Patek Philippe is known for its different (limitless) complications: unending schedules , split-second chronographs , the absolute greatest moment repeaters at any point made (and tried by the CEO himself) or an insane watch that combines 20 of the complications in a solitary case, the GrandMaster Chime . Notwithstanding, amongst the assortment of watches produced by Patek, a progression of watches has an exceptional spot in the core of gatherers, with a profoundly lovely showcase, the Celestials. Here is an outline of a hauntingly Grand Complication, the Patek Philippe 6102P Sky Moon Celestial.
Don’t anticipate that the Patek Philippe 6102P Sky Moon should be the most exquisite, prudent or reasonable watch of the assortment. That is obviously not its expectation. The 6102P Celestial is a huge watch (particularly when you think about the remainder of Patek’s assortment), it’s a watch with a problematic utility and an extremely novel presentation but it’s a watch made for another reason: having an idyllic and oneiric scene on the wrist. It is a sluggish watch, with a sluggish sign made for visionaries as opposed to having a down to earth and exceptionally decipherable purpose.
The genuine Celestial can discover its foundations back in 2002, when Patek Philippe dispatched the now notorious ref. 5102. This watch was straightforward as can be in appearance, with nothing but the sign of the time, the moon-stage and the astronomic showcase. The new reference, the 6102P offers every one of these components besides with an additional sign situated on the extraordinary side of the dial: the date. Fortunately, the work of art of this watch stays immaculate. Since, indeed, this dial is superb.
The dial of the Patek Philippe 6102P Sky Moon is made of a few layers of sapphire precious stone. The first makes the sky, with its profound gleaming blue tone. The subsequent one shows the stages and circle of the Moon. The last one, found the top, underpins the stars and Sirius, the most splendid star framework in the earth’s night sky. On the actual top of the dial, another layer, printed with the cardinal focuses, serves to locate the segment of the sky noticeable from Geneva. In this specific situation, the whole dial is a sign and time becomes something almost optional. The principle interest of this watch is to appreciate a sluggish sign, unmistakably strange however absolutely wonderful, showing the hour of meridian entry of Sirius and of the moon.
Whereas the Patek Philippe 5102 had just 2 hands – hours and minutes – the new reference 6102P comes with an extra sign of the date, shown by a hand and an outside scale as an internal bezel. While it adds some common sense to the watch consistently, its advantage with regards to a particularly oneiric showcase stays problematic. Its mix on the dial is anyway the correct decision from Patek, as a gap would have demolished the immaculateness and excellence of this dark blue and sparkling plate.
As recently referenced, the Patek Philippe 6102P Sky Moon Celestial is an enormous watch. The strong platinum case estimates 44mm x 9.8mm and comes with two gigantic crowns. Obviously, this watch won’t have a similar normal style and watchfulness than a traditional Ref. 5940g Perpetual Calendar . This all because of the development, with its additional module on the top, that estimates 38mm.
The base is very notable, as the Patek Philippe 6102P depends on the famous type 240 and its miniature rotor. The back may show a fairly little development (27.5mm), it comes with a huge module on the top to impel all the pivoting plates (brilliant sky and moon position). The entire development (Caliber 240 LU CL C) is additionally thicker, at 6.81mm, and composed of 315 sections rather than 161 sections in a basic Caliber 240. What doesn’t change is the lovely engineering of the development and the nature of the completions: cleaned inclined points, round graining on the plates, Geneva Stripes on the extensions and delightful gold miniature rotor – a quality authenticated by the Patek Philippe Seal .
The ref. 6102P can be viewed as very dubious. A portion of the gatherers will consider it to be excessively huge. Some will incline toward the more established version, the ref. 5102 for its shortfall of date. In any case, on the wrist the 44mm remaining parts completely wearable (short and bended carries help) and the size comes as a characteristic component of this watch, because of the exceptionally explicit showcase. A more modest watch would not be particularly fitting to appreciate the magnificent landscape of this blue dial. Obviously, the joining of the date eliminates a substantial part of the immaculateness, as the watch appears to be more loaded, compared to the old ref. 5102. Be that as it may, Patek utilized the most ideal choice to actualize it with regards to the Celestials, without destroying the dial by adding a date window.
The Patek Philippe 6102P Sky Moon Celestial is an exceptionally uncommon watch in Patek’s assortment, a complicated however graceful watch that comes for a generous measure of cash (clarified by the complexity of the dial and the platinum case). It is estimated north of 250.000 euros.