After we launched the Reference 5374G three-question perpetual calendar yesterday, today we focus on introducing another timepiece in the “rare handicrafts” series launched by Patek Philippe this week, the Haut Artisanat Ref. 6002R-001.
Ref. was launched in 2001. The 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon remains Patek Philippe’s second-complex watch and one of the most respected large-scale complications by collectors.
From 2013 to 2016, two more versions were created: a white gold case with blue enamel dial (6002G-001) and a white gold case with black enamel (6002G-010).
In the latest version of this double-sided watch, the warm tones of rose gold complement the brown Grand Feu enamel.
The periphery of the dial, the moon phase window and the moon on the rotating disc are all made of hollow enamel. Through this technique, the gold dial is hollowed out by hand according to the selected contour, and then the groove is filled with enamel compound by hand. Between each coating, the dial is fired at an extremely high temperature of 850°C.
The center of the dial is decorated with grand flame cloisonné enamel, made of thin flat gold thread.
The 44 mm x 17.35 mm case, crown, chime rail and folding clasp are all hand-engraved with volutes and arabesque patterns. It takes more than 100 hours of working time to complete this process.
The Sky Moon Tourbillon combines 12 complications, including a tourbillon and a minute repeater that strikes the cathedral gong. On the front dial, we found a perpetual calendar with retrograde date, moon phase display and leap year cycle.
On the other hand, we have an amazing picture of the celestial body: three overlapping discs move on different, accurately calculated trajectories to reproduce the apparent motion of the moon and stars as seen from the northern hemisphere.
The manual winding Calibre R TO 27 QR SID LUCL composed of 705 parts beats at a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour) and has a power reserve of 38 to 48 hours. The watch is moisture-proof and dust-proof, but not waterproof.
Replace reference. The new Patek Philippe Ref. 6002G-010 in white gold, with a black Grand Feu enamel dial. 6002R-001 Sky Moon Tourbillon Haut Artisanat comes with a pair of hand-carved rose gold cufflinks.