The Twenty-4 extends its line-up with a trio of new references
Following its tweak of the Twenty-4 collection late last year, Patek Philippe has further extended this line with three additional references. The Patek Philippe Twenty-4 is now complete (again) with both steel and gold references for its round and manchette case styles. Diamonds are, of course, a given here; ladies can choose from varying levels of bling depending on the exact model and reference.
Introduced in 1999, the Patek Philippe Twenty-4 was positioned as the brand’s first women-only collection, with a design inspired by Gondolo timepieces such as Ref. 4824 and Ref. 4825. The timepiece’s key design codes were established from the get-go, beginning with a stepped case that harks back to the Art Deco movement. To this, Patek Philippe added an integrated bracelet to create unified whole. The result is the line’s signature manchette (lit. “cuff”) design, which resembles a slim metallic cuff on the wrist.
Over the next two decades, the Twenty-4 offered variations on this theme while remaining true to its calling card of being an elegant and versatile companion to the contemporary woman. In the past few years, however, Patek Philippe has evolved the line significantly.
The first such move came in 2018 with the addition of round models bearing Arabic numeral indexes on their dials, albeit with the same bracelet design for a cohesive collection. This change meant that the Twenty-4 is now available in two different case shapes, so more had to be done to make this line a unified one. This took place in 2020, when the manchette models were tweaked to have a similar typeface as their round siblings within the collection.
Patek Philippe’s follow up in 2021 is a trio of new references that plays with materials and colour to offer a more comprehensive selection for women.
A cuff in rose gold
For the manchette model, the brand has introduced Ref. 4910/1201R, which comes in rose gold with a matching sunburst dial in chocolate brown. Like the other references introduced last year, this version sports two rows of diamonds running down its flanks on the bezel. The overall look here is one of warm, refined elegance balanced by the ice cold sparkle of the brilliant cut diamonds.
This option is decidedly more classic thanks to its svelte 6.8mm high case and manchette style design, which are accentuated by the simple two-hand layout. It’s also more fuss-free – the timepiece is fitted with a quartz movement that requires neither winding nor time-setting.
The round version of the Twenty-4 has received two additions. Ref. 7300/1200A-011 is rendered in stainless steel with a dial in olive green – a new colour for Patek Philippe. Ref. 7300/1200R-011, on the other hand, has a rose gold case and matching rose-gilt dial for a tone-on-tone colourway. Both feature bezels set with two offset rows of diamonds that create a dentelle (lit. “lace”) pattern.
Compared to the manchette models, these are obviously more contemporary on both the design and technical fronts. Green in its various shades, for instance, is a fairly modern set of vocabulary that has been more widely spoken in watches’ design language only in the past few years. Note the central sweep seconds hand too. It points to the mechanical movement powering the watch – a feature that Patek Philippe offered in the Twenty-4 following demand from its female clients. There’s also the date display at six o’clock, which adds a touch of utility to this timepiece.
Although it’s still a fairly new collection, the Patek Philippe Twenty-4 has established itself as a modern classic with wide-ranging appeal. The new references that have just been introduced point to its success, as well as the brand’s desire to continue its development and evolution.
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