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IT’S A WOMAN’S WORLD

With the popularity of Patek Philippe timepieces like the Nautilus and Aquanaut, which are often highly favoured by gentlemen, we won’t fault those who might overlook the brand’s outstanding offerings for women. However, a quick history lesson proves that it has devoted quite a lot of attention to its female clientele.

Take for example Patek Philippe’s pocket and pendant watches, which were lavishly decorated with artisanal techniques. These pieces attracted sophisticated female customers, among them Queen Victoria, who purchased a blue enamel timepiece in 1851. Fast forward to 1868, the brand was also responsible for crafting the first Swiss-made wristwatch for a Hungarian countess. Meanwhile, the art deco period also gave Patek Philippe the opportunity to demonstrate its affinity with female tastes through countless watch models that featured different shapes and fitted with decorations.

Today, as women’s tastes and needs evolve; with their lifestyle becoming increasingly active and dynamic, a watch that simply looks good just doesn’t cut it. Enter the new Patek Philippe Twenty~4 Automatic – a timepiece with a self-winding mechanical movement in a round case. It is a highly contemporary watch that was created specifically to accompany and support the eclectic and vibrant lifestyle of the 21st century woman.

Anytime, Anywhere
Decision making women who lead active lives are on the rise, which is why the Twenty~4 Automatic – with its understated elegance – is a watch for any time of the day, complementing every facet of daily life, be it at work, leisure, with family, as well as private and social engagements. Its ability to match a wide spectrum of women’s outfits, ranging from casual wear to evening gowns, is also unparalleled.

While digitally savvy, the modern woman might also prefer the reliable company of a mechanical timepiece on her wrist. The Twenty~4 Automatic is sure to deliver with the caliber 324 S C within, which is a self-winding movement with a Spiromax® balance spring in Silinvar® that can be admired through the sapphire-crystal case back.

Sleek Yet Complex
The timepiece features an exclusive bracelet featuring gently cambered central links framed by delicate two-tier outside links. It offers a supple fit while gently and elegantly hugging the wrist. On closer inspection, the 36 mm case features prominent yet subtle contours, where a puristic style melds with refined details. Also worth noting is the beveled, diamond-set bezel that echoes the profile of the central bracelet links at 12 and 6 o’clock, emphasising the harmony of the overall design.

Looking at the Twenty~4 Automatic’s dial also makes for easy timekeeping with an uncluttered design that’s readily legible. It boasts Arabic numerals in gold, as well as baton hands with rounded ends and luminous coatings. To tie it all together, the slightly domed sapphire-crystal glass manages to underscore the sculpted profile of the case.

Make Your Choice
The Twenty~4 Automatic gives the wearer style options because it is available in five versions. There are two models in steel with diamond-set bezels, two in rose gold with diamond-set bezels, and an outstanding one in rose gold with diamonds set in the bezel, the bracelet, and the crown. Noteworthy is the “Dentelle” (lacework style) gemsetting technique that produces two-row configurations of offset precious stones, highlighting their radiance.

All of the diamonds used are immaculately cut flawless Top Wesselton grade and comply with the directives of the Patek Philippe Seal and are set to the most exacting jewelers’ standards.

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