If you are looking for a modern watch that can be a forerunner of the desire to amaze on the part of adults House watchmaker, for many years in a perhaps too conservative production in the style of the single dial and therefore of the design of the case, We of the Jewellery Bonanno We present to you today the Audemars Piguet 25829st (st stands for steel, steel), a watch that unites all the best of evolution in terms of style and innovation.
To better understand this Audemars Piguet 25829 ST however, we need to make a small digression, leaving from the 90s. A very stimulating decade for the way in which buyers, scholars, collectors but also producers slowly rediscover the charm and beauty of the mechanics of complex movements for i timepieces, after the crisis of the innovative quartz.
A trend that would fully flourish in the 2000s. And the big ones House logically they begin to react to these signals. After twenty years from the 70s and 80s very conservative, in which the dials are linear and beautiful but simple and not very innovative and the different design limited to the exchange maybe of the case, finally yes they begin to see more imaginative and bold dials who win the favor of critics and the public.
perciò in the 90's this vanguard of the new leaves you speechless with i first dials that are immediately renamed skeletal, the result of this new trend, practically nonexistent in the 80s.
And three very important steps are taken, all the result of House perhaps at that time even more willing to amaze and "sparigliare" the cards on the market, precisely theAudemars Piguet.
In fact, in the 90s, three models Audemars Piguet of the family Royal Oak they therefore have a skeletal dial. But, you wonder, why this bold choice? Why the Royal Oak, with its octagonal male case, the visible screws and the integrated bracelet is one of the most distinctive watches on the market!
So the three models of Royal Oak, who will become iconic to say the least like their first brothers released in the '70s, are at this point Reference 14794which is a time only wrist watch Reference 25729, a pocket watch with perpetual calendar and moon phases in perfect AP style.
The third is ours Audemars Piguet 25829 ST which, also enjoying its pocket counterpart, is a wonderful watch with Perpetual Calendar A automatic recharge which indicates the day, date, moon phases, month and leap.
Our Audemars Piguet 25829 ST it is powered by the caliber 2120/2802, the thinnest automatic perpetual calendar movement available on the market today!
The aesthetic vision of ours Audemars Piguet 25829 ST steal the eye of anyone who observes it for the first time. In fact, aesthetically speaking, ours Audemars Piguet 25829 ST it is immensely charismatic.
In fact, while sometimes these skeletal quadrants can be difficult to read, the design of this model Audemars Piguet 25829 ST thanks to the four cut out dials it is perfectly legible and mostly without sacrificing the sensation of openworks the skeletal dial.
Furthermore, this very high combination of sublime and technical execution look unmistakable has led over time the community of collectors to consecrate this model as one of the most interesting, attractive and collectible complicated executions of Royal Oak.
Case pure steel from 39 mm. and thickness from 9,3 mm., waterproof but to 20 m. of depth and superbly visible thanks to the Glass ed al sapphire case back, We of the Jewellery Bonanno We look forward to seeing you at close quarters!
When we talk about great watches, those that time but above all their intrinsic qualities have made immortal in the eyes of enthusiasts and lovers, the watches belonging to the Gotha of the most important brands in the world such as those generated by the triad Rolex, Patek Philippe ed Audemars Piguet.
But in the iconographic scale of the great watches, timepieces produced by others deserve a special place House come Omega, IWC, Tudor O Panerai, just to name a few more in sparse order which, although not enjoying absolute planetary success, have left their mark with productions of absolute and equal importance.
And today the Jewellery Bonanno would like to present one of these watches of decisive absolute value, produced by a top level company such as Zenith and which has had enormous success, the result of an agreement between the Swiss company and the prestigious one Casa d´Aste Phillips in association with the Bacs & Russo: we will talk about Zenith El Primero Revival Referenza A386.
The birth of history.
The history of Zenith it is decidedly exciting, the result of the visionary ability of Georges Favre-Jacot and his intuition that today we might even call trivial but that at the time, in the 1800s, proved to be revolutionary and successful.
We are in Le Locle, a small town near Neuchatel, therefore in Switzerland and ours Georges Favre-Jacot tries to understand how to get to produce the best watches in the world.
Observing the production chain in his town but also in the neighboring areas, Georges Favre-Jacot he realizes that it is at least daring to produce the best mechanism or clock in the world when the craftsmen do not work in the same warehouse.
Not only. Note that the artisans are scattered in the various shops or in their own shops but above all they do not talk to each other! How can a product with such a complex mechanism be improved if those who produce it, in whole or in part, do not compare themselves with a colleague to make it better?
We are in 1865 and, as an authentic visionary, Georges Favre-Jacot it undertakes economically both to build large, spacious and bright buildings, and to bring together all the craftsmen in the area under one roof, thus making it possible to control every single piece and the complete mechanism!
Inevitably the results come! The concentration of production in one place clearly advances all the technique and the production chain, thus was born House Zenith. Even today that place is still the company's headquarters.
We are at the end of the 19th century and this is the period in which Zenith presents its first chronograph movement. But the new century is coming with the progressive growth of industry and with it the importance of precise measurement of time rises dramatically, indispensable in the diffusion of new production techniques.
Yes, the industry controls its manufacturing times per second, the car with the internal combustion engine is now in full development and, to make matters worse, the armed forces of the West are increasingly increasing the demand for technical chronographs.
Here, therefore, for wrist watches, and not only, antimagnetic and anti-dust systems, also telemetric scales to establish the distance of the enemy as well as function flyback for pilots.
The historic El Primero caliber is born!
Thus, at the end of the 60'swhile the world economy is in full swing boom, the Zenith displaces the world of chronograph measurement by producing a integrated automatic chronograph with column wheel, and he, is the mythical caliber El Primero: the first high-frequency series mechanical caliber capable of measuring the tenth of a second!
The world of time measurement is amazed by the perfection of the mechanism and the frequency of its balance, the real secret of this masterpiece. In fact, while all the other rockers oscillate, at best, at a rate of 8 alternations per secondthe Caliber El Primero makes 10, always in a second!
It is so amazing that too Rolex, one of the historical competitors of the Zenith, when it launches in the 1988 its new, flamboyant Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona astonishing the world, it replaced the historic manual winding caliber of the Valjoux just with the excellent Zenith El Primero Chronograph Movement automatic winding: it is the consecration of the undisputed quality of a chronograph which is by far the best industrial chronograph movement on the market at that time!
But as in any great story that respects itself, there is always an aspect that has an unusually legendary in its plots. It so happens that the Zenith, which thanks to First In the meantime, he has gained respect for the watchmaking world and market shares also as a supplier to competing firms, however he decides to switch to quartz chronograph movements in the 70s following an external acquisition that changes the old one management and, the corporate mission.
So you decide to to destroythe party he necessary tools Per to execute i mechanical movements of First!
But a watchmaker specialized in chronograph movements and engaged in the unparalleled production chain Motion, Charles Vermot, we deny this act to say the least rash, thus hiding the tools necessary for the manufacture, as well as the components of the same chronograph before everything is destroyed forever: never what was wiser!
Yes, because in 1984 he returned them to Zenith so that it could be reproduced again First as was done 16 years before, thus allowing the product to be returned to the world of the watch, which was feared to be extinct as it was known!
A historic, exciting anniversary!
So a great one Chronograph movement mechanical and, as we mentioned before, a movement so incredibly effective, clean, infallible in its indicating the passage of time that deserved something important with the approach of its 50th anniversary.
So here, almost like a bolt of lightning, at the beginning of autumn 2019, the Zenith announces the presentation of a watch “One-Off”, a unique piece Zenith The First References A386 revival platinum.
a single piece, the first of three models created in collaboration between the prestigious Phillips Auction House in association with the Bacs & Russo and with the same Zenith: a historical collaboration between one House production with a large auction house, never before!
It is however on 9 November 2019, during a The Geneva Watch Auction X, that the precious necklace in platinumPT 95o, as well as the first of its kind to have a dial with gods Stunning lapis lazuli, is sold for 250,000 Swiss Francs!
But it does not end here! Indeed, after the presentation of this unmatched One-Off, Zenith E Phillips (or rather, the section Phillips Watch Department), have decided not to interrupt their collaboration but to continue, creating even two others El Primero Reference Chronographs A386 but, be careful, limited to 69 pieces in total, always in honor of the year of birth of caliber El Primero.
At this point, however, a question arose: how to reproduce today in a single watch how much historical, beautiful and functional it has expressed over time itself First?
The management of the two companies therefore decided to take a step back in time and immerse themselves in the atmosphere of Le Locle in 1969, identifying with the graphic designer and designer of the Zenith of that time.
And the result is above all an extraordinary one First in yellow gold Reference A386 with a superb black dial with counters contrasting gold: such a striking contrast, loved by the watch collector community for its look magnificent, clean and incisive and, although not something original in itself, different from any other product previously from Zenith.
A version in stainless steel, with a look of chromatic combinations typical of high fashion fabrics as well as of design of the home interiors of the 1960s. But there is also the quality of the counters, superimposed as in the first reference Zenith The First ever.
Therefore, being a limited series, they are produced 20 in Yellow gold E 48 in Steel, in addition to One-Off beaten at the auction we mentioned above in platinum.
So, it is with great pride that We of the Jewellery Bonanno we present one of the 20 pieces produced in yellow gold.
We therefore identify i strengths of this fantastic Watch.
First of all the fact that this piece of, come his 19 brothers be perfect in the size of his Case like the first 1969 product, therefore with a case reproduced in 38 mm. in oro 18 kt. and that, another strong point, has the historical, authentic inside Chronograph movement automatic, mechanical The First 400 with column wheel.
