2023/2024 deBoulle Magazine

ity, applying to all aesthetic and functional aspects of a timepiece. The ultra-thin movement is visible through the transparent sapphire case back. The domed dial requires long and careful work. The un- derlying base, embossed with a concentric wave pattern, is coated with more than 50 successive layers of translu- cent purple lacquer. This decor creates a fascinating depth effect, over which the rose-gilt-powdered, arrow-shaped hour markers and the faceted rose-gold dauphine hands appear to be delicately floating. The shade of the dial is

echoed by the purple calfskin strap, with its satinated fin- ish and rose-gold prong buckle. The bezel is, set with 76 round, internally flawless Top Wesselton diamonds (0.55 cts.) and highlights the dial’s embossed pattern of concentric waves and the entirely pol- ished case. The new rose gold Reference 4997/200R-001 joins the white gold Reference 4997/200G-001 in the current collection.

A CLOSER LOOK T he special features of Patek Philippe’s new Ladies’ Calatrava Reference 4997/200R • Ultra-thin, self-winding 240 caliber with 22K gold mini-rotor • 35 mm-diameter rose-gold case, entirely polished • Bezel set with 76 internally flawless, Top Wesselton diamonds (0.55 cts.) • Purple lacquered dial with embossed pattern and rose- gilt-powdered hour markers • Rose-gold faceted dauphine hands • Purple calfskin strap with satinated finish and rose-gold prong buckle

Case • Height: 7.4 mm

• Water-resistant to 30 meters • Sapphire crystal case back Gemsetting • 76 diamonds: 0.55 cts. Movement • Caliber 240 • Ultra-thin • Self-winding • Diameter: 27.50 mm • Height: 2.53 mm • Number of parts: 161 • Winding rotor: 22K gold off-center mini-rotor • Frequency: 21,600 semi-os cillations/hour (3 Hz) • Power reserve: minimum

48 hours Displays • Hour hand • Minute hand

• Two-position crown: Pushed in to wind the watch, pulled out to set the time


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