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of “e Art of Watches Grand Ex­hi­bi­tion New York 2017” in July, Patek Philippe re­vealed nine new lim­it­ededi­tion watches, for men and ladies, in­clud­ing a to­tally new grand com­pli­ca­tion: e new Ref. 5531 is the first watch from Patek Philippe that com­bines the two com­pli­ca­tions that are most as­so­ci­ated with the Geneva-based

man­u­fac­ture: a minute re­peater and a world-time func­tion. In bring­ing th­ese com­pli­ca­tions to­gether, Patek Philippe also man­aged to im­ple­ment a horo­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion: Un­like other world time minute re­peaters that acous­ti­cally in­di­cate home time even when their own­ers are lo­cated at the other end of the world, the Ref. 5531 al­ways strikes lo­cal time, which means the hour dis­played by the hands from the cen­ter in that time zone rep­re­sents the city aligned with the 12 o’clock po­si­tion on the dial. To ac­com­plish this, Patek Philippe de­vel­oped the new self­wind­ing cal­iber R 27 HU move­ment. e 462-part move­ment is housed in a rose-gold case with pierced lugs. Its case­band is hand-guil­lochéd with Patek Philippe’s typ­i­cal hob­nail pat­tern. e dial is adorned with a cloi­sonné enamel mo­tif, typ­i­cal for Patek Philippe’s world-time watches. e dial de­picts the Man­hat­tan sky­line by day or by night. e new Ref. 5531 World Time Minute Re­peater New York 2017 Spe­cial Edi­tion con­sists of two edi­tions of five pieces each – five with the “New York by Day” dial and five with the “New York by Night” dial. All watches have a sap­phire case­back with the en­graved in­scrip­tion “PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017” as well as an in­ter­change­able back in solid rose gold with the same en­grav­ing. Price: $561,341.

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