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Patek Philippe The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition

At The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York 2017, Patek Philippe introduced several new special edition watches to commemorate the occasion. Among them, the Reference 5531R-011, 5230G-010 and 5531R-010 shown in the photo above. The Reference 5531 features two of the watchmaker’s most significant complications: the minute repeater and the world time function.

A new self-winding caliber R 27 HU movement powers the rose gold 5531 with a new feature for the classic minute repeater. On this reference, the minute repeater always chimes at local time, not just your home time. This means that you can travel across the globe and it will function based on the local time indicated by the center hands. A patent has been filed for this innovation, which is made possible by the 462 parts of this Patek Philippe movement.

Its cloisonné dial depicts the Manhattan skyline to commemorate the host city of the exhibition. One option depicts New York by Night and the other New York by Day. Both are engraved with “Patek Philippe New York 2017.” The white gold Reference 5230 shown in the middle of the photo is powered by a self-winding caliber 240 HU movement. It too offers world time functionality. This limited edition of 300 pieces features a blue opaline 24-hour disk and a chamfered bezel.

The pusher at 10 o’clock automatically adjusts the time zone in a patented function of the watchmaker. There are a few more special edition watches that were introduced in conjunction with the Grand Exhibition that took place at Cipriani 42nd Street. With many mens and women’s models to choose from, each reinforces the tradition of fine watchmaking that has made Patek Philippe one of the most prestigious watchmakers in the world. To browse the entire New York 2017 collection, visit patek.com.

Patek Philippe 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph

Patek Philippe 5960/1A With Black Dial – The Casual Annual Calendar Chronograph

Patek Philippe 5960/1A Ebony Black Opaline Dial

Earlier this year Patek Philippe released a stainless steel configuration of the popular 5960/1A annual calendar chronograph. This version features a black dial on what has become one of the most sophisticated high-end sports watches available today.

Its white 60-minute and 12-hour mono counter offers a bold contrast against the ebony black opaline dial, elegantly displayed between the red sweep-seconds hand and 6 o’clock. The day, date and month appear through apertures at 10, 12 and 2 o’clock.

Pointed gold applied hour markers adorn the circumference of the dial. In addition to the time and date, it displays the power reserve and day/night indicator. Its Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H mechanical self-winding movement is displayed through a sapphire crystal case back.

The movement measures 33 mm in diameter with a height of 7.68 mm. It vibrates at a frequency of 4 Hz with a maximum power reserve of 55 hours. It contains 456 parts, 14 bridges and 40 jewels. It’s hallmark is the Patek Philippe Seal, the company’s quality benchmark.

The aesthetic of this chronograph incorporates classic elements like an annual calendar mono counter while adhering to a sporty contemporary design standard. The 5960/1A’s stainless steel case measures 40.5 mm in diameter and is fitted with an elegant steel bracelet and fold-over clasp. It is water resistant up to 30 meters. 

For more information on this exciting new sports watch, visit the watchmaker’s official website at patek.com. To browse our line of Swiss-made rubber straps for Patek Philippe, visit rubberb.com. We ship worldwide within 24-48 hours of your order with expedited shipping available.

White and Navy Rubber Straps for Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711

photo of Arctic White and Navy Blue Rubber Straps for Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711

Arctic White and Navy Blue Rubber Straps for Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711

Patek Philippe introduced the Nautilus collection in 1976. The shape of a porthole inspired the design of its large, iconic case. While the majority of the watchmaker’s timepieces are classical in aesthetic, the Nautilus model is their most sporty wristwatch offering. Its casual elegance adds a nautical flare to Patek’s fine watchmaking for a truly unique experience on the wrist.

When designing our line of vulcanized rubber straps for the Nautilus 5711 model, we paid particular attention to the shape of the case. The textured design element down the middle of the strap follows the lines of the case to create a seamless transition from case to strap. Micro-calibrated to achieve full ‘blocked-integration,’ the strap creates a flawless fit with no gaps or movement. It also incorporates the Patek Philippe deployant buckle that comes on the original leather strap.

