Motion in Time, Inc. Super Exclusive & Extremely Rare EXTREMELY RARE & SUPER COLLECTIBLE Patek Philippe Grand Complications Celestial Sky Moon in White Gold 44mm with Date Latest Release from Patek!!! Rare Model — “A True Work of Art” * * You WILL NOT See Many of These Around! * * EXCLUSIVE MANUFACTURED TIMEPIECES “Literally Speaks for Itself” Complete with Box & Papers Manual, Certificate, Pusher Stylus, Patek Philippe Seal that came with the watch, Press Box, Big Leather Wallet. Reference No. 6104G-001 BUY IT NOW FOR $338,995 OR MAKE AN OFFER!! Watch Description Exotic – Rare – And Absolutely Breathtaking! Super Exclusive Grande Complication from Patek Philippe. A powerful & striking watch – will definitely draw attention & makes for a great conversation piece. This watch features: ONE OF THE RAREST!!!! No doubt – Probably the most sought after Patek Philippe watches ever released. The latest and rarest Release from Patek Philippe….. Now in a Larger 44mm case and features a date. This is Patek Philippe’s Latest Creation which bears their own new “PP” Seal Movement which is engraved on the back. The Patek Philippe brand offers watches of the highest quality matched with implausible style. The Patek Philippe Celestial is a very special timepiece. Introduced at the Basel Fair, the Celestial depicts the night sky as apparently over Geneva Switzerland. The astronomical display utilizes a system of rotating sapphire plates, which turn at different speeds and are layered, to reproduce the relationships of the quite a lot of celestial bodies at quite a lot of times. The watch also indicates moon phase. Patek Philippe reports calculating 25 trillion “ratio combinations” to arrive at the most accurate conceivable system for measuring the movement of the stars. I could go into the mechanics of the watch, but suffice to say that building a mechanism to animate such an amazing cosmological microcosm was a feat uniquely suited for Patek’s master watchmakers. Case is solid White Gold with dimensions of 44mm wide by 10mm thick. The case sides are embossed with the Calatrava Cross, to very nice effect. Sapphire crystals front and back. Crown at 2 o’clock sets the time and winds the watch. The crown at 4 o’clock is for setting the astronomical display. Dial is blue and displays the aforementioned information. There is an elliptical window which is marked with the cardinal directions for orienting the celestial display to true north. There is a roman numeral elaborated minutes and hours chapter at the dial’s edge. Skeletonized “Feuille” style hands. Movement is the automatic winding Patek Philippe Caliber 240 LU CL with 45 jewels and 315 individual, hand-finished parts. Every tooth, on every gear wheel, was hand polished on a rotating hardwood disc. The Celestial is one of Patek’s many crowning achievements. Production is very low. – This watch now features a date: The outer ring indicates the date by hand which is shaped as a half-moon. – It is a magnificent watch, notwithstanding the White Gold case. – The dial appears to have taken a swath of the night sky & captured it perpetually on the dial. – This is another superb example of Patek Philippe’s atypical skill & sense of design. – The deep blue star-scattered dial has: three metalized sapphire-crystal discs as well as an ellipse framing the portion of the sky visible from Geneva. – There is a sky chart with phases and orbit of the Moon. – Sapphire crystal case back. – Mechanical self-winding movement Caliber 240 LU CL C with a 48 hour power reserve & bearing the Patek Philippe Seal. – Shiny navy blue alligator strap with White Gold deployment buckle. Patek Philippe astronomical Grand Complication, presents several functions that are exceptionally uncommon in a wristwatch. It permanently showcases the heavenly canopy over the northern hemisphere, emulating the apparent movement of the stars as well as the positions and phases of the moon throughout a lunar cycle. This fascinating celestial ballet is choreographed by the self-winding caliber 240 LU CL C movement, which despite its complexity is only 6.26 mm high. The astronomical indications are complemented by a central date hand that points at the date scale on the outermost periphery of the sapphire-crystal. Celestial mechanics To implement the fascinating vision of a moving nocturnal sky, Patek Philippe developed a system of superposed sapphire-crystal disks that rotate at different speeds and convey an amazing impression of depth. The background is provided by a blue sapphire-crystal disk in a wheel with 279 teeth; it tracks the orbital position of the moon. Via a planetary gear system, it also drives a wheel with a small sapphire-crystal disk that displays the moon phases in a small round aperture. A 356-tooth wheel above it rotates a transparent sapphire-crystal disk that depicts the sky chart on the front side and a representation of the Milky Way on the opposite side. The three disks, each merely two tenths of a millimeter thick, are protected by the sapphire-crystal glass, which on the inside features an elliptical contour that frames the portion of the heavens that are visible from Geneva and all other places with the same geographical