One of the most outstanding from that range was the Ref 7140R, which made its debut in 2012 as the brand’s first ladies perpetual calendar timepiece. It was powered by the in-house 240 Q calibre which measured only 3.88mm high (that calibre turned 40 this year, by the way); had a small 35mm rose-gold case that fit slender wrists to a T; and, decorated with 68 diamonds on the bezel, was discreetly luxurious.
This month, Patek Philippe revisits that stunning masterpiece and gives it a new look. The calibre, the size and the perpetual calendar functions of the watch remain the same, but the case, which previously came only in rose gold, now comes in white gold, too. The best part: the new Ref 7140G is accompanied with a second shiny alligator strap imbued with a captivating turquoise-green hue.
This article first appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of L'Officiel Singapore (out now on Magzter and newsstands). Click here to subscribe.