And then there are the details, and what details!
We have one Case in Yellow gold from total diameter of 38 mm.waterproof, with a Diameter of opening of 30,05 mm. and the thickness of 12,60 mm., able to withstand the pressure of 5 atmospheres.
The caseback and the Glass that protect ours El Primero A386 Revival in Yellow gold I am in Sapphire crystaltransparent, with treatment antireflection on both sides but on the caseback, the prestigious logo of the Phillips. In addition, to give a touch of very high style, here is a fine frieze, engraved circularly on the external case, the one adjacent to the rear sapphire crystal, where two dates are visible between two stylized stars: 1969-2019.
The Quadrant, true highlight of this jewel, is lacquered in Black with Counters of gold color while, inside, the hour markers are gold plated, faceted and coated in Super Luminova SLN in color Beige. The hands they are also plated in Gold and work exactly like the indices described above.
The Functions are clearly visible on the Quadrant, clean and very clear. The Chronograph has the hand of the same centrally while the counter of the hours is placed ad ore 6 and that of 30 minutes ad ore 3. Clear presence of the tachymeter scale and indication of the calendar all ore 4:30. Finally, golden writing on two levels Zenith - The First, under the ore 12.
The Motion itself is of 30 mm. of Diameter, caliber 13 ¼ and the thickness of 6,6 mm. for a total of well 278 components, including well 31 sapphires. Frequency is the amazing measure of outrigger The 36.000 VpH A 5 Hz while the Power reserve it is minimal 50 ore.
Finally, the Strap is in Skin of brown calfskin with a rubber protection that guarantees its durability while the Buckle ad Barb is in Yellow gold.
What it is happening with regard to the emergency unleashed by Coronavirus, From left China and became widespread in our country from Germany and involving inevitably, predictably, the whole 'Western Europe he United States, He has changed or is changing our habits.
But under these circumstances, to paraphrase the words of Albert Einstein the aftermath of American Great Depression the ‘29, A time of great crises come great opportunities and ideas that, if channeled in the right direction, can also drive improvement in our own lives.
It is therefore not surprising that Saturday, March 21 last year, the famous watchmaking house of auctions Antique, founded in 1974 A Geneva and decades of success behind it, has given away anyway and the expected waiting “Vintage & Contemporary Watches” taking advantage of the Internet all shortIn full compliance with the imposition by the Swiss authorities to restrict gatherings indoors.
The result? Excellent, now showing that even with the existing limitations to contain the spread of the Covid-19, internet It is a valuable and powerful tool for sharing these events. Moreover, for some years the world's most famous auction exploit the Internet or even the most common phone line, to beat their prestigious items.
The auction access has followed the classic canons of these cases. The event started at ore 14:00 of Saturday, March 21 for obvious reasons of time zone, especially for participants who were the planet's extremes. Everything was managed by an empty room at the headquarters of the prestigious Geneva and broadcast live from the site. The participants and guests had access to the site through the encrypted access security mode and the end of the auction the total recorded far beyond3Million Swiss Francs of total 294 lots available.
Then deepening detail, for lovers of these events and most of the watches Vintage, At the beginning they were beaten pocket watches, including a selection of suggestive Vacheron Constantin. The highlight, however, was a rare Patek Philippe pocket with perpetual calendar and minute repeater, awarded for a very interesting figure!
But as often it happens in auctions, the most fought lots and high value have played a key role as well of Rolex and Patek Philippe, Although some Audemars Piguet did entertain and thrill all those attending the session.
So despite the emergency Covid-19, Life goes and must go forward with technology that supports this delicate stage of our lives. If anything is to be noted that despite these difficulties, the watch market Vintage goes on.
Other prestigious auction houses in fact, such as the historic and famous Sotheby’s, founded in 1744 by legendary Samuel Baker and with branches around the world, has set up long ago a section devoted entirely to the award of the lots Online, But the proposition modes are different than reported before.
Sotheby’s In fact, the mutual method eBay, Thereby exposing the items on its website for several days and participants can raise to win the bids until the close. The last auction Online started Tuesday 17 March and ends on Thursday, 26, Putting the charm 185 lots with varieties of watches highly sought after contemporary wrist, as always from the top luxury brands in the world.
But the offer of Sotheby’s in this case it was not the usual pure But sales Online: Part meant to have an opportunity to jump the waiting list and acquire a Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel 5711 O 5712As well as a Rolex DaytonaZenith 1988 and a Rolex MasterpepsiGMT 1982, both no longer available for purchase and rapid increase in collectability!
The next? From Wednesday 1 A Wednesday, April 8 and it will be delicious, with only 19 lots on the launching pad, and it made up only of watches Vintage with Rolex Explorer, Daytona paul newman, Date Just, Cellini, Milgauss E Submariner with the addition of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak!!
But even in Italy there are those who are equipped with the new logic. For example, Bolaffi Auctions can claim a good result of lots awarded last March 25 with the first auction Online New Year, even though the sale Online is not the core business the prestigious house, having thrown two in 2019 and stocks have focused on watches medium-low prices with a few exceptions.
So a market, this sale Online, That the new restrictions imposed by most Western governments to protect public health, not only did not see the decline of the business size, but which confirmed the awareness, if not increased, that investing on watches also as a safe haven, should all right !!
We at Jewellery Bonanno We had written to the iNizio 2020, Purchase a timepiece Vintage It is and remains an investment of great value, in economic terms and more. Moreover, the recent export data from Swiss precious artifacts, which they see growth in numbers just from January '20 in contrast to the steady fall of the market Hong Kong (Falling for the fourth consecutive month because of the well-known political tensions), confirm that the watch market continues to show figures concerned.
Entered from a few days into the new decade, for lovers and lovers of watchmaking year 2020 is the year that enshrines the 181 anniversary the birth of the prestigious Swiss House Patek Philippe. An impressive number of years but, according to several admirers, well symbolizes this brand that embodies or is better if the maximum convergence of innovation with quality, to arrive at an absolute artifact end result: in style, with a flourish, in charm and in constant technological evolution in a large only!
We've already told you a few days ago the family history of the first chronographs with perpetual calendar ever produced in the world byPatek Philippe, making a success of public and critics for having described almost in a Rossini crescendo, starting with founder 1518 al 2499, To get to 3970 finally closing with 5970.
And in the wake of this agreement and of requests received from web and social further investigation, the board of the Jewellery Bonanno decided to compare two clocks that flow from this most noble progeny, trying to compare them: the Patek Philippe 5004 vs Patek Philippe 5204.
Both, however, clear: the purpose is not to determine which is the best between the two but only highlight what are the differences between the two jewelry, highlighting the evolution of watchmaking quality, helping at the same time collectors, simple fans or fans in choosing their ideal jewelry.
Creation of the Reference 5004
After its commercial success on the market 5020With its chest curious television which so struck the popular imagination but not caused the expected fanfare, the Patek Philippe He decides to raise its extraordinary chronograph with perpetual calendar project launching on the market in 1996 reference 5004, Which it will soon become one of the most desired watches, backgrounds and loved in the world.
Defined by the same Patek Philippe the official document accompanying the chronograph "Split-second"the Patek Philippe 5004 It is characterized first of all for the two chronograph hands that are started and stopped only with the button on the right side of Case on the coronaIn the direction of ore 2 in Quadrant. If then they also want to measure a lap time on the intermediate without interrupting the measurement of the total time, this mechanism for its excellent levels of separation allows, by pressing the button added on corona, Called precisely “pulsante fly-back”: Pressing a first time, the pointer of the intermediate time crashes while the others continue to run. Pressing it, the needle is aligned with the other two that are going forward: a real innovation in the wrist chronographs mechanism, never realized before, especially in that size!
Moreover, to make matters worse, they are put on the chest four new small buttons, three on the top and one on the bottom. It's a matter of external buttons of fast recoveryThe first calendar for day ad ore 10; the second for the data, Placed between the hours 11:12; the third for month, between ore 12 and l ' 1 and the last, the fourth placed at the bottom of the case, for the rapid restoration of Moon phase inserted between the ore 6 E 7.
All this in a crate 36,7 mm. for this Patek Philippe 5004, Essential to accommodate the gauge of Lemania, Therefore a crate with a greater depth to make room for, inter alia, to rattrapante mechanism sdoppianti seconds, which is positioned above the proven and efficient precisely gauge Lemania.
To make then Patek Philippe 5004 what many of Switzerland's watch lovers the world define long been exemplary so rare and beautiful to be equated in importance and due to the difficulty of its finding as to a "Holy grail" (And as is the case for other few other watches in the world ...), contributes greatly to its uniqueness: the market Vintage In fact, the number of parts available is limited, compared with an estimated approximately close to 12 units produced per year from House Switzerland, from '96 to 2014!!
What's more, the question of Patek Philippe 5004 He has always exceeded supply, and over the years the (few) numbers available on the open market have gradually reduced, as they the most hardened collectors and economically well provided we have put on their hands.
Add in also the importance that the market has taken in recent years its stainless steel version (Although the Patek Philippe 5004 the platinum is very close), and that after it has been produced in all the finest materials available, and here this "Holy grail" Wrist is nice that fact !!
To substantiate this feeling of uniqueness, according to many experts the Patek Philippe 5004 It would be the representation, almost sum the Presidency of Philippe Stern, son of Henri and nearly a mythological character by how he managed and conducted in full of his years House Switzerland.
