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Patek Philippe repeater extravaganza - lots of video clips
Here are video clips of the references 3979J, 5078P and 5016R minute repeaters from Patek Philippe. These are not showroom watches, they are owned by collectors who have worn them. The 3979 is a couple of years old while the 5078 and 5016 are fairly new. ...
my favorite. If I could ever afford such a piece ... I would make an exception to the rule that it is too small FOR ME
Hi JiaXian, thank you for these little musics! Amazing watches. The recording of the 5016R is particularly captivating. Did you ever hear a 5074? The cathedral gongs are even better IMO. Cheers Dje
My subjective opinion
1. 5016R 2. 5078P 3. 3979J The gold cases have a bit more resonance, but barely. The 3979J probably needs a service, and it strikes overly fast, so the comparison isn't fair. - SJX
"Clear as a bell" to me..
5016 3979 5078 This is the first I've heard the 5078 and the platinum definitely has a thinner, tinny sound to it. I was disappointed. The 3979 chimed a little faster than the others, and I thought it sounded a bit hurried, not as regal as the 5016. I hav...
Ok, ok. Now, I have a .......
.............boner. A brain one. Sweet and delightful music to our ears. Impressive quality. Thanks for sharing. Vte
Thank you SJX :-)....one question,
I notice that the 5016 was being laid down n a 'glass' table which will help to get the sound resonate louder and clearer. What surface was the 5078 being placed on ? Do you hear any distinctive difference when you hear the watch on your hand versus on th...
All the watches were on a glass table top
It's just that the 5078 had a piece of paper underneath it. The glass does transmit sound, if you press the watchcase onto the table top the sound is amplified. - SJX
Oh my...!!! They are amazing....
my little eye's (and ears..!) lit up when I saw the post on the Front Page. To own one of those must be magical...can they be over used..!! I'd be playing with it all day..:o) Thanks for the post, Andy.
great video and some impressions....
GREAT VIDEOS!!! 1. Did anyone notice that the 5016 seems to "freeze" when the minute repeater function is activated? The seconds hand does not move! I think the 5016 has the most distinct and best-spaced MR function 2. I am not sure if it is the recording...
Responses to your points
1. The watch wasn't running, it didn't freeze. 2. I think that is due to the watch case being pressed on the glass which resonates. 3. I hear what you mean about the 9th strike but that wasn't apparent when listening to the actual watches so it is probabl...
Thanks! Further interest questions.
Thanks for your responses and clarifications. Out of interest, does the 5016 have two barrels of energy for the minute repeater and other watch functions? Otherwise how could the watch not be running but still activate the minute repeater function? Unless...
Hi, The repeating function is activated by the sliding lever power and not by the main spring, or by a second spring like in Grande Sonnerie watches. So you can make chime a stopped watch. Cheers Dje
learn something every day....
So the minute repeater's entire power comes from sliding the lever? I thought that was merely a "switch" and not really a source of power.
Jerome is right
sliding the lever winds up a small spring, which then unwinds and drives the repeater mechanism. The whirring you hear is the regulator that regulates the unwinding of the small spring. - SJX
Great info here. Is it easier to activate the MR at say 1:00 versus 12:59, since the spring does not need to store as much energy?
There is no discernible difference
because from the way I understand it each time you pull the slide the spring is wound to the same degree, and it thens drives the repeater mechanism. - SJX
A brilliant post - I can never get enough of this type of video. The 5016R in particular has a depth and tone of strikes that is very rich and appealing. Thank you very much for posting this.
For me the clear sound of the 5078P wins.
A spectacular post - many, many thanks!
Can I play too ?
OK, it's a recased Patek movement, but still ... www.youtube.com (PS : if someone could explain me how to directly put the video in the message, I'd be very gratefull).