16 January 2015
To celebrate its 175th anniversary, Patek Philippe has created a collection of watches that are completely new, but inspired by models of the past, in limited editions. Like the Multi-Scale Chronograph Ref. 5975, 400 of which have been made in yellow gold—and the same number in white or rose gold, plus a series of 100 pieces in platinum. An extraordinary chronograph, which instead of the usual counters has three logarithmic scales, widely used in professional instruments up until at least the sixties. In fact on the silvery gray dial are located, from the center to the outer edge, a tachymeter (used to measure speed), a pulsimeter (to measure heart beats) and a telemeter (to measure distance). The accuracy of the measurements is ensured by the reliability of the system: an extremely precise mechanical self-winding movement, which keeps within a limit of -3 and + 2 seconds a day, in line with the criteria of the Patek Philippe Seal (the certificate of quality guaranteed by the manufacturer). Also notable is the construction of the case (40 mm in diameter), with double lugs: the upper ones, fixed by invisible screws, pass under the case and the bezel. They have a dual function: holding the different components together and facilitating the task of taking the watch apart for maintenance. Superlative, as usual, the finishes.