Swiss manufacturer of high-end timepieces, Patek Philippe, has come up, over the years, with some of the world's most expensive such products, each of them targeting mostly those people with enough money to buy just about everything they might ever want. And that's exactly the case with the particular model you're about to see as follows, namely the Men's Grand Complications 5016G (Minute Repeater), which will most likely create quite a lot of fuss around anyone wearing it.
Pretty much as in the case of most other high-end timepieces, the Minute Repeater is built around a very precise Swiss mechanism, in this particular case the Caliber R TO 27 PS QR mechanical winding mechanism. As the name implies, these movements are wound by turning the crown. The tensioned mainspring drives the wheels inside the watch as it gradually relaxes.
The caliber has a thickness of just around 8.61 mm at a diameter of 28 mm. Moreover, it uses 28 jewels, a Gyromax balance wheel and provides quite an impressive power reserve, between 38 and 48 hours.
As mentioned earlier, the watch delivers a very large number of extra-features (or complications), namely a tourbillon, a minute repeater, a perpetual calendar with a retrograde date hand (day, date, month and leap year indicators), and a moon phase display.
Another very important fact worth mentioning about the Minute Repeater is that it allows users to choose the exact color and material they want. And that's because the case can be manufactured from either platinum or 2 flavors of gold, rose and yellow. However, all models are available just with a very exquisite leather bracelet.
Regardless of the version, the Men's Grand Complications 5016G (Minute Repeater) is one of the Patek Philippe's most expensive timepieces, as it retails for an estimated 475,000 US dollars, a sum only a handful of people on the planet would probably afford to pay.