Patek Philippe and Cortina Watch celebrate a golden jubilee partnership with a limited-edition wristwatch and dome table clock

11 March 2022

By Alfieyah Abdullah

Cortina Watch and Patek Philippe co-host a travelling exhibition

Cortina Watch and Patek Philippe commemorate five decades of partnership with a limited edition watch and a “Singapore Skyline” Dome Table Clock. The newly launched Patek Philippe Ref. 5057G-010 is a refreshed edition of the Ref. 5057R-001, which was created in 1997 in lieu of Cortina Watch’s 25th anniversary.

Gold watch for a gold jubilee

Bearing a commemorative inscription “Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary Since 1972”, the limited-edition wristwatch comes in white gold and still features a triple row guilloched “Clous de Paris” hobnail bezel as did its predecessor. A charcoal grey sunburst dial with a black-gradient rim, white transfer-printed Roman numerals with white gold, pear-shaped hands accent the timepiece.

The display indicates the date, moon phases, and power reserve on two subdials with a small seconds indication between the four and five o’clock hour markers. The watch – powered by the Caliber 240 PS IRM C LU – has an ultra-thin, self-winding movement with a 48-hour power reserve. To complete the look, this horological masterpiece is finished with a transparent sapphire caseback which houses the aforementioned inscription.

Celebrating Monuments Across Singapore

The “Singapore Skyline” unique dome clock in Grand Feu cloisonné enamel celebrates Singapore’s urban landscape: from the Merlion mascot to the Central Business District, Gardens by the Bay, the Esplanade, and Marina Bay Sands, in which Cortina Watch opened its second Patek Philippe boutique.

Using 9.2 metres of 24K gold wire measuring 0.2 x 0.6 mm in cross-section, an enameller cuts said wire into tiny segments and shapes it by hand to create the intricate detailing and contours of the Singapore skyline and its emblematic monuments.

The scene is brought to life with magical tints, complete with subtle gradations and layered effects to add dimension to the clock. In total, a palette of 50 enamel colours were used: 47 transparent, one opaque, and two opalescent. In turn, each individual enamelled plate required approximately 10 to 14 firings. The cascading explosion of 50 gold stars and fireworks were made using gold and silver dust.

A guilloched hour circle with dentate edges echoes the flowers in the garden city; painstakingly set with 12 baguette markers made of 2.27 carats of lapis lazuli. The hour circle frames a dial centre in cloisonné enamel, while the same inscription on the Patek Philippe Ref. 5057G-010 is discreetly indicated on the clock. The dome clock – a stunning centrepiece – is powered by the Caliber 17” PEND mechanical movement, rewound by an electric motor. Cortina Watch’s partnership with the Swiss watchmaking brand stems from a professional encounter between the founder of Cortina, Mr Anthony Lim, and the late Mr Henri Stern, then-president of Patek Philippe, almost 66 years ago. The brands’ shared passion for fine watchmaking and craftsmanship sees Cortina Watch exclusively managing six Patek Philippe specialist boutiques across Asia. The exhibition will showcase the aforementioned creations, together with several other unique Patek Philippe creations. These include Ref. 1677M “Esplanade” created for Singapore’s Golden Jubilee in 2015 and Ref. 20094M-001 “Bay of Singapore” created for the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition hosted in 2019. The travelling exhibition will be held at Patek Philippe boutiques across the region, beginning in ION Orchard and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. It will travel to Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia, before returning to Singapore towards the end of the year. Images: Patek Philippe, Cortina Watch

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