Patek Philippe Twenty~4 Automatic

Almost two decades after the introduction of the iconic Twenty~4® manchette watch, Patek Philippe expands this feminine line of watches by launching all-new Twenty~4 Automatic, the first model of the collection with a self-winding mechanical movement in a round case.

Back in 1999, Patek Philippe responded to the expectations of a young, dynamic generation with the very feminine Twenty~4® that became resoundingly successful. The manchette watch was endowed with a quartz movement (except the 2003 Haute Joaillerie model with a manually wound mechanical movement); it came in various stainless steel versions and in gold as well. The manufacture also anticipated the growing interest among women in mechanical timepieces by developing various complicated mechanical ladies’ watches such as the moon-phase model or the Ladies First Chronograph (2009).

This selection was enriched with the Annual Calendar for ladies, the grand complications such as the Ladies First Minute Repeater, Calatrava watches in jewelry and Haute Joaillerie versions as well as the feminine interpretations of the manufacture’s casually elegant classics – the Nautilus Dames and the Aquanaut Luce.

The Twenty~4 Automatic is a timepiece for modern, self-confident women. With its sleek elegance, it is a watch for any time of day, complementing every facet of daily life.

Each Twenty~4 Automatic watch houses a self-winding caliber 324 S C equipped with Spiromax® balance spring in Silinvar®. It is crafted to the strict standards of the Patek Philippe Seal and exhibits elaborate manual finissage (such as chamfered and polished edges and Geneva striping) that can be admired through the sapphire-crystal case back.

The new Twenty~4 Automatic adopts the aesthetic appeal of the rectangular Twenty~4 with an exclusive bracelet featuring gently cambered central links framed by delicate two-tier outside links. With a supple fit, inimitable and elegant, it gently hugs the wrist.

The self-winding version stands out with a totally new round case (36 mm in diameter) featuring prominent yet subtle contours. And as always in Patek Philippe creations, puristic style melds with highly refined details. An example: the beveled, diamond-set bezel is an elaborate construction that echoes the profile of the central bracelet links at 12 and 6 o’clock, emphasizing the harmony of the overall design. This precious ensemble is crafted in the manufacture’s ateliers and complies with all of the craftsmanship standards prescribed by the Patek Philippe Seal.

The case and bezel are cold-formed in high-tonnage presses and then carefully machined to refine the contours. Afterwards, they are manually polished by experts with years of experience, an extremely demanding task given the complex forms especially in the bracelet lug zones. The dials exhibit assertive personalities. They are uncluttered and readily legible, with applied Arabic numerals in gold as well as baton hands with rounded ends and luminous coatings. The slightly domed sapphire-crystal glass underscores the sculpted profile of the case.

The Twenty~4 Automatic is available in five versions: two in steel with diamond-set bezels, two in rose gold with diamond-set bezels, and one in rose gold with diamonds set in the bezel, the bracelet, and the crown. The “Dentelle” (lacework style) gem-setting technique produces two-row configurations of offset precious stones that highlight their radiance. All diamonds – immaculately cut flawless Top Wesselton grade – comply with the directives of the Patek Philippe Seal and are set to the most exacting jewelers’ standards.

The version in stainless steel comes in two dial colors that endow each model with its very own characteristic style: sunburst blue (Ref. 7300/1200A-001) or sunburst gray, delicately gradated from the center (Ref. 7300/1200A-010). The rose-gold watches are also available in two color combinations a sunburst chocolate brown and gradated dial (Ref. 7300/1200R-001) or a silvery gray dial graced with an exclusive double horizontal and vertical satin finish that is reminiscent of precious wild Shantung silk (Ref. 7300/1200R-010).

The Ref. 7300/1201R-001 is for ladies who prefer a “dressier” watch. It is lavishly adorned with 469 diamonds for a total of about 1.88 ct, including the crown, the lugs, and the outer links of the bracelet. The dial stands out with its silvery Shantung finish.

All bracelets are fitted with a new patented fold-over clasp (Patent EP3162241B1) that is dependably functional, very comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. The patented system has four independent catches for optimized opening and closing reliability and prevents the accidental release of either of its two latches.

