The technical wizardry of the 175 years celebration model from Patek Philippe is the Grandmaster Chime 5175. 7 years in development and 2 years to construct, this video give just a hint at the incredible vision and skill to produce… Read More ›
Month: October 2014
The case itself is a beautifully sculpted affair with wonderful side panel in goodness knows what in stones
the small arrow to the left of the hatched area is an indicator of the direction of turn when using the crown during date changing, a feature I really like
So if you’re looking for a watch gift for your good lady this year – Christmas is just around the corner – this is not a bad choice
The Compass mode uses the Minute hand to point to True North (there are declination settings you can set) and interestingly the Hour hand with the red dot shows your heading in compass mode.
Personally I would first consider a conventional automatic mechanical movement until I fully understood and see the actual benefits of SD
there’s something about those classic shaped models that just does it for me – maybe I’m old fashioned at heart, who knows, but I like this one.
In essence it is a very stylish model, practical and yet dressy and one that I certainly would have no trouble wearing myself
The case design is also slightly different in that it features a “bullhead” style, with the screw down crown @12 and cleverly protected by the great articulated lugs, which in turn make this watch easily worn on the smallest wrists amongst us
This particular model is quite unique in it’s approach to dual or world time and use an interesting complication which at the same time is very simple to use