After introducing the versatile and popular Twenty~4 automatic, Patek Philippe has introduced a range of new Twenty~4 references as a fresh interpretation of the original “manchette” or cuff-style quartz model in steel of 1999.
Originally Launched in 1999
In 1999, Patek Philippe launched its first collection dedicated exclusively to women. The aim was to meet the demands of independent active women who sought a timepiece to adapt to her lifestyle. A watch of timeless elegance that would be at home in the boardroom, the home or anywhere in between. It would be her ally on every occasion, uniting contemporary design, technical excellence and impeccable craftsmanship.
Art Deco Inspired Manchette Case
Conceived, as its name suggested, for every hour of the day and night, at work, at home and during leisure activities, the new Twenty~4 stood out by its original art-deco-inspired “manchette” or cuff design, featuring a cambered rectangular case that followed the contours of a woman’s wrist and a metallic bracelet that felt exceptionally smooth and comfortable.
Further Reading: Patek Philippe has a long history of making impeccable watches for women. We recently penned an article titled ‘The Queen’s Watchmaker: Patek Philippe’s 19th Century Women’s Watches‘
Versatility of Stainless Steel
In 2020, Patek Philippe continued the renewal of its Twenty~4 collection by reinterpreting the original model, the medium-size (25.1 x 30 mm) quartz “manchette” watch in steel. It issued two new versions in which the Roman numerals give way to the white-gold applied Arabic numerals 12 and 6 and the diamond hour markers are replaced by applied trapeze-shaped hour markers, also in white gold. This new face constitutes the first major change to the Twenty~4 of 1999 – and an aesthetic evolution in step with the design of the Twenty~4 Automatic.
The two new references feature a dial decorated with a blue sunburst (4910/1200A-001) or with a gray sunburst enriched by a gradation to black at the periphery (4910/1200A-010). Their white-gold applied numerals and hour markers and white-gold baton-style hands all have a luminous coating ensuring excellent legibility in the dark. The fine grooved rays of the sunburst emanating from the center of the dial play with the light, lending a refined but dynamic touch.
The distinctive shape of the two-tier rectangular case is underlined by two rows of 18 Top Wesselton Pure diamonds (approx. 0.42 ct) set with textbook precision. A Calatrava Cross, emblem of the Patek Philippe manufacture, embellishes the crown. The supple, comfortable bracelet, fitted with a fold-over clasp, is a jewel in its own right. Each component is manually finished and fully polished. The Patek Philippe caliber E15 quartz movement is made with the same devotion to fine workmanship as the manufacture’s mechanical movements.
Sumptuous Rose Gold & Chocolate-Brown Dial
Reference 4910/1201R-001 pairs an 18K rose-gold case with a chocolate-brown sunburst dial – a warm-toned, refined combination. Two vertical rows of seventeen Top Wesselton Pure diamonds (total: 34 diamonds, ~0.57 ct) set with textbook precision highlight the distinctive two-tier shape of the case.
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The clean layout of the dial gives center stage to the applied Arabic numerals, the applied trapeze-shaped hour-markers and the rounded baton-style hands, all in rose gold with a luminescent coating. A Calatrava cross, emblem of the manufacture, decorates the crown. The rose-gold bracelet with fold-over clasp is a jewel in its own right. Fully hand-polished, it feels smooth and cossetting on the wrist.
The mechanical components of the Patek Philippe caliber E15 quartz movement are crafted with the same devotion to fine workmanship as those of the mechanical movements. The new Twenty~4 “manchette” Reference 4910/1201R-001 joins the models in steel with a blue sunburst dial (4910/1200A-001) or a gray sunburst dial (4910/1200A- 010).