Patek Philippe Calatrava reference 7200: time for women

Patek Philippe offers this year a new model of Calatrava aimed not to men but to the ladies. This new model of 34 mm reference 7200 in rose gold features time passing, in its purest form (hours/minutes). This timepiece is equipped with a background officer who leaves appear the famous calibre 240.

Only count the precision, the serenity and the beauty of the moment. This watch for ladies thus fits into the long tradition of classic watches two needles Patek Philippe, where nothing comes disrupt the single race of the hours and minutes.

The new Patek Philippe Calatrava reference 7200 offers a real relaxing counterpoint to this trend merely to display our most valuable asset: time. The 7200 reference design meets the principle of the Bauhaus: "the shape is dictated by the function", a philosophy that has guided the creation of all Calatrava watches from the first model in 1932.

Needles and the workings of circular motion, the case adopted a round shape. No unnecessary detail just distract from the reading of the time. The decor of the dial is limited to two needles, twelve Arabic numerals applied gold, sixty round index for the minutes and the Patek Philippe Geneve signature.

This art of epure, this sense of "less is" more is the seduction of the new Calatrava for ladies. Extra-flat housing (34 mm) rounded sided is equipped with strap clips straight, typical of the 'Officer' style, with screw-type bars.

Cream dial is distinguished by its finely grained structure, velvety, aspect on which rotate two needles with precision "poire Stuart" in rose gold. This show is protected by a slightly domed scratch-resistant sapphire glass.

The bottom is also equipped with a sapphire glass leaving admire the ultra-thin mechanical self-winding movement. It's the legendary calibre 240, with its mini-rotor in 22-carat gold inserted into the deck that resets the mainspring to each gesture of the wrist. Thanks to its - 2.53 mm - thinness, this movement led to the housing of the 7200 reference design with finesse.

Bridges, the Rooster (balance bridge) and the oscillating mass are decorated with a classic Côtes de Geneve décor; their edges are slightly rounded bevelling and polished finishes typical of. The Platinum is beaded by hand. The extreme precision of market, based on a tolerance of –3 to + 2 seconds per day, is ensured by a pendulum Gyromax oscillating at 21,600 vibrations per hour and by a spiral Spiromax in Silinvar.

The principle of setting the frequency using asymmetric paddles was invented more than 60 years ago by the Geneva-based manufacture and the spiral Spiromax is also a patented development. The new watch for ladies Calatrava reference 7200 in 18 carat rose gold is worn on a strap buckle with Matt Pearl beige alligator pink gold ardillon.

As its name, the present Legends of Louis Moinet collection of timepieces developed in partnership with an iconic figure whose excellence in his field has left an indelible trace suggests. Louis Moinet introduces the collection with an outstanding model celebrating the racing driver Nelson Piquet.

Watch Nelson Piquet has characteristics allied to the race, including a rubber bracelet, great legibility needles, a tachymeter division on its high-tech steel and carbon fiber bezel; Chronograph pushers inlaid with carbon fiber and are decorated with the famous chequered flag; as well as carvings evoking the titles of Nelson Piquet on the bottom of the housing.

Dial Nelson Piquet has been designed with the specific needs of drivers and Motorsports enthusiasts in mind. The dial is very readable with meter needles and white and very sleek appliques, contrasting with a Navy blue background.

Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands are equipped with white superluminova which glows green in the dark and accompanied by Arabic numerals polished mirror on which just reflects the light. Available in limited edition of 365 pieces, the watch Nelson Piquet is a chronograph with two pushbuttons, honoring the Brazilian Formula 1 world champion.

Central chronograph hand is complemented with a circular ring and a timer at the quarter-second, meter 30 minutes (3 hours) and 12 hours (6 hours). Meter needles are deep blue. In addition, speed can be calculated on the tachymeter engraved on the bezel to measure athletic performance.

The lower part of the dial shows a Côte de Geneve, which recalls the vertical grids designs found on historic racing cars. The dial is signed logo Louis Moinet at noon and of course, the signing of Nelson Piquet in 5 hours.