The name “Patek Philippe” is synonymous with minute repeaters.And while the company does not provide yearly production numbers, it is safe to say the number is very low.The demand for Patek Philippe minute repeaters far exceeds the supply.
1- In Sept 1839, Patek Philippe made their first quarter repeater, which sold for 450 CHF.
2- The world’s first self-winding minute repeater wristwatch (Ref. 3- Patek Philippe minute repeaters are produced in both the Vallée de Joux and Geneva factories. There are 21 classes which are necessary to better distinguish between high and low Schaffhausen-based watchmaker, H.
Moser & Cie, is a company that is infamous for producing a watch that looks very similar to an Apple Watch, as well as for their CEO boldly writing an open letter to the President of the Swiss National Bank immediately following the rate policy change in January 2015, which negatively affected virtually all Swiss watch companies.
Moser, as they are often referred to as, is also well known for their minimalist perpetual calendar wristwatches, powered by in-house manufactured movements.
In fact, their perpetual calendar won the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix “Complicated Watch” prize in 2006.
The Endeavour Perpetual Calendar is one of the core timepiece collections at H. The version shown features a 40.8 mm x 11.1 mm polished rose gold case, with a silver-plated Argenté sunburst With an aggressive blackened titanium case measuring 48 mm x 14.40 mm – and with a depth rating of 300 meters – the new Breitling Avenger Blackbird is essentially a larger, more robust version of the Avenger Blackbird 44.
Both the 48 and 44 mm versions share the same design, same dial, and same automatic caliber 17 (ETA 2824) movement.
The differences are in the case dimensions, weight, and water-resistance rating.
The 48 mm model is 4 mm larger in diameter and 1.70 mm thicker, while weight has increased by 17.50 grams.
With the additional size and weight, the Avenger Blackbird gains an additional 100 meters (or 328 feet) of water-resistance.
The Avenger Blackbird, which we previously talked about here, comes with a sturdy military-type Teflon-coated black textile strap.