Nearly 20 years after the Genevan manufacture debuted the Twenty~4 manchette watch that became the epitome of timeless feminine elegance, Patek Philippe presents the new Twenty~4 automatic timepiece for modern style-conscious women who are independent and active.
Created as a companion for all activities and wardrobes, from outdoor outfits to evening gowns, this new creation is for women who consummately handles latest-generation technology but prefers a mechanical timepiece on her wrist to represent an appreciation for an artistically crafted masterpiece.
Incorporating a self-winding mechanical movement with a Spiromax balance spring in Silinvar is a gem of precision and dependability.
Adopting the same aesthetic appeal of the manchette-type Twenty~4 with an exclusive bracelet featuring gently cambered central links framed by delicate two-tier outside links, this new Twenty~4 automatic sets itself apart with a totally new round case (36mm diameter) that combines a sleek silhouette with highly refined details yet subtle contours.
The dials of this new timepiece present an easily legible face accentuated with applied Arabic numerals and baton-style hands with luminous coatings. The slightly domed sapphire-crystal glass underscores the sculpted profile of the case.
The slightly cambered sapphire-crystal glass echoes the sculpted shape of the case while the bezel is set with two rows of offset diamonds – the Dentelle (lacework) setting style amplifies their radiance and emphasises the feminine aspect.
The new Twenty~4 automatic comes in stainless steel or rose gold, as well as with different dials, including a silvery face with artistic finissage that emulates the look of precious wild Shantung silk. This face also graces the dressy rose-gold model with a diamond-set bezel, crown and bracelet.
Ref. 7300/1200A-010: Sunburst grey delicately gradated from the centre
The calibre 324 S C was Patek Philippe’s choice as the heart of the new feminine model. It is crafted according to the strict standards of the Patek Philippe seal and exhibits elaborate manual finissage (such as chamfered and polished edges and Geneva striping) that can be admired through the sapphire-crystal case back.
Launched in Milan during a major international event on Oct 10 and 11, 2018, the Twenty~4 Automatic has a supple fit whilst gently hugging the wrist.
And as always in Patek Philippe creations, puristic style melds with highly refined details. An example is the bevelled, a diamond-set bezel as the elaborate construction that echoes the profile of the central bracelet links at 12 and 6 o’clock, emphasising the harmony of the overall design.
This precious ensemble is crafted in the manufacture’s ateliers and complies with all of the craftsmanship standards prescribed by the Patek Philippe seal. The case and bezel are cold-formed in high-tonnage presses and then carefully machined to refine the contours.
The Twenty~4 Automatic is available in five versions: two in steel with diamond-set bezels, two in rose gold with diamond-set bezels, and one in rose gold with diamonds set in the bezel, the bracelet, and the crown.
The Dentelle gem-setting technique produces two-row configurations of offset precious stones that highlight their radiance. All diamonds – immaculately cut flawless Top Wesselton grade – comply with the directives of the Patek Philippe seal and are set to the most exacting jewellers’ standards.
The version in stainless steel comes in two dial colours that endow each model with its very own characteristic style which is the sunburst blue (Ref. 7300/1200A-001) or sunburst grey (Ref. 7300/1200A-010), delicately gradated from the centre.
The rose-gold watches are also available in two colour combinations: a sunburst chocolate brown and gradated dial (Ref. 7300/1200R-001) or a silvery grey dial (Ref. 7300/1200R-010) graced with an exclusive double horizontal and vertical satin finish that is reminiscent of precious wild Shantung silk.
Ref. 7300/1200R-001: Sunburst chocolate brown and gradated dial
The Ref. 7300/1201R-001 is for ladies who prefer a “dressier” watch. It is lavishly adorned with 469 diamonds for a total of about 1.88 carat, including the crown, lugs, and outer links of the bracelet.
The dial stands out with its silvery Shantung finish. All bracelets are fitted with a new patented fold-over clasp (Patent EP3162241B1) that is dependably functional, very comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing.
With its artisanal crafted self-winding mechanical movement and the decidedly feminine timeless design, the new Twenty~4 Automatic has everything it takes to accompany style-conscious and self-confident women day in and day out, be it today or tomorrow.