Patek Philippe World-Time 5130P-014 'Dubai Edition'

The Patek Philippe reference 5130 is a modern iteration of the ingenious world time watch that was conceived by Louis Cottier in 1931.

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Patek PhilippePatek Philippe’s mechanical masterpieces are usually made from precious metals but its sporty steel Nautilus and Aquanaut lines have been popular as well since their introduction in the 1970s and 1990s, respectively.

Introduction

The Patek Philippe reference 5130 is a modern iteration of the ingenious world time watch that was conceived by Louis Cottier in 1931.The genius of the Louis Cottier-style world time complication is that it simultaneously displays both the local time as well as the time across all of the world’s time zones on one dial. It works as follows. The dial consists of two concentric rotating rings. The outer ring—displaying the names of the cities corresponding to each timezone—runs clockwise, while the inner 24-hour ring runs counter-clockwise. The local time zone (for instance, Dubai) is placed at the 12 o’clock position by engaging the pusher located at the upper left hand side of the case. The hands can then be adjusted to the correct time using the crown. When doing so, the 24-hour ring automatically adjusts itself to this time as well. As a result, the correct local time can be read with the hands, while the correct time in each time zone is displayed simultaneously alongside the 24-hour ring.This 5130P-014 came out in 2010 as a limited edition 50-piece release to celebrate the 50 year collaboration between Patek Philippe and Dubai's official Patek Philippe retailer Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. The watch is executed in a dressy 950 platinum case measuring a modern 39.5 mm. Despite its rather large size for a dressy watch, it maintains a sleek profile and can still comfortably slip under a shirt cuff thanks to the incorporation of an ultra thin automatic movement with a 21k yellow gold micro rotor (which can be viewed in all its glory through the sapphire crystal case back),This limited Dubai edition 5130P features a black dial with a beautiful engraved sunray guilloché pattern emanating from the centre and a quirky handset consisting of a white-gold hour hand in the observatoire style and a white-gold dauphine style minute hand. The sleek dial is accented by a small pop of colour, courtesy of the 'Dubai' in red print on the city ring.This 5130P comes on an alligator-leather Patek Philippe strap and an 18k platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp. The watch comes as a full set with the original inner and outer boxes, leather folder, booklets, and stamped certificate of origin.

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Patek PhilippePatek Philippe’s mechanical masterpieces are usually made from precious metals but its sporty steel Nautilus and Aquanaut lines have been popular as well since their introduction in the 1970s and 1990s, respectively.