Basel 2013 is certainly the most elegant venue to witness horological wonders from the most important watch-making houses of the world this year. Patek Philippe has announced the Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, which comes in an 18k white gold case. It measures 47mm x 35mm and has a convex sapphire crystal that is alluring, to say the least. The concave sapphire caseback only adds to the glamour. The Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days is water-resistant to 30 meters, suggesting a person can easily dive into a pool or even a shallow lake. Patek’s very own form caliber 28-20 REC 8J PS IRM C J with 28 jewels forms the elegant Swiss manual wind movement.
The movement comes with 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 8 days, which is a lot. The watch shows hours, minutes, and seconds. It also reveals instant day, date, and power reserve. One could choose between sunburst blue or silver-toned dials and the seconds are off-centered to highlight the eccentricity of time and space. One could either choose a blue or black matt alligator strap with 18 karat white gold buckles.
[Via – Timezone]