. 7130 is limited to two 75-piece editions (rose or white gold) with diamond-set bezels and dials that, like the men’s, are relief-embossed with a depiction of the New York skyline. The bezel is set with 62 diamonds and the prong on the buckle is set with another 27 diamonds. “Patek Philippe New York 2017″ is engraved on the case back. It is priced at $56,702. The Caliber 240U movement is based on Patek’s ultra-thin automatic Caliber 240, a workhorse for Patek’s ladies’ watches.

Patek Philippe Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition 2017 Ladies’ Watches Watch Releases

The Patek Philippe Caliber 240

“The movement is the secret to creating great ladies’ watches,” Patek president Thierry Stern told me at the exhibition opening. “You have to be able to produce very fine, ultra-thin movements. That is something Patek Philippe has. The Caliber 240 is so tiny, so perfect; it’s slim but not fragile. Also, it’s an automatic movement, and that’s something important. It used to be more on the quartz side for ladies, but now, after all these years, that is changing. Quartz today is decreasing. It represents only 12% of our production. Today, more women are willing to wear an automatic.”

Patek Philippe Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition 2017 Ladies’ Watches Watch Releases

The Patek Philippe Watches Second Hand Replica Calatrava Ref. 7200/50, New York special edition.

The Caliber 240 is put to work again in the third special New York edition for ladies in the Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 7200/50. It has the sleek, officer’s style case that is signature to the Calatrava series, with straight lugs, and a dial that is either white or a blue mother-of-pearl, with diamond hour markers. It is also being made in two limited editions of 75 watches each (white or blue dial). The blue dial model has a blue-gray alligator strap, and the white dial has a peacock blue alligator strap. Again, the crystal on the case back is engraved with the special edition reference. It is priced at $29,485.

Patek Philippe Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition 2017 Ladies’ Watches Watch Releases

The Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 7200/50, New York special edition.

These special editions are part of a growing lineup of impressive ladies’ timepieces lately introduced by Patek, including not just complications but high jewelry watches that rival the artistry of Cartier. Part of this has to do with the fact that Thierry Stern’s wife, Sandrine Stern, is at the helm of the company’s design department. “My goal is to be 60% men, 40% ladies, and today we are more 70%/30%, so we have to increase that a little bit,” he says. “But it’s not easy to find the right pieces, because for men, it’s a lot about the technical aspect, and for women it’s more about design. I believe Sandrine, as a woman, is a good judge. I can design a ladies’ watch, but as a man, I will never wear it. When she designs a ladies’ watch, she designs something she could wear. And she has good taste.”

Patek Philippe Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition 2017 Ladies’ Watches Watch Releases

Thierry Stern, president of Patek Philippe.

According to Stern, there are three types of female Patek Philippe Watch 175 Price Replica customers.

  1. A woman whose husband has worn a Patek Philippe Watch 58152 Replica for years, and who thinks, now I would also like to have a nice automatic watch. I have seen my husband wearing it, I understand it, I like it, but I want a ladies’ design.
  2. Then you have the technical woman. She understands the technical side, she is successful, she does not need anybody to give her a watch. She already has a quartz watch maybe, but she wants something different. She is the one looking for a complication. She is willing to have a chrono or something like that, but with a ladies’ fit.
  3. The third one is the next generation customer. They are also willing to have an automatic movement, but something more simple and functional for every day, without diamonds and with an automatic movement. The most suitable ones are on the Nautilus side. I also have to be very careful because I should not change my own strategy to design something only for them. We have to propose something nice for them without losing all the rest.

Says Stern: “Of the three groups, I would say today that most of our customers are in group 2.”

The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition is housed in a two-story space custom-built inside Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, and runs from July 13 to 23, 2017. It aims to lift the veil on the world of elite watchmaking by recreating the experience of visiting the Patek Philippe Watches Automatic Replica factory, museum, and salon in Geneva. The impressive show is like a mini-Basel for the masses. It is elegant, glamorous, and large-scale – the perfect venue to frame an important collection. It’s a spectacle that only a brand with a serious heritage could pull off. Who but Patek Philippe could pull from its archives a watch made in 1916 for Queen Victoria, a clock for J.F. Kennedy, and a 1948 chronograph owned by Joe Di Maggio? patek.com

Personally, I felt the black framing of the date/day/month apertures about the previous model looked too stark. I think that the best way I can put it is they almost felt as though black eyes on the face of the dialup, though that may sound a bit harsher than I intend. These apertures look more like a pair of eyeglasses that seem like a natural fit and superbly frame the face. The power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock still bothers me and just looks awkward, although the functional goal of the complication is tough to deny. And needless to say, the white outer ring of the monocounter signifies the chronograph hours, with all the inner rings suggesting the chronograph minutes.Something I must add is the fact that I’m usually not the biggest fan of five-link bracelets, and this preference remains unchanged here. Above you can see the white gold and blue dial 5960, which I actually quite like on the leather strap, but the bracelet onto the steel model is simply not doing it for me. It is done as tasteful also as you can be, however, and the way the curving lugs hug the wrist in a way that the five-link bracelet does appears to function as natural fit for the watch.Seen from the caseback and adorned with a 21k gold strand with the Patek Philippe seal, the in-house 28-520 IRM QA 24H movement is a mouthful, but a very impressive and important one at that. Our David Bredan went to the motion when the previous steel model was introduced and I’ll repeat his overview of the motion here:”The motion indoors (and have a deep breath now) is your completely in-house fabricated CH 28-520 IRM QA 24.

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