Patek Philippe has reasserted their mastery of the music of time by launching their first wristwatch with a grande sonnerie in its purest manifestation. Here we take a closer look at the magical wristwatch and its place in watchmaking history.
The Genevan manufacture is fulfilling the expectations of many connoisseurs, collectors, and aficionados with the enrichment of its current collection by a wristwatch that features a highly coveted and extremely elaborate sound function: the grande sonnerie, that automatically strikes the full hours, and the quarter hours.
The Ref. 6301P Grande Sonnerie rounds out and re-crowns the unique collection of Patek Philippe repeater timepieces.
Fully rooted in Geneva’s watchmaking tradition, Patek Philippe began to produce striking watches from the outset. In September 1839, four months after it was founded, the manufacture entered the first timepiece of this kind in its journal, a pocket watch with a repeater. In 1850, entries of pocket watches with a grande sonnerie appeared in the same journals. Moving forward to the early 20th century, with its striking timepieces, Patek Philippe definitely established itself as a front runner in watchmaking artistry, especially in their most elaborate and coveted manifestations – the grande sonnerie.
Patek Philippe has leveraged this momentum to enrich its regular collection with a masterpiece of miniaturization and acoustic perfection: the Ref. 6301P Grande Sonnerie. This grand complication is the manufacture’s first wristwatch that presents the grande sonnerie as the epitome of horological complications in its purest form, complemented with a petite sonnerie and a minute repeater. It is an event long-awaited by watch enthusiasts.
The incredible, complex and refined Ref. 6301P has opened up a new chapter that paves the way to new developments in the field of grande sonneries – much to the delight, aesthetically and acoustically, of all connoisseurs and aficionados who are passionate about the music of time.
For more information about the new Grande Sonnerie 6301P, please visit: https://www.patek.com/en/company/news/grande-sonnerie-ref-6301p
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