Blue is making its way onto every wrist. The manufacturer addresses this trend by unveiling a new version of its cosmopolitan timepiece endowed with a platinum machined case.
In 2016, the reference 5230 signed Patek Philippe, evolving from the 5110 and 5130, serves as an invitation to travel in business class. Reviving the display imagined by Louis Cottier in the 1930s, twenty-four time zones can be easily read on the dial in the blink of an eye. The principle? A graduated 24-hour disc with a day/night indication is encircled by another disc on which the names of the main related cities are indicated. Their synchronized rotations enable a quick and easy reading of the respective local times. After the 5230G-001 variation in white gold, this year’s model, the 5230P-001, combines a dark azure dial with a delicate circular guilloche pattern in the center with a platinum case measuring 38.5mm in diameter and 10.23mm thick. At the top, a pair of hands indicates the reference time.
For this refined variation, the slender 240 HU caliber, beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour, is at the helm. As with the off-center gold micro-rotor, the beautifully finished components of this self-winding movement with a 48-hour power reserve are revealed through the sapphire caseback. Pressing the push-button at 10 o’clock allows for easy adjustment of the world time. The 5230P-001 is worn on an elegant navy-blue calf leather wristband with a folding clasp. All that’s left to do is to grab your passport and close your luggage… The world is now yours!