Minute repeater tourbillon
Introduced last year, Ref. 5303 was the first Patek Philippe watch to reveal the striking mechanism of the minute repeater on the dial side, even though the manufacture has been producing the chiming complication since 1845. A limited edition then, the new Ref. 5303 is now part of the watchmaker's regular collection.
The open architecture of the dial is a unique look, made even more special with the appearance of the gongs and hammers between 10 o'clock and 11 o'clock. With transparency the main objective, the tourbillon is visible at 6 o'clock, adorned by filigreed steel against rose gilt plate. The black hour circle is a subtle contrast against the rose gold of the case. The sides of the case are also visually striking: the caseband and repeater slide feature white gold foliage engraving, a decorative that lends the watch a dignified character.