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Jul 29

Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Minute Repeater

Another exclusive timepiece is to be auctioned at the Only Watch 2011 event in Monaco to fund medical research for the Duchenne Muscular Distrophy, it is about the new Stainless Steel Minute Repeater Reference 3939 Watch, a piece from one of the true masters of the Haute Horlogery, the house of Patek Philippe.

To support the project Patek Philippe created for the first time a unique Stainless Steel Minute Repeater watch inspired by the original Ref. 3939 model and will be donated at the event which will take place in September.

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The recent Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Minute Repeater Reference 3939 Watch is an exceptional unique model crafted in stainless steel and featuring a black enamel dial. Its 33,3mm case embodies an interchangeable full back and a transparent case-back which makes possible admiring the wonderful mechanical movement. Besides, the case features a slide piece that activates the minute repeater chiming mechanism with a sound. Moreover, the case is perfectly built to be humidity and resistant only.

To make timing easy, this new Patek Philippe timepiece is equipped with a hand-wound caliber R TO 27 PS movement adorned with 28- jewel and animates the model by operating at a rate of 21,600oscillations/hour and generating 48 hours of power reserve. The caliber is composed of 336 individual pieces and features a minute repeater with tourbillon escapement, the entire mechanism being COSC certified.

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The delicate case incorporates a wonderful black enamel dial decorated with delicate Breguet-style hands and applied 12 Arabic numerals which contrast with the dark background. The dial is simple and elegant and boasts an optimal legibility. It tells time by means of the central hour and minute hands which go around Arabic numerals and dot-like indexes. Besides, it features a seconds sub-dial nestled at the lower part.

The elegant Stainless Steel Minute Repeater Reference 3939 Watch is finalized by a classic black leather strap offering comfort on the wrist.

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To conclude, the recent Patek Philippe watch represents one of the finest achievements in watchmaking with its seconds sub-dial, minute repeater and tourbillon, and is a unique model ever created by the company.


 
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