Nine years ago 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 by adding a totally new face for this chronograph that was highly popular among modern, active women with a fondness for exquisite timepieces.
We’re talking about the 7150/250R chronograph. Its once cushion-shaped case has been redesigned and is now round, in 18-carat rose gold, graced with 72 diamonds set into the bezel. The silvered opaline dial subtly evokes a vintage spirit that is understated and timeless. At once contemporary and classic, this timepiece features hours, minutes, 30-minute counters, small seconds and chronograph functions, all powered by the CH 29-535 PS caliber, a hand-wound mechanical movement. In homage to the tradition of classic chronographs, Patek Philippe has endowed its timepiece with a pulsometric scale that can measure the rhythms of an active life or the beating of the wearer’s heart.
Patek Philippe Reference 7150R/250R Chronograph comes on a shiny mink gray alligator leather strap secured with a rose-gold prong buckle that sparkles with the fire of 27 diamonds. Its price is $83,918.