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Only Watch 2021: The Patek Philippe Complicated Desk Clock...

Only Watch 2021: The Patek Philippe Complicated Desk Clock

Patek Philippe creates the Complicated Desk Clock for Only Watch 2021.

As a proud supporter in the battle against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Patek Philippe created an exceptional timepiece for the Only Watch 2021 auction.

Only Watch Charity Auction

Enthralling the likes of philanthropists and collectors, Only Watch is a biennial charity event involving wondrous and truly rare items from various brands. 99% of proceeds goes to the Monegasque Association against Muscular dystrophy (AMM), dedicating resources to the scientific and medical research towards Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Standing with the cause, aesthete and mavens of Haute Horlogerie has made generous contributions since Only Watch initiated in 2005.

Inspiration of Patek Philippe’s Only Watch Timepiece

James Ward Packard, an American automobile manufacturer and avid collector of Patek Philippe complications was awarded a complicated desk clock (Movement No. 197707) in 1923. Carefully safeguarded at the Patek Philippe Museum at present, the “Packard” desk clock is manually-wound with a key, and has a perpetual calendar, a moon phase and an 8-day power reserve.

James Ward Packard’s Desk Clock

Coinciding with Only Watch 2021, the Patek Philippe Museum will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in November 2021.

Complicated Desk Clock Ref. 27001M-001

With a precision of -1/+1 second per day, the Patek Philippe Complicated Desk Clock is fitted with a novel movement: manually-wound caliber 86-135 PEND IRM Q SE. It has a perpetual calendar, moon phases, week-number display, and a power-reserve indication (31 days).

Mesmerising with the dimensions of 164.6 mm x 125 mm x 76.3mm, approximately 40% larger than its pioneer “Packard” desk clock, the Complicated Desk Clock is embellished by a sterling silver cabinet with vermeil decorative elements and American walnut inlays. The desk clock holds 9 patent-pending applications, with further information to be followed.

Only Watch kicks off with a world tour in Monaco on 22nd September 2021. The 9th edition of Only Watch is supported by 55 contributing brands and various partners. The 2021 auction is due to take place on 6th November at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues, Geneva.

More information on the event and its 2021 assemblage can be found on the Only Watch platform.