Belonging to the third generation of the family who held the reins of one of the most important watch brands in the world, many believe that the greatest success Philippe Stern was the Calibre 89, A commemorative pocket watch created in 1989 to celebrate 150 years. But today many agree that the models designed and produced under his presidency, coincidentally just as the Patek Philippe 5004 (Including a state of the art production plant in the canton of Geneva, Plan-les-Ouates), Are really the "Graal horrible" and even “Philippe” associated with “Patek” is due to him !!
Pay attention to Jewellery BonannoIf you ever happen to cross it in one, buy it immediately because its value will rise, it will rise and how! In these photos you can also admire one, an exclusive 5004 for sale by us, Released by the black dial as well from House Swiss remembering that there are only eight pieces world !!
Let's see the technical characteristics of the absolute MotionDirectly extrapolated from the original certificate Patek Philippe 5004:
calibro: CHR 27-70 Q
Overall Diameter: 30 mm.
overall height: 8,8 mm.
Number of components: 407
Number of jewels: 28
Power reserve: to max between 50 and 60 hours
Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5 Hz)
Spring Scales: Breguet
Quadrant: chronograph with a scale calibrated to fifths of the second; intermediate time; 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock calendar day of the week and month; hands leap year; at lunar phases 6. Calculation of the hours, minutes and seconds of the subsidiary as well as 24 hours at 9.
Chronograph: classical construction of the base column; Start, stop and reboot with the two buttons located on the right side of the case in the direction of 2 o'clock and 4; start and stop of the intermediate time through fly-back button on the crown;
Motion: model "New Lemania" exclusively for Patek Philippe.
Here is the Reference 5204
Hard to believe that after a watchmaking masterpiece as it is precisely the patekPhilippe 5004 He would have done better! Instead ... start by saying that the Patek Philippe Reference 5204 he was born as a second count by sdoppianti chronograph (split-seconds) in 2012, and with perpetual calendar, but that is soon labeled as "A watch absolute gem"!
The Patek Philippe 5204It is therefore the evolution of the species, not a direct emanation of the 5004 but the elder brother of another reference amazing how 5270(In turn defined as another clock belonging to the club Patek Grail), But with the aim to perfect even to further the design of the reference 5004, Thus forming a modern watchmaking masterpiece!
Let us now to the description of 5204 as mentioned before, in order to enhance the strengths and comparing it with the 5004 to highlight the direct evolution.
This product was initially only platinum but then forged rose gold as the one currently available to the Jewellery Bonanno, Noting immediately Patek Philippe 5204, It is provided with a Case The 40,2 mm. respect to 36,7 mm. of Reference 5004, With up to resistance 30 m. below sea level.
As is easy to guess, the upgrade to a Case The 40,2 mm. within an House who loves tradition as patek It is simply in keeping with the times but also a necessary step for such a complicated watch. In fact, it is according to many connoisseurs in 5004 one might say, an extreme the concept, that the movement is almost compressed in the chest by 36,7 mm. to the point that its push-buttons seem almost snack from it !!
We say that this criticism was put in a way soft but it was still a way to highlight how the 5004 He had this lighter, less visually appealing. Therefore the Patek Philippe 5204 solves this dilemma aesthetic, giving the entire case and the clock a more elegant appearance.
Let's go on QuadrantHere, where you immediately notice the difference between the two clocks.The New nell'appassionato trigger a similar feeling to what Catullo masterfully he represented in the immortal and beautiful ode addressed to Lesbia, the largest, tormented love of his life and entitled "Odi et amo", that is "I hate you and I love you". But why? Simple, because the basic information of a wristwatch are now cleaner and clearer in the quadrant of Patek Philippe 5204 but less traditional, therefore moving away so decided by the historical and unmistakable manufactory Patek Philippe!?!?
So the Quadrant the Patek Philippe 5204 and of "break" almost with the past and is much in line with the styling the 5270. In fact, in addition to two windows already mentioned close to the ore 12 (Showing the month and day of the week), the minute counter for the chronograph is set at 30 minutes to ore 3; the log of the date and moon phase are to ore 6 and the second running are to ore 9. Between ore 4 and ore 5 there is the leap year indicator, and finally between ore 7 and ore 8 there is the day-night window, a must for a perpetual calendar with manual winding.
The Patek Philippe 5204 usually he has a sword hands and indexes to stick instead of Arabic numerals and indices as a kind of leaf that we find on 5004 but it pays attention to a particular non-secondary. The "usually" means that buyers of this jewel have required custom configuration on the dial directly to Patek Philippe.
Therefore, it takes into account that the variations mentioned above are those that appeared most often on the dials of Patek Philippe 5204Or at least those who have had the chance to see from experts and enthusiasts, as well as by the fortunate owners.
The first products were made of platinum but We the Jewellery Bonanno We can proudly ridden he one, precious and Rose gold! Yes, the much sought Patek Philippe 5204R with its extraordinary caseback sapphire crystal that allows you to see the movement in action without having to open it. Waterproof up to 30 m. deep, in exquisite rose gold 18kt. and the thickness of 14,3 mm.: A real jewel! Its dial is opalescent silver, with indexes applied in gold with luminescent coating. The plaque Quadrant It is obviously oro 18kt. and it is astonishing how luminous, attractive, amazing!
But we said of the different types of Quadrant. In fact this detail, which might seem trivial, but places particular emphasis on the contrast between the tradition of brandIn wanting to produce major complications and of historic value watches following a highly original and proper modus operandi (Remember the concept of Holy grail?), And simultaneously open up to the demands of its customers, which puts Patek Philippe in step with the times but in fact radically change the strategy on the market!
So here's the big news that introduces Patek Philippe 5204 itself: are the changes in the Case It is in the Quadrant that we mentioned above (by the way you prefer a classic dial, with leaf hands and Arabic numerals or the "modern" we have already described?), but above all on the part of the customer can request customizations, a charm completely new and unusual taste that the fanatics of perhaps tradition also can pass the choc New windows placed at ore 5 and ore 7.
On the aesthetic side, then the debate is on and still going on, although the Patek Philippe I have decided not to customize the dials on future references. If anything, they all agree on one issue: the Patek Philippe 5204 remains unequaled way of putting on the dial all the information in a more cleanly, clearly and legibly, with a quality that competition has always been very active on this front, hardly (if ever), manages to overcome, perhaps equating but only in part.
Just looking at things from this perspective, here is the famous windows set to ore 5 E to 7 hours to which was mentioned before, they appear as logic, natural continuation of the capacity of the proverbial Patek Philippe to renew remaining the Number One!
The Movement Patek Philippe 5204 It is probably the biggest change compared to reference 5004. The Movement 5004 It was based on a movement Lemania heavily modified, handsome and impeccably finished but certainly not technically so revolutionary: a very solid and efficient "used" safely!? !!?
in Patek Philippe 5204 instead this inner caliber is left as a base, then adding us the new patented mechanism described before the second division. It is classed by the words Caliber CHR 29-535 PS Q where the CHR 29-535 It is the classical architecture of the caliber hand-wound while Movement PS Q It incorporates a horizontal clutch and two-wheel column.
The rotor works with a balancing Gyromax beating at 28.800 bph (4Hz), Which is a substantial change from the 18.000 bph the CHR 27-70 Q the 5004. Moreover, despite its 182 sharesThe Perpetual Calendar Patek Philippe 5204 It has a height of only form 1,65 mm.unparalleled, demonstrating the competence of Patek Philippe in achieving major complications to ultimately achieve exceptional watches.
The hand-wound with a power reserve of 65 hours charge (long enough to get our Patek Philippe 5204 an entire weekend on the nightstand!), can be seen through a refined sapphire glass! This is the eighth in the history of chronograph Patek Philippe and it is absolutely wonderful as well as full of new patented technologies.
We spoke of the innovation of this inward movement to the Patek Philippe 5204. The first is the chronograph system. It passes from an isolation system "Octopus wheel" for the 5004 to a new insulation system "Gooseneck" for control of the split seconds hand. The octopus could only rotate unidirectionally and required a spring for more voluminous insulating wheel, while now in Patek Philippe 5204 The gooseneck (Note 1) is very thin and can move quickly in both directions. The result is a system split much more reliable, more durable and easier to repair when needed.
The second innovation in Patek Philippe 5204 It is a mechanism to reduce the 'offset between the two chronograph hands. Since the movement of the divided second hand is connected to the movement of the lancet of the main chronograph, sometimes there may be a slight difference between the two. Instead of covering it with a slightly wider of the chronograph hand (which many manufacturers do, and that for the 5004 is done), Patek Philippe He has reshaped their cam and roller system to be perfectly accurate. The geometry is relatively complicated, but the idea is simple: a more consistent and predictable contact between the moving parts get more precise interactions.
Finally, there is the strong attraction that in a true lover excited forever: chargeManual this masterpiece. And this factor, absolutely disruptive, the lucky owner can check by using it to realign completely, for example, a perpetual calendar like this the Patek Philippe 5204 but out of step with the date to be set. The efficiency of the rapid restoration buttons enhance functionality and speed of execution, in one word stunning would say!
Therefore, trying to pull the classic final line, however, pointing out that when dealing with the issue "Chronographs with perpetual calendar" with the production of Patek Philippe There remains close to 'optimum Collectors and lovers of this spectacular universe, we can say that Patek Philippe 5204 It is very close to being as a tasty icing on a beautiful cake!
A complete watch so this Patek Philippe 5204, Clear to read despite the high level of complication, robust yet light enough to put on the wrist despite crate 40,2 mm. can lead to some doubts in this respect. A watch so elegant and it gives great satisfaction in itself, confirming the reputation enjoyed by the patekPhilippe for several decades and which puts him also elite of watchmaking, one of the few Graal around the world.
