Never before had Patek Philippe crafted a minute repeater with a striking mechanism that was visible on the dial side. The Ref. 5303 was unveiled in 2019 in a limited edition of 12 watches as a world debut on the occasion of the “Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore 2019”. Now, a slightly modified version of the Ref. 5303 Minute Repeater Tourbillon has become part of the current Patek Philippe collection. This new complication stands out with its open architecture without a conventional dial.
Caliber R TO 27 PS. Manually wound mechanical movement, minute repeater, tourbillon and subsidiary seconds
Center hour and minute hands. Subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock
Alligator leather with large square scales, hand-stitched, shiny black
Fold-over clasp in 18K rose gold 5N
Case protected against moisture and dust, not water-resistant
The inimitable rose-gold case sports a wide, cambered and polished bezel as well as white-gold inlays with foliage engravings that grace the caseband and the strap lugs. The white-gold slide in the left-hand case flank that activates the minute repeater features the same motif. The hour circle is black-lacquered sapphire-crystal rim with powdered rose-gold markers. The movement can be admired through the sapphire-crystal case back and is framed by a white-gold rim. Its open-worked decoration echoes the case inlays and the repeater slide.