A stylish companion for the life of modern, active women
Nearly 20 years after the debut of the Twenty~4® manchette watch that became a paragon of timeless feminine elegance, the Genevan manufacture is fulfilling a wish expressed by many discerning style-conscious women. To them, it is dedicating the all-new Twenty~4 Automatic, the first model of the collection with a self-winding mechanical movement in a round case. This highly contemporary watch was created to accompany eclectic and vibrant lifestyles around the clock, glistening with the fire of genuine diamonds. It is available in stainless steel or rose gold with dials of various colors.
Since the company was founded in 1839, Patek Philippe has devoted much attention to its feminine clientele. With its pocket and pendant watches, lavishly decorated with refined artisanal techniques, the brand won the hearts of sophisticated female customers, among them Queen Victoria who had purchased a timepiece in blue enamel in 1851. The manufacture also leveraged its creative skills with a host of complicated ladies’ watches, including precious minute repeaters. In 1868, Patek Philippe crafted the first Swiss-made wristwatch for a Hungarian countess. The manufacture’s first strikework wristwatch in 1916 was a ladies’ timepiece with a five-minute repeater. A growing demand for wristwatches during the art deco epoch gave the brand an opportunity to demonstrate its affinity with female tastes by crafting countless models with different shapes and decorations.
In 1999, Patek Philippe responded to the expectations of a young, dynamic generation with the very feminine Twenty~4® that became resoundingly successful. Its unusual name reflects the fact that it was a perfect companion for any time of day or night. The manchette watch was endowed with a quartz movement (except the 2003 Haute Joaillerie model with a manually wound mechanical movement); it came in various stainless steel versions and in gold as well. The manufacture also anticipated the growing interest among women in mechanical timepieces by developing various complicated mechanical ladies’ watches such as the moon-phase model or the Ladies First Chronograph (2009). This selection was enriched with the Annual Calendar for ladies, the grand complications such as the Ladies First Minute Repeater, Calatrava watches in jewelry and Haute Joaillerie versions as well as the feminine interpretations of the manufacture’s casually elegant classics – the Nautilus Dames and the Aquanaut Luce.
A new feminine watch with a self-winding mechanical movement