Patek Philippe Rare Handcrafts 5089G-066 ‘Grand Canyon Marquetry’
The Grand Canyon is 446 km long, 29 km wide and 1857 meters deep. This all in a watch with a diameter of 38.5 mm.
Marquetry is a form of decorative art traditionally used for furniture, in which pieces of veneer (thin slices of wood) are applied to construct a design or picture. Small slices and pieces of different wood types in a broad variety of colours, natural tints and shades are cut, gathered together and applied on a gold plate to form a picture. Marquetry is one of the six rare and unique handcrafts – the other ones are gem-setting, guilloché, chainsmithery, enameling, engraving – at Patek Philippe. Only recently, marquetry made its introduction in the watchmaking world.
The 5089G-66 falls under the Rare Handcrafts Collection of Patek Philippe and was produced in a limited batch of just ten watches. In this case, the dial exists of 209 veneers of twenty different types of wood that together form the picture of the Grand Canyon. This work of art is protected by a sapphire crystal and an 18k white-gold case. Furthermore, the bezel, buckle and elegantly-shaped hands are from 18k white gold.The watch dates back to 2017 and comes as a full set. It is powered by the caliber 240.
A true piece of art for the wrist.