Baselworld 2014 has been quite an exciting show so far. We finally bring you these up close and personal images of the new Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph ref. 5990/1A in Stainless Steel. This amazing complication that features a chronograph with the Travel Time function that indicates the time in two different time zones at a single glance is fitted with the traditional Nautilus case in stainless steel measuring 40.5 mm in diameter. This new watch, combines two highly popular complications and features additional functions for enhanced everyday convenience.
Something we are quite excited about, is that during our meeting with Patek Philippe where Philip Barat —Head of Development at Patek — explained how this new model works, we were able to capture some special images of the construction and internal structure of the case that clearly shows how this complication works. In order to preserve the hinged case shape of the iconic Nautilus without compromising aesthetics, Patek added two pushers —one to advance the independent travel time hand and the other to back it— on the left side of the case to make sure that the travel time functionality wouldn't alter the overall look of the watch.
Additionally, Patek Philippe added a date corrector located at the 1 o'clock position near the top right lug in a very discreet way, but with the end user in mind in order to ease the date setting operation.
As you can see in these images the dial has very interesting color variations depending on the lighting conditions. The dial fitted on this new Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph features a date indicator at 12, a 60-minute chronograph at 6, Local and Home Time apertures with day/night indicator at 9 and 3 o'clock respectively and perfectly contrasting white hands and white fonts.
Regarding the pushers these flow seamlessly with the hinged shaped of the case and perfectly positioned for ease of use.
This new model Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph ref. 5990/1A is powered by the Patek Philippe automatic calibre CH 28-520 C FUS composed of 370 parts, 34 jewels, Gyromax balance and which provides a power reserve of 55 hours when fully wound while beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph. The calibre is beautifully finished with the classical Patek touches and fully visible via the display case back.
On the wrist, the watch wears true to its size and with superlative wrist presence. World travelers be prepared to add this exceptional timepiece to your collections as we are confident that you will enjoy having this new Nautilus on your wrists. The classical dial configuration along with its color, makes for an easy to match watch to practically any outfit. We have added several wrist shots so that you can appreciate the color variations of the dial, depending on the angle and how the light hits its surface. Enjoy these live pictures!
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