Basel World 2009: Patek Philippe Ref. 5101R 10-Day Tourbillon Grand Complication

Six years ago, Patek Philippe outdistanced itself from all other Swiss watch makers by introducing the Patek Philippe Ref. 5101. The rectangular timepiece in platinum features two mainspring barrels for a power reserve of 10 days, and a tourbillon escapement. To this very day it is the only crown-wound wristwatch with such an extended autonomy. The striking rectangular form in the art deco style is reminiscent of the classic of the 1920s and 1930s.

Now Patek Philippe has introduced a new version of this Grand Complication in 18Kt rose gold. The Ref. 5150R runs accurately for 240 hours when fully wound. The advantage to this is that the timepiece can easily be left off the wrist for a week without having to be resynchronized. The caliber 28-20/222 movement can be viewed through a sapphire crystal back. The Patek Philippe Ref. 5101R is a splendid example of a complicated timepiece.

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Harold Freeman Jewelers is an Authorized Dealer of Patek Philippe and other fine brands.

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