My Favorite Patek Philippe Post In A While... W220's 240Q Macro Photos
A picture really is a thousand words.
Looking at W220's magnificent, all-revealing post...
Here you can admire a wonderful Patek Philippe 240Q Perpetual Calendar movement photographs. You can see the real truth of the Patek Philippe here, especially in regards to finish. Some finishings are done well, and some things can be done better. No need to compare this to other brands' products. Just accept the Patek Philippe 240Q movement for what it is.
I've reposted the photos originally posted by W220 here with some of my personal commentary for each one.
Sometimes we hold a brand, like Patek Philippe, to such high esteem that we forget how it got to its high position in the first place. It's important to see both the strengths and weaknesses of a brand and be objective. I know Patek Philippe is a GREAT brand, but there are some biased watch fans who won't accept that Patek Philippe has no room to improve.
Kudos to W220's magnificent photographs and thanks again to him posting them. The post was so good in my eyes that I just had to repost it again!
One of the best looking perpetual calendars on the market. Can be made fun with a royal blue strap or some other funny strap. But will always have an air of civility and sober look when paired with a dark strap.
The printing on this dial is just STUPENDOUSLY GOOD.
Ink is raised a fairly high amount for the width. Clarity of the printing is exceptional. No blurs. Consistentency in all the valleys. Notice the 3 valleys of the "W" in "WED" and notice all three have the exact same profile.
Dial is very good. Notice the track cut out around the moonphase. Great detail.
The Moon disc has its appliques made of evaporated gold!
Notice the numbers and the sizes. The font size is smaller for 27 but going back to the first photo it's not offensive.
Notice the hand has some pressure marks probably when they pushed the hand into the watch. This is sadly very hard to avoid.
Notice the gear teeth of the steel barrel wheel is polished, probably using wood.
You can see some 3 dimensionality here. Notice the jewels are "olived" so they hold lubricant better. Notice the "chatter" in the polish of the anglage.
That rotor is really nicely made.
Notice how crisp the letters are done. Well done! Other brands often have gold electroplate around the letters or in the center of the R, B, or A since the centers are so small.
Notice the keyhole in the Geneva Seal has the silver keyhole. It's done really well!
The most revealing photograph with the "chatter" in the polish of the anglage. Some improvement could be had here.
What are your thoughts? Comment below?