Exclusive Gem: Patek Philippe Ref. 6301A

Exclusive Gem Patek Philippe Ref. 6301A

Despite some drama last year aiming to dim its glow, the heartwarming auction called Only Watch is back on track. It is dedicated to helping sick kids get the treatment they need. 

Some folks in the watch world tried to drag its name through the mud, accusing them of hiding info about where the donation money goes. But, the show indeed goes on! Let’s hop into more interesting details about the Patek Philippe Ref. 6301A! 

A Unified Mission of Humanity

The aim of this auction is to bring brands worldwide together for a good cause. They’re asked to create a unique timepiece just for this specific event. That’s why it’s called Only Watch. 

It didn’t happen last year due to all the drama, but it’s making a big comeback this year. All the brands that showed off watches in 2023 are back in the game, except Patek Philippe, who kept quiet last time. We’re all waiting with bated breath to see what Patek Philippe brings to the table this year.

A Steel Wonder: Patek Philippe Ref. 6301A-010

Introducing the talk of the town, the 6301A-010! It’s the first and only steel Patek Philippe with petite and grand sonnerie complication made in steel! 

Patek has decided to wow us again this year with a complicated steel watch for Only Watch. It features the GS 36-750 PS IRM mechanism, a whopping 703 components, and a 72-hour power reserve for regular time and a 24-hour reserve for striking the time. 

Exclusive Gem Patek Philippe Ref 6301A

Dial and Dimensions – Patek Philippe ref. 6301A

This watch packs a punch with its 37mm caliber size. Namely, it pushes Patek to go for a larger case to fit everything in smoothly. That’s why the new Patek Philippe ref. 6301A measures 44mm in diameter with a thickness of 12mm. 

Quite unusual for a classy Patek Philippe, but here, the focus is all about the mechanism. We see grand and petite sonnerie, minute repeater, power reserve indicator, and indicator for the reserve of striking hours.

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A Dial of Unrivaled Art

To make sure the mechanics don’t steal the show (which is tough), the team behind the dial of this watch went all out. The grayish-blue dial is handcrafted with a beautiful guilloché texture in enamel, making it absolutely flawless. 

And get this, these dials are crafted by hand. Just one person was tirelessly working on the engraving process. They spend hours perfecting the pattern while the watchmaker fine-tunes the depth and strength of it. Plus, the hour markers are dazzling baguette-cut diamonds, totaling 12, and the power reserve indicators sit pretty at 3 and 9 o’clock.

Price Projections

They’re saying this Patek Philippe 6301A could fetch anywhere between 1,500,000 CHF and 1,800,000 CHF. But let’s be real, the folks guessing these prices were probably playing it safe. 

It wouldn’t be surprising if this beauty ends up going for a cool eight figures (that’s over 10 million CHF)!

Patek Philippe 6301A