To say that a new reference Patek Philippe is impressive is kind of redundant in itself. But the 5204 It is really impressive. It is a new perpetual calendar chronograph with seconds patek, Which replaces 5004 in lineup and offers a number of significant improvements. We got our hands on a Basel 2012 and we have all the details.
We'll start with the most basic differences. In the first place, patek He has decided to increase the size of the crate 36,7 to even 40 mm, In line with the modern trend for larger watches. It is a huge jump, but 40mm is still a more than reasonable size and looks quite good here.
Currently the 5204 is produced in various alloys, while the 5004P It has been seen more often with Arabic Numerals, 5204p instead presents markers in gold swab applied with luminescent fills. The dial itself is in 18 carat white gold opal and hands are in black oxidized gold with inserts Super Luminova. The sottoregistratori have also been made a little 'more minimally, with indications of day / night and leap year moving from sottoregistratori and become small windows.
A short tour of the new dial: the windows of the day and the month at 12, register 30 minutes chronograph at 3 (now instantly jumps), leap year window between 4 and 5, record the date and moon phase at 6 the day / night window between 7 and 8, the latter running the register 9, and the hands of the hours / minutes and two seconds chronograph split centered on the dial. The 5204p has a cleaner look, more essential compared to the older brother, and readability is surprising for such a complicated watch.
But it's what's under the hood that really makes the difference here (and it is almost a $ 75,000 difference, anyway). The 5204 It is powered by a movement caliber CHR 29-535 PS Q, With a balance Gyromax that beats at 28,800 bph (4Hz), which is a substantial change compared to 18,000 bottles per hour of CHR 27-70 Q of 5004. Beyond the rhythm, the chronograph 27-70 Q It was based on the excellent Lemania movement, and then heavily modified internally to patek, while the 29-535 PS Q It is a real built by internal motion, highly complicated interior. Finally, charging manually, it has a power reserve of 65 ore and it can be seen through the caseback in sapphire (Also including the solid platinum).
Always the watches produced by 'Audemars Piguet are designed and manufactured with the North Star always points in the direction of research and development of the art of watchmaking. And in the wake of this mission business, then get ready to live a new, exhilarating experience of this chapter despite the prestigious House Switzerland had already stunned the world with the revolutionary Royal Oak Concept RD #1.
A clock that "counts"
We mentioned Royal Oak Concept RD #1 as already the emblem of something fantastic, a clock that is that excels with its new system created by 'Audemars Piguet completely brand new, which increases and enhances the audibility of the so-called movement ticking inside: whether it should be a challenge, it can be said that it has been won, and with the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept RD #2 you can even better!
Presented in the edition 2018 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Geneva (better known as SIHH), as a prototype, the first detail that surprised all fans and insiders effects is that in 'Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept RD #2 we have the Perpetual calendar thinnest automatic in the world. The new internal movement, categorized with the number 5133 and consisting of well 37 jewels (Absolute record !!), it has a thickness of only 2,89 mm., A figure that has seen from the outside of the drug for a threadlike structure as well and for a mechanism from which so many functions.
The clock itself has in fact a total thickness of 6,30 mm. and it has been studied and perfected a good five years before its launch on the market. A project of this Royal Oak Concept RD #2 started in 2013, ie in the period in which the CEO of 'YouFrancois Henry Bennahmias, took the reins of the company.
But to clarify what we are talking about good, let's do a little comparison with others? The Royal Oak Extra-ThinFor example, an automatic watch with date and time that only measure 39 mm., Is much more often the Royal Oak Concept RD #2 with its 8,1 mm. Total movement.
and the Royal Oak with automatic winding, is a timepiece from 41 mm. with a thickness of only movement 9,8 mm. Total. Finally, there is also the classic Perpetual Calendar Royal Oak, Available in a range of materials (We of Jewellery Bonanno we introduced you to the fabulous ceramic clock in recent days), copy which has a thickness of 9,5 mm. movement, proving to be even thinner than quartz model Royal Oak The 33 mm.
More detail is amazing is that this Royal Oak Concept RD #2 may not be as inconspicuous to a not particularly accurate look like instead appears to be the RD #1But trust me, it is just as impressive!
We Jewelery Bonanno we agree with most of the critics that defines this Royal Oak Concept RD #2 as an exciting development, if not exciting for the entire production Audemars Piguet. It is obvious that this race continues the evolution or, if you prefer, this logic will to improve always tomorrow could give further complications of ultra-thin movement incorporated in wristwatches by the PA.
Brand: Audemars Piguet Template: Royal Oak RD # 2 Perpetual Calendar
No. Ultra Thin Reference: 265861IP.00.1240IP.01
Case diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 6.3 mm
case material: brushed titanium with platinum screws 950
caseback: sapphire crystal
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Platinum Dial Color: Royal Oak hands with blue satin
Lunetta: Platinum 950 polished
corona: Screw-type hexagonal titanium
Indicators: applied indexes in white gold
World: applied on hands and indices
water resistance: 2o meters
Strap-bracelet: brushed titanium with platinum inlay 950
calibro: internal Caliber 5133
Functions: hours, minutes, perpetual calendar with the month, day, date, day-night, moon phases and leap year
How many people can claim to know the age of the production of very first perpetual calendar chronograph produced in series? If you do not, do not worry. You get there by logic, as taught in the world Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle through its wondrous tales it "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" where the deduction and reasoning always led to the solution of the enigma, difficult to solve for anyone.
And the logic leads us to infer that this production is attributable to the House Swiss Most prestigious according to many admirers, the Patek Philippe, Which he decided to pair its commercial fortunes to the realization of a chronograph with perpetual calendar almost like a real business card, to be shown in time.
the Jewellery Bonanno, for more than 30 years on the marketVintage, Wishes to offer to the endless and growing nation of fans and collectors a dynamic reconstruction, dressed up with some particularly tasty, as of this Reference has characterized not only the history of the clock wrist but at the same time the technological and stylistic address search to it strictly dependent.
We are back in 1941 and the Patek Philippe, Already in vogue for the high rate of research in the development of its mechanisms so complex but perfectly functional, launches the reference 1518 with such features, perhaps unaware that this timepiece would become a only the production history of the watches produced in series and a high rate of complexity: the first step in a historical journey not only for the brand but also for any specific industry generally. In fact it had already been produced and launched 1526The first perpetual calendar made at the World Series. But the 1518 is most famous as it is the first chronograph with perpetual calendar produced in the world series.
Always according to a reconstruction true enough, but never 100% confirmed and in contrast with the idea of Patek Philippe always looking for something excellent to stand out, in 1941 a clock from such a high level of complication could only have ordered a large piece of the Highest bourgeoisie or even the military world: in the end was just started the 2nd World War !!
Today is really different. The complication of the movement is no longer almost distinctiveness between the wristwatch manufacturer (the design is done on the computer and not with stones and hand drawings ...), but in the 1941 This Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 It was truly a jewel of the evolution of watchmaking in as little as 35 mm. of solid matter, what today might be called a kind of killer application in computer science!
That's why this movement of House Swiss will become in fact the whole of a long production at least 70 years of design scheme, relying on a dial inside two double openings all ore 12, two chronograph registers all ore 3 E 9, a Moon phase at the bottom and to the ore 6 a circular dater. At its interior is also a movement to pregiava 23 jewelsAlways of the highest level Valjoux ranked 13th by that Swiss company.
Also, while the 1518 It is really the original chronograph with perpetual calendar and the absolute foundation of this incredible line, is not necessarily the most desirable reference in its entirety. To observe carefully, case by 35 mm. and square buttons tend to make it a chronograph man something modern and everyday wear.
But to compensate for this aspect is that the Patek Philippe1518 To date there are very few working around the world and mostly are Yellow gold. Other, but in smaller numbers, they are Rose gold and a real rarity are the ones left Steel. It is only four of these specimens in stainless steel and they are considered Some of the most valuable watches and rarest in the world. All were made during the war years and all four can be seen in detail in the historic book John Goldberger.
These clocks are therefore nothing short of impossible to quote, except that the house of aste Phillips He recently beats one for the record number of well 11 Million Swiss Francs !!
The Patek Philippe Reference 2499
in 1954 ends production of Patek Philippe 1518 and then 13 years comes the 2499. In fact the new model 2499 It seems to have been launched a little earlier, in 1951 to be precise, which would explain why the first specimens of 2499 together they have been made to the last pieces of the 1518, Which have an end date production dated precisely 1954. It will be one of the longest-running clocks ever in the world, with nearly 35 years of total production, a true icon in the industry because it will be produced in a few numerical examples.
The Patek Philippe 2499 It is considered by many industry experts the last onePatek Philippe, That is, the timepiece that captures both the charm of the old world if combined with already more modern fit, projected evolution of a now free time by military conflicts in the West and who wants to savor the beauty of life by living it with different eyes. But above all, the Patek Philippe2499 is probably the most studied and analyzed in perpetual chronographs Patek Philippe.
Visually, the first set of Patek Philippe 2499 more striking because it has a case diameter 37,5 mm., Widening the clock prospect cleanly and imposing than its ancestor (35 mm.), Among other things, considered by many to be the perfect size to this day for a box on the wrist. It also has square buttons and a dial with Arabic numerals applied to a tachometer. In short, even if you carefully observe the hands, we find that the Patek Philippe 2499 It is quite similar to its predecessor 1518. Everything is produced in Yellow gold but also, in small numbers, in Rose gold. Existing also duplicate in platinum.
