THE PERFECT MATCH
The mechanism invented by Louis Cottier back in the 1930s goes for green in a novel, vibrantly-colored, esthetically-pleasing scenescape of the model unveiled by the manufacture in 2016.
Patek Philippe invites us to discover a host of prestigious complications nestling inside its latest reference, 5930P-001. A chronograph boasting a flyback function and world time, which simultaneously displays the time in 24 time zones, come together in an elegant 39.5 mm platinum case. This coexistence is center staged on a dial that’s been brilliantly imagined to offer optimal readability. A green-hued central decoration set off with circular guilloché engraving is fringed by the two-tone 24-hour disc to distinguish between day and night. The ensemble is embraced by the space dedicated to the cities. In addition to the dauphine-styled local-time and standard-minute hands, the time data is complemented by the direct-drive and a 30-minute counter at 6 o’clock devoted to measuring short-cycle time.
All this data is driven by the CH 28-520 HU caliber. The complications of this complex selfwinding movement (around 55 hours of power reserve) are ever-so easy to use. The pusher at 10 o’clock lets the wearer select the reference time zone, which will be positioned at 12 o’clock. The button at 2 o’clock triggers the chronograph. A simple tap on the one featured at 4 o’clock instantly restarts a new time measurement session.
And, like all the manufacture’s timepieces, this 5930P-001 World Time Flyback Chronograph is accompanied by a comfortable strap. This time round, it’s fashioned in square-scaled alligator and flaunts a bottle green color that’s a perfect visual match for the watch’s central scenescape.
By Dan Diaconu