To celebrate its 175th anniversary Patek Philippe have recently unveiled a new collection of 10 limited edition commemorative pieces for both men and ladies. Here we take a look at the collection’s trumpcard and arguably already one of the most important timepieces in horological history. The Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 features its its patented mechanisms and a special innovative trick up its sleeve.
In intricate and secretive development since 2007, the star of the 175th commemorative collection, the Grandmaster Chime’s case is constructed from solid 18 karat rose gold dial plates for two separate dials and holds a grand total of 20 complications. Without question what will make this watch a staple in horological history is its swiveling case, which is simply unfathomable for a super-complication timepiece. There will be seven unique engraved models of this timepiece made, six will be going on sale to the general public and one will be situated at the Patek Philippe Museum.
Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 by Patek Philippe. $2.6 million. patek.com.