Demonstrating the skill and expertise of their remarkable watchmakers, Patek Philippe today unveils its first wrist chronograph for tenths-of-a-second short-time measurements with a new, very precise high-performance movement.
Introducing the Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th of a Second Monopusher Chronograph.
Bringing together a wealth of experience and Patek Philippe’s mechanical achievements, the Ref 5470P-001 demonstrates the Manufacture’s competence and innovative spirit in the field of short-time measurement. A high-frequency movement (5 Hz) incorporates all of the “Patek Philippe Advanced Research” innovations in the field of Silinvar® and has a patented display ensuring fast and accurate 1/10th of a second reading.
Further pushing the boundaries of mechanical horology, Patek Philippe’s engineers relied on the caliber CH 29-535 PS. With a traditional architecture (manually wound, column-wheel control, horizontal wheel clutch), the Manufacture increased its frequency from 4 to 5Hz (36,000 semi-oscillations per hour for 10 jumps per second), allowing the measurement of tenths of a second.
As a single sweep seconds hand would not be sufficient to display tenths of a second with an optimal legibility on the dial, the designers resolved to provide the movement with two independent and perfectly synchronised chronograph mechanisms, each driving a different central hand. The hand that performs a complete revolution per minute shows the stopped seconds in the traditional manner. The other hand, in red lacquered Silinvar®, performs one revolution per 12 seconds. Despite the high speed of rotation, this tenth-of-a-second hand moves fluidly without jumps or vibrations.
To handle the three challenges – efficiency, reliability, and rate accuracy – Patek Philippe, for the first time in its current collection, used its Oscillomax® ensemble that had been developed by the “Patek Philippe Advanced Research” department. This high-tech regulator mechanism has three innovative components that rely on all advantages of the Silinvar® technology. The material is based on a derivative of silicon with extraordinary physical and mechanical characteristics. It is lightweight, rugged and antimagnetic.
The remarkable technology powering the Patek Philippe Ref. 5470P-001 1/10th of a Second Monopusher Chronograph is beautifully displayed within a 41mm platinum case with blue varnished dial and gold applied Breguet numerals.
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