Unveiling of the Patek Philippe Special Series commences Weir & Sons milestone anniversary
Weir & Sons celebrates its 150th anniversary this month and Patek Philippe, the last family-owned independent Genevan watch manufacturer, presents the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Special Series Ref. 5905P-014, a limited edition of 25 watches (€90,500) in platinum to mark this milestone anniversary. The bespoke limited edition timepiece has a self-winding movement and has been specifically designed to symbolise the past and future of Weir & Sons in its sesquicentennial year.
An integral part of the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Special Series Ref. 5905P-014 (€90,500) is the jewel-like emerald green colour, a hue that not only draws on Weir & Sons’ proud Irish heritage, but reaches right back into the archives of the business, whose early packaging came in a vibrant green shade, while an old safe from the 1920s also came in a striking verdant colour. The bespoke piece pays homage to this heritage with a unique green sunburst dial featuring gold applied hour markers while the watch is further enriched with Patek Philippe’s statement alligator strap rendered in verdant green. On the rim of the sapphire-crystal back, the words Weir & Sons and 150th Anniversary are distinctly engraved to mark the historic occasion.
Such a significant and rare timepiece deserves a unique and bespoke setting. The Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Special Series Ref. 5905P-014 (€90,500) comes in an Irish oak box with ancient bog-oak inlay (estimated 3,000 years-old) with gold leaf inlay and silver plaque. The watch comes complete with a pair of Patek Philippe Calatrava Cross cufflinks in white gold to match.
Speaking about the rare collaboration, Patek Philippe’s president Thierry Stern says, “Our relationship with Weirs & Sons was established more than 50 years ago. As a family company, we have been working together based on long-term values we share and the launch of this Special Series is a great way of celebrating this fruitful partnership.”
“This really is a combination of centuries of almost unrivalled watch craftsmanship from Patek Philippe and generations of passionate knowledge at Weir & Sons,” adds Chris Andrews, Director of Weir & Sons. “It is a piece we hope people love right now, but then can also treasure forever. It symbolises our great heritage as Ireland’s premier watch retailer, but it’s more than that. It captures a part of our essence – a quality and a longevity that is totally unique to us.”
View the much sought after limited edition Special Series Ref. 5905P-014 (€90,500) at the exhibition room on the lower ground floor of Weir & Sons Grafton Street from 12th – 14th April, where you’ll also get to experience the new models from Patek Philippe, debuted at Baselworld earlier this year.