The Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 is a special timepiece, not just because it looks great and performs irreproachably but also because it marks the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe – one of the most respected and appreciated Swiss watchmaking companies. Limited to just 7 pieces, the watch comes priced at approximately $2.7 million, but it’s worth mentioning that only 6 examples are actually available for purchase, since one watch is reserved for the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva.
The case of the Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 comes in luxurious rose gold and measures 47.4 mm. Instantly recognizable are the exquisite engravings found on the bezel as well as the elegant white dial and the roman numerals. The movement that animates the piece flaunts no less than 1,366 parts and boasts 20 complications, out of which one is called a perpetual date repeater and is the very first ever created. Other noteworthy complications include the grande sonnerie, the minute repeater that can be activated using a pusher on the winding crown and the instantaneous perpetual calendar.
This watch represents a masterpiece of micro engineering and a fine example of impeccable Swiss craftsmanship, which is why it can be considered both timepiece and work of art.