Because women love the notion of forever
Patek Philippe released their first Ladies Perpetual Calender Ref. 7140, at Baselworld 2012. Enriching the manufacturers collection of ladies' watches with an attractive newcomer that joins what is probably the world's most comprehensive portfolio of regularly produced complicated watches for women.
This exquisite timepiece is a grand complication that qualifies as an incarnation of eternity with its functionality, lasting value, and reliability across generations, timelessly elegant design, and enduring array of diamonds. It is an uplifting feeling to be able to think about one's great and great-great grandchildren when purchasing a Ref. 7140 Ladies First Perpetual Calendar.
The growing affinity of women with mechanical watches and complicated functions is among the particularly delightful trends in the domain of horology. Featuring an ultrathin split-seconds chronograph and an equally graceful minute repeater launched in very feminine versions. The complications ateliers spared no effort to endow this complicated timepiece with an irresistibly feminine personality.
The objective was accomplished with panache, as evidenced by a glance at the new Ref. 7140 Ladies First Perpetual Calendar. All of the elements of this elegant timepiece reflect feminine poise, from the classic round Calatrava case in 18K rose gold and the gracefully curved lugs to the shimmering creamy white dial, the interchangeable mink gray and royal purple alligator straps, the lovely bezel, and the clasp set with precious diamonds that deserve to be called a girl's best friend.
Despite its compact size, it presents its eight indications – hours, minutes, date, day of the week, month, leap-year cycle, 24-hour subdial, and moon phases – in a very clearly organized and easily legible configuration. This is due not least to the subtle contrast between the white opalescent dial and the hands, the applied Breguet numerals, the minute-marker pearls in 18K rose gold, and the discreetly elegant yet crisply readable calendar indications.
The 68 flawless Top Wesselton diamonds totalling approx. 0.68 ct. embrace the perpetual calendar dial, framing it like a precious treasure with sparkling intensity. But these readily visible assets not only underscore the beauty of this exceptional timepiece, they also bring its inner values to the fore. The watch comes with a solid-gold case back and an exchangeable sapphire-crystal display back that allows its owner to admire the magnificently designed and artistically decorated mechanical caliber.
This extraordinary timepiece designed for eternity is worn on a hand-stitched alligator strap with a prong buckle in 18K rose gold that is adorned with a further complement of 27 flawless Top Wesselton diamonds totalling about 0.20 ct. A snap back in 18K rose gold and interchangeable sapphire-crystal display back that is water-resistant to 30 meters.
It includes Travel Time models for two time zones, the World Time watch with 24 time zones, the famous Annual Calendar, grand complications such as minute repeaters and split-seconds chronographs as well as classic column-wheel chronographs Ladies First Chronograph, and now, finally, the first perpetual calendar for ladies.