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Patek Philippe The exception that will become the rule
the Minute Repeater Tourbillon Singapore Special Edition 2019 has "no" dial.
At its grand exhibition held in Singapore this fall, Patek Philippe launched a series of six watches. Among them was an amazing new model embodying an exception to an aesthetic rule that the brand has been applying for many years : the Minute Repeater Tourbillon Singapore Special Edition 2019 has no dial, just a subdial serving as a small seconds scale at 6 o’clock. Patek Philippe normally does without this particular element only on its rare skeleton watches, which Ref. 5053R-010 is not. The brand does not generally reveal the inner workings of its watches through the front, but exclusively via the caseback. However, it so happens that the R TO 27 PS caliber has a great deal worth revealing beneath the hands : hammers and gongs, snails and other components that enable it to chime the time, as well as the reverse side of its one-minute tourbillon. The brand had thus far resisted the standard practice of providing a dial cut-out to highlight a rotating regulating organ. While connoisseurs will regard this as an enchanting interlude, since this is a 12-piece limited edition, it is in fact the first series to showcase this aesthetic principle, and there are more to come !
Minute Repeater Tourbillon Singapore 2019 Special Edition © Patek Philippe
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