Patek Philippe has added to one of the maison’s most famous astronomical complications. As with the rest of the collection, the dial reproduces exactly the night sky in the northern hemisphere, while an ellipse outlines the sky visible from Geneva – and from every other location on the same latitude. The case is forged entirely from platinum, with a polished middle (rather than engraved with the Calatrava half crosses), as if to stress that such a precious metal has no need of decoration.
CASE: platinum, 44 mm diameter, sapphire glass over the dial and case back.
MOVEMENT: mechanical self-winding, made in-house, with Patek Philippe seal.
FUNCTIONS: hours and minutes (average solar time), sky chart with moon phases and orbit, time of passage of Sirius and the moon over the meridian, date by hand.
DIAL: three metalised sapphire-crystal discs with PVD coating.
CLASP: platinum pin buckle.
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