Patek Philippe, Genève, World Time, Ref. 5131P. Self-winding, water-resistant, 18K Platinum wristwatch with Worldtime system, cloisonné enamel dial and an Platinum Patek Philippe fitted bracelet. Accompanied by fitted box, Certificate of Origin, booklets, and instruction booklet.
Case: Two-body, solid, polished, bezel engraved with Patek Philippe, Geneve, screwed-down transparent case back, protected crown, push button on the band at 10 to adjust the discs for the different time zones, the 24 hours and hour hand, concave lugs, sapphire crystals. Diamon in between lugs.
Dial: Cloisonne enamel depicting the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, surrounded by a brushed silver and blue revolving disc in 24 hours for the diurnal and nocturnal hours, outer revolving brushed silver ring dial bearing the names of 24 global locations. Pink gold dauphine and ring hands.
Movement: Cal. 240HU, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 33 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, 22K gold micro-rotor.
Bracelet in platinum with all links, signed
Papers dated October 2017
Condition: LIKE NEW
Diameter: 39.5mm thickness: 10mm
Out of all these distinguished icons, the Patek Philippe World timer is perhaps the most poetic and romantic. With the help of a talented watchmaker, Louis Cottier, Patek Philippe managed to produce the world’s first world time wristwatch in 1937. Fast forward 80 years, the world time watch remains one of the most integral pieces of the modern Patek Philippe collection. This year, Patek Philippe has given one of its most coveted world time references, the Ref. 5131, an opulent makeover. For the first time, the Ref. 5131 is available in platinum fitted with a platinum bracelet no less. A truly Iconic and rare watch.