After this first series, Patek Philippe changes the design codes in sharply second series of the 2499 (Produced from the mid-50s), in third (Roughly from 1960 to 1978, then the most widespread in the world and automatically the less valuable), and also in fourth series, an index of a constant evolution facing the canons of a modern almost deliberately accelerated more than desired. An example? Net rounding of the buttons in the Chronograph second series. Or the exclusion of the tachymeter scale on the dial with Arabic numerals in the third and fourth series. In addition to being the most common, the third series therefore, does not have a speedometer, it uses a baton markers for hours, round buttons but retains acrylic crystal of his predecessors. If you want to then identify which belongs to a series patekPhilippe 2499, Just look at the dial!
Wanting then to learn as is the style of Jewellery Bonanno, The difference between a Patek Philippe 2499 of the third O fourth actually is minimal series. In fact, many consider 2499 of fourth almost like a kind of series “middle of the road”, That is, a half clock between the sacred realm of Vintage and the modern. Produced between 1978 and 1985, fourth series the Patek Philippe 2499 (Who has since taken the reference 2499/100), differs from the third series because it uses a refined Sapphire crystal in caseback.
Little to say so in the technical detail of very relevant, if anything there is to highlight how the economic value of Patek Philippe 2499 It has grown quickly. The professional evaluators quoting a pink gold watch over one million dollars, but if you have, for example, a signature Cartier on the dial, the value goes over a million dollars. And then there is the "platinum" factor.
The Patek Philippe 2499 century, it is only production Yellow gold E pink and nothing in Steel but in platinum. In fact we are talking about only two specimens of platinum 2499/100 in the world, both made on direct commission from the owner, Sig. Stern the same in 1985. One would be in possession of the owners family SternWhich exposes it without fanfare within their museum in Geneva. The other would be sold to the general public during the auction that changed the course of history for the brand Patek Philippe: The auction of 9 April 1989 entitled "L'arte di Patek Philippe". In this historic auction, Patek Philippe 2499 Platinum was beaten for a total of 418,000 Swiss francsWe repeat, in 1989, certainly not today, in which the value of the watches is notoriously gone!
It affects know that then this specimen ended up in the hands of Eric “Slow Hand” ClaptonFamous watch enthusiast? And that ended up back at auction for $ 3.63 Million thus defining the Patek Philippe 2499 as one of the most important watches on the planet? Yes, but it's probably much more important to stress that the Patek Philippe 2499 It is considered to be the apex of the design Patek Philippe and with only 349 copies / pieces made in 35 years (less than 10 watches per year!).
The Patek Philippe Reference 3970
The Patek Philippe 3970 from the floodgates of the modern era brand. According to experts is a chronograph with perpetual calendar to say the least well-balanced, perfect rest in its conception as only those who conceived its birth and development can produce.
The Patek Philippe 3970 He began its production in 1986, following almost the end of the duplicate in the final 2499/100 platinum, with an introductory promotion publicity retail new product. The news? Easy to say why Patek Philippe 3970 it is the first Patek Philippe not to use a chronograph based on historical movement Valjoux, But instead one based on a movement Lemania named 2310.
And today Lemania 2310 is considered one of the best movements in the world, surpassing any other single time in the caliber and also used by several other manufacturers believe is just? We at Jewellery Bonanno we know it well!
But there's more. Considered by connoisseurs a real clock snapback in its scope (ie "turning" in effect), First of all Patek Philippe 3970 It takes a step backwards in the dimension of the case, dating a 36 mm. and not with 37,5 mm. the 2499, Making almost a step back as if it were a new 1518. Moreover, the real news is that the case is produced in all four of the most significant metals (Gold, White Gold, Rose gold E platinum), Included for the first time a perpetual chronograph in white gold! And then ... Yes, you read, there will be for him a serie, Just like its immediate predecessor 2499.
The first set of Patek Philippe 3970 It is performed in 1986 with a production of about 100 watches, All in Yellow gold. And to make things even more confusing (or increase the randomness of mystery, you name it ...), the 3970 actually launched on the market is joined to a reference Sorella named 3971. Both of these watches have bottoms snap, instead of the more modern ride screw. But if the Patek Philippe 3970 in fact presents a solid, classic snap cap, the 3971 It equips in turn of a snap cap but with a fantastic sapphire glass, which allows you to see the fascinating move of the movement without having to raise!
In addition, the dial of the first serie presents leaf hands and stick indexes, giving in this way a very similar appearance to that of a second series 2499.
So here we are at second series the Patek Philippe 3970. It is a second series very, very similar to the first to the front. There are in fact the same hands in leaves and the same indexes on the dial. The big difference is that the front of the logs are now the dial: all painting is compact and uniform.
But it is on the back of the product that second series the Patek Philipp 3970 differs from the first in a more meaningful way to the point that instead of a clock snapback (That is turning), we are before a potential step back, at least at first glance. This is because in the early years of production 3970, the Patek Philippe It was particularly attentive to the demands of its customers, and there are examples even customized around.
As it is well then easy to deduce, this second series of Patek Philippe 3970 (Produced between 1986 and 1991 and immediately followed by reference Sorella 3971 with the sapphire case screw), it is highly collectable and, although not to have a consistent price on the market today, it is possible that over time the differentiation between the clocks of the first and second series with respect to the third series 3970 It will become more pronounced. Wanna bet?
Thus we come to third series the Patek Philippe 3970, Those of more widespread series and more available on the market. The official reference would 3970E with the “E” stands for "Waterproof" or if you prefer "waterproof" because now these patek 3970 are both with the sapphire glass, therefore in view, which with the gold pad. On the front of the clock there are the news: baton instead of a leaf and the hour markers now a pointed tip. The printing of the same quadrant is much darker than the first or the second set and it can be noted that the dial is now a bright and clear silver color that they give an appearance very, very refined.
Now the Patek Philippe 3970, With its size of 36 mm and this look of undoubted sophistication, it is really something special. And then it really is the watch you can even define the best corporate mission Patek PhilippeThat is, his pursuit of perfection, combined with the elegance and prestige. But the downside is that the prices of 3970 on the market Vintage They are low because there are so many 3970 third series on the market!?!?
Yes, according to the estimate based on his production in 18 years (always approximate), the number of copies of the 3970 products would be a number between the 2.400 E 3,600 watches. So, it is more than 10 times the number of 1518 or even of 2499 made. As a result, prices will be much lower than the 1518 E 2499Although there are cases that have already occurred in the market that indicate considerable figures for 3970 with special dials. In essence, it is always the condition in which pours globally the clock to make a difference.
There were also cases of Patek Philippe 3970P (P stands for platinum), well-listed because they are characterized by a black dial and indexes with diamonds. But be clear, many connoisseurs consider much more valuable than this model, the same 3970 in White Gold with black dial and without diamonds, or even those in platinum! The dispute is still in the running.
But at this point the fans are asking a legitimate question, question several times also posed to us the Jewellery Bonanno in all these years of activity: considering the factors in the field, such as the latest in the family it should be considered to be of 3970 that can assume a value defined in the scale merit?
Very difficult to give a definite answer to this question because there is not really one!?!? At least we not in the same way were evaluated both Patek Philippe 1518 steel oppure i Patek Philippe 2499 in oro. These 3970 They were made in platinum and in series and do not know specimens produced in steel although it can not be totally excluded that they exist. So always logical deduction, the only 3970 which may become valuable They are those with special dials, Of which there are few around. or those 3970 with special color or style dials numbers Breguet, These details can really make a difference.
However you are assured of a 3970 It sold for nearly $ 340,000 at a Christie's auction in Hong Kong but this price is always cheaper than average for a Patek Philippe 2499, Whatever the series. However, reference 3970 It is always a production Patek Philippe the highest level, and although it could not be considered just as one of the true models Vintage of this family, its qualities remain intact.
The Patek Philippe Reference 5020
Subsequently, the House Switzerland produces a new version, called 5020. The Patek Philippe 5020 It is produced with the same caliber of Lemania used to 3970 and is inserted into a large chest, as great as the riservargli nickname of "Television". The dial instead is composed with hands and numbers provided by Breguet.
Unlike his great-grandchildren, the Patek Philippe 5020 It has been a total failure of the public and critics since it was launched in the early 90s and, as such, the production was stopped after just two years. For this reason, the experts estimate that has been made less than 300 specimens and then placing the 5020 at the same level in terms of rarity of both the 1518 that the 2499!!
For a long time Patek Philippe 5020 It was considered only by those collectors fan Swiss house until a 5020P, Just the fifth ever put on auction, he was beaten to New York Bonhams 2011 for the considerable sum of $ 338,000.
Since then the value of the 5020 has been steadily increasing and its assessment has opened the eyes of collectors around the world, with the result that today a Patek Philippe 5020Yellow gold It is evaluated and sold as a 5970P.
In common with its predecessor 3970the Patek Philippe 5020 It would not seem to have its own version particularly attractive in terms of value and therefore economic evaluation on the market. However, it is produced approximately solo 20specimens platinum, it can be said that a 5020P with black dial and diamond indexes (such as the 3970 mentioned earlier), aims to become a timepiece level in the collecting. Finally, returning to the theme of quality chronograph with perpetual calendar Patek Philippethe 5020 It remains a production with less success though always a Patek production.
The Patek Philippe Reference 5004
As often it happens, after a flop, Comes a top! After the unsuccessful immediate commercial market of 5020, the Patek Philippe picks up again with a new chronograph named 5004 with, on the inside, even counting sdoppianti seconds. Yes, this new series 5004 It strikes at the center of the target and is absolutely iconic and beloved by collectors patek. Keeping the chest 36 mm., The Patek Philippe 5004 It is realized with a greater depth of the same to make space for the rattrapante mechanism, positioned above the proven and efficient caliber of Lemania.
