Patek Philippe unveiled its new iteration of a successful collection first launched in 1999, almost two decades ago. The Twenty~4 Automatic timepieces, as you might have guessed, feature an automatic movement instead of a quartz one.
The watches available in 5 versions, look absolutely nothing like the original rectangular-faced predecessors – they have a round case measuring 36mm in diameter. So it appears sportier and more up-to-date. By the way, the name of the collection reflects the fact that it’s a perfect companion for any occasion, be it day or night.
The time-tested caliber 324 S C previously seen in the 5711 Nautilus and some date display Calatravas was Patek Philippe’s now powers the feminine pieces. It features the Spiromax balance spring and a gold winding rotor, and is visible through the sapphire crystal case-back.
The dials inspired by classic pilot watches are uncluttered and readily legible, with applied Arabic numerals in gold as well as baton hands with rounded ends and luminous coatings. A date indication is shown at the six o’clock. The slightly domed sapphire-crystal glass underscores the sculpted profile of the case. An exclusive bracelet featuring gently cambered central links framed by delicate two-tier outside links.
The Twenty~4 Automatic is available in five versions: the stainless steel comes in two dial colors – sunburst blue or sunburst grey. The rose-gold watches are also available in two color combinations: a sunburst chocolate brown and gradated dial or a silvery grey dial graced with an exclusive double horizontal and vertical satin finish that is reminiscent of precious wild Shantung silk. The fifth is for ladies who prefer a dressier watch. It is lavishly adorned with 469 diamonds for a total of about 1.88 ct, including the crown, the lugs, and the outer links of the bracelet. The dial stands out with its silvery Shantung finish. All bracelets are fitted with a new patented fold-over clasp.