5131G-001 | WorldTime Map

  • Collection: WorldTime Map
  • Model reference: 5131G-001
  • Case/Size: White gold, 39.5mm
  • Dial: Enamel world map
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: Worldtime
  • Specificity: Very Rare
  • Condition: Like New

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Description

Best known for their Complication and Grand Complications watches Patek Philippe masters the “Haute Horlogerie” and are arguably the best in the industry.

Conceived to meet existential or professional requests, these breakthrough complications live on.
In the 1930s the first World Timer saw the light, a wristwatch indicating the time for 24 time zones on a single dial.

Evolution of an emblematic model,  the line of Worldtimers also known as “Heure Universelle”exists since over 80 years, extremely coveted by collectors who in recent auctions pay up to 2-3 million $ for a rare vintage piece, that sets the tone very high.
After an absence of over 35 years from the catalogues, the reference 5110 was released in 2000 and was available for 6 years, made in yellow gold 5110j, white gold 5110g and with a blue centre dial in platinum 5110p.

In 2006, the brand released the very popular and elegant 5130 model in a 39.5mm case, 2.5mm bigger than the older sibling, it had a 10 years long lifespan, they produced that version in rose, yellow and white gold, the platinum was bless with a few stunning limited editions pieces, to name some; 1) Dubai edition 5130p-014, 2) Mecca edition 5130p-015, 3) Edinburgh edition 5130p-029, 4) Beirut edition 5130r-027 and the very coveted cloisonné enamel dial version, the rare references 5131 that saw many long waiting lists for all metals, as of early 2019 only the 5131/1p full platinum bracelet version is being produced with the North Pole enamel dial.

In 2016 we saw the release of two new World Time references, 5230 (pink and white gold) which saw a new designed case 1mm smaller than its predecessor, new hands, winglet style lugs and a slate-grey centre dial guillochéd by hand.

All of these references are Powered by the microrotor 240-HU but there is something new, the birth of a model inspired by a unique piece from 1940, the World Time Chronograph 5930G debuts with a new caliber CH 28-520 HU, world time indication along a chronograph function.

 

The present timepiece in white gold has a 39.5mm round case with the « Patek Philippe » engraved inscription at 12 o’clock and « Geneva » at 6 o’clock. The beauty lies in the center of this so coveted timekeeper. A fantastic hand-made cloisonné enamel dial depicting the European, African and Asian map. All of these dials are completely unique due to the complexity of the work! City names are in black with a lovely typo on a white background. And surrounding the enamel dial is the 24-hour ring that is divided into day & night sectors.

With the push-piece located at 11 o’clock, you can easily change the time zone to your local location between two landings or take off. You can also admire the automatic movement stamped with the Patek Philippe seal through the sapphire case-back.

You can now fix the genuine brown hand-stitched alligator strap around your wrist and feel the majesty of a piece of art that is unfortunately discontinued!

 

 

Patek Philippe – Bio

Patek Philippe & Co. was founded in 1839, located in Geneva and the Vallée de Joux. It designs and manufactures timepieces and movements, including some of the most complicated mechanical watches. It is considered by many experts and aficionados to be one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers.
In 1868, Patek Philippe made their first wristwatch, which was sold on November 13, 1876 to the Hungarian Countess.
It is the last independent, family-owned Genevan watch manufacture with uninterrupted operating history spanning nearly 180 years.

 

Additional information

Accessories:

Accompanied by a leather wallet with Patek Philippe international warranty certificate, product literature and a wooden presentation box