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Arguably the most recognized name in luxury watches, Rolex was originally called Wilsdorf & Davis. It was founded by a German national in 1908. A perfectionist, Hans Wilsdorf worked hard to improve ...

Arguably the most recognized name in luxury watches, Rolex was originally called Wilsdorf & Davis. It was founded by a German national in 1908. A perfectionist, Hans Wilsdorf worked hard to improve watch standards and prove that high quality products could be produced outside Switzerland

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    • Finest Watches: Patek Philippe Triple ComplicationPatek Philippe offers a greater range of minute repeater wristwatches in a broader palette of colors thanall other watchmakers combined. It’s no wonder why knowledgeable enthusiasts with an affection forPatek Philippe’s creations keep coming back for more.This year’s arrival brings together three major complications. Presented simply as a triple complication,the Ref. 5208P, launched at Basel world 2011. Self-winding Grand Complication wristwatch with minuterepeater, monopusher chronograph, instantaneous perpetual calendar with apertures, and moon phase.The new Patek Philippe watch Triple Complication Ref. 5208P is yet another accomplishment thatunderscores the leadership of the Geneva-based workshops in the complicated watch segment. With aminute repeater, monopusher chronograph, and instantaneous perpetual calendar, it presents the mostchallenging degrees of difficulty with peerless perfection.It is Patek Philippes second Triple Complication within a short period of time. In 2008, the first was theRef. 5207 with a minute repeater, instantaneous perpetual calendar with aperture displays, andtourbillion; in 2011, the second is the Ref. 5208P with a chronograph, minute repeater, andinstantaneous calendar with aperture displays. Eagerly awaited by collectors and fans of complicatedwatches, it is the manufacture’s first Triple Complication with a chronograph.Moreover, the new Ref. 5208P is one of the very few existing highly complicated watches with a self-winding movement. Finally, it is the first true Grand Complication that integrates silicon-derivedSilinvar® components: the revolutionary Pulsomax® escapement and the Spiromax® balance spring. Assuch, it is an impressive example of how tradition and innovation interact under one roof at PatekPhilippe.
    • In the current collection of Patek Philippe’s Grand Complication wristwatches, the Ref. 5208P rankssecond, directly behind the Sky Moon Tourbillon, and before the Ref. 5207 (minute repeater, tourbillion,perpetual calendar with aperture displays) and the Ref. 5216 (minute repeater, tourbillion, perpetualcalendar with retrograde date) and these watches are available at Finest Watches.Movement Caliber R CH 27 PS QISelf-winding mechanical movement, minute repeater and subsidiary seconds. Monopusher chronographwith column wheel, chronograph hand, 60-minute and 12-hour counters. Instantaneous perpetualcalendar. Day, date, month, and leap-year cycle in apertures, day/night indicator, moon phases.Overall diameter: 32 mm (repeater and chronograph 28 mm; instantaneous perpetual calendar 32 mm)Height: 10.35 mmNumber of parts: 701Basic movement with minute repeater: 331Chronograph mechanism: 160Instantaneous perpetual calendar: 210Number of jewels: 58Power reserve: Max. 48 hoursBalance: GyromaxSemi-oscillations per hour: 21,600 (3 Hz)Balance spring: SpiromaxEscapement: Pulsomax (lever and escape wheel in Silinvar)Balance spring stud: AdjustableFunctions: Two-position crown at 3 o’clock– Pulled out: To set the time– Pushed in: To wind the watchPusher: Three-phase chronograph monopusher at 2 o’clock: Start, stop, resetHallmark: Patek Philippe SealDisplays: Hours and minutes from the centerSweep chronograph handSubdials at:– 60-minute counter between 3 and 4 oclock– 12-hour counter between 8 and 9 oclock– Subsidiary seconds at 6 oclockApertures:Day between 10 and 11 oclock in a polished white-gold frameDate at 12 oclock in a polished white-gold frameMonth between 1 and 2 oclock in a polished white-gold frameMoon phase at 6 o’clockDay/night indication between 7 and 8 oclockLeap year cycle between 4 and 5 oclockCorrector push pieces: – Day corrector between 11 and 12 oclock– Month corrector between 12 and 1 oclock
    • – Moon-phase corrector between 5 and 6 oclock– Date corrector between 6 and 7 oclockDelivered with correction stylus in ebony and 18K white goldSlide Minute repeater with strike on low-pitched gong for hours, high/low for quarter-hours, and highfor minutes.FeaturesCase: 950 platinum with pieced lugs, platinum back, and interchangeable display back with sapphire-crystal window. Diamond of approx. 0.02 ct.between the lugs at 6 oclockDimensions: Diameter 44 mmHeight: 15.70 mmWidth between lugs: 22 mmSlide: In 950 platinum on the left side of the case to activate the minute repeaterDial: 18K gold, sunburst charcoal11 applied "obus" hour markers in 18K white goldDauphine hands in 18K white gold for hours and minutesBaton-style counterbalanced chronograph hands, 18K white gold, white lacqueredBaton-style hands for subsidiary seconds as well as 12-hour and 60-minute counters, 18K white gold,white lacqueredRailway track scale on dial periphery18K white-gold frame for date aperture, hammered and diamondpolished 18K white-gold frames for dayand month apertures, hammered and polishedStrap: Alligator leather with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny chocolate brown, platinum foldoverclaspAbout Company:Finest Watches is a watch retailer and wholesaler based in Encino, California, USA. Finest Watches buys,sells and trades both new and pre-owned watches from a vast network of suppliers, dealers andcollectors worldwide.Founded in 1999, Finest Watches mission is to provide quality watches, excellent customer service andthe lowest prices anywhere on the worlds Finest Watches.Finest Watches is a California Corporation. If you are interested in partnering with us or if you wantmore information about our company, please visit our website http://www.finestwatches.com/Mailing AddressFinest Watches, Inc.16161 Ventura Blvd Suite 605
    • Encino, CA 91436United StatesContact NumbersUnited States:888.313.8463International:+1.818.788.5405Fax:818.788.5406