The first version of the Patek Philippe 5513R World Time Minute Repeater was the first watch of its kind: a second repeater capable of chiming the localperiod, in any of the 24 reference time zones. The watch was originally introduced at Patek Philippe 5531r prix replica watches‘ Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition at New York, in 2017, as a particular edition. There were exactly ten of those watches made — five of each of the two grand feu enamel dial remedies, which revealed the Manhattan skyline by day and by night. The 5513R is now part of the regular series at Patek, with a grand feu enamel dial revealing that the Lavaux vineyard terraces on the beaches of Lake Geneva (lovers of this pioneering American food writer M.F.K. Fischer will recall that she and her second husband had a home in the region, at the village of Chexbres, near Montreux). The vineyards are a UNESCO world heritage site.
The 5513R is a watch which seems designed to silence doubters who state Patek Philippe 5531r preis replica watches‘ best years are behind it. Just to refresh our memories, there have been watches that unite the entire world time complication with a minute repeater previously, but such watches have not had the striking works coordinated with all the entire world time complication — meaning that the repeater would just hit home time, rather than local time.
At a traditional repeater, the hour (a camera with 12 measures that controls the amount of hours struck) isn’t driven directly by the motion works that drive the hands, but instead, by a 12 pointed star wheel that’s innovative one tooth per hour by the second snail (that is driven right by the motion works). This implies, however, in a world time see a repeater, you can not change the position of the hour to signify a change in time zone. The 5513R gets around that with the hour driven by the time zone wheel of the world time complication.
There are other innovations in the motion too — for instance, the striking works are set up so you hear the time that the watch shows in the ending of this strike, not when it starts. By way of example, if you initiate the repeater at 5:59:50, you’ll hear the watch strike 6:00, which is the time that it will be if striking is completed. Additionally, there are safety mechanisms to prevent accidental damage to the mechanics; for instance, while the striking train is triggered, it’s impossible to correct local time.
The gold case has openworked lugs, and it’s also the first Patek Philippe 5531r-001 world time minute repeater clone watch repeater which has the foot of the gongs attached to the caseband, rather than the movement, which ought to give a greater tone. We are looking very much forward to watching this one, also hearing it as well.