Every time when I think about time piece that is perfect for a world traveler who has passion about watches I have to recall Patek Philippe World Time 5131/1P-001 in platinum. If anyone has the chance to see it once, it’s simply impossible to forget the image of this magnificent piece. The opportunity to follow the time in 24 different zones is what makes this wrist watch a must have for someone who is traveling and has a chance to afford it.
Baselworld 2017 is been the place where this time piece has been firstly introduced, the option to come in a solid piece of platinum is maybe something that platinum watch lovers were hoping on, knowing the previous piece of this range which came out in rose gold. The whole piece itself is made of platinum including the bracelet ant the clasp, and it’s a real platinum master time macine.
The dimension of a piece like this with featured incredible movement inside and specific weight is always a theme to discuss, but diameter of 39.5 mm is not much for a watch that weights 241.8 g in total, only the case by itself weights 215 g, making this time machine a bit heavy for your wrist, but if we think about the noble material that is used to form such a wrist beauty and additionally the Cloisonné enamel centre we can easily justify the weight. The rice link bracelet is extremely solid in construction as well and super comfortable.
One look to the earth from the north pole lives a stunning impression and no one can get a way without seeing the colours of our mother planet, the inspiration is prolonged from the previous model with a spark with a few refreshments. The catching eye dial is what we all love, designed to impress with two rings and the earth as a centre. It’s white ring with the name of 24 capital cities to mark 24 different time zones and a middle ring displaying the hours in a certain time zone are giving the meaning to the this watch, and on the top of the grey and navy blue middle ring there are 24 arrows set to point the zones. The moon and sun signs are set to symbolise the period of the day and they are marked with gold. The reading is very simple and easy with the help of the hour and zone hands.
Mirror polished case inside holds mechanical self-winding movement calibre 240 HU composed of 239 parts, supported with 8 bridges and 33 jewels. Every part is nicely crafted till perfection so the movement beats in a frequency of 21,600 vph providing a power reserve of 48 hours. The accuracy is unbelievable and always spot on. In the same time it’s shiny polished with non scratching window and has a sapphire crystal case back to be able to see the movement.
This Patek Philippe 5131/1P-001 in platinum with his design of the hour and zone hands on a first look definitely reminds of a compass that is about to point your direction, so it’s a real choice for people with style and adventurous spirit, and someone that loves platinum watches. The sticker price is $130,413 USD, and it’s really worth it.