Patek Philippe is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer that was founded in 1851 and has remained popular throughout the years. Its high-end timepieces are known for its innovative movements and high quality. The brand is known for pioneering the chronograph, perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, and minute repeater in watches. Patek Philippe watches have been seen worn by many famous people around the world and they are always on high demand. The famous people include royalties such as Queen Victoria and Princess Louise of Denmark. Another celebrity known to sport a Patek Philippe watch is Hollywood actor Brad Pitt.
Famous actor, who also happens to be watch enthusiast, Brad Pitt recently spent $390,000 on a Patek Philippe watch. This Patek Philippe Minute Repeater watch is a wedding present for fiance Angelina Jolie. A minute repeater sounds the time to the nearest minute upon demand, which basically allows one to tell time without really looking at the watch. The watch is the only contemporary female minute repeater from Patek Philippe. This custom-made watch took two months to make. The was comes in a 18k gold case that is nicely set off by a mother of pearl dial.
Patek Philippe Minute Repeater Specific Characteristics:
Case diameter: 33.7 mm
Case is humidity and dust protected only and not water resistant
Caliber R 27 PS
Ladies First Minute Repeater
Chime with two gongs activated by a slide piece in the case
Grained cream-colored dial with gold applied numerals
Strap: alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, matt pearly beige
Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back
Cost – $390,000
Mechanical self-winding movement
Caliber R 27 PS
Diameter: 28 mm
Height: 5.05 mm
Vibrations/hour: 21,600 (3 Hz)
Power reserve: 48 hour max
Minute Repeaters are often part of large watches, but this specific watch is not because of the caliber it uses. This self-winding caliber R27 PS is one of the thinniest movements available, which allows for a small sized watch. This timepiece is perfect size for female wrists and those that prefer watches that are not bulky. Angelina Jolie is sure to love this watch for years to come.