Planet Timers are among Patek Philippe’s very popular complications, with a background spanning over nearly 80 years (thanks to this cooperation with Cottier). At Baselworld 2016, Patek Philippe 5230 new york replica watch introduced two new models featuring this practical purpose, the 5930 World Time Chronograph and the 5230, replacing the iconic reference 5130. Monochrome takes a closer look at this new take on a icon.
The story of Patek Philippe World Timers is indissolubly connected to Louis Cottier. The son of a watchmaker, Cottier earned horological fame for developing mechanisms indicating the period for our 24 time zones on a single dial. From the 1930s onward, Cottier manufactured such watches for prestigious clients among which Patek Philippe 5230 worldtimer replica watches, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex or Agassiz. In 1950, he created the first World Timer with two crowns, permitting to change the reference city when traveling. This practical innovation was presented to Patek Philippe, inspiring the cult 2523 series, manufactured from 1953. For additional information concerning the World Timers and also for Louis Cottier’s contribution, see our technical guide here.
The new Patek Philippe diamond yupoo 5230 clone (right) side by side with its predecessors, the 5130 (centre ) and 5110 (abandoned ), evidencing the current evolution of the iconic Heure Universelle design. With regards to this circumstance, winglet-style lugs, the absence of a crown-shield and a new bezel design are the primary evolutions. The diameter of this 5230 is 38.5mm versus 39.5mm and 37mm. The palms, center-dial and cities featured are amongst the other visible evolutions.
The case design of this Patek Philippe 5230g prix fake watch is among the main evolutions of the design. The brand new winglet-style lugs are directly inspired from the Patek tradition. The belief remains nonetheless (and amazingly ) modern with sleek and dynamic lines; a balanced design owing much to the thin inclined bezel and slender profile. The pusher on the left of the situation permits to advance local time by one hour while rotating the city ring in the exact same time — no specialized evolutions must be viewed, compared to the former reference 5130.
The center dial features a brand new, amazing hand-guilloche pattern, inspired from a pocket watch exhibited in the Patek Philippe weltzeituhr 5230 g clone watch museum. The precision of the finishing is beautiful, precise and extremely elegant — do not consider this closer look too much, the visual experience is much different and more discreet when the watch is worn around the wrist.
This 27.50mm automatic movement features an elegant 22K gold micro-rotor, allowing a height under 3.9mm; despite the multiple time zone mechanism, placed on top of the motion, on the other hand. Among the recent improvements of this motion, the spiromax balance spring made from silicon-based silinvar and functioning in conjunction with the gorgeous Gyromax balance wheel. The 240HU sports superb finishes with finely employed Geneva stripes, perlage and angle — when these words are not comfortable to you, take a look at our guide on finishing.
A worthy heir to the Patek Philippe worldtime heritage, the 5230 is an elegant and gorgeous watch in each respect. Refreshing a classic is not simple but the 5230 is convincing. Much better than its predecessors Just charmingly different. The cost for this watch is 42,300 CHF.