- Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe has a reputation for creating exquisite timepieces that are second to none.
The new Grandmaster Chime ref. 6300, announced at this year’s Baselworld watch expo, is no different.
This watch is a new version of Patek’s Grandmaster Chime ref. 5175, which it created in 2014 as a celebration of the brand’s 175th anniversary, according to Bloomberg. It was created with a whopping 20 complications.
The new version features the same complications, but it packs them in a cleverer way so as to make the watch’s face seem less busy.
If you’re curious as to what they are, here’s a list directly from Patek:
Grande SonneriePetite SonnerieMinute repeaterStrikework mode display (Silence/Grand Sonnerie/Petite Sonnerie)Alarm with time strikeDate repeater Movement power-reserve indicatorStrikework power-reserve indicatorStrikework isolator displaySecond time zoneSecond time zone day/night indicatorInstantaneous perpetual calendarDay-of-week displayMonth displayDate display (on both dials)Leap year cycleFour-digit year display24-hour and minute subdialMoon phaseCrown position indicator (RAH)
All of that is packed into a thick (16.1mm!) double-sided 18k white gold watch case. One side is made of ebony black opaline, while the other is white opaline, both behind sapphire crystal. The watch can rotate depending on which complications you’d like showing.
- Patek Philippe
This watch is not for the faint of heart. It’s going to be a huge statement no matter who is wearing it. From lug to lug, it’s an insane 47 mm in diameter.
The price tag isn’t for the uncommitted either. While it won’t be a limited edition like its anniversary cousin, it will go for about 2.2 million Swiss francs – or about $2.3 million at the current exchange.