Technical details

Movement
Caliber 324 S C
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 27 mm
Height: 3.57 mm
Number of parts: 217
Number of jewels: 29
Power reserve: Min. 35 hours, max. 45 hours
Winding rotor: Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz)
Balance: Gyromax®
Balance spring: Spiromax® (in Silinvar®)
Balance spring stud: Adjustable

Displays
Analog: Center hours, minutes, and sweep seconds
In an aperture: Date at 6 o’clock

Functions
Three-position crown:
• Pushed home: To wind the watch
• Pulled halfway out: Date correction
• Pulled all the way out: To set the time
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

Models

Twenty~4 Automatic Ref. 7300/1200A-001

Case
Stainless steel, bezel set with 160 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.77 ct)
Sapphire-crystal case back
Water-resistant crown
Water resistance: 30 m (3 bar)
Case dimensions: Diameter: 36 mm
Height (crystal to display back): 10.05 mm
Width between lugs: 12.15 mm

Dial
Sunburst blue
Applied Arabic numerals and hour markers in 18K white gold with
Superluminova® coating
Baton-style hour and minute hands in 18K white gold, diamond polished, with Superluminova® coating
Seconds hand in Pfinodal, rhodiumed and polished

Bracelet
Stainless steel with new patented fold-over clasp (Patent EP3162241B1).

Twenty~4 Automatic Ref. 7300/1200A-010

Case
Stainless steel, bezel set with 160 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.77 ct)
Sapphire-crystal case back
Water-resistant crown
Water resistance: 30 m (3 bar)
Case dimensions: Diameter: 36 mm
Height (crystal to display back): 10.05 mm
Width between lugs: 12.15 mm

Dial
Sunburst gray, gradated from center
Applied Arabic numerals and hour markers in 18K white gold with Superluminova® coating
Baton-style hour and minute hands in 18K white gold, diamondpolished, with Superluminova® coating
Seconds hand in Pfinodal, rhodiumed and polished

Bracelet
Stainless steel with new patented fold-over clasp (Patent EP3162241B1).

Twenty~4 Automatic Ref. 7300/1200R-001

Case
18K rose gold, bezel set with 160 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.77 ct)
Sapphire-crystal case back
Water-resistant crown
Water resistance: 30 m (3 bar)
Case dimensions: Diameter: 36 mm
Height (crystal to display back): 10.05 mm
Width between lugs: 12.15 mm

Dial
Sunburst chocolate brown, gradated from center
Applied Arabic numerals and hour markers in 18K rose gold with Superluminova® coating
Baton-style hour and minute hands in 18K rose gold, diamond-polished, with Superluminova® coating
Seconds hand in Pfinodal, rose-gold-plated and polished

Bracelet
18K rose gold with new patented fold-over clasp (Patent EP3162241B1).

Twenty~4 Automatic Ref. 7300/1200R-010

Case
18K rose gold, bezel set with 160 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.77 ct)
Sapphire-crystal case back
Water-resistant crown
Water resistance: 30 m (3 bar)
Case dimensions: Diameter: 36 mm
Height (crystal to display back): 10.05 mm
Width between lugs: 12.15 mm

Dial
Silvery gray with “Shantung” finish (double vertical and horizontal satin finish)
Applied Arabic numerals and hour markers in 18K rose gold with Superluminova® coating
Baton-style hour and minute hands in 18K rose gold, diamond-polished, with Superluminova® coating
Seconds hand in Pfinodal, rose-gold-plated and polished

Bracelet
18K rose gold with new patented fold-over clasp (Patent EP3162241B1).

Twenty~4 Automatic Ref. 7300/1201R-001

Case
18K rose gold with 208 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds (~1.01 ct) on the bezel and the lugs
Sapphire-crystal case back
Water-resistant crown with 13 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.06 ct)
Water resistance: 30 m (3 bar)
Case dimensions: Diameter: 36 mm
Height (crystal to display back): 10.05 mm
Width between lugs: 12.15 mm

Dial
Silvery gray with “Shantung” finish (double vertical and horizontal satin finish)
Applied Arabic numerals and hour markers in 18K rose gold with
Superluminova® coating
Baton-style hour and minute hands in 18K rose gold, diamond-polished, with Superluminova® coating
Seconds hand in Pfinodal, rose-gold-plated and polished

Bracelet
18K rose gold with 248 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.81 ct) on the outer links
New patented fold-over clasp (Patent EP3162241B1).

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