Patek Philippe Ladies’ Chronograph Ref. 7150/250R-001 Hands-On
P atek Philippe presented its first in-house coordinated chronograph Caliber CH 29-535 PS in a ladies’ watch, the Ref. 7071, in 2009. The development showed up in a men’s watch the next year, again in 2012 as the base for a split-seconds chronograph with an unending schedule, and in 2015 as a split-seconds without the never-ending schedule. Be that as it may, the development will everlastingly be recognized as the ladies’ chronograph. That first model is currently suspended for a completely overhauled ladies’ chronograph, the Patek Philippe Ref. 7150/250R-00, a sportier variant of the 7071.
The 7071 had a pad formed case and round dial with precious stones set into the corners between the dial and case; the upgraded one, Ref. 7150, is round, with the expansion of a pulsometer, and rather than Roman numerals and markers, it has applied Arabic numerals. It very well may be a men’s watch. The solitary thing that distinguishes it as a ladies’ watch is the precious stone set bezel, and, I surmise, the size. It is 38mm by 10.59mm thick. The 7071 was ended a year ago, and I’m certain I’m not by any means the only one who laments not accepting one.
That being said, I would exchange the first ladies’ chrono in for the upgraded one out of a heartbeat. It’s a more exemplary Patek, with the adjusted case. Regardless of the amount I loved the 7071 with its round dial in a pad molded case, I couldn’t help however think about the Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chronograph. There is no such comparability with the new Patek Philippe Ref. 7050. It is unadulterated Patek. It is likewise still a lot of a ladies’ watch, even with the pulsometer, which gives it a vintage look that I like. What’s more, it adds a capacity, however gives the watch a more specialized feel regardless of whether you don’t utilize that work. That implies something when you are wearing a watch made by a brand renowned for its specialized greatness. I additionally favor the Arabic text style, which is equivalent to on the ladies’ Travel Time Reference 4864, despite the fact that my ordinary inclination is for Roman numerals, as on the 7071. There are less jewels on the new 7150 and they are put on the bezel instead of the shoulders, as in the 7071. The bezel setting is more work of art, and despite the fact that I like the arrangement on the 7071, it makes it even more a specialty piece. The upgraded one is probably going to more readily hold its value.
The development is the equivalent. The manual-injury Caliber CH 29-535 PS has six licensed developments that addressed gradual enhancements for the chronograph. Momentarily, they are: 1. The profiles of the teeth on the wheels of the stuff train were streamlined to wipe out any waiting bounce in the chronograph start/stop capacities. 2. A refinement of the segment wheel cap makes managing the development simpler and more exact. 3. An improvement of the hindering switch delivers the obstructing/slowing down capacity less difficult, quicker, and more exact. 4. Another component to encourage prompt moment register implies that when the chrono is halted and begun once more, there isn’t so much as a brief instant postponement, nor is there any detectable bouncing of the hand. 5. A re-manufacture of the sledges that set the seconds counters back to zero makes them self-changing, thoroughly taking out the requirement for change by a watchmaker. 6. The mallets are held set up by two gems as opposed to a post, so they work all the more easily and absolutely, and require less adjustment.
There are additionally advancements devoted only to the rattrapante work. At the point when lap times are halted, a recently planned isolator uncouples the split-seconds wheel from the chronograph wheel to kill undesirable erosion and forestall a debasement of equilibrium plentifulness while the split-seconds hand is immobilized. A split-seconds switch with a ruby roller between two level heart cam shoulders keeps the chronograph and split-seconds hands accurately adjusted. As I referenced, these are altogether gradual enhancements by a brand that has the methods and the aptitude to change every single detail of a development, lifting from the degree of great to truly great.
The bezel of the new model is set with 72 jewels adding up to 0.78 carat. Vintage subtleties incorporate fluted tie drags, round guilloched pushers, a case style sapphire precious stone, and a pulsometer, which is a component of vintage chronographs. It is water-impervious to 30m. This watch is estimated at $83,920 USD. patek.com