Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Patek Philippe Watch Twenty-4 has added three new models to its Twenty-4 collection. The addition demonstrates Patek Philippe’s commitment to this ladies’ line as a full collection despite the company’s very limited overall production. One of the new models is an 18k rose gold version of the original manchette (cuff-style) design, with a chocolate sunburst dial. The other two are part of the newer Twenty-4 Automatic collection, one in steel with a sporty green sunburst dial and the other in 18k rose gold with a gold sunburst dial.The original manchette-style Twenty-4, with Roman numerals, was launched in 1999. Nearly 20 years later in 2018, Patek updated the collection with a round Automatic Twenty-4 collection, with Arabic numerals. Patek routinely discontinues models once a new reference is designed, but surprisingly chose to continue the collection with both original and new Twenty-4 styles. Both models retain the original bracelet style. Last year, manchette models with Arabic numerals were introduced. There are now 12 models in the Twenty-4 collection.The Twenty-4 manchette style contains the quartz movement E15, and the Twenty-4 Automatics contain the caliber 324 S C movement with a 45-hour power reserve. It is a full-rotor automatic movement, and the same caliber used in some Nautilus and Calatrava men’s references.All models are fitted with 18k gold hands, and all hands and hour markers on all three new models are coated with Super-LumiNova, which makes them glow in the dark. The Twenty-4 is so named because it is designed to function in any setting, as a great day-to-night watch. The advertising for the original 1999 launch bore the slogan “Who will you be in the next 24 hours?” shining the spotlight on the watch’s versatility. The new Twenty-4 manchette in rose gold, set with 34 diamonds, is priced at $44,947. The new Twenty-4 Automatic in rose gold, set with 160 diamonds, is priced at $27,796 , and the steel version is priced at $48,495.Patek Philippe has expanded its ladies Twenty~4 collection with three new gem-set references using both quartz and automatic movements.
The new references include a single quartz piece using the ‘manchette’ style cuff case and two automatics in round cases, a comparatively recent addition to Patek’s line-up, first introduced in 2018.
Joining the quartz line-up is the Ref 4910/1201R-001, a 18kt rose gold manchette or cuff-cased quartz model set with 34 flawless Top Wessleton diamonds paired with a chocolate brown sunburst dial, applied indices and baton hands, all filled with Super-LumiNova. It joins two existing stainless steel Ref. 4910/1200 pieces in the collection and is priced $44,947 USD.
Meanwhile the 36mm Twenty~4 automatic offering gets both new stainless steel and rose gold models.
The stainless steel Ref. 7300-1200A-011 features an olive green sunburst dial (green dials made the jump from eye-catching novelty bait to mainstream must last year) surrounded by a bezel set with 160 brilliant-cut arranged in two offset rows.
Correctly assuming that you can never have too much gold, the Ref. 7300-1200R-011 doubles down, pairing 18kt rose gold case and bracelet with a rose gilt sunburst dial and the diamond-set bezel. Both automatic models are powered by Patek’s 324 S C movement and are priced $27,796 USD and $48,495 USD respectively.
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