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Patek Philippe opts for titanium for Only Watch

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Patek Philippe has taken its Reference 5004 from its Grand Complications collection and reworked it in titanium for the first time for the Only Watch charity auction.

Only Watch 2013 will welcome the manually wound chronograph Reference 5004 – a classic from the Patek Philippe Grand Complications collection.

The 500T houses a CHR 27-70 Q calibre, which is based on a Nouvelle Lémania movement produced exclusively for Patek Philippe and completely reworked in the company’s workshops.

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Patek Philippe’s engineers and master watchmakers have added a sophisticated split-seconds mechanism and a perpetual calendar to the movement, which comprises 407 parts.

The Reference 5004 has previously been produced with a case of white gold; yellow gold; platinum and a limited series in steel. Now, for the first time, it has been created in titanim.

This Only Watch 2013 special Reference 5004T is the first and only version ever produced in titanium.

This year marks the fifth edition of the Only Watch charity auction, which is scheduled for September 28 in Monaco. The auction is organised by the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystophy. The auction will see approximately 40 watch brands contribute a unique piece and all the profits will fund research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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