The famous Swiss watch company PATEK PHILIPPE once again surprised the world with its novelty clock – wrist watches toughest Annual Calendar Regulator, which uses the latest arrangements have not been used in any model of the brand.
Watches are the first model watch PATEK PHILIPPE regulator (Regulator (Regulateur) – a clock that the hour, minute and second hands are located separately from each other and their statements are read in different dials), which is characterized by a standard minute hand, hour counter at position 12 hours and second counter at hour 6 position.Flawless the clock provides a new caliber 31-260 REG QA, which is an ultra-thin self-winding, rotor equipped with a mini, which is located on the second counter. Moreover, the work of a modified mechanism is based on components Silinvar ®: escape wheel and lever trigger Pulsomax ®, as well as the balance spring Spiromax ® are made of innovative silicone. The new model is equipped with an annual calendar that displays the month, day and date. Such a complication is considered one of the most popular versions of PATEK PHILIPPE.
Annual Calendar Regulator clock clearly supports the philosophy of production, according to which the primary goal is to fix the exact hour of the time. Dial with an unusual arrangement – a broad minute hand is combined with subsidiary seconds and hour display – pays tribute to the accurate clock pendulums, which were used for 200 years in watchmaking and observatories, until they were ousted by quartz and radio-controlled children.
When setting the clock master watchmakers to freely watch the second hand, namely to provide this opportunity to watch the counter was removed from the center of the dial. Such an arrangement can not cover the whole picture. Thus, partially covers the second counter during the day for several hours. One of the best examples of this model is the regulator of Patek Philippe & Co, designed in the early last century. For many years, he keeps track of time – second by second – in the office of honorary president of Philip Stern.
To adjust the knob on the dial with three separate displays for indexing hours, minutes and seconds in the format of a wristwatch Patek Philippe had ventured on a completely new beginning, and not only in terms of design. Plan was developed, which became the base for further innovation. Legendary 240 caliber would ideal for the ideas, given its ultra-thin self-winding, but he has an inconvenient location to display the position of second five hours instead of 6.Released in 1977, Caliber 240 is equipped with a mini-rotor mounted on the main board, and has a thickness of 2.53 mm in. He still ranks among the finest caliber self-winding. Given the fact that this caliber is still possible to improve on its base the new modified mechanism 31-260 REG QA, fully furnished those components necessary to define a new reference point.
Watch case diameter of 40.5 mm made of 18 karat white gold. The back cover and face are protected with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Matt blue-black strap of genuine alligator stitched by hand stitching and is equipped with a buckle in white gold, on which is engraved with company logo.