The 2009 week, Swiss Patek Philippe introduced they have created a follow-up for their most complicated watch ever, the ref 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon. The brand new Sky Moon Tourbillon model, reference 6002G, offers an intricate packaging from the 13 complications incorporated within the reference 5002 Sky Moon. Indeed, a lot of the excitement produced through the 6002 Sky Moon Tourbillon isn’t based on its dizzying variety of complications, but instead the way Patek has decorated the situation and also the dials. Covered in obsessively intricate engraving and including beautiful enamel focus on both front and back dials, the Patek Philippe 6002 Sky Moon Tourbillon guarantees no space goes without its great amount of decoration and decoration.
The situation is performed in 18k white gold or platinum and measures 43.5 x 18mm that is large but understandable because of the movement within. Among the primary aspects of this new design may be the situation engraving which requires over 100 hrs of attention to accomplish. Consider that, literally 2. 5 days of labor to carve this situation from the large slice of white gold or platinum. The intricate design needs a true artist as well as stretches towards the minute repeater lever and also to the crowns, in which the engraving helps you to relay info on winding direction and crown function. The result, while rather baroque, has some truly beautiful particulars and definitely offers the 6002 an exclusively different appeal when in comparison towards the technically similar ref 5002.
The 6002 Sky Moon Tourbillon utilizes exactly the same calibre R TO 27 QR SID LU CL which was utilized in the ref 5002. This can be a hands wound movement that’s composed of the astounding 686 parts and it has an energy reserve of 48 hrs. The 13 complications are displayed via both front and back dials. Right in front there is a time, one minute repeater with two cathedral gongs, a tourbillon, and a continuous calendar display along with a moon phase display. The 5002 was slightly different in advance because the 6002 drops using retrograde hands for a lot of the perpetual calendar display, choosing rather to utilize a classical use of three apertures around the dial. This can be a welcome change which makes the 6002 simpler to see and reveals the dial for any better look at its enamel artistry. Within the rear you’ll find sign from the northern sky that’s embellished having a sidereal time display as well as an indication for the angular progression and also the phases from the moon.
Together with the extravagant situation engraving, the 6002 Sky Moon Tourbillon boasts some truly amazing dial work. The bottom of the dial is made of gold that functions just like a tray for champlevé and cloisonné enameling, two variations of enamel work that need a higher amount of skill and a lot of persistence. The middle of the dial features the cloisonné styling using the outer dial depending around the champlevé for all those blue-colored elements. The hour markers are white gold or platinum and therefore are inlaid within the enamel work and also the shade of blue employed for the dial is simply stunning. As I am not even close to a specialist in enameling techniques, I’m able to understand the final product and also the means by that the two variations complement one another. The trunk dial also features delicately detailed enamel try to portray the northern sky as well as in the display for that moon phase.
While way too much watch out for my wrist, I’m able to understand the passion that inspires a wrist watch such as the 6002 Sky Moon Tourbillon. The numerous builder arts which are summarized within the execution of the watch such as this allow it to be just as much a collaborative design project because it is an actual watch that somebody might really put on.
In my tastes, it appears too blingy for any Patek and definitely lacks the reserved and gentlemanly appeal which I would normally connect using the brand. Nevertheless, the 6002 are only produced in seriously limited amounts (the 5002 was restricted to just two models each year) and it’ll likely cost more than 1.5 million dollars, which usually guarantees you will see more opinions than proprietors. As the design may be polarizing, it is a Patek Philippe and it is very complicated, and so I doubt they’ve got any problem selling every single unit they produce.