Up until now only available in 18K rose gold, the legendary Patek Philippe World Time ref. 5131 is now also available in platinum. This new platinum iteration reference 5131/1P-001 is a quite heavy timepiece with a total weight of 241.8 grams —as a reference a full gold on bracelet Audemars Piguet ref. 15202OR has a total weight of 215 grams— with a 39.5 mm case and a stunning dial with 'Cloisonné' enamel center with a view of the earth as seen from the North Pole.
The Things You Need to Know
Case: Mirror polished 950 platinum measuring 39.5 mm in diameter. The case features 'Patek Philippe' engraved on the bezel at 12 o'clock and 'Geneve' at 6 o'clock.
Dial: White with 24-hour and day/night indication for the 24 time zones indicated with cursive letters and featuring a 'Cloisonné' enamel center with a view of the earth as seen from the North Pole.
Bracelet: Rice bead link bracelet in platinum with fold-over clasp. The bracelet is extremely solid in construction and super comfortable.
Movement: Automatic calibre 240 HU composed of 239 parts, 22K gold micro-rotor 8 bridges and 33 jewels. Beating at a frequency of 21,600 vph it provides a power reserve of 48 hours. Time zone function operated via a pusher located on the case band at 10 o'clock.
On the Wrist & Pricing
This new Patek Philippe World Time ref. 5131/1P-001 in Platinum wears slightly larger than its actual size due to the top heavy construction of the watch. A stunner in person, the 'cloisonné' center of its dial is one of the most beautiful elements of this watch and worth every penny of its price tag. While we prefer the look of the cities disc font on reference 5230, this watch is still one of the most beautiful watches out there and pure beauty all around.
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