Thoughts on seeing the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 watch worth $2.6 million
After a Patek Philippe Geneva celebration to commemorate its 175th anniversary, the Swiss-based Swiss watch manufacturer has toured many of their new limited edition “175th anniversary” watches around the world. Among them are Patek Philippe’s pinnacles that symbolize the brand’s achievement and value – a limited edition of six “giant watches” called Patek Philippe 5175 Grandmaster Chime.
When it debuted in October 2014, it first covered the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 watch. How Patek Philippe expresses itself by releasing the most complex watch, which has 20 different complexities and displays information on both the front and back. The back of the watch. Watch lovers and collectors all over the world are eagerly looking forward to the announcement of Patek Philippe at important moments, and will never give up any watch brand as an opportunity to produce some interesting timepieces.
I am happy that Patek Philippe has decided to produce only a limited edition watch in recognition of the hunger of collectors.
Collectors disagree on how to accept the aesthetic guidance of Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175-although most people are happy with this joke often named “Patek Philippe Grandmaster Flash”, this is undoubtedly part of the reason. The decoration on the shell is very beautiful. Love and hate, the hand-carved on the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 case is extremely eye-catching and worth mentioning.
In addition to the artistic openwork filigree engraved on the case, Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 is still very big for Patek Philippe-some people even claim to be completely non-wearing, 47.4 mm wide. Now this size is not inherently too large for many other watches, but the very large lug structure makes the case of the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 very long. Nonetheless, considering all the complications inside, this is an impressive thinnest part of only 16.1 mm. I think the right person (hope some of them will be one of the six owners) can use the appropriate The noble attire binds the baby and wears it appropriately. Although Patek Philippe master 5Chime 5175 did not say “elegant” or “modern and tasteful”, it does look like a medieval European royal clock. Suppose characters in the medieval fantasy universe wear watches, such as “Middle Earth” (from “The Lord of the Rings” / “The Hobbit”) or “Westeros” (from “Game of Thrones”), their king And the nobility may be wearing something similar to Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175.
Recommending or not recommending the aesthetic virtue or “wear resistance claim” of Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 is a futile discussion. Anyone who spent 2.5 million US dollars to buy a Patek Philippe watch will not buy their first Patek Philippe watch. Most of them are ordinary collectors, and they are likely to worry about the long-term value of Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175, which will not subject it to excessive wear or use. This is the fate of many “collectible” Patek Philippe watches: keeping the plastic wrap in a brown Patek Philippe box. So, setting aside the actions of the billionaire Playboy, Patek Philipmaster Grand Chime 5175 shows off his “sexy maid” to the ladies, what do you think. It is very likely that not much will happen.
Patek Philippe also does not produce Master Chime to make a lot of money. Through mathematical calculations, it is obvious that Patek Philippe’s total revenue is about $15.6 million (before the retailer’s commission is applied), but in terms of its plan, this money is very small compared to their mass production of more standard watches. Most of their business. Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 is another halo product, designed to evoke the brand’s personality and sense of status. The concept of Patek Philippe hopes people will feel after understanding the Grandmaster Chime 5175 of Patek Philippe: “Perhaps my new Patek Philippe (Patek Philippe) watch used a little bit of technology and energy.” This is basic marketing Way, several generations have been very satisfied with both car and watch manufacturers.
The automotive world is different from the watch world in many regulations. Due to countless regulations made to ensure its safety and street legality, most automakers are unable to release their innovative concept cars as production models. The watch industry is not subject to such regulations and can publish more or less what they want. Although I am not saying that Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 is less than Patek Philippe, but in the watch industry, similar “extremely complex” timepieces are often released, but they simply cannot be used.
This happens because sometimes a watch company simply does not have enough resources or time to complete the complex micro-machine work. Don’t forget that these machines have many working parts and sometimes they may take years to install correctly. In an environment where there are few regulations and only a small percentage of people want to be “happy,” sometimes the most impressive watches in the world will never be truly impressive. Like I said, I don’t want to count on Patek Philippe, because they are not the brands that enjoy this reputation, but this kind of behavior has happened in the industry, because most brands have these large and complex watches. Seen as the top issue. The eyes of watch lovers are more important than the durability endured by the actual owner.
Is it surprising that the movement named 300 GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM has 1366 parts? This is done because the movement is made as a series of modules stacked together. In this way, Patek Philippe can produce a movement with multiple functions. As I said, more information about the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 movement can be obtained by reading the initial article about it (link to above).
