AAA Patek Philippe Replica has been producing some of the world’s most coveted world time watches for nearly 80 years. This year, the brand is retiring all existing references in its so-called Heure Universelle collection and launching a new, upgraded model in their place: the Patek Philippe Ref. 5230 World Time.
Patek Philippe also took the opportunity to do some subtle but significant reworking on the World Time watch’s case, dial, and hands. Ref. 5230 retains the iconic Patek Philippe Calatrava case, but with new winglet-style lugs and a more narrow, smoothly polished bezel. The hands will be more noticeably different to a Patek Philippe Replica Watches aficionado: instead of the ringed hour hand and Dauphine minute hand on previous references, the watch has a pierced hour hand in the shape of the Southern Cross constellation and a lozenge-shaped minute hand, both with sharp center ridges between lapped, beveled flanks. The hands, and the applied baton hour markers, are crafted from the same gold as the case.
Whereas previous models were renowned for their polychrome cloisonné enamel world map motifs, Ref. 5230 features a black, Swiss Patek Philippe Fake Watches hand-guillochéd, filigreed basket-weave pattern inspired by a historical pocketwatch on display at the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva. The dial pattern was created on a nearly 100-year-old, meticulously maintained rose engine at the Patek Philippe manufacture.
The Patek Philippe World Time Ref. 5230 remains an ideal timepiece for international travelers, who can use it to keep track of all 24 time zones at a glance. The local time, denoted by the central hour and minute hands, lines up with the time zone of the city aligned with the small red arrow above 12 o’clock. Pressing the Patek Philippe Copy Watches pusher at 10 o’clock rotates the city disk and the 24-hour ring counterclockwise and the hour hand in one-hour increments. During this process, the time-zone mechanism is uncoupled from the movement so that the accurate progression of the minute hand and the amplitude of the balance remain unaffected and the time, in all time zones, is precisely displayed.