Rose gold and brown enamel.
Patek Philippe unveiled the cover of a series of timepieces decorated with handmade techniques at the opening of the annual rare craftsmanship exhibition in Geneva, including the new version of its ultra-luxury complication Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 6002R.
Blue enamel is provided first, then black, Sky Moon Tourbillon ref. The 6002 is the most complicated watch in the Patek Philippe catalog until the Grandmaster Chime ref. 6300 and the Grand Sonnerie reference. 6301.
But the Sky Moon Tourbillon is still the most ornately decorated one of its kind. Every surface of the case—even the hands—is engraved with arabesque and cloisonné enamel dials.
The Sky Moon Tourbillon is huge, 44 mm wide and more than 17 mm high. It is an expensive and complicated watch that looks very expensive and complicated. For customers who find Richard Mille affordable but unrefined, it is usually a statement that the new rose gold variant makes sense.
This metal is the most popular metal for high-end watches, globally, especially in Asia. It is warmer and richer, making the watch look more luxurious-this is a useful feature of such a watch.
The reason for the rose gold sky and moon tourbillon is clear. As a watch, I am sure it will be impressive, and because of its brighter colors, it may be more impressive than earlier versions of the watch.
For most people, it is too baroque-of course can not afford-but the target audience will like it.
Rare Handcrafts is the label that cheap Patek Philippe puts on its timepieces, using traditional decoration techniques from enamel to inlay. Although the number is relatively small relative to the size of the company, rare handicrafts are a key part of the brand identity and an important part of its business.
Tianyue Tourbillon reference. 6002 not only embodies rare craftsmanship, but also embodies a variety of complex functions, making it the perfect embodiment of the brand’s contemporary watchmaking craftsmanship.
Its case is very extensively decorated-according to Patek Philippe, the engraving time is up to 100 hours. All surfaces of the large case are hand-engraved with “volute and arabesque”, including the edge of the case back and the minute repeater slide. Even the folding clasp is engraved, and each watch comes with a pair of matching cufflinks.
The front dial is decorated with two forms of enamel. The middle leaf is cloisonné-tiny gold threads that form a shape, then filled with enamel. replica watches china
On the other hand, the rest of the dial is champleve. Here, the base of the dial—naturally solid 18k gold—is carved to recreate the grooves and then filled with enamel, leaving only the relief part visible. For example, the minute track and the frame of the date and month are the raised parts of the dial base.
Leaf-shaped hands are in rose gold, engraved in the same style as the case
In terms of complications, hand wind calibration. There are 12 of R TO 27 QR SID LU CL displayed on both sides of the watch. The movement adopts a modular structure and consists of three main layers-the basic movement with minute repeater and tourbillon, the perpetual calendar module on the front and the astronomical display module on the back.
On the front is the time and a perpetual calendar with retrograde date, and on the back is a star map showing the sky and sidereal time over Geneva.
On the left side of the case is the slide rail of the minute repeater.
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Haut Artisanat
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 17.35 mm
Material: 18k rose gold
Water resistance: Humidity and dust resistant; not water resistant
Movement: Cal. R TO 27 QR SID LU CL
Functions: Time, perpetual calendar with leap year and retrograde date, sky chart with sidereal time, minute repeater, and tourbillon regulator
Frequency: 21,600 beats per hour (3 Hz)
Winding: Hand wind
Power reserve: 38-48 hours
Strap: Alligator with engraved folding clasp