You are likely familiar with the Twenty-4 as Patek Philippe’s main women’s collection. It was first launched in 1999 and is known for its rectangular design and articulated bracelet. The Twenty-4 has been the most popular women’s collection produced by Patek for years and now there is a new addition, the Twenty-4 Automatic. While this watch looks absolutely nothing like the original Twenty-4, it is easy to argue that it has a lot more to offer. It features the same articulated bracelet, but with a more traditional round case, Arabic numerals (that personally remind me of the pilot’s watch ref. 7234R released earlier this year), and an automatic movement. This last bit is a first for the collection, since all previous Twenty-4 models contained quartz calibers. The Twenty-4 Automatic comes in five versions across three references and is powered by the caliber 324 S C (also used in the ref. 5711 and other men’s references). It measures 36mm in diameter and is available in stainless steel with a grey or blue dial and diamond bezel, rose gold with a brown or silvered dial and diamond bezel, and rose gold with a silvered dial and a diamond-set case and bracelet.
While this certainly isn’t your mother’s Twenty-4, the new Twenty-24 automatic has a lot to offer. First of all, the departure from a quartz movement is long overdue in the classic Patek collection, especially when the manufacturer has so many options to choose from. It is no surprise that they went with the tried-and-true caliber 324 S C. The choice of movement also dictated the shape of the watch – round – which arguably (or at least in my opinion) is a more friendly shape for the wrist. The new references still maintain the wearability factor and can easily be read and worn from day to night (which is exactly how Patek intended it). I think that the updated Twenty-4, while a little punchy starting at $26,083 for the steel version, definitely fills a void in the high-end automatic “everyday” watch category for women.
Brand: Patek Philippe Model: Twenty-4 Automatic Reference Number: 7300/1200A, 7300/1200R, 7300/1201R Diameter: 36mm Case Material: Steel or rose gold, with diamond bezel or case Dial Color: Blue or gray sunburst (steel), brown or silvered (rose gold) Indexes: Arabic numerals Lume: Yes, on hands and numerals Strap/Bracelet: Bracelet matching …read more