Patek Philippe Ref. 7071: The Ladies First Chronograph Review

Patek Phillips watches often hold special meaning for those with horological interests. The watchmaker is widely known for some of the most expensive and exquisite timepieces. Many people are attracted by their unique design and the brand still goes in search for illusive women collectors. Major watch makers and retailers deal regularly with female clients and Patek Philippe with Ref. 7071 recently shook up the scene.

Women in the market today are looking for watches designed and manufactured specifically for them. They prefer something worthy of quick dinner conversation and this can’t be achieved by items made by less than distinguished watch makers.

Looking its overall package, Patek Philippe Ref. 7071 seems like a contemporary design and also compelling proposition, At a glance, the inspiration used to manufacture these watches are clear and it should be emphasized that it isn’t a dainty watch. At 39x35mm, the Ref. 7071 is rather large for a Patek Philippe watch and the company’s decision to use only precious materials make the Ref. 7071 feels rather heavy. Judging by its heft and dimension, we can easily assume that Ref. 7071 isn’t a typical women watch. Nevertheless, the well-designed lugs will keep the watch closely to the wearer’s skin and offer much better adaptability to varying wrist sizes and types. The hour and minute hands has some kind of luminescent white substance, which likely Superluminova.

Watch Specification:

  • Brand Name: Patek Philippe Ref. 7071R (Ladies First Chronograph)
  • Movement: CH 29-535 PS, hand-wound, in-house, 33 jewels, 28,800 vph, 29.6 mm x 5.35 mm
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, 30-minute chronograph counter, sweep seconds hand
  • Complications: Chronograph
  • Power reserve: 65 hours
  • Case material: 18k white gold
  • Case shape: Cushion
  • Case back: Transparent, sapphire crystal
  • Case dimensions: 39 mm x 35 mm
  • Water resistance: 50 meters
  • Strap: Hand-stitched alligator leather, matt white (black dial) or brown with white stitching (white dial,) 18-mm prong buckle in 18K rose gold
  • Crystal: Sapphire, domed
  • Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

Ref. 7071 clearly states that women watches don’t have to be a boring exercise in diminutive excesses, but it still embraces the basic idea that diamonds are still a must. The Ref. 7071 may not be for you if you are looking for something highly stylized and small. Indeed, stylized and small are common characteristics of quartz women watches, such as Gondolo and Twenty~4 also from Patek Philippe. It’s easy to see that all women watches released by Patek Philippe have solid cases.

It’s clear that the Ref. 7071 is a marvelous work of engineering and there are at least six separate patents involved in designing and manufacturing the watch. The optimized tooth profile delights watch enthusiasts immediately during its release in 2005. It is simple implementation intended prevents the chronograph from jumping both direction when users enable the chronograph; It also reduces wear and tear as well as improving energy efficiency. The watch also has more precise adjustment by improved penetration adjustment between the chronograph wheel and the clutch.

Patek Philippe adds better synchronization between blocking lever and clutch lever. This enhancement brings better adjustment precision during the manufacturing process because watchmakers only need to adjust one point in the control sequences. It is also believed that the innovation prevents the chronograph from jumping unexpectedly. An entirely new minute-counter cam effectively prevents reset command from causing abrupt blocking.

Overall, the Ref. 7071 has a fantastic finish and it’s in line with everything that we demands from a Patek Philippe watch. All components used to manufacture Ref. 7071 are elegantly crafted and the assembly process is impressively executed. The watch also has the Patek Phillipe Seal, which guarantees uncompromised performance and functional aspects.


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