Containing some of the most intricate timepieces on the planet, Patek Philippe’s Grand Complications watch collection is bursting with prestige and authentic Swiss heritage. The Genevan-based company have dedicated years towards creating their own complication watches in-house at their watch manufacturing facilities, nestled deep in the Jura Mountains. The collection is home to some designs that incorporate up to 20 complications inside one watch, making Patel Philippe Grand Complications watches some of the most detailed and beautiful in the entire world.
The Patek Philippe Grand Complications watch collection is home to the company’s Sky Moon Tourbillion, their double chronographs, their perpetual calendars, their first double faced watch and celestial models with depictions of the night sky and astronomical complications. The ever-growing collection offers everything in terms of technical prowess and unbeatable reliability, since each timepiece is equipped with a mechanical movement that has been manufactured in-house. Exclusive Grand Complications watches from Patek Philippe set benchmarks for rival watch companies within the luxury watch industry. With speciality watches like minute repeaters and tools to help the lady or gent keep track of all his/her important dates throughout the year – there is a practical tool for every requirement.
Patek Philippe created the Grand Complications watch collection to offer their avid followers practical timekeeping instruments that assist with every day tasks. Whilst double chronographs provide a sporty-looking statement to enjoy the look of whilst on the wrist, they are also great for recording personal bests with. Grand Complications watches that combine features like the day, leap year, date, month, day/night indicator, 24 hour track and moonphases are arranged in extraordinary ways to facilitate ease of use. The minute repeater watches acoustically chime the hours, quarter hours and the minutes, whilst aesthetically they look pleasing on the eye when worn with any smart/casual attire.
To demonstrate how Patek Philippe manages to create a great complications watch while retaining an easy-to-read dial, the Grand Complications Self Winding watch with perpetual calendar, and retrograde hand is a traditional-looking timepiece with real practical appeal. In order for the Calibre 324 S QR to accommodate months with 30, 31 and 28 days, its mechanical memory must accommodate for 1,461 days. Based on a complex system of levers, and pivoting cams, this sophisticated mechanism leverages Patek Philippe’s reputation for technique and craftsmanship to new heights. The white opaline dial keeps time reading classic, while the black Roman numeral hour markers surround a guilloche-finished centre, complete with the iconic “Patek Philippe” lettering emblazoned onto the surface of the dial.
Patek Philippe’s blue Grand Complications Self Winding Perpetual Calendar is crafted from white gold and features a vibrant royal blue sunburst dial to match the finish of the alligator strap. The day and 24 hour features are combined in a ring at 9 o’clock whilst the month and leap year function are presented at 3 o’clock. At the south of the dial, a moonphase incorporated with a date track creates balance across the dial – the “Patek Philippe” lettering demanding lots of presence at 12 o’clock. A 30 meter water resistant case provides protection for the in-house developed 240 Q self winding movement which works around the clock to provide precision no matter where the gent wears it to.