Particular attention was also paid to the selection of colors available for the 5711. Given its nautical legacy, the Arctic White and Navy Blue straps shown in the photo were a logical choice. They are the perfect compliment to the white gold and yellow gold configurations. The warmth of the yellow and rose gold versions is a perfect match for the Chocolate Brown and Espresso Brown straps. And for those who prefer darker watchbands, we offer them in Jet Black and Charcoal Gray.

Visit our e-Boutique at rubberb.com to browse our entire collection of Swiss-made rubber straps for Patek Philippe models, including the Nautilus 5711 in white gold, yellow gold and rose gold. We ship internationally within 24-48 hours of receiving your order with expedited shipping available.

Patek Philippe to Hold a Grand Exhibition in New York

Patek Philippe's The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York

Patek Philippe’s The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York

“From its earliest days, when our founder Antoine Norbert de Patek made his first journey to America in the 1850’s until today, the importance of America to Patek Philippe can be seen through our history exhibited in the Grand Exhibition in New York,” says Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern of The Art of Watches exhibition to be held at Cipriani in New York City this summer.

This event will be free to the public, taking place over ten days with guided tours available. Ten rooms in a 13,218 square foot space will showcase watches dating back to 1530, the current collection, movements and films exploring the history of the oldest privately-owned family watchmaker based in Geneva. Live artisans will be demonstrating watchmaking techniques in the Rare Handcrafts Gallery while master watchmakers allow visitors to explore the inner-workings of Patek Philippe movements in The Watchmaker’s Room.

Larry Pettinelli, President of Patek Philippe US, shares “We are tremendously proud to have been allowed this rare opportunity to educate the public not only about Patek Philippe, but also the historical significance of timekeeping through the ages.” The watchmaker hopes that the event will make visitors feel the same way they would if walking through the company’s manufacture in Geneva. At the conclusion of the tour, visitors are welcomed to relax in the Patek Philippe Café.

Taking place between the 13th and 23rd of July, this event will capitalize off of the high concentration of tourists that visit New York City in the summer. With the two-story exhibition open to the public, the watchmaker is allowing new generations to experience the art of watchmaking up-close. It is also a wonderful opportunity them to see the current collection first-hand and understand the historical context of each piece.

For more information on The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition: Discovering the World of Patek Philippe, including video and sketches of the rooms, visit patek.com.

Black Rubber Strap for Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A

Jet Black Rubber Strap for Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A in Stainless Steel

Jet Black Rubber Strap for Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A in Stainless Steel

When you own a timepiece by Patek Philippe you become part of the watchmaker’s legacy of fine Swiss watchmaking that dates back to 1839. For almost two centuries the company has been at the top of world of haute horlogerie, offering customers watches that transcend trends. With classic elegance and strict adherence to traditional watchmaking practices, the wristwatches they offer today are meant to be passed down to future generations. This ensures that their legacy will live on for years to come.

As the owner of a wristwatch by Patek Philippe, you become its guardian for life. At Rubber B, our goal is always to offer the ultimate rubber strap and our straps for Patek Philippe are no exception. They are micro-calibrated using ‘blocked integration’ for a flawless fit onto the watchcase. Made in Switzerland using the finest vulcanized rubber available on the market, they are built to last a lifetime. They also incorporate the deployant clasp that comes on the original leather strap for a fully integrated rubber strap configuration.

The spring and summer months bring warm weather and holidays by the sea. The benefits of a luxury rubber strap during this time are self-evident. Being able to take your Patek timepiece with you while you bathe in the sun and take a swim in the ocean is a luxury in itself. And with the straps’ streamlined design, they maintain the elegant aesthetic of the original configuration. So, you can enjoy the freedom of a rubber strap without sacrificing your personal style.

Shop our e-Boutique at rubberb.com to browse our entire collection of straps for Patek Philippe. The photo above shows our Jet Black strap on the Nautilus 5726A model in stainless steel. We also offer straps in Charcoal Gray, Navy Blue, Chocolate Brown, Espresso Brown and Arctic White. Place your order today and we will ship it within 24-48 hours anywhere in the world, with expedited shipping available.