Wednesday, April 2, 2008
BaselWorld 2008 Preview: World Time Ref 5131
The World Time, one of Patek Philippe’s emblematic complications, is highly sought-after by collectors, as are the famous and very rare world time models from the 40’s and 50’s. This exclusive model in yellow gold is beautifully decorated with a cloisonné enamel world map on the dial and an engraving on the bezel. The 24 time zones on their respective disks and the day/night indicator are very legible.
Movement - Automatic, 240 HU calibre, 33 jewels, 21,600 vib/h. Unidirectional 22K gold mini-rotor, Poinçon de Genève
48-hour power reserve.
Functions - Hours, minutes, world time (local + 24 time zones simultaneously)
Case - 18K yellow gold, diameter 39.50 mm
Sapphire crystal, screw-down sapphire back. Water-resistant to 30 m
Dial - 3 zones: cloisonné enamel and gold centre, disk with black transfer names of cities, 24-disk with day/night indicator
18K yellow gold hands and applied hour-markers
Bracelet/Strap - Chocolate brown, hand-sewn, square-scaled alligator with 18K yellow gold folding clasp
Info via Patek Phillipe and Swiss Time
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