Massena Lab and Raúl Pagès Co-Create a Limited-Edition 1952 Observatory Dial Timepiece for Phillips

Limited to only 99 examples.

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In Association and Bacs & Russo, Phillips has unveiled a very special 1952 Observatory Dial watch, a limited-edition crafted in collaboration with Massena LAB and independent watchmaker, Raúl Pagès — the winner of the first LVMH Watch Prize.

Drawing inspiration from the Observatory-grade Patek Philippe Ref. 2458, the timepiece showcases a platinum dial that is imbued with historic references and modern codes. Measuring 38.5mm in diameter, the watch case comes in a stainless steel build that complements its silvery face in a tonal finish.

The two-tone platinum watch face is adorned with two subdials, while a splash of warmth and radiance punctuates the watch face in the form of yellow gold accented hands, pearl-style minute track and applied Arabic numerals.

Massena LAB’s proprietary manual-winding movement, the M690, can be observed through the watch’s open sapphire crystal caseback. In spotlighting the alluringly understated yet radiant appeal of the 1952 Observatory Dial limited edition, the wristwatch is paired with a taupe leather strap.

Limited to 99 examples, this special edition has a price tag of 8,000 CHF (around $8,762 USD) and will be available for purchase via Phillips exclusively.

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