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For BaselWorld 2016, the last family-owned independent Genevan watch manufacturer Patek Philippe is presenting four new Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930 replica models. Among them is the new model in the regular collection that unites two highly popular watch complications – the new Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930.
This extraordinary model combines Patek Philippe’s patented World Time mechanism with a proprietary self-winding chronograph movement. This rare combination of two of Patek Philippe’s specialties is aimed at true collectors and aficionados, who will most certainly appreciate it. So far, the union of the world time complication and a chronograph has appeared only in a single Patek from the 1940’s.
With the new mechanical CH 28-520 HU movement, Patek Philippe combined two proven mechanisms: the self-winding CH 28-520 PS chronograph caliber with column-wheel control and a vertical clutch, and the renowned World Time module based on a model developed by Genevan watchmaker Louis Cottier in the 1930s. The chronograph has a start/stop pusher at 2 o’clock, and a reset pusher at 4 o’clock that also doubles as a flyback pusher.Both elements were further enhanced with extensive modifications: axes were shifted, bridges redesigned and thinned, and components clearances changed.
The blue dial Patek Philippe World Time 5930G copy watch demonstrates how both the World Time watch and the chronograph have made significant progress since 1940. The mechanisms are now both more precise and more complex, which makes it even more challenging to integrate them into a single movement. Similarly, where conventional chronograph has a graduated scale graduated in fractions of a second, the World Time Chronograph has a moving city disk with representations of 24 international time zones. For example, a classic world time watch doesn’t have a second hand, but the chronograph necessitates a long second hand and a 30-minute counter.Even on the dial side, the watchmakers had to envision a completely new watch face that embraces all of the unique features of both complications.
Until today, the only Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph is a one-of-a-kind wristwatch No. 862 442, from 1940. This historical timepiece now rests in the Patek Philippe Museum, with inventory number P996. It is believed that this watch, equipped with both pulsimeter and asthmomether scales, once belonged to a physician.
The new Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930G launches in 2016 in a version with a blue, hand-guillochéd dial center. The Patek Philippe replica watch is mounted on a hand-stitched matt navy blue alligator strap with large square scales.