A watch so unique, innovative and stunning with a perpetual calendar chronograph seconds more, being considered one of the most important of the modern era. The Patek Philippe 5004 It was launched in 1996 and expert estimates indicate an output of about 12 pieces every year, until the 5204 was introduced in 2012. Although made of all metals, Patek Philippe 5004 Today most coveted is the steel version but also that platinum has a big appeal.
Therefore, matters standing, We the Jewellery Bonanno we can say that every Patek Philippe 5004 is in itself a valuable watch. Also you can choose some special pieces that can be defined as the finest among the fine !!
And what are they? First of all there is the Patek Philippe 5004A where of course "A" stands for steel. It spread on a logical market state of excitement that was not appeased even when it was learned that although at a price of more than $ 300,000 for exemplary customer sale by the parent company itself, 5004A would have the buyer's name engraved on the case back by the same patekJust to deter the posthumous sale on the private market. Mission failed, because shortly after these Patek Philippe 5004A They have appeared at auction. For example, a specimen was sold at Christie's Hong Kong for $ 409,000!
A touch of color? It's been going on for some time a close dialogue between the most avid collectors of production Patek PhilippeBoth to increase the atavistic thirst for knowledge but also to outline a known controversy of recent times.
Everything originated when the patek announced (direct her or its licensees?), he produced a series of new specimens 5004 exclusively in steel to enhance the uniqueness of the same.
But there are other 5004 Special on the market, such as those with special dials and even some with bracelets factory patek. But all this decade's speech when we are talking about the Patek Philippe 5004T. Yes, this is truly a unique piece because Titanium which it was sold on Only Watch in 2018 for the considerable sum of $ 3.98 million, More than one already mentioned before Clapton 2499.
The Patek Philippe Reference 5970
Finally, coming to the present day, that's Patek Philippe Reference 5970, another the best of in the success story of Patek Philippe. In fact, according to some admirers (and of course there began a fierce controversy), we are maybe talking about the best watch that Patek Philippe I have ever made. Some describe enhancing the proportion of its features, others call it even "The last of the great Patek Philippes".
The Patek Philippe Reference 5970 was produced between 2004 and 2011, then moved to 5270. On closer inspection it is a production run of just seven years making it the shortest production of any Chronograph Perpetual patek. This very important fact combined with a new modern crate 40 mm., A quadrant perfectly balanced with the inclusion of a tachometer and to a totally different appearance from its ancestors, make the Patek Philippe 5970 a real relief watch! Inside the crate 40 mm. there is the same movement based on Lemania we saw introduced by 3970 and confirmed in 5020.
Also aesthetically clean stairs and readable of the two sub dials at 9 and 3 recall the 3970.
With the Patek Philippe Reference 5970 we have a production in four different metals, with the model platinum that stands in the ranking of the most coveted. But doing the tare with this reasoning, many believe instead that it is the 5970J (Ie yellow gold), to be the rarest. In this version in fact there are not too many changes in the dial on 5970, although some pieces have the handlesTiffany and occasionally there is something special ordered to this directly to the parent.
The Patek Philippe 5970 But it remains without any doubt, one of the safest in this so multifaceted and fascinating universe investments. An example? The gravure New York in 2005 published an article in which we wondered if the 5970G indeed worth the price then estimated $ 89,600. Well, now nearly 15 years since this article, the same watch is worth about $ 145,000 on the used market !! More than any other safe haven so !!
What's more a Patek Philippe 5970J with colored dial Champagne It was valued $ 353,000 less than 16 months ago and that for this rare color of its face, not forgetting the purchase price of $ 150,000 compared to a normal 5970J. For models Rose gold, Off White E Giallo We expect to pay around 130.00 - $ 150,000 while the same, or about $ 175,000, for a specimen of platinum. So on the used market all 5970 They are on the rise, with a platinum model that reached $ 217,000 some time ago!
At this point a question arises: There is a fancy 5970 to everyone else?
Very, very difficult to say with certainty. Someone likes to say that all Patek Philippe 5970 are worthy in terms of quality and then evaluated. But if we really wanted to go looking for one, the most valuable of all ... We could give this award to Patek Philippe 5970 it always belongs to our Eric “Slow Hand” Clapton, As seen already own a 2499. Indeed, there are photos of the great guitarist and singer taken to 2011 Italian Grand PrixWearing what most seemed to be just a Patek Philippe 5970 metal Off White with Breguet numerals!
But be careful: even a seemingly minor change to the normal production can affect the price: for example, white hands the hours and minutes quoted a 5970 with black dial in platinum in the 225,000 Swiss francs Sotheby's Geneva in November 2016.
In conclusion and regardless, the Patek Philippe 5970 It remains the pinnacle of modern watch collection.
The year ended a few days ago was a memorable year for the auction house Phillips, Because it still has vast echo of astounding total he scored in 2019. The figures come directly from the famous London guest house in the last twelve months it has managed to beat the record number of well 111 million US dollars.
But the most important detail is that this total there is also comes with a dozen watches sold for over $ 1 million per item American (Five of which were Rolex), buyers from around the world, from New York to Hong Kong, a total that specifically comes thanks to the annual report produced by the same Phillips in association with Bacs & RussoAnd that indicates how much now in the auction house for fine watches have an important specific weight.
Going then to further deepen this interesting analysis, Phillips has proved to be very good at diversify its offering choices for its customers, in particular by opening a new market channels and sector with respect to the traditional ones. This has attracted new, potential bidders such as independent watchmakers.
This figure confirms this: in 2018 the registrations Online for participation in tenders increased by 80%, even with participants from 75 different countries as well as associated. In addition, the same group of bidders has populated with items even for the 87% all of the lots available auctioned. Finally, Add to this that the sales rate of these articles it hits the high percentage of 96% to understand how Phillips is working well in this area and that growth is the result of a right choice.
All that thanks to 'digital offering that having had such a great success, led to the establishment of another record: the highest price paid for a watch during an auction Online. We are talking about Patek Philippe Ref.2499 gold designer "Cheats", Sold for 1,6 million US dollars!
Eloquent at this point to statements by Aurel Bacs and Livia Russo in a joint statement Forbes:
"In a changing world, we continue to strive to be innovative while remaining committed to offering high-quality watches as well as excellent customer service in an ever changing landscape such as the collection of valuable watches. We are inspired by the ways that watch enthusiasts manage their collections but also defending the interests of independent watchmakers. "
But be careful: this new Phillips commitment to digital does not diminish the commitment and efforts to attract new customers in the traditional way. Meanwhile, the start was given to Phillips Perpetual, a real boutique dedicated in the London office of the auction house, a real novelty for the company with an attached web platform Accompanying. The idea is significant: to provide a venue for exclusive events and simultaneously offer buyers and customers a friendly and safe place to examine the merchandise.
Ever since man has understood that you want to achieve and then build a machine able to keep under control the relentless pace of the time, simple or complex that it has been, the technological evolution and always go "over" to what product in the newspaper were often the main reasons that have inspired those who have spent most of their lives in wanting to improve what is produced over the centuries, be it large or small companies artisans.
For this reason, when one meets in 'Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Reference 26579 CBImmediately comes to mind a triptych of thoughts associated with the desire of man to always exceed their limits, though created by him but travalicati from time to time. And when referring to this extraordinary watch, three adjectives could enclose this set of sensations: evolution, beauty and uniqueness.
It was 2017 when Audemars Piguet introduced, in its entirety, the totality of its innovative spirit combined with the feature of a single clock, presenting to the world his first clock in full ceramic black, With more black ceramic bracelet and into the perpetual calendar, of course, limited production. Needless to say perhaps that this watch was already in 2017 one of the most fashionable collection editions, with its look unique and inimitable, as well as to the whole movement.
On the basis of this idea already in itself extremely revolutionary, Audemars Piguet then introduced a new version with the production of a twin clock but this time with an entire housing and bracelet ceramic bianca! Another unique product of its kind and that, like every limited edition has sold out almost instantly on the market, with waiting lists that stretch from the month up to a year! An incessant demand, without major breaks.
There are two details that can affect the wrist having a Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Reference 26579 CB and observing it carefully. The first It is given by lightness of its weight, nothing to do with gold production, much less steel. Associate it with a nautical setting is immediate, almost natural.
The second It is the excellent quality of finish. As for the black ceramic model, the 'Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Reference 26579 CB It surprises for the refinement and the cleaning of the bracelet links, for example, but also to the edges of the case. Consider that make it so smooth such details is not easy. For an untrained eye, finally, they can justifiably escape certain details that instead black clock may be more visible. To make this watch unique in its kind, Audemars Piguet It took as a basis the models in steel or gold 2015 to set a tone. Then he redefined Perpetual Calendar Royal Oak, Distilling the essence of two icons of its brand (in fact the Royal Oak and the Perpetual Calendar), in a new modern perspective. To further characterize the above average, this jewel seems to be cast in one piece as it appears compact and a white absolutely pure, giving the wearer a feeling of having the wrist not a clock but a something intangible but present.
The dial of 'Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Reference 26579 CB, then, is a spectacular blue color "Great Tapestry" with sub-white dials, a blue hardly attributable to other AP series. In support of all there is a steel color splash of gray that makes it even more brilliant an increasingly unique watch, literally, of a kind. That's why it is instinctively associated with a nautical atmosphere to be raised.
For his movement, within this Perpetual Calendar Royal Oak White ceramic, it has been retained caliber 5134 Automatic ultra-thin. Based on the iconic caliber 2120 (found in the original Royal Oak in 1972, once produced by LeCoultre, Now produced internally), therefore adds a complex form QP top with data, day, month, week number, leap year and moon phase. The movement, finally, finished with high watchmaking details, is visible through the sapphire.
