Launched in 2011, the Reference 5208 Triple Complication wristwatch showcases Patek Philippe’s mastery in the sphere of grand complication watches. It brings together a minute repeater, a monopusher chronograph, and an instantaneous perpetual calendar displayed in apertures along an arc. This is also one of very few ultra-complicated watches endowed with a self-winding mechanism. Orchestrating this highly sophisticated combination of functions is a movement comprising 719 parts, hand-finished throughout in accordance with the great Genevan tradition.
Reference 5208T-010 was created specially for Only Watch 2017. It stands out as the first and only version of this timepiece ever produced in titanium, a metal rarely used for a Patek Philippe. This unique piece features a blue dial adorned with a hand-guilloched carbon-fiber pattern, underlining the manufacture’s role as protector of the rare handcrafts. The caliber R CH 27 PS QI movement, visible through a sapphire-crystal display back, also presents a distinctive finish with the entire movement being black rhodium-plated. The platinum microrotor is hand-guilloché with the same decoration as the dial. A blue Cordura strap echoes the dial color.
« The highest bidder will be delivered a brand new watch from Patek Philippe. The example on tour is a prototype for exhibition purposes only. »
A PATEK PHILIPPE DAY
In addition to the exquisite and unique timepiece, PATEK PHILIPPE will also offer a very unique experience for two privileged guests :
- Visit of the workshops
- Private lunch with Thierry Stern, President
- Visit of the museum and/or salons