The growing trend of women with mechanical watches and complicated functions is among the particularly delightful trends in the domain of horology. Accordingly, the response to the Ladies First Chronograph in the autumn of 2009 was highly positive, as was the case two years later when two grand complications – an ultra- thin split-seconds chronograph and an equally graceful minute repeater – were launched in very feminine versions. Now, Patek Philippe is offering the Ref. 7140 Ladies First Perpetual Calendar, the debut of this complication in the manufacture’s current collection for ladies. With its technical sophistication and fetching aesthetics, it will fascinate every woman with a penchant for the pinnacle of watchmaking artistry.
Stunningly beautiful and everlasting
The objective was accomplished with panache, as evidenced by a glance at the new Patek Philippe Ref. 7140 Ladies First Perpetual Calendar. All of the individual parts of this elegant timepiece reflect feminine poise, from the classic round Calatrava case in 18K rose gold and the gracefully curved lugs to the shimmering creamy white dial, the interchangeable mink gray and royal purple alligator straps, the lovely bezel, and the clasp set with precious diamonds that deserve to be called a girl’s best friend. The dimensions of the case are also ideal for the feminine wrist. With a diameter of 35.10 mm and a height of 8.8 mm, it is endearingly discreet and lissome. Despite its compact size, it presents its eight indications – hours, minutes, date, day of the week, month, leap-year cycle, 24-hour subdial, and moon phases – in a very clearly organized and easily legible configuration. This is due not least to the subtle contrast between the white opalescent dial and the hands, the applied Breguet numerals, the minute-marker pearls in 18K rose gold, and the discreetly elegant yet crisply readable calendar indications. The 68 diamonds totaling approx. 0.68 ct. embrace the perpetual calendar dial, framing it like a precious treasure with sparkling intensity. But these readily visible assets not only underscore the beauty of this exceptional timepiece, they also bring its inner values to the fore. The Patek Philippe watch comes with a solid-gold case back and an exchangeable sapphire-crystal display back that allows its owner to admire the magnificently designed and artistically decorated mechanical caliber.
Harold Freeman Jewelers is an Authorized Patek Philippe Dealer located in Florida. For more information call 866-240-7366.