As implied by the name of the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175, some of the most impressive features in this table are related to the complexity of timekeeping, such as the minute repeater and echo. The minute repeater is an interesting complication. When activated, it will cause a variety of bells to sound, and the current time will be indicated when “tweet”. The sounds are similar because they also use a beep to indicate time, but they automatically occur at specific intervals (such as every hour). The minute repeater is like a sonata, but on demand.
Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 in addition to a variety of carols (Sonireie and Peitie Sonnerie), also has a clever alarm function, which ends with the sound of the bell. The other major complication series involves perpetual calendar functions. The 5175 designed by Patek Philippe has a complete calendar system, including date, date, month, leap year, moon phase and current year. Although the back of the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 showing most calendar data does not look particularly exciting, the information is clear and easy to read. However, some decoration on this side is actually very good, because this decoration looks incomplete or inappropriate compared to the other side of the watch.
If Patek Philippe is commendable in any major area, it is clear. Although not all watches are universally applicable, Patek Philippe does have an excellent track record in designing a dial that is very easy to read. In fact, Patek Philippe makes it seem almost simple, which is another advantage given the variety of dials they produce. Patek Philippe is also the master of places that make very complex or chaotic dials look balanced and attractive, easy to see everywhere.
A smaller company, if it is responsible for producing things like watchmakers, may eventually make the dial very difficult to read. The main dial with the moon phase indicator on the 5175 actually has many different windows, small dials and indicators. Patek Philippe (Patek Philippe) cleverly designed them to work together while still retaining many of the clarity and relative simplicity of the dial. Sadly, such talents are often overlooked by collectors because they actually boil down to the whole “less is more” thing. Please note that all information on the various dials of the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 is readable and logical, thanks to Patek Philippe’s great efforts.
Having said that, I don’t know how elegant it is to operate or adjust the watch like this. In fact, most people who own such watches may not set them correctly. I am really referring to the calendar function, which may cause you great pain. Such a watch will be “adjusted” by the dealer or sales person for the owner, and in most cases, if the watch stops, you must visit the dealer to reset the correct time and calendar information. This is especially true of perpetual calendar watches with annual indicators. Even if the setup is simple, they can be frustrating because many subtle pushes and turns must be coordinated.
All of this makes me want people with complex watches such as the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 to invest in a crown-winding winder to ensure that the movement is always motivated – assuming they want to wear or show off them. I think there are too many collectors who think that watches should not be run in order to keep them longer, as if they are aging like wine, waiting (and hoping) for their value to increase (even if they don’t want to do so). Sell them in their lifetime). For many serious watch collectors, it is a sense of pride to know that what they choose is now “more valuable”, and it is often self.
As I mentioned before, there are very few Patek Philippe consumers in this community of collectors looking for and buying Patek Philippe watches at this level. However, the existence of this “large watch” world is because Patek Philippe believes that it must be done in order to establish a positive brand awareness and mystery. Even though Patek Philippe is an older company and its business model has been established, they must always ensure the release of new and larger products and maintain a vested interest in the success of watches to maintain their status and relationship with collectors. Sold in third-party auctions.
As collectors look at new limited edition or limited-production high-complexity watches and the rare antique Patek Philippe watches that are often sold at auctions (this is ironic because rare watches rarely appear at auctions, right? ?) The enthusiasm that Patek Philippe remains in a strong position can impress new buyers or regular customers who buy watches for less than $100,000. However, this is not an easy task, Patek Philippe must regularly carry out this work, while retaining its characteristics and design spirit developed in the modern era.
Therefore, let us return to Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary watch tour, this is the first “opening” of Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175. Patek Philippe believes that it is necessary to put Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 under special circumstances and close the curtains until it is time to “reveal”. Even though many of us have known this watch for about six weeks, the ceremony is still preserved. Before watching Patek Philippe’s new company video, nobody watched the watch. This seems to imply that Patek Philippe may be an attractive new religion. For some people it is already, they are always looking for new convertors and revitalizing piety.
The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 watch is undoubtedly interesting and impressive. In that case, you will feel that an important watch company has produced the product they want to produce without worrying about whether it left a deep impression on you. The gorgeous double-sided flip case Grandmaster Chime is the replica watches review they want to make, they did it. They even left one in their museum. I respect the products produced by Patek Philippe. They think this is very important and did not attract the audience, although even for those who do not consider themselves as watch enthusiasts, Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175 is still an important source of curiosity and obsession. The problem for me and those who know the 5175 is, what subsequent watch does it make them want to buy next?