For the Only Watch 2015 charity auction, Patek Philippe created a special version of its …
The best Swiss Patek Philippe World Time Moon Ref. 5575 replica combines the traditional world’s 24 time zones with a highly realistic and large format moon-phase display at the centre of the dial.
The hour and minute hands display the local time in the time zone represented by the city which stands at 12 o’clock. The cities on the right are located farther east, those on the left farther west. The adjustment of the local time is performed with a single pusher at 10 o’clock in the case flank.
Very important, the mechanism is separated from the movement when corrections are made, so the steady oscillation of the balance and the accuracy of the minute hand’s position remain unaffected.
This is a relevant variation because traditionally useful fake Patek Philippe world time watches features a guilloché centre or a cloisonné enamel decoration. This is for sure the most realistic and prominent representation of the moon in a Patek Philippe timepiece.
The moon-phase display mechanism is composed of two thin, superposed glass disks. The bottom one is decorated with the nocturnal sky and shows a richly detailed and very large rendering of the moon. This disk performs one complete revolution every 29.53 days. The upper half of the second stationary disk, characterised by a precisely calculated contour, acts as a mask exposing only the visible portion of the moon.
First launched in the 1930s and patented in 1959, Patek Philippe’s World Time watches have a typical layout with two rotatable scale disks at the periphery of the dial. The outer scale lists 24 place names that each represent an entire time zone, while the inner scale displays the hours that correspond to the time of day in each zone.
The new Calibre 240 HU LU was developed explicitly for this timepiece and it is based on an ultra-thin self-winding movement powered by a 22K gold mini rotor recessed in the plate.
Each time the pusher is pressed, the Southern Cross-inspired hour hand advances by one hour, while the city and 24-hour disks move counterclockwise by one time zone. As a tribute to mens replica Patek Philippe‘ origin, the Central European Time is represented by the city of Geneva instead of Paris.