Back in 2012, Patek Philippe introduced the Diamond Ribbon Ref. 4968. That whimsical name conveys reference into a watch inspired by the swirling silk ribbons used in rhythmic gymnastics: the ribbon in this particular instance is interpreted as 273 diamonds, and that which arguably is the most interesting detail of them is how they slowly grow in size as they encircle the mother-of-pearl dial. 2014’s edition is crafted from white gold and is presented on a leather strap.
Even though it has been for quite a few years now that we are seeing more elaborately crafted and designed high-end ladies’ watches, using just a bit of research, we could discover interesting details on the background of women’s watches which go back much further in time. Therefore, before discussing this piece in more detail, let us concentrate on a tiny snippet from Patek’s last — a firm, whose background with those timepieces goes back a long way. Even though Patek Philippe complications world time 4968 replica watch was set up in 1839, the company made among its first significant discoveries in”The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations,” or the Great Exhibition of 1851. The note came in Queen Victoria, who loved fine workmanship and whose husband, Albert, the Prince Consort, was a man of invention who was driven into the concept of merging science and art to the production sector — so much so, he pioneered the First World Expo.
It was at this 1851 exhibition that Queen Victoria was seeing the booths of the many optimistic vendors (who all wished upon her great grace and financial support) and stumbled upon a key-wound Patek Philippe complications tourbillon 4968 replica watches, crafted at a pendant style.
More than 160 years have passed since then, and yet, Patek to this day avowedly tries to be amidst the very best manufacturers when it comes to quality of execution. Having managed this watch — although my gaze is not quite as keen as that of the Queen — I do notice that, upon first look, every tiny component is completed with extreme attention to detail in mind. After all, the watch is powered with a few of the finer hand wound motions on earth: the Calibre 215 PS LU (with”PS” standing for”miniature seconde,” i.e., the seconds subdial, and”LU” to get”stage de lune,” or moon stage ), and the instance is designed to be more unique than that of your typical diamond-encrusted ladies’ watch.
The 18-jewel ultra-thin — a mere 3mm thick — manually wound Calibre 215 is one of Patek’s principles. Now, when I state basic, I do not mean the motion is ordinary or generic, but rather, I mean that the Calibre 215 needs no improvement or revision now. The movement stands on its baring a silent confidence requiring no fanfare aside from the paragon of its construction — a lasting trait found in all Patek Philippe complications world time 4968 fake watches‘s timepieces, resulting in astronomical outcomes at auctions.
I have observed within the past ten years longer and more high-end watch companies like Patek Philippe adding collections of mechanical women’s watches. It still is very much a developing tendency, but with it come mechanical women’s watches equipped with complications. Most of the complications are single mini complications, but more recently, highly complicated women’s watches like the Patek Philippe women’s Grand Complication Collection have become available. I for one love the moon stage complication, not so much for its functionality, but instead for its quality and how it offers an elegant enhancement to the timepiece’s aesthetics. A depiction of the skies above: the moon’s monthly waxing and waning portrayed on the wrist will likely never get old.
The Patek Philippe 4968 Diamond Ribbon comes in a 33.3 mm white gold case that was designed to be glamorous enough to be worn with an evening gown and subtle enough to be worn each and every day. This is a balance which I found to be more scarcely present among women’s watches than with men’s timepieces. The iridescent mother-of-pearl dial produces a rainbow of structural colours attained by the normal configuration of this material. The key design component, however, still must function as engraved spiral on the periphery of the scenario, highlighting the twirling ribbon influence on the bezel. The diamonds set to the swirls must be of an almost always shifting size to follow the widening of the swirls. It’s a design element which isn’t only difficult to pick out on images, but also in person; from afar, it seems like that the Patek Philippe complications 4968 replica watch review 4968 Diamond Ribbon had your regular one-tier diamond-set bezel, with the various levels becoming evident only upon a nearer look. Anyhow, it’s a really welcome layout that adds that much-needed uniqueness to an otherwise longer controlled piece.
Certainly, a great deal of thought went into the creation of the Patek Philippe complications moonphase 4968 clone watches 4968 Diamond Ribbon, and it shows. I especially enjoy the joyful double-pattern of those diamonds, paired with the classical mother-of-pearl dial and big Arabic numerals. The icing on the cake surely is the hand-wound 215 caliber, which renders it a blue-blooded, very elegant ladies’s watch.