Patek Philippe’s new Ref. 6301P grand self-ming watch that once again writes history
Since the birth of the clock, time has become a concrete thing. “Tick Tick Tick”, time flows quietly in the beating hands. In fact, in the 14th century, the clock towers that stood in major European cities did not have clock faces or hands. They relied on the sound of automatic bells to tell the time. It has evolved from the chime of the clock tower to the timekeeping in the watch. Whether in the 14th century or today, mastering the skills of chime and timekeeping is an important proof of proficiency in high-end watch technology.
Patek Philippe Ref. 6301P Grand Ziming watch
As the only surviving family-owned independent watchmaker in Geneva, Patek Philippe replica watches, since its establishment in 1839, has continued to create masterpieces that have been praised by the world. This year, Patek Philippe launched a new watch unprecedented in history-the first watch Ref. 6301P that interprets the grand self-report function in a pure form.
What is the music master in the watch?
What is the minute repeater, maybe some table friends do not understand the minute repeater. The Minute Repeater is also called the three-reed watch, because the three reeds in the movement have different sounds. It can distinguish the timekeeping of “hour”, “engraved” and “minute”. It is the result of the clever use of acoustics and dynamics. The wristwatch generally uses a button or dial on the case to activate a series of devices to make a sound to report the current time. The big Ziming watch is different from the small Ziming watch in that the time is “all hour” and “all hour”, while the small Ziming does not repeat the hour when it is automatically reported.
In fact, since the establishment of the brand, Patek Philippe’s timekeeping watches have a long history. In September 1839, four months after the establishment of the company, Patek Philippe recorded the first timekeeping function in the production log. It was a pocket watch with the timekeeping function. In the 1980s, replica Patek Philippe watches had launched its first fully self-developed and manufactured minute repeater movement, the R27 movement, which created conditions for the modern minute repeater to return to the stage. Today, Patek Philippe is leading the field of professional watchmaking with its richly styled minute repeater.
Since today’s protagonist is a grand ziming watch, sound is the theme of this watch. When we talk about ziming and minute-question watches, what we discuss is precisely the sound made by the watch.
What are the notes that make up Patek Philippe’s “music”?
This year, Patek Philippe’s newly created Ref. 6301P opened a new chapter for the brand’s grand self-ming watch, and laid a solid foundation for continuing to develop new works in the grand self-ming field. This 6301P can be said to integrate the functions of the big, small, minute repeater and instantaneous small seconds. The user can switch between the big and small seconds, or directly mute it according to their needs.
The realization of this masterpiece of timepiece starts with a special movement. The new GS 36-750 PS IRM movement (diameter 37 mm; thickness 7.5 mm) composed of 703 parts integrates six complications, including the timekeeping device using three traditional gongs, and has obtained three patents.
One of the biggest difficulties faced by the developers and designers of the Da Ziming device is a clear understanding of the power transmission and storage methods. Different from the minute repeater, which is activated by a slider or a button to tell the time on demand, the Grand Ziming must have enough power reserve to automatically tell the time with the correct number of strikes and consistent beeping.
To solve this challenge, fake Patek Philippe equipped the GS 36-750 PS IRM movement with two twin barrels connected in series as the source of power, one for the time gear and the other for the timekeeping device. This configuration can provide a 72-hour power reserve of the movement and a 24-hour power reserve of the timekeeping. The three-day power reserve of the movement satisfies people’s expectations for the modern mechanical watches worn daily, and is also in line with Patek Philippe’s customer-centric watchmaking philosophy. The 24-hour timekeeping power reserve ensures that the watch can automatically report the hour and quarter-hours throughout the day. At the same time, it benefits from the balanced torque characteristics to ensure the best beep intensity. When the crown is pushed in, two double barrels can be wound. Clockwise rotation can wind part of the movement, and counterclockwise rotation can wind the timing device. All four mainsprings are equipped with sliding stoppers to prevent the mainspring from overwinding.
In terms of the timekeeping device, Patek Philippe chose the traditional low, medium and high three gong structure. This technical solution consumes more power than the double gong system. This will also increase the difficulty of the watchmaker’s work, and each gong must be tuned in more detail to create the famous “Patek Philippe Sound” that is loved by connoisseurs.
As the guardian of replica Patek Philippe, you must listen to every chime in person to ensure that every minute repeater or grand chime of Patek Philippe has a unique chime, which has been passed down by the Stern family for generations. tradition of. The Patek Philippe Stern family firmly believes that the pure sound of the Patek Philippe timekeeping watch not only plays the precise time, but also the unique personality of each timekeeping watch.
Extraordinary elegance, the perfect quality of Patek Philippe
After talking about the sound and the movement that realizes the sound, let’s briefly introduce the appearance of this watch. The watch uses a specially crafted platinum case and a Grand Feu black enamel dial that is even more elegant and extraordinary. Like other Patek Philippe platinum cases, the side of the case is set with a small diamond between the lugs, but this time it is set between the lugs at 12 o’clock instead of the usual 6 o’clock position.
White gold leaf-shaped hands covered with luminous coating. The slightly slanted Breguet blocks add a touch of dynamic charm to the classic and modern dial.
The small seconds at hours, minutes and 6 o’clock show exquisite proportions, plus two power reserve indicators (movement and timekeeping) with semicircular scales at 3 and 9 o’clock, marked with “MOUVEMENT” (movement) ) And “SONNERIE” (Timekeeping). In addition, the watch uses a hand-stitched shiny black alligator leather strap with square scales and a platinum folding clasp.
I think that this time Patek Philippe launched the Ref. 6301P Grand Self-Moon watch, will become the benchmark in the field of Grand Self-Moon watches for a long time. Because no matter from which angle you look at it, it is too perfect. Many people always say that time is inaudible and invisible. This time, Patek Philippe made the sound clear.