A NEW FEMININE WATCH…
Introducing the new Patek Philippe Ladies’ Twenty~4® Automatic. Nearly 20 years after the debut of the Twenty~4® watch that became a paragon of timeless feminine elegance, the Genevan manufacture is fulfilling a wish expressed by many discerning style-conscious women
Since 1839, Patek Philippe has devoted much attention to its feminine clientele. With its pocket and pendant watches, decorated with artisanal techniques, the brand won the hearts of sophisticated female customers, among them Queen Victoria, who had purchased a timepiece in blue enamel in 1851.
Patek Philippe also leveraged its creative skills with a host of complicated ladies’ watches, including minute repeaters. In 1868, Patek Philippe crafted the first Swiss-made wristwatch for a Hungarian countess. The first strike wristwatch in 1916 was a ladies’ timepiece with a five-minute repeater. A growing demand for wristwatches during the art deco epoch gave the brand an opportunity to demonstrate its affinity with female tastes by crafting models with different shapes and decorations.
In 1999, Patek Philippe responded to the expectations of a young, dynamic generation with the very feminine Twenty~4® that became resoundingly successful. Its unusual name reflects the fact that it is a perfect companion for any time of day or night, proposed in diamond-set rose gold or stainless steel versions and endowed with a quartz movement. With 2018 marking the launch of the Twenty~4® Automatic, brand new models now complete the existing range. This new series of self-winding mechanical ladies’ watches is the first model of the Twenty~4® collection with a round case and the calibre 324 S C self-winding movement with date aperture and sweep seconds.
Patek Philippe is reinforcing its position in the growing segment of mechanical ladies’ watches with the launch of this new Twenty~4® Automatic, a timepiece for modern, self-confident women with taste who are decision-makers and pursue active lifestyles. With its sleek elegance, it is a watch for any time of day, complementing every facet of daily life (work, family, private and social engagements as well as leisure). It perfectly matches the entire spectrum of a lady’s wardrobe – from outdoor outfits to evening gowns. The watch focuses on the woman who consummately handles latest-generation technology but prefers a mechanical timepiece on her wrist, one that represents a grand tradition of quality and the lasting value of an artistically crafted masterpiece.
The calibre 324 S C was Patek Philippe’s choice as the heart of the new feminine model. This self-winding movement with a Spiromax® balance spring in Silinvar® is a gem of precision and dependability. It is crafted to the strict standards of the Patek Philippe Seal and exhibits elaborate manual finishing that can be admired through the sapphire-crystal case back.
The new Twenty~4® Automatic adopts the aesthetic appeal of the rectangular Twenty~4® with an exclusive bracelet featuring gently cambered central links framed by delicate two-tier outside links. The self-winding version stands out with a totally new round case (36mm in diameter) featuring prominent yet subtle contours. The dials are readily legible, with applied Arabic numerals in gold as well as baton hands with rounded ends and luminous coatings. The slightly domed sapphire-crystal glass underscores the sculpted profile of the case.
The Twenty~4® Automatic is available in five versions – two in steel with diamond-set bezels, two in rose gold with diamond-set bezels, and one in rose gold with diamonds set in the bezel, the bracelet and the crown. The version in stainless steel comes in two dial colours that endow each model with its very own characteristic style: sunburst blue (Ref. 7300/1200A-001) or sunburst grey, delicately graduated from the centre (Ref. 7300/1200A-010). The rose-gold watches are also available in two colour combinations – a sunburst chocolate brown and graduated dial (Ref. 7300/1200R-001) or a silvery grey dial graced with an exclusive double horizontal and vertical satin finish that is reminiscent of precious wild Shantung silk (Ref. 7300/1200R-010). The Ref. 7300/1201R-001 is for ladies who prefer a dressier watch. It is lavishly adorned with 469 diamonds including the crown, the lugs, and the outer links of the bracelet. The dial stands out with its silvery Shantung finish. All bracelets are fitted with a new patented fold-over clasp that is functional, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
With its artisanally crafted self-winding mechanical movement and the timeless design, the new Twenty~4® Automatic has everything it takes to accompany style-conscious and self-confident women day in and day out.
To find out further information, please call Leonard Dews on 01253 754940