Patek Philippe has introduced a brand-new Grand Complications model, the 5178G Minute Repeater, an exquisitely designed luxury timepiece featuring a beautiful hand-guilloched swirling pattern (beneath Grand Feu blue transparent enamel) on its dial. Gold has been applied to the Breguet numerals. The white gold case, measuring 40 mm in diameter, features solid and sapphire crystal interchangeable case backs. Fitted with the latter, the impeccably designed calibre R 27 PS self-winding mechanical movement is on display. The minute repeater chimes with two “cathedral” gongs, which are twice as long as their traditional counterparts, giving it a rich and deep sound.
The 5178G Minute Repeater ships with two interchangeable straps, the first of which is shiny peacock blue alligator leather, with the second being shiny orange alligator leather. Both straps feature a white gold fold-over clasp.