Every once in a while we run into rare, spectacular watches like this one. This rare bird is one of the most exclusive limited editions issued by Patek Philippe in the last years. Yes, we are talking about the Patek Philippe World Time ref. 5130R-020 Munich Edition. This fascinating watch, launched in 2014 to celebrate the Munich exhibition, was produced in limited quantities of 25 pieces in 18K white gold and 25 in 18K rose gold and only available for sale in Germany. The Patek Philippe World Time ref. 5130R Munich Edition is fitted with a white dial with special 'guilloché' center featuring the same pattern as the Bavarian flag since Munich is the capital of Bavaria. Additionally, the 24-city ring highlights the time zone for Munich in light blue —the same color utilized in the flag of Bavaria. This rare bird is powered by the same calibre 240 HU as the regular production ref. 5130 and is a watch that you will rarely see in the wild.
Its white dial with its stunning 'guilloché' center is just mesmerizing and captivating. As you guys know, the Patek Philippe ref. 5130 is one of our favorite world timers and this particular Munich edition is our ultimate most favorite one —we are suckers for everything German, including beers, cars, watches, etc.
Equipped with an elegant black alligator strap with dark blue stitching and fitted with the Calatrava folding clasp, the 5130 Munich Edition wears like a glove with the utmost elegance. The finishing and the details, is what makes a Patek Philippe one of the most coveted watches in the world. The watch is fitted with the larger size case —opposed to its predecessor ref. 5110— measuring 39.5 mm in diameter.
The beautifully decorated automatic calibre 240 HU is fully visible via the display case back. This calibre, with a diameter of 27.5 mm and a height of merely 3.88 mm is composed of 239 parts and features the iconic 22K gold mini-rotor that Patek Philippe is very well known for. When fully wound, the movement provides a power reserve of 48 hours while beating at a frequency of 21,600 vph. As you know, this wonderful movement, allows for the wearer to display the time in 24 different time zones by just pressing the pusher located at 10 o'clock on the case band.
On the wrist, the watch wears slightly bigger than its actual size and more like a 40 mm watch. Next time you are celebrating Oktoberfest dressed in your brown 'lederhosen' and your light blue checkered shirt, make sure you are wearing one of this beautiful watches as you raise your liter stein filled with Spaten and toast to Bavaria with all your energy.
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