The unprecedented Patek Philippe collection dedicated to Rome

On the occasion of the opening of the Patek Philippe Boutique in the Capital, the 225th anniversary of Hausmann & Co. and the more than 100-year collaboration between the two Maisons, Patek Philippe presented, at the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, an unprecedented collection of limited edition timepieces dedicated to the city of Rome. Playing on the lexical construction of the number 225, two timepieces from the Rare Handcraft collection were created with cloisonné enamel dials depicting the Spanish Steps and Castel Sant'Angelo, both unique pieces, 100 pieces from the Calatrava ref. 5296 (50 in pink gold and 50 in white gold) with unprecedented dials indicating the XII hours with Roman numerals, and 25 examples of the World Hours ref. 5230R collection with a hand-guilloché centre dial in purple-red, the colour of the city of Rome, and an indication of the city of Rome on the time zone disc. The 250 guests in attendance were welcomed at Villa Giulia - the former summer residence outside the city of Pope Julius III - by Benedetto Mauro and Francesco Hausmann (Directors of Hausmann & Co.) and by Thierry Stern (President) and Laura Gervasoni (General Manager Italy) of Patek Philippe, and were able to personally admire the limited edition collection.

Below are more detailed descriptions of the watches presented:

Rare Handcraft ref. 5098G-081 and ref. 5089G-082
Calatrava in white gold with cloisonné enamel dial, case 38.5 mm:
PIAZZA DI SPAGNA - a tribute to the famous Roman Piazza depicted with the Trinità dei Monti Church and the vivid colours of the azaleas that in the spring months adorn the famous steps below, the starting point to the famous Via Condotti. To make this dial, the craftsman used around 65 centimetres of very fine gold wire, 22 colours of enamel fired nine times at a temperature of around 820 degrees. Hand-sewn, shiny blue alligator strap. Self-winding mechanical movement. Solid case back in white gold with engraving "Hausmann & Co. 1794-2019". Unique piece.
CASTEL SANT'ANGELO - view of Castel Sant'Angelo and close-up of one of the statues on the bridge, known as the Angel with Scourges. To make this dial, the craftsman used about 51 centimetres of very fine gold wire, 14 colours of enamel fired 9 times at a temperature of about 820 degrees. Hand-sewn, shiny brown alligator strap. Self-winding mechanical movement. Solid case back in white gold with engraving "Hausmann & Co. 1794-2019". Unique piece.

Calatrava ref. 5296R-016 and 5296G-017
Calatrava with a 38 mm case in pink gold and a grey soleil dial, 38 mm case in white gold and a blue soleil dial. In both colours, the dial alternates applied hour markers with the number XII in Roman numerals, created with an unusual concave shape specially designed by Patek Philippe as a tribute to the city of Rome. Hand-sewn alligator straps, matching the case, in matt black and matt blue. Self-winding mechanical movement with 24-carat pink gold central rotor. Sapphire crystal case back engraved with "Hausmann & Co. 1794-2019". Limited series of 50 pieces for each reference.

World Hours ref. 5230R-013
World Hours in rose gold, case 38.5 mm, with hand-guilloché dial in the centre, in the tradition of ancient Rome. Display of 24 time zones on rotating disc. The GMT+1 time zone, traditionally indicated with Paris, has been dedicated to the city of Rome, indicated in red. Hand-sewn alligator strap in matt brown. Self-winding mechanical movement with off-centre pink gold micro-rotor. Sapphire crystal case back engraved with "Hausmann & Co. 1794-2019". Limited series of 25 pieces.

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