We are still in 'Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Reference 26579 CB two parties who are not white ceramic: the caseback and the folding buckle for the Bracelet. The caseback It must not be made of ceramic in order to weld the latter to well Case and then making the robust and compact clock. As regards the Buckle, Also of tiny moving parts they can not be made of ceramic, thus obtaining an easier completely waterproof seal with another metal. In theory, Buckle It should not cause any significant wear on the underside of the mesh of white ceramic bracelet but there is no certainty that, worn on the wrist for a long time, can withstand without breaking or damaged.
What else to say finally? For Audemars Piguet producing ceramic clock in 2017 was new, but was not a novelty in the absolute sense in this world, other manufacturers have already done. If anything, it's amazing the result obtained by the manufacturer and with the black model with this in white, that is, respecting the basic structure and the model Royal Oak, rich and complex in the steel model movement. Consider, for example, that for a ceramic bracelet like this mounted on 'Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Reference 26579 CB it takes 30 hours to make, that is, about 5 times the time it takes for a normal steel bracelet!
So a valuable piece, unequivocally to a small circle of connoisseurs as only the Bonanno Jewelery offers its customers: for many, but not for everyone!
It all began in 1838 with the foundation of "Patek, Czapek & Cie" in Geneva by the entrepreneur Antoni Norbert de Patek, An immigrant from Poland, and watchmaker François Czapek, Immigrated from Czekia. In 1844 Antoni Patek, founder of the Maison, the French watchmaker knows Jean-Philippe Adrien in Paris, where the latter presented his futuristic and convenient system setup time and charging the watch through the crown, which will replace the use of a separate key. In 1845 François Czapek decided to leave the company to continue on its own, and the company name is changed to "Patek & Cie".
It is produced first as for lady pocket watch: The timepiece is decorated with miniature of a rose. The company manufactures its first pocket watch with minute repeater and was awarded the patent for Patek clock with charging and focusing mechanism per hour through the corona.
In 1851 Jean-Adrien Philippe officially joined the company, which changed its name to "Patek Philippe & Cie.”
At the Great Exhibition in London, the Queen Victoria is among the admirers of the first timepiece in the world without a key, the first of which had been patented by Jean-Adrien Philippe in 1845. The Queen of Great Britain and Ireland invests in a pocket watch in powder blue enamel with floral decoration in cut diamonds pink. The pendant with clock dial on demand and brooch apparently had belonged to Queen Victoria.
Patek Philippe is among the first watchmaking maison to export to the United States and he tightens a collaboration, still thriving, with Tiffany & Co. in New York. In 1881 he was awarded the patent for the precision regulator systemAnd in 1889 Patek Philippe & Co wins patent for the perpetual calendar mechanism for pocket watches.
In 1932 The "Ancienne Manufacture d'Horlogerie Patek Philippe & Cie, S.A." was bought by brothers Charles e Jean Stern, Already own a company producing Dials in Geneva. Since "Patek Philippe S.A."It has remained a family-owned. It was with this style of management, "a family", the parent company continues its efforts to ensure buyers an extremely reliable product with low production revalued over the years.
A Patek Philippe is always and we find ourselves to be guardians and to pass it down to our posterity.
￼Il Patek Philippe 5020 J was founded in 1995 and, with its similar shape to a TV of the '60s, it is not appreciated by collectors if no time after its completion. According to an estimate has been made less than 300 Patek Philippe 5020 for two years of production. As it is now known Patek Philippe is synonymous with reliability, and is remaining faithful to such a characteristic that equips the clock described above with the caliber (base Lemania) 25-70 / 155. In this article we enclose photos of the watch.
It has become evident for many years as the clocks produced by the Geneva home have given to holders, besides the use of an object of extreme reliability, a great investment.
Let's talk about one of the most important watchmaking companies in the world, especially we are describing one of his latest productions: the Daytona Rainbow.
This name, which translated means arcobaleno, Indicates the ferrule (Disk that surrounds the dial) provided with 36 sapphires shear gradation baguette rainbow. The dial is full diamond 11 multicolored sapphire indices and a cutting baguette sapphire square 6 hours.
the gradualness of the color of the stones and of difficult to find and this is why the watch is limited in production.
To complete the work aesthetics, Case It is embedded with diamonds of various sizes and the Bracelet set in central part full diamond.
To move the Rolex Rainbow, it is a Automatic Caliber 4130 mechanism, The first movement produced exclusively by Maison.
This new mechanism is equipped with a chrono with vertical graft function, With an autonomy of 72 hours, characterized by the sphere of the chronograph that is not moving in the start-stop functions, also it avoids that the oscillation of the rocker lose amplitude while the chronograph is in operation.
All this completes the work that the House is doing for many years, giving the possibility of using these wonderful watches that has long show significant revaluations, proving so even a convenient form of investment.
We enclose the clock photo and market prices.
With a price rise by the concessionaire of about € 220,000 it has a market value of circa € 300.000.
This shows the great appreciation and then big investment that this watch made.
We remember what we had previously written to then shed light on another wonderful object of the house: the aforementioned 3970 R.
It all began in 1838 with the foundation of "Patek, Czapek & Cie"Geneva by the entrepreneur Antoni Norbert de Patek, An immigrant from Poland, and watchmaker François Czapek, Immigrated from Czekia.
In 1844 Antoni Patek, founder of the Maison, the French watchmaker knows Jean-Philippe Adrien in Paris, where the latter presented his pioneering and convenient system setup time and clock charge through corona, Which will replace the use of a separate key.
In 1845 François Czapek decided to leave the company to continue on their own, and the company name was changed to "Patek & Cie”.
It is produced first as for lady pocket watch: The timepiece is decorated with miniature of a rose. The company manufactures its first pocket watch with minute repeater and was awarded the patent for Patek clock with charging and focusing mechanism per hour by means of the crown.
In 1851 Jean-Adrien Philippe officially joined the company, which changed its name to "Patek Philippe & Cie.”
At the Great Exhibition in London, the Queen Victoria is among the admirers of the first timepiece in the world without a key, the first of which had been patented by Jean-Adrien Philippe in 1845. The Queen of Great Britain and Ireland invests in a pocket watch in powder blue enamel with floral decoration in cut diamonds pink.
The pendant with clock dial on demand and brooch apparently had belonged to Queen Victoria.
Patek Philippe is among the first watchmaking maison to export to the United States and enters into an alliance, still thriving with Tiffany & Co. in New York.
In 1881 he was awarded the patent for the precision regulator systemAnd in 1889 Patek Philippe & Co was awarded the patent for the mechanism of Perpetual Calendar for pocket watches.
In 1932 The "Ancienne Manufacture d'Horlogerie Patek Philippe & Cie, S.A." was bought by brothers Charles e Jean Stern, already own a company producing dials in Geneva. Since then "Patek Philippe S.A."It has remained a family-owned.
It was with this style of management, "a family", the parent company continues its efforts to ensure buyers an extremely reliable product with low production revalued over the years.
A Patek Philippe is forever and we find ourselves to be guardians and pass it down to our posterity.
Let's go back to Patek Philippe 3970 RWe are in the 80s (the clock was created in 1986), an era where the quartz movements were gaining ground in the market, people did not worry only of complicated watches: chronographs also in effect were not popular.
In 1986, the 3970 perpetual calendar chronograph year, for sellers it was not easy to move.
According to John Reardon, head of watches Christie’s, An authority on everything related to Patek Philippe, retailers did not want to take them by Patek because they were too difficult to sell.
Successor of Patek Philippe 2499, in production from 1951 to 86 (and even before then 1518 reference that was the first chronograph perpetual product in series), the 3970 is produced in yellow gold, white, pink and platinum.
The case size with its 36 mm, It remains smaller than 1.5 mm compared to the previous 2499.
The Patek in question, has a traditional dial, where you can see the features chronograph seconds, minutes, hours, perpetual calendar with leap year day, month, moon phases, in an extremely simple and pleasant place to be seen.
The caliber (mechanism) that equips this watch is the CH 27-70QFirst Patek movement is not based on Valjoux, but was based on Lemania 2310, Which was also the basis of the caliber 321 used in the first Omega Speedmaster.
This manual winding movement It has a 60-hour power reserve, and has also been used in the subsequent 5970 and 5004 (this function with split-added).
It is a beautiful and reliable movement, with an excellent finish, all done by hand, one of the world's best mechanisms currently in production and is a way to Geneva.
Often the most interesting projects come from unexpected unions.
Who could ever imagine that one day in front, between the lines of beautiful watches on display from the historic Jewellery Bonanno, In a sample like the one designed by the protagonists of this wonderful blend?
The artists, you know, often seen as well. The creative spirit leads them to imagine things that for the most rational minds are sometimes unimaginable.
Sometimes, in fact. Because if the artist in question met on his way a rational mind can understand the potential of an idea it is very likely that it is born something unique and unrepeatable.
That's what happened when John Bonanno met the great Roman artist I say.
The artist Fire, That got the world famous works by the result of the most visionary experiments that led him to reach his identifying signature style with combustion of methacrylate, Decided on this occasion to reserve his pop art explosive to an object considered by most untouchable. Some of the most renowned luxury watches have been further embellished with contemporary pop art of this visionary artist.
And the result is amazing.
The first in the series is a Rolex Daytona Ref. 116520. Followed by other examples, all numbered and of course in limited number.
The watches can be worn or simply to admire the outside of their display case, will be available only to a select few.
In the coming months, with the times dictated by the inspiration of the creative artist and the technical execution times, the luxury watch lovers and pop art and the many fans he says, will have the opportunity to purchase this unique work. Products exclusively for the Bonanno Jewelry & limited edition.
