Swiss Watches: Patek Philippe 6002 Review


Patek Philippe has been established for 176 years, and it has always been famous for its Advanced Techniques in the field of complex function. Its most outstanding representative should be the Caliber 89 which was launched in 1989. With 33 complex functions, it become the world’s most sophisticated portable mechanical chronograph, and still holds the all-time record now. Ref. 5002 astronomical Tourbillon wrist watch (Sky Moon Tourbillon) was the most complex patek Philippe wrist watch, whose two watch dials can show 12 complex functions in total. Today, the birth of the astronomical tourbillon Ref. 6002 as its successive production, but also redefines the concept of super complex function with the top watch making technology and artistic innovation ability in the field of watch industry.

Patek Philippe “Astronomical tourbillon” wrist watch Ref. 6002 is applying the Embossing 18K Platinum case, whose size is 42.8 in diameter, and its golden-texture watch dial is decorated with the enamel and wire inlay enamel, and the orbit-type minute scales are carried with the blue enamel. Moreover, it is featuring the functions of Minute Repeater, Tourbillon, window-type perpetual calendar with the automatically returning to date pointers, phase of the moon, Sidereal time, moon phase Display, Power reserve at least 38 hours and maximum of 48 hours.


The new Ref. 6002 and its predecessor are basically the same, which has the dual spring church bells Minute Repeater device and the tourbillon; and the Positive of the watch dial shows the standard time, and it is equipped with perpetual calendar and automatically recoverable date display, and the moon phase Display. On the back of the dial it is used to display an astronomical functions: it can display the northern night sky, fixed star hours, dec row trajectory and the phases of the moon. What different from the Ref. 5002 is that it can display the moon phrase rather than age of the moon and uses Windows-type week, month and leap year display rather than the index type.

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