One of the most extravagant Patek Philippe grand complications, the Ref.5073P is a minute repeater with perpetual calendar, and over four carats of baguette-cut diamonds.
While its cousin without diamonds, the Ref. 5074P, is somewhat stealthy, the Ref. The bezel, lugs and dial are set with large, baguette-cut diamonds, so making the 42 millimeter case, already large by Patek Philippe grand complication perpetual calendar replica watches criteria, seem even bigger. There’s an undeniable, elemental charm in an extremely complicated watch with a gorgeously completed motion, which also happens to be extravagantly lavish. Naturally the minute repeater is loudly as well, though not as loudly as the equivalent in gold. That is down to the case made from platinum, which is more dense than gold. This particular model is the ref. 5073P-010, introduced just last year. Historically Patek Philippe grand complication tourbillon replica watches grand complications in platinum with diamonds were matched with black dials, this is among those few with a dark blue dial.
The R 27 Q motion is self-winding, and can be outfitted with cathedral gongs. Unlike ordinary minute repeater gongs that ring the motion once, cathedral gongs are more, nearly twice as long as the circumference of this movement. This gives the chimes a deeper tone with longer resonance, though critics assert cathedral gongs tend to seem more muted. Here’s a clip of the ref. 5074P with the exact same motion in action.Typical of a Patek Philippe grand complication pocket fake watch expansive complication that the movement finishing is exemplary, acquitting itself well even up close. That being said, there is less to respect here as compared to some manually-wound repeater motion (like that in the complicated ref. 5016), because the golden strand occupies a third of the movement.