“Creativity comes, you never know when.” In this video, Thierry Stern talks about his family influence and his sources of inspiration when it comes to design, before addressing the specific aesthetic choices that guided the creation of the Ref. 6301P Grande Sonnerie.
From the seventeenth century onwards, enamelers’ skills were much in demand to adorn watchcases and decorate dials. Today, it is an endangered craft – but not at Patek Philippe. For the Ref. 6301P Grande Sonnerie, the Manufacture has indeed leveraged its skills with respect to artisanship and rare handcrafts, notably on the black grand feu enamel dial with the “glacé” finish.
The dial also features applied Breguet numerals, and leaf-shaped hands in white-gold with luminescent coating. The display of the hours, minutes, and jumping seconds is perfectly balanced with the two power-reserve indicators for the movement and the strikework at 9 and 3 o’clock, respectively