Best Patek Philippe Tourbillon Watches of All-Time

Patek Philippe is a watchmaker known for delivering the finest quality in high-end luxury watches. With a long history of innovation and precision Swiss watchmaking, Patek Philippe has produced some of the finest and most complicated examples of brilliance in horology through its tourbillon style timepieces. Here are the 10 best Patek Philippe tourbillons of all-time.

Patek Philippe Observatory Tourbillon Pocket Watch No. 198’312

This is one of the newer releases in a modification of the 2019 Minute Repeater Tourbillon. The watch features an 18k rose gold case that measures 42 mm in width. It is accented with white gold inlays in a foliage motive delivering an engraved leaf aesthetic. There is no conventional dial as the open-worked architecture serves the purpose of displaying the intricate workings of the movement beneath. This watch is powered with a caliber R TO 27 PS in-house movement with an incorporated tourbillon with the cage visible in the exhibition back. The going price for this example is $263,093

Patek Philippe Ref 5303 Minute Repeater Tourbillon in rose gold

This is one of the newer releases in a modification of the 2019 Minute Repeater Tourbillon. The watch features an 18k rose gold case that measures 42 mm in width. It is accented with white gold inlays in a foliage motive delivering an engraved leaf aesthetic. There is no conventional dial as the open-worked architecture serves the purpose of displaying the intricate workings of the movement beneath. This watch is powered with a caliber R TO 27 PS in-house movement with an incorporated tourbillon with the cage visible in the exhibition back. The going price for this example is $263,093

Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref 6002G

The Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref 6002G is a magnificent tourbillon with 12 complications. The designers created two dials to show off all of the functions with some displayed on the front, and others on the back. The case is made of 18k white gold with artistic sculpture work. The width of the case is 42.8 mm and the depth is 16.26. It’s chunky but the height is necessary to enclose all of the mechanical inner workings. The dial is made of solid gold with blue enamel champleve and cloisonne artistry. The current retail price of the Ref 6002G is $1.2 million.

Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002

The Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref 5002 was released in 2000. It is one of the most beloved within the Patek Philippe tourbillon collection of rarities. Ref 5002 features a case made of 18k white gold, measuring 42.8 mm in width. This was the first wristwatch from the brand to feature a double face to show off all the functions. There are 686 parts in the movement alone. It’s powered with a caliber R TO 27 QR SID Lu CL movement with minute repeater and tourbillon escapement. On the front is the perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand, hours, and minutes of mean solar time, Moon age, day, month, and leap year by hand. On the backside are the sky chart, phase and orbit of the moon, sidereal time, and correction of sky/moon indications.

 

Patek Philippe Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar Ref 5207G

Although not portrayed in its official name this also is a tourbillon. The Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar is another rarity from Patek Philippe. The current value in a pristine model is around $880,000. It features a white gold case that measures 41 mm in width with a matching white gold bezel. The dial is blue with the tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock and the date displayed in three windows at 11, 12, and 1 o’clock.

Patek Philippe Reference 5101R 10 Days Tourbillon

The 5101R 10 Days Tourbillon is referred to as the missing tourbillon. This particular example in a rose gold case has a value of $300,000. The case is 18k rose gold measuring 51.7 mm x 29 mm. The tourbillon is at 6 o’clock. The timepiece is powered by a hand-wound caliber 28-20-222 mechanical tourbillon movement with a power reserve of 10 days.

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