Patek Philippe celebrates the fine art of chronography.
For Patek Philippe, the launch of a new hand‐wound chronograph movement developed and crafted entirely in‐house is a further manifestation of the manufacture’s independence and spirit of innovation. The traditional column‐wheel‐controlled CH 29‐535 PS caliber proudly shows off its roots, standing out with several innovations and patented improvements that optimize the chronograph’s functionality and reliability.
As an elegant tribute to the feminine mystique, this exceptional movement will first tick in a wristwatch chronograph dedicated to premiere as a ladies’ model. Hence the name “Ladies First Chronograph”. It begins a new chapter in Patek Philippe’s longstanding commitment to ladies’ timepieces. At the same time, it ushers in a new, long awaited era for all enthusiasts of mechanical chronographs.
A new day for celebrating
The CH 29‐535 PS caliber and the Ref. 7071R “Ladies First Chronograph” had their debut in Paris in early November. The inauguration of the new Patek Philippe showrooms on Place Vendôme – totally renovated and remodeled in the past months – was the welcome occasion.
This year’s launch of the CH 29‐535 PS movement is the reward for five years of development work and is an important enrichment of the portfolio of Patek Philippe movements which now encompasses 21 basis calibers with a total of 45 different versions. Down to the very last detail, the new CH 29‐535 PS is a perfect example of what compliance with the criteria of the Patek Philippe Seal means.
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.