At Baselworld 2016, the 80-year-old tradition of Patek Philippe World Time watch released a new generation version Ref. 5230, when the function is one of the world’s most popular PP to create complex watch. The upgrade PP movement has not changed, but the redesigned case, dial and hands.
Glossary: world time
Under conditions of modern international lifestyle, intercontinental travel is increasingly popular, with multiple time zones indication of mechanical watches popular, which can only display two time zones is GMT when the two functions, can display 24 world time zones of the world when the function, which is the last century super watchmaker Louis Cottier (1894-1966) in the 1930s introduced the world time design patent intermediate ring, which is not only able to display the local time, and in time all 24 time zones other major Earth can visualize unique mechanism of time — the so-called “world time.”
PP world Brief History
In 1937, Patek Philippe accordingly launch of its first “World Time” watches, namely red gold 515 series;
In 1939, Patek Philippe has launched the world time function 1415HU watches;
The mid-1960s, gradually stop the production of the watch factory watch functions (Last Shipment is 2523HU and 2523/1 series);
In 2000, PP was re-launched a new design of the “World Time” watches 5110.
In 2006, the year the factory 1415HU hours of needle retro design (endless sword-shaped hour and minute hands), applied on a surface of 5130 a new generation of world series.
2016, ten years later, PP introduced a whole new generation of world watch 5230.
2016, Patek Philippe redesigned world watches 5230, holding many of the basic features of the previous generation 5130, but updated the overall style. We first look at the same point: still the method of Louis Cottier invention, the world 24 city ring display all time zones, or through the 10 o’clock position of the button fast zone ring and hour, it can simultaneously display the home time and the current time zone.
Movement automatic movement of production or PP 240 HU, dimensions: diameter 27.5 mm, height: 3.88 mm, which is a mini-revolution with a 22K ultra-thin self-winding tourbillon movement — handy Why should I change it ? But with the new dual-P certification embodiment, the movement now has one day -3 to +2 seconds precision, vibration frequency 21600vph, with 48 hours power reserve, and free sprung balance wheel and Gyromax Spiromax gossamer advanced technology, It is a beautifully polished, functional and practical good movement.
The main changes in the new generation of Patek Philippe watch 5230 world appearance. Case Optional rose gold or white gold, 38.5 mm smaller than the previous generation Calatrava case of a mm, but the thickness of 1 mm has increased faster, back to a more retro shape size, but small aircraft wing lugs and narrow polished bezel design bolder. Appearance also changed hands, it has now become a hollow sharp design represents the Southern Cross constellation hour and elongated diamond hour.
Patek Philippe World Time watch dial either enamel surface is either a simple entry-level machine engrave Niusuo lines. 5230 New World when the museum borrowed an old pocket watch PP lines, now the center of the disk is more complex weave baskets Niusuo lines. Clearly more compelling, as the top brand, always dial Niusuo lines Niusuo antique hand-carved out of the machine.Replica Patek Philippe World Time watch 5230