PATEK PHILIPPE: 2017 MARKS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF A LEGENDARY CALIBER
Watchmakers are well aware that long lasting mechanical calibers are quite rare to find. To be able to work flawlessly for years, they need certain qualities that no computer has been able to anticipate to date. In a nutshell, a movement is the result of so many factors that, to make it work, it took first a good deal of trial and error to obtain empirical data and then human ingenuity to come up with. These rare ebauches have the perfect combination of dimensions, technical elements and solutions. That is how we end up creating a product that ends up being a reference caliber. The self-winding micro rotor mechanical caliber ref. 240 the movement we’ll be focusing on today.