Patek Philippe Ladies First Chronograph

Patek Philippe Ladies First Chronograph

Patek Philippe Ladies First Chronograph

Ref. 7071R “Ladies First Chronograph”: The first Patek Philippe wrist chronograph to celebrate its debut as a model for ladies

More and more women have discovered a penchant for complicated wristwatches, especially those designed and crafted by Patek Philippe according to the finest traditions of horological artistry. They are attracted to the functionality and seductive beauty of chronographs. That is why Patek Philippe decided to initially launch its latest caliber with this attractive complication in a woman’s format. The Ref. 7071R “Ladies First Chronograph” enriches the manufacture’s collection of elegant and intricate watches explicitly designed for feminine wrists.

A memorable lesson in style

Inspired by Patek Philippe’s Art Deco watches from the 1930s, the Ref. 7071R comes in an elegant, cushion-shaped case with rounded angles. Its inimitably complex form can only be crafted by talented artisans. Its contemporary design is enriched by the warmth of 18K rose gold, the only precious metal in which the case is available. The rectangular buttons that activate the chronograph functions are eminently ergonomic, as is the fluted crown used to wind the movement.

The dial is available in silvery opaline or black with a guilloched pattern center. It has two subsidiary dials for the small seconds and for the 30-minute counter. Both sub-dials are slightly offset beneath the center axis of the large hands. This unusual arrangement is emphasized by the asymmetric scales for the seconds sub-dial and the minute counter. Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in rose gold with luminescent coatings, elongated Roman numerals, the arrow-style chronograph hand, the fine baton hands for the subsidiary dials, and the railway track minute scale assure outstanding legibility.

The precious stone complement is as exclusive as the movement: the Ref. 7071R displays 136 full-cut round diamonds that embrace the round dial. Consummately set by master jewelers beneath the slightly domed sapphire-crystal glass, they radiate a fascinatingly prismatic firework of color that compliments the lady’s wrist and adds a gentle touch of feminine mystique to this technical watch.

The hand-stitched alligator straps are attached to the case with hinged lugs to assure a luxuriously comfortable fit on any feminine wrist.

All external elements – the case, the dial, the strap and the precious stone settings – are designed, crafted, and finished according to the very strict provisions of the Patek Philippe Seal, a unique promise of quality that applies to the watch in its entirety.

The sapphire-crystal case back reveals the beauty of the new CH 29-535 PS movement – its elegant geometry, the graceful decorations, and the captivating choreography of its 269 parts. For the time being, this première is for ladies only. As the saying goes: Ladies First …

World debut at the renovated Patek Philippe showrooms in Paris

Extraordinary engineering with an unusual name: the new CH 29-535 PS chronograph movement and the new Ref. 7071R “Ladies First Chronograph” premiered in early November on the occasion of the festive reopening of Patek Philippe’s showrooms in Paris. Established in 1995, the salon is located on 10 Place Vendôme, one of the world’s most illustrious addresses. Now, the showrooms have been enlarged, renovated, and totally redesigned to offer visitors more space, luxury, comfort, and hospitality. The venue in Paris exhibits the same Art Deco ambiance as the Patek Philippe salons in London and New York. Customers and connoisseurs are welcomed on two floors with nearly twice the former floor space. The spirit of tradition and innovation that prevails in Geneva is literally palpable here. While it is a seductive oasis for international clients who visit this exclusive sanctuary of haute horlogerie, Patek Philippe’s Place Vendôme venue also extends a standing invitation to the growing community of watch lovers in Paris and throughout France who are fascinated by its creations.

For further information, please contact:
Patek Philippe Geneva
International Public Relations Dpt.
P.O. Box 2654
1211 Geneva 2
Tel.: +41 22 884 20 20
Fax: +41 22 884 25 47

Patek Philippe Caliber CH 29-535 PS

Patek Philippe Caliber CH 29-535 PS

Technical Specifications

Chronograph Ref. 7071R

Caliber CH 29-535 PS
Manually wound mechanical movement, column-wheel chronograph, chronograph hand, subsidiary seconds, and 30-minute counter
Diameter: 29.60 mm
Height: 5.35 mm
Number of parts: 269
Number of jewels: 33
Power reserve: 65 hours
Balance: 4-spoke Gyromax, 4 poising weights
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Breguet
Functions: Two-position crown:
– Pushed in: to wind watch
– Pulled out: to set time and stop seconds
Displays: Center hours and minutes
Chronograph hand
Subsidiary dials:
– 30-minute counter between 3 and 4 o’clock
– Subsidiary seconds between 8 and 9 o’clock
Buttons: – Chronograph start/stop at 2 o’clock
– Chronograph reset at 4 o’clock
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

Case: 18K rose gold, sapphire-crystal glass and sapphire-crystal back secured with four polished screws
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Case dimensions: Width (from 9 to 3 o’clock): 35 mm
Length (from 12 to 6 o’clock): 39 mm
Height: 10.95 mm
Width between lugs: 18.20 mm
Dial: Two-tone silvery opaline or black with guilloched “flame” pattern
Railway-track minute scale on perimeter of dial
Silvery opaline dial
Eight brown hour markers
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in 18K rose gold with luminescent coating
Arrow-style chronograph hand, counterbalanced, painted brown
Off-center subsidiary dials, white with circular guilloché pattern:
– Baton-style seconds hand, counterbalanced, painted brown
– Baton-style minute-counter hand, counterbalanced, painted brown
Opaline black dial with guilloched “flame” pattern
Eight baton-style applied hour markers in 18K rose gold
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands in 18K rose gold with luminescent coating
Arrow-style chronograph hand, counterbalanced, painted white
Off-center subsidiary dials with circular guilloché pattern:
– Baton-style seconds hand in 18K rose gold, counterbalanced
– Baton-style minute-counter hand in 18K rose gold, counterbalanced
Precious stones: Approx. 0.58 ct. (136 round diamonds set in the dial flange)
Strap: Hand-stitched alligator, matt white for the model with the black dial and brown with white stitching for the model with the white dial, 18-mm prong
buckle in 18K rose gold
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