From June 16 to 26, 2021, Patek Philippe cheap will display more than 75 pocket watches, wrist watches, dome clocks and table clocks from its latest collection of rare handicrafts at its historic headquarters on Rhone Street.
This is a series of one-of-a-kind limited edition works that pay homage to amazing craftsmanship, such as hand-carving, grand flame cloisonné enamel, enamel micro-painting, guilloche pattern, gem inlay and wood micro-inlay craftsmanship.
To this end, Patek Philippe also showed six new watches in the current series, these watches have a particularly exquisite decoration. Here, we focus on the Sky Moon Tourbillon Haut Artisanat Ref. 6002R-001, presented in rose gold for the first time.
Refer to the 2021 version of 6002. For the first time, it uses rose gold with a large open flame lining and cloisonne brown enamel, with three-dimensional golden Roman numerals.
The Sky Moon Tourbillon was first introduced as a reference model 5002 in 2001, when it was the brand’s most complex watch. In terms of execution, this watch has all the qualities required by Patek Philippe as Grand Complication. There are 12 complications listed on two dials: hour, minute, date and week indicator, leap year indicator, perpetual calendar function; moon Position, time of ascent; moon phase; sidereal time, starry sky chart (pause for deep breathing) minute repeater and tourbillon.
In 2013, Patek Philippe announced the successor of 5002 at the Basel Watch Fair, namely 6002 white 18K white gold. The movement of the 6002 is largely similar to the movement of the 5002. The 6002 has a minute repeater with two cathedral gongs and a tourbillon; on the front dial, it indicates standard time and has a perpetual calendar with retrograde date and moon phase display. The back dial lays the foundation for astronomical functions: it shows the northern sky, sidereal time, and the angular course and phase of the moon phase. The difference between 6002 and 5002 is that the latter displays the phase of the moon instead of the age of the moon, and uses an aperture instead of hands to display the week, month, and leap year.
But, of course, the biggest difference of the 6002 is the luxurious deep hand-engraving on the timepiece case and the gorgeous combination of champagne and cloisonne enamel on the dial. Considering that this timepiece is an astonishing 44 mm, the 6002’s technical and artistic talent is extraordinary.
In 2021, the 6002 first launched its rose gold model, with its gold dial decorated with grand flame and cloisonne brown enamel and golden Roman numerals.
The combination of the rose gold case and the rich brown dial creates a warm hue that the Revolution team is familiar with, mainly because Rake & Revolution founder Wei Koh owns the 5970 in the above color. Read more about this divine 5970 here. Sharing the meaning of Wei Biao, in a nutshell, Revolution believes that Patek Philippe’s rose gold 6002R-001 became an instant hit.
Tech Specs: Reference 6002R-001
Movement: Caliber R TO 27 QR SID LU CL; manual winding; minute repeater with “cathedral” gongs; tourbillon; perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand; day, month, leap year in apertures; hours and minutes of mean solar time; moon phases; sidereal time; sky chart; shases and orbit of the Moon; diameter: 38 mm; height: 12.61 mm; number of parts: 705; power reserve: min. 38 hours – max. 48 hours; frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations/hours (3 Hz); balance spring: Breguet
Dial: Grand Feu champlevé and cloisonné brown enamel, gold applied Roman numerals; 18K gold dial plate; hand-engraved rose gold leaf-shaped hands
CASE: Rose gold; hand-engraved case, lugs, slide piece and crowns; diameter: 44 mm; height: 17.35 mm; humidity- and dust-protected only (not water-resistant)
Front: hour hand (mean solar time); minute hand (mean solar time); retrograde date hand; apertures: day of week; month; moon phases; leap year cycle
Back: Hour hand (sidereal time); minute hand (sidereal time); sky above Geneva; meridian; angular motion of moon and moon phases; scale for moon and sky adjustments
Two-position crown at 4 o’clock (front): Pushed in: to wind the watch; pulled out: to set the time
Two-position crown at 10 o’clock (back): Pushed in: inactive; pulled out: adjustment of the moon (clockwise); pulled out: adjustment of the sky (counterclockwise)
Strap: alligator leather with square scales, hand-stitched, chestnut patinated; hand-engraved fold-over clasp
Cufflinks: Hand-engraved outer ring and Calatrava cross decoration; rose gold; delivered with the watch