The very first time we ran into a Patek Philippe Grand Complication ref. 5208P was in the 175th anniversary celebration of Patek Philippe grand complications tourbillon replica watches at the Rainbow Room in New York City. You can read our special feature here. That exact same night is when we seen this Grand Complication on the wrist of Mr. Thierry Stern –President of Patek Philippe– and luckily for usthis is a’once in a life’ kind of chance in which we were able to snap an epic wristshot together with him. A few weeks ago during our Minute Repeater training at Patek, we’re eventually able to peruse and photograph the legendary Patek Philippe ref. 5208P. The Patek Philippe Grand Complication ref. 5208P is a timepiece that needs very little introduction instead of too much explanation as it is simply among the most exceptional timepieces from Patek plus a real horological grail among grails.
Fitted with a 42 mm instance, this is the largest modern Patek Philippe grand complications pocket clone on the market. 5208P is a triple complication with instantaneous endless calendar, minute repeater and monopusher 12-hour chronograph. In terms of looks, the Patek Philippe grand complications moonphase fake watch ref. 5208P is just perfect and one that from afar can be mistaken with the Patek ref. 5207/700P-001 which rather than a monopusher chronograph is equipped with a tourbillon, a brown dial and a 41 millimeter case. One very unique feature on the instance construction of this Patek ref. 5208 are its cutout hollow lugs and the chrono pusher is soft as butter pressed and with a rectangular shape with slightly rounded corners. The minute repeater lever is located in its original place on the left side group.
The beating heart within the mythical Patek Philippe ref. 5208P is the automated Patek calibre R CH 27 PS QI using Minute Repeater, monopusher 12-hour chronograph and instantaneous perpetual calendar. The movement composed of 719 components, has a diameter of 32 mm and can be equipped with 2 gongs, a micro-rotor and 63 jewels. The movement beats at a frequency of 21,600 vph to provide a power reserve of 48 hours maximum. For those of you that might want to maintain the movement hidden –why would anybody want to do that–, Patek Philippe grand complications rose gold replica watches sell this timepiece with an interchangeable full rear and screen sapphire case back.
On the Wrist & Pricing
On the wrist, there is not much to say besides that this amazing timepiece is simply perfect. 5208P is exactly what watch dreams are made of and a timepiece that wears simply impeccably and accurate to its size. The sound of its minute repeater is captivating and one of our top five favourite repeaters on the planet. Pure perfection and nothing else. You will find special watches and then there’s this Patek Philippe grand complications replica watches review Grand Complication ref. 5208P.