Patek Philippe unveiled the extremely impressive Grandmaster Chime timepiece. The new $2.6 million watch features 18-karat gold and sapphire crystals and it’s the most expensive wristwatch Patek has ever built.
This absolutely stunning watch has two faces. The front dial tells the time, while the second on the back is for the calendar. The Grandmaster Chime is the most complicated wristwatch ever, featuring 20 different complications. On front dial at 12 o’clock is alarm sub dial and located at six o’clock is date and moon phase, while the second dial displays the month, date and leap year cycle and the day of the week. It’s a limited edition watch, meaning that only seven timepieces will be produced, and Patek will hold one that will be kept in the company’s private collection in Geneva.
There is also a special procedure about purchasing the watch. Buyers must apply to purchase one of the watches and then they will have to prove their passion for Patek to the company’s president. “I would like to chat with the client and make sure he’s a watch lover and make sure he’s going to enjoy the watch for many years,” said Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe.
The 47.4 mm rose gold case features hand-engraved intricate art on every surface. It is powered by the Caliber 300 movement which is larger than most of the Patek’s watches, measuring 37 mm.
The case turns on a vertical axis to alternate between the two.