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Patek Philippe 7175R World Time Moon Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com Patek Philippe turned 175 in 2014. Besides auction results worthy of mainstream media headlines, the highlight of the year's celebration was the October introduction of the Patek Philippe 175th anniversary commemorative models. Among these instant collectibles, the Patek Philippe 7175R World Time Moon is a standout. And thewatchbox.com has the only Patek Philippe 7175R currently available for immediate delivery in the continental United States. Unarguably the ultimate ladies' watch of 2014, the 7175R combines all of the complications and sense of occasion seen in the 5575 men's variant, but the 7175R boasts one colossal advantage: rarity. While the men get 1,300 examples of the white gold 5575, the women of the watch world will have to vie for only 450 rose gold models. Commemorative styling sets the Patek Philippe 7175R apart. Its warm 18-karat rose gold is paired with the honey tones of square-section gloss alligator leather for a look that marries elegance with discretion. Bronze elements of the inner world-time chapter ring feature in the harmonious composition of rich colors and finishes. Within the dial center, a photo-realistic moon phase marks a dramatic departure from Patek Philippe's previous world time watches. While Patek has been building such watches since the 1930s, the 7175R and 5575G are the first to incorporate a moon phase. The vivid image of a craggy moon and surrounding stars adds dramatic depth to the center of the dial; it draws the eyes into a seemingly bottomless vista of the cosmos. Note the hour hand: it's a Patek Philippe Calatrava cross. At the periphery of the dial, 70 brilliant-cut diamonds amounting to .6 carats add dramatic luster and a feminine accent to the 38mm case of the Patek Philippe 7175R. A solid case back is inscribed with a dedication to Patek Philippe's phenomenal run from 1839-2014. The Patek Philippe 7175R includes all of the commemorative content and mechanical refinements of the 5575. A Patek caliber 240 HU LU micro-rotor movement combines the longtime Patek Philippe signature Gyromax free-sprung balance with the newer Spiromax silicon hairspring. The result is world-class accuracy to match world class finish; Patek states the precision as -2, +3 or less every 24 hours. Even certified chronometers fall short of these tolerances. Let's be frank; all Patek Philippe 175th Anniversary are instant classics and investment-grade horology. These watches are unobtainable and only VIP clients and personal friends of the Stern family are able to secure places on the wait lists. Thanks to exceptional resources and standing in the watch community, thewatchbox.com has obtained this full-sealed, fully-accessorized, fully-documented Patek Philippe 7175R. It is the only example available for immediate delivery within the continental United States. Parties interested in obtaining this Patek Philippe 7175R World Time Moon commemorative watch are encouraged to contact thewatchbox.com directly at 1-888-966-8074 and speak with a sales professional regarding terms of purchase and delivery. Video and content by Tim Mosso.