Every Patek Philippe tourbillon watch epitomizes haute horlogerie. Combined with other grand complications, such as a perpetual calendar or minute repeater, these luxury watches are among the world's most exquisite timepieces.
Precious materials, intricate movements, and classic designs define Patek Philippe tourbillon watches. This Genevan manufacturer is renowned for their complicated and refined luxury timepieces. The models in the Grand Complications collection, home to Patek's tourbillon watches, are among the most exquisite on the market today.
Most of Patek Philippe's tourbillon watches also feature other grand complications. For example, the ref. 5207 comes with a minute repeater and perpetual calendar. A sapphire crystal case back offers a view of its mesmerizing hand-finished movement at work. Each timepiece is made of precious platinum, white gold, or rose gold.
Patek Philippe's top tourbillon watch is the Sky Moon Tourbillon. This world-famous astronomical wristwatch boasts 12 complications, including a perpetual calendar with a retrograde pointer date and a moon phase display. It also displays sidereal time, which corresponds to the movement of the stars, in addition to showing the conventional time. What's more, it has a star chart and display for the phases and orbit of the Moon. The case of the Sky Moon Tourbillon comes in platinum or 18-karat gold.
|6002G||1.9 million USD||White gold|
|5002R||1.3 million USD||Rose gold|
|5002P||1.1 million USD||Platinum|
|5207G||877,000 USD||White gold|
|5101J||288,000 USD||Yellow gold|
The Patek Philippe 10 Day Tourbillon catches the eye with its rectangular case in platinum, yellow gold, or rose gold. A sapphire crystal case back allows the wearer to admire the beautifully refined manual caliber 28-20/222. Thanks to its double barrels, this movement has an astonishing 10-day (or 240-hour) power reserve. On the front, you'll find central hands for the hours and minutes, a small seconds dial at 6 o'clock, and a power reserve indicator at 12.
The Patek Philippe 10 Day Tourbillon is one of this Genevan luxury watch company's most affordable tourbillon watches. You can call a pre-owned timepiece in very good condition your own for under 220,000 USD. Mint-condition models in yellow gold cost about 288,000 USD. Prices for a new platinum edition sit around 321,000 USD. Pre-owned pieces cost a few thousand dollars less. The rose gold version used to cost less than 330,000 USD; however, by 2016, the price for a never-worn model had increased to 375,000 USD, where it remains to this day.
Patek Philippe first announced the Sky Moon Tourbillon in 2001. At the time, the reference 5002 was the manufacturer's most complicated timepiece. Furthermore, it was their first double-face wristwatch, meaning it has displays on the front and back.
Its manual in-house caliber features 12 complications, including a perpetual calendar with a retrograde date display, a minute repeater, and displays for the mean solar time and sidereal time. What's more, there's also a star chart, a leap year indicator, and a moon phase display, just to name a few of the functions.
The Sky Moon Tourbillon ref. 5002P in platinum demands roughly 1.1 million USD. Its rose gold counterpart changes hands for some 1.3 million USD.
The more recent Sky Moon Tourbillon from 2013 is made of white gold and has an intricate, hand-engraved case. Its displays are also slightly different. Instead of subdials, Patek uses windows for the day, month, and leap year displays. If you're interested in a new ref. 6002G, expect to pay 1.9 million USD.
The Patek Philippe ref. 5207 features a tourbillon, perpetual calendar, and minute repeater. Compared to the Sky Moon Tourbillon, this Grand Complications watch is downright affordable. New, this model costs about 653,000 USD in rose gold, 726,000 USD in platinum, and 877,000 USD in white gold.
The 5207G's 41-mm white gold case is hand engraved and 13.8 mm thick. Its blue sunburst dial is made of 18-karat gold and lends this timepiece a sense of modern elegance. The manual in-house caliber R TO 27 PS QI has a window for the day at 10:30, the date at 12, and the month at 1:30. There's also a dual small seconds and moon phase display at 6 o'clock, as well as a leap year indicator at 4:30. Dauphine hour and minute hands show the current time. A hand-stitched navy blue alligator leather strap holds the reference 5207G securely on the wrist.
The Patek Philippe Grand Complications model with the reference number 5316P also comes with a tourbillon, perpetual calendar, and minute repeater. However, its design helps distinguish this platinum watch from the 5207. For example, the 5316P has a retrograde date display that arches across the upper half of the dial from 8 to 4 o'clock. It also features a day display at 9 and a month display at 3 o'clock. The leap year indicator at 12 sits across from the small seconds and moon phase display at 6 o'clock. The black enamel dial is wonderfully elegant and matches perfectly with the hand-stitched black alligator leather strap. Finally, the 40.2-mm case keeps out dust and moisture but is not water-resistant.
Prices for a never-worn ref. 5316P come in at a solid 745,000 USD. Its predecessor, the ref. 5216, is made of 18-karat rose gold and changes hands for about 632,000 USD. Its platinum sister model, the 5216P, demands roughly 732,000 USD in mint condition. Both versions are 39.5 mm in diameter.
If you're looking for a pre-owned watch with a tourbillon, perpetual calendar, and minute repeater, you should take a closer look at the 37-mm ref. 5016. Introduced in 1993, this Grand Complications watch is a relatively common sight on the pre-owned market, especially compared to its successors. Until the release of the Sky Moon Tourbillon in 2001, the 5016 was Patek Philippe's most complicated wristwatch. You can purchase this timepiece for around 575,000 USD in platinum, 611,000 USD in white gold, and 644,000 USD in rose gold.