Introduced in 2007, this tonneau shaped timepiece pays tribute to the historic Patek Philippe 5098 …
Six years ago, the rose gold Patek Philippe 10-Day Tourbillon Ref. 5101P replica turned heads and won over hearts.
In the Patek Philippe caliber 28-20/222 manufacture movement, the requisite energy is stored in two mainspring barrels. A coupling system with a slipping bridle spring on the first mainspring barrel prevents overtightening of the mainspring and blocking of the spring barrels when fully wound. The power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock on the dial informs the owner of the movement’s residual power reserve. The 11th segment of its scale is red, signaling the need to rewind the watch. This requires about 100 turns of the crown, a reasonable effort in relation to the 10-day power reserve. Half a turn is already sufficient to build up a reserve of somewhat more than an hour.
Launched in the year 2000, the Swiss 10-day Patek Philippe Ref. 5100 copy watch initiated a trend that since then galvanized many high-end watchmaking companies. But in 2003, Patek Philippe outdistanced other contenders with the Ref. 5101, which in addition to the 10-day power reserve also featured a tourbillon escapement. The rectangular timepiece with a platinum case, a form movement, two mainspring barrels for a power reserve of 10 days, and a tourbillon escapement flaunted its assets with the discreetness and understatement that is so typical for Patek Philippe. Now, the time has come to introduce a new version: the Ref. 5101R in 18K rose gold.New watches with power reserves of four, six, and eight days appeared year after year.
The hours and minutes are indicated with leaf-shaped hands and applied Breguet numerals in 18K rose gold. The screwed sapphire-crystal case back reveals the meticulously decorated plate and bridges, the intricate tourbillon, and the jewels held in gold chatons.
The crystal protects the matt sheen in dark silvery gray of the 18K gold dial, the two bright silvery guilloched subsidary dials for the seconds at 6 o’clock and the 10-day power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, as well as the serial number of the movement and the inscriptions “Patek Philippe” and “Tourbillon”.Despite its considerable length of more than five centimeters, the anatomically curved case gently hugs the wrist. This curvature is also followed by the convex sapphire crystal, which is ground parallel inside and outside to eliminate any magnifying-glass effect or optical distortion.
The mens fake Patek Philippe Ref. 5101R 10-Day Tourbillon with the new rose gold case is worn on a hand-stitched, largescaled alligator strap with a matching rose gold buckle.