latitude. Stellar precision With this unique mechanism, Patek Philippe has achieved a nearly implausible degree of precision in the astronomical depiction of the heavenly canopy. A lunar day is defined by the time that elapses between two consecutive passages of the moon across a given meridian; on average, it lasts 24 hours, 50 minutes, and 28.328 seconds. A lunation (the time frame between two consecutive full moons) has an average duration of 28 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.82 seconds. A sidereal day is defined as the time between two consecutive passages of a fixed star (such as Sirius) across a given meridian; its average duration is 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4.09892 seconds. To assure correct displays, these deviations from mean solar time require appropriate step-up and reduction gear ratios in the going train that transmits the force from the spring barrel of the movement to the individual astronomical indications. A few of these ratios rely on the accuracy of the moon-phase display versus the sidereal day, others on the accuracy of the sidereal day versus the orbital position of the moon, etc. Overall, more than 25 billion (25,000,000,000) variations were calculated for the transmission ratio pairings of the going train. From this staggering number of ratios, Patek Philippe picked the optimal set that resulted in the smallest conceivable deviations for all displays. The outcome of the computations surpassed all expectations: • The deviation for the lunar day is 0.05 seconds per day, 18.385 seconds per year, or 30 minutes and 38.5 seconds per century. • For a sidereal day, the deviation is 0.088 seconds per day, 32.139 seconds per year, or 53 minutes and 33.9 seconds per century. • The moon-phase deviation is 6.51 seconds per lunation. Caseband (side of case) decorated with halved Calatrava crosses. Watch dial shows the sky visible from Geneva. Skeletonized white-lacquered gold feuille hands. Microscopically accurate star field disc. Sans-serif roman numerals and direction markers. The central elipse frames the angular part of the sky visible at lattitude 46’20”. Three separate sapphire crystal discs rotate around the dial. The night sky of the Northern Hemisphere rotates counter-clockwise showing the passage of the sky relative to the meridian of Sirius (the brightest star second only to our own Sun). The sidereal day of 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.09892 seconds is measured by the passage of the fixed star Sirius (indicated on the dial via a special arrow). The waxing and waning of the moon is shown on a secondary dial, displaying both lunation – the time between two full moons, which is on average 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.82 seconds – and the lunar day – the time between two passages of the moon across its meridian, being 24 hours, 50 minutes and 28,328 seconds. Celestial timepieces have been produced for some time, but none so accurate as the Patek Philippe Celestial. To create a watch that correctly measures moon-phase and solar time, the master watchmakers at Patek Philippe used sophisticated computerization to produce the single precise ratio out of 25 trillion ratio combinations. Just how accurate is this watch? The lunar day is accurate to 0.05 seconds per day, 18.385 seconds per year, or 30 minutes and 38.5 seconds per century. The sidereal day is accurate to 0.088 seconds per sidereal day, 32,139 seconds per year, or 53 minutes and 33.9 seconds per century. The moon phase is accurate to 6.51 seconds per lunation. A remarkable achievement indeed! One crown at 2 o’clock winds the watch and sets the time, the other at 4 o’clock sets the astronomical indications. Each watch takes approximately 18 months to complete, and about 35 examples are produced annually. The 301 individual watch parts are hand finished. All steel components are bevelled and polished reducing friction at wheel contact points thereby improving precision. The automatic rotor is made in 22k gold. This watch features: Watch: Mechanical self-winding movementCaliber 240 LU CL CCelestial with dateDate handHours and minutes of mean solar timeSky chart, phases and orbit of the MoonTime of meridian passage of Sirius and of the moonCrown at 2 o’clock: setting of the time and winding; crown at 4 o’clock: correction of sky/moon indicationsCase set with 38 baguette diamonds (~4,27 ct.)Strap: alligator with rectangular scales, hand-stitched, shiny navy blueFold-over clasp set with 22 baguette diamonds (~1.13 ct.)Sapphire-crystal case backWhite goldCase diameter: 44 mm Caliber: Mechanical self-winding movementCaliber 240 LU CL C22K gold off-center mini-rotorHours and minutes of mean solar timeSky chart, phases and orbit of the moonTime of meridian passage of Sirius and of the moonDate by handDiameter: 38 mmHeight: 6.81 mmJewels: 45Bridges: 12Parts: 315Balance: Gyromax®Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz)Power reserve: Min. 38 hours – max. 48 hoursHallmark: Patek Philippe SealPatent: CH 595 653 This watch comes with the factory seal, complete with its stylus and original certificate. 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