Who will have the chance to get hold of one of these specimens will be sure to wear a one piece, original. Of the wrist the perfect synthesis of beauty contrasts: tradition and innovation, elegance and originality, light and dark, rationality and creativity. The clock for excellence also becomes an art object. Unmissable.
We are talking about one of the references that the Maison Rolex equipped with a tropical or exotic dial.
The clock was named by actor Paul Newman, who wore a watch with this type of dials.
The harmony of shapes and colors makes the Rolex Paul Newman extreme clarity and simplicity.
The track, part of the outer periphery of the dial, gives the possibility to be better framed at the sight; the large-size numbers, with well accentuated forms and clearly visible indices, all contribute to this.
Functionality, simplicity and perhaps we can say artwork.
As you know, the fashion house has always looked for the best of what could offer, and the mechanism that has this wonderful watch was chosen a movement of the now-known Valijoux: "Valijoux 722-1".
What can I say? For me, as a watch enthusiast, it's a huge pleasure to pass on my experience, sharing this wonderful world can unite.
We enclose the clock and, as is our usual photos, we illustrate with a graph the trend of the value in the various years, bringing the cost that the object was originally and the price that corresponds to today, also points must be noted in the years has appreciated.
The watch in question, considering a standard model, had a cost of approximately Lire 320,000 in 1969/70, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 2901.89. So far it has reached a € 300,000.00 figure higher value of about 103 times that of departure. This shows the great appreciation and then the big investment that this watch made.
We draw some news from the previous article, to remind you how much work is behind the creation of this watch.
The house mother chose as a gauge (mechanism) to use the "Zenith 400 El Primero", with 36000 alternations and a frequency of 5 Hz, using a special-based disulphide dry lubricant Molybdenum applied by a vaporization process, which required specific equipment and a maintenance every two years. The basic caliber Zenith El Primero was then processed deeply, so much so that necessitarono 200 changes so that it could be compared to the quality standards of the brand.
The first, necessary, interventions were carried out to reduce the number of alternations (from 36000 to 28000) and decrease the frequency from 5 to 4 HZ. They mounted on the movement a larger rocker that oscillated at a lower frequency, common to all Rolex calibers of the moment, so as to simplify and improve the reliability of such movement.
The rocker Rolex has four races in glucydur with Breguet spiral and a Microstella regulation system. Lubricants used for 4030 were those traditional media, those changes allow Rolex to recommend a review every four years, once almost twice the original size.
The 4030 Daytona movements mounted on the first serial ref.16520 series R / 3/8 had an numbering between 10000 and 20000 (numbering random which also takes account of the next serial L). The first nuts (to perform speed measurements) were 200. Uno dei progettisti di questo orologio, recandosi spesso a Parigi con un treno ad alta velocità, passava il tempo divertendosi a misurare la velocità con il suo Daytona 16520 (uno dei prototipi che, in quanto tale, non aveva il seriale e montava quadranti di prova). Il treno viaggiava a molto di più di 200km/h, quindi si rese conto che per il mondo moderno un misuratore con scala a 200 era insufficiente e propose di ridisegnare la scala con un limite più alto (400 uph. La prima venne realizzata con intermedio a 225).
A feature of this watch is its black dial with indexes in brilliant and four lettering, believed to have been produced in about 5 units, and therefore has a great collectible.
We are at the beginning, the first watches produced underwent several changes until you get to the final version, which then will over time only small differences.
I hope that a reflection can be auspicious and give you the possibility to choose the best.
Today a porcelain dial for this type of watches produced in about 200 units has a very important value: why, then, produced a dial in approximately 5 specimens should not see recognized its merit?
Perhaps we can say that given the nature of this brilliant black dial 4 written, we're all still trying to understand the true value of the object. This wonderful watch today is sold to more important figures, but perhaps not deserving.
As described above, the world of collecting of these objects, an infant compared to works of art, goes beyond the use of the property and is probably one of the best ways to invest.
Thanks to this world who first gives us the opportunity to get together and share this wonderful passion, bringing to posterity the story we learn and we are custodians.
We have already described in other documents that the world of watches is giving us, pointing out that, beyond the use, the major investment over the years has made these timepieces extremely refined objects.
We are now to illustrate one of the models to the vertex of the collector; The watch in question contains, in fact, the best is offered.
This Rolex Daytona 18k 6241- was produced in a few pieces and only a very few with Paul Newman dial.
This dial is also known as JOHN PLAYER SPECIAL, referring to the name of the tobacco producer who, in 1972, became the official sponsor of Lotus, three times winner of the Constructor's Championship around the 70s, and the Driver's Championship right in '72.
The clock colors recall the black and gold livery that characterizes the eponymous brand and the car, and this harmonious color scheme gives the dial, as well as a very legible, even extreme beauty.
As described previously, the collecting of these objects, an infant compared to the works of art, is probably one of the best ways to invest, and gives the watches a value that goes beyond the utility of the item itself.
This world also gives us a chance to get together and share this wonderful passion, bringing to posterity the story we learn and we are custodians.
It is very difficult to talk about something so special.
We have already found previously to describe this world for many years gives us, in addition to the pleasure of using these wonderful timepiece also important economic revaluations.
The 6262 Rolex gold is the rarest watch that was produced between chronographs pushers gold.
It is rumored that the Rolex has decided to commercialize about 35 and you think that those in circulation are very few, maybe 5/10.
The dial mounted on this watch is always of extreme rarity; They think they have been produced 4, and certainly talking about a few pieces world.
In addition to virtually exceptional conditions and as icing on the cake, the publication on the book by Pucci Papaleo, make this item extremely collectible.
Probably the collectors of these items, an infant world compared to that of art, is one of the best ways to invest, in addition of course to use the asset.
This world gives us a chance to get together and share this wonderful passion, but also to transmit to posterity the story we learn and we are custodians.
We enclose the clock and, as is our usual photos, we illustrate with a graph the trend of the value in the various years, bringing the cost of the object had at the origin and the price that corresponds to today, also points must be noted over the years it has appreciated.
The watch in question, considering a standard model, had a cost of about 320,000 lire in 1969 to today's corresponding purchasing power of € 3049.44. So far it has reached a value of € 500,000.00 higher figure of about 164 times the initial value. This shows the great appreciation and then the big investment that this watch made.
Are now many years that the pentastellato brand gives to all holders of a Rolex watch, besides reliability, also an economic investment.
One of the most popular men for his passion in watches, is my friend Pucci Papaleo.
wonderful person who gave the opportunity to the whole world, to know these wonderful timepiece, describing and illustrating in a superlative all their peculiarities.
One of his last books about Rolex Daytona, it is: "ULTIMATE ROLEX DAYTONA".
To achieve it, it was a feat that lasted for several years, in the search for what at best could be offered giving the possibility to see the clock almost in reality.
In this book we are illustrated among the best Rolex Daytona products.
On May 12 in Geneva, the birthplace of watchmaking, was held an auction of Phillips, titled just as the book Pucci.
Thirty wonderful Rolex Daytona, have given the world a marvel, something that first makes us stay together, then we have the opportunity to use part of history that some time is also important investment.
The watches are still babies compared to works of art that for many years are a source of investment.
Infants have much to see.
Lot 17 is a 6263 Rolex Paul Newman. In about 1970, when production began, its cost was roughly 150,000 lire equivalent to around € 75, around the nineties had a value of about 11 million pounds, equivalent to about € 5500, For the value today market is about € 200,000 / 300,000 higher figure of around 2,600 / 4,000 times the cost of departure.
Thanks to my friend Pucci Papaleo, thank you all and thank you again to this world baby that has so much to give us.
It dates back to 1887, founded by Georges Eberhard, the Manufacture d'horlogerie Eberhard & Co. in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Starting from this date, the Swiss Maison has been synonymous with excellence and innovation, which find expression in timepiece high technical content that have marked important evolutionary stages: the chronograph pocket in 1919, the first wrist chronograph in 1935, coming up double timing 1939. it is a new revolution: the Maison creates a chronograph wristwatch equipped with an innovative rattrappante device that allows, in fact, the double split-second timing, with a mechanism inside the manufacturer Valjoux.
Il calibro Eberhard 1600 (o 16000), prodotto in esclusiva per l’Azienda di Chaux-de-Fonds sulla base del movimento Valjoux 65, nella varietà a pulsante più slitta, presenta un diametro di 36.0 mm, pari a 16”’ linee, carica manuale e registro 30 minuti. L’orologio ha 17 rubini, lo scappamento ad ancora, il bilanciere monometallico con viti, senza antiurto (negli esemplari più recenti è presente), la spirale Breguet (o piana, nei più recenti) 18000 Alt/h con risoluzione ad 1/5 di secondo, e consente la misurazione dei tempi intermedi, con arresto e rimessa in marcia senza azzeramento.
The maximum cure for the detail sought by Eberhard for this caliber is evidenced by the work of chamfering ( "chamfered") on levers and bridges, carried out with great skill. By now many years Eberhard's name is synonymous with reliability, continuing to be used by many people with their passion passed down the story.
The split-we are illustrating is rose gold, extremely rare, with its exceptional preservation conditions after about 80 years, gives the possibility to the owner to preserve something unique.
We attach photos and the clock, as is our usual, we illustrate with a graph the value of the trends in the various years, bringing the cost of the object had the origin and today's consideration, she notes how over the years It has appreciated.
A standard clock model in question, at a cost of 15,000 lire in 1930, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 13,745.00, to date has reached a value of about € 30,000, about twice the starting price . This shows the great appreciation and then the big investment that this watch made.