When planning a big-ticket purchase, a solid guideline is to think longevity in aesthetic, design and quality, as well as versatility in meeting lifestyle needs round the clock. Patek Philippe’s Twenty~4 collection offers a wristwatch that not only fits the bill of an investment buy, but serves as an everyday partner to a woman as she goes through the many rituals in her life.
Back in 1999, Patek Philippe launched its now-beloved Twenty~4 collection dedicated exclusively to women — a “manchette” or cuff-style quartz model in steel — reinforcing its close connection with feminine watch lovers.
This commitment to feature timepieces for women since 1839 hails from a heritage of 19th-century pocket watches or pendant watches to early 20th century wristwatches and manufacture milestones such as the first true Swiss-made wristwatch created for a Hungarian countess in 1868, and the very first five-minute repeater housed in a small platinum case with an integrated chain bracelet in 1916.
Forward two decades to 2020—from a long line of diverse reinterpretations, the Twenty~4 reemerges with a fresh take on its original rendition to not only meet the ever-demanding life of an independent and contemporary woman but to also accompany her in her most essential yet intimate and precious moments, be it spent soaking in the serenity of a sunrise, savouring the leisure of reading a book or just basking in the luxury of me-time doing whatever she enjoys most for her physical and mental wellbeing.
The new Twenty~4 this time round is just as or even more enthralling, representing the first prominent change to the 1999 medium-size quartz “manchette” watch in steel measuring 25.1 x 30 mm, while falling in line with the aesthetic evolution of the design of the Twenty~4 Automatic with a round case, introduced in 2018.
Flaunting the original art-deco-inspired “manchette” or cuff design, the new iteration is defined by a cambered rectangular case whose contours fit perfectly around a woman’s wrist alongside an exceptionally comfortable and smooth metallic bracelet.
The Twenty~4 features two new versions, namely Ref. 4910/1200A- 001 with a blue sunburst dial and Ref. 4910/1200A- 010 with a grey sunburst dial—both embellished with white- gold applied Arabic numerals 12 and 6, trapeze-shaped hour markers and baton-style hands, replete with luminescent coating for superb legibility in conditions of darkness.
Radiating from the centre of the dial, the sunburst’s fine-grooved rays create a subtle light effect that gives a sense of refinement and dynamism. More iridescence ensues from the two rows of 18 Top Wesselton Pure diamonds set meticulously along the lengths of the two-tier rectangular case.
A Calatrava Cross decorates the crown as the very emblem of the Patek Philippe manufacture, while the bracelet fitted with a fold-over clasp boasts the the languid beauty and refined glint of a jewel in completing the Twenty~4 timepiece—where each component is manually finished and fully polished. Renowned for its mechanical movements, the manufacture devotes the same commitment to the fine workmanship used to make the Patek Philippe caliber E15 quartz movement, which powers the new Twenty~4 collection.
Once more, Patek Philippe shines forth the manufacture’s unparalleled prowess in the ladies’ watch segment by uniting contemporary design, technical excellence and impeccable craftsmanship. A paragon of timeless feminine elegance, the new Twenty~4 wristwatch is one which will endure as a woman’s stylish and loyal ally for all occasions and every season in her life.