Minute repeaters are the darling complication in the watch world. Admired by all watch aficionados but only attainable for some given their high cost. Thierry Stern, Patek Philippe’s President, makes a point to listen to every minute repeater produced by the manufacture. Thanks to Revolution Magazine, Thierry talks about his thoughts on minute repeaters.

There is so much that goes into the sound of a minute repeater. Each minute repeater’s sound is different as the gold for the case has an impact on sound. Even the way the gold is formed. Listen to some of the subtle differences in different gold cased Patek’s. Although the minute repeater’s purpose is quite redundant these days (for telling the time in the dark), it is still a unique complication that many are fascinated by.