Modern classic: Patek Philippe Twenty-4

Patek Philippe adds to its elegant and feminine Twenty-4 collection with a trio of sophisticated designs

Watches & Jewellery 18 Feb 2021

Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Ref. 490/1201R

In 1999, Patek Philippe enhanced its collections for women with the launch of the Twenty-4, a distinctive, rectangular design that is both sophisticated and thoroughly versatile. Taking its name from the passing from day to night, it’s comfortable for everyday wear, yet with a chic edge that adds just the right amount of glamour to a special-occasion outfit.

Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Automatic Ref. 7300/1200

Over the decades, it has proven itself to be a timeless classic, subtly updated to reflect the wants and needs of the watchmaker’s female customer base. This included the addition of the Twenty-4 Automatic in 2018, presented in a round silhouette with the same elegant metal bracelet seen on the original, addressing the growing demand for feminine mechanical timepieces. And last year, that first ‘Manchette’ quartz model was given a new face with applied Arabic numerals at 6 and 12 o’clock.

The range has now been expanded with three elegant additions. For the ‘Manchette’, previous stainless-steel models are now joined by a luxe new version in 18ct rose gold, paired with a rich chocolate brown dial. It is framed by two vertical rows of 17 Top Wesselton Pure diamonds, highlighting the two-tiered shape of the case.

Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Automatic Ref. 7300/1200

Meanwhile, the Twenty-4 Automatic sees the introduction of a duo of designs, each with their own unique feel. A versatile model in stainless steel and olive green provides a contrast to a dressier take in 18ct rose gold, with a matching sunburst dial. Both come with an added touch of sparkle in the form of a double row of diamonds in a dentelle (lacework) setting around the bezel. The reverse of the watches is just as stunning, where you can watch the intricately finishing caliber 324 S C self-winding movement in action through the sapphire-crystal caseback.