As technical advances to all parts of our lives continue to progress at a breath-taking speed, Patek Philippe have harnessed the unparalleled power of their Advanced Research department to create a watch like no other.
The Ref. 5750P, heralded the first of its kind, embodies the unique fortissimo “ff” system, designed to create sound amplification and propagation. For those particularly interested in minute repeater models, the Ref. 5750P combines master aesthetic craftsmanship and technical prowess.
Fans of Patek Philippe minute repeater models will be familiar with the case material of the watch heavily influencing the sound of the hammers striking gongs. The intricate technology of the fortissimo module, however, allows the sound to be routed to an oscillating wafer and transmitted to the outside via four openings present at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. Therefore, the case material does not influence the sound and its propagation.
As part of a limited edition of just 15 models, the Ref. 5750P is the embodiment of technical excellence and exquisite craftsmanship; the brainchild of the “Advanced Research” department of Patek Philippe. The result is a watch that is powered by the Calibre R 27 PS with hammers crafted from platinum as opposed to steel. This precious metal has also been used in the creation of the minirotor, delivering the same winding power as it’s 22ct yellow gold counterpart.
Enveloping such technical brilliance is a platinum case, measuring 40mm in diameter, with a dial that demands attention. White gold contrasts brilliantly with a snailed black nickel-plated base, coupled with open worked spoke-type décor and hand-guilloched edging. Inspired by the spoked wheels of vintage cars, the result is powerful; the dial offering extreme artistic excellence yet perfect legibility. Presented on an alligator leather strap, the hidden gem of the timepiece is its sapphire-crystal caseback, allowing the lucky owner to see deep within the watch’s beating heart.
Patek Philippe continue to move at the forefront of technical development, to further push the limits of watchmaking artistry. The Ref. 5750P is a watch that will be admired by watch lovers the world over, though only a lucky few will be able to covet.
Discover the creation of the exceptional Ref. 5750P in Patek Philippe’s latest video.