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The return of Patek Philippe’s ladies’...
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The return of Patek Philippe’s ladies’ chronograph

Monday, 26 March 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
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Patek Philippe revives its Ladies First Chronograph, withdrawn in 2016, with this new Reference 7150. The manual-wind chronograph movement is housed inside a 38mm pink gold case, set with diamonds.

In 2009, Patek Philippe introduced a chronograph intended exclusively for feminine wrists. It was the exclusive debut of a classic manufacture-made chronograph movement (column wheel, horizontal clutch, manual winding) that had been developed entirely in-house. That was also expressed by the name of the watch: Ladies First Chronograph Ref. 7071, built until 2016.

Now, the Genevan manufacture is enriching its collection of complicated wristwatches for ladies and endowing this chronograph – highly coveted by discerning women – with a totally new face. The cushion-shaped case has been replaced with an elegant, round rose-gold case with a diameter of 38 mm featuring a bezel set with 72 diamonds. Its timelessly sleek design is emphasized by refined vintage-look details such as the fluted and delicately curved strap lugs, the round chronograph pushers with manually guilloched faces, and the gently cambered sapphire-crystal “box” glass. The silvery opaline dial also combines a contemporary style with classic aesthetics, showcasing sculpted Breguet hour and minute hands in rose gold and a display layout that makes it eminently legible. The pulsimeter scale of the new Ref. 7150/250R-001 respectfully pays tribute to the tradition of classic chronographs that can measure the cadence of an active lifestyle or the slightly increased heart rate of its proud owner.

Ref. 7150 © Patek Philippe
Ref. 7150 © Patek Philippe

The compact case accommodates the manually wound caliber CH 29-535 PS movement with an instantaneous 30-minute counter, crowning its classic architecture with six patented innovations. Its lavish finissage can be admired through the box-type sapphire-crystal case back that is slightly chamfered to echo the profile of the rear bezel. The new Ref. 7150/250R-001 is the only chronograph in Patek Philippe’s watch collection for ladies. It is worn on a shiny mink gray alligator leather strap secured with a rose-gold prong buckle that sparkles with the fire of 27 diamonds.

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