The new World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930 presents a combination of two long-standing cheap Patek Philippe specialties that true connoisseurs so far have seen only in a single piece from the 1940s. For the first time, the Ref. 5930 pairs the world time and the flyback chronograph complications in a model that has now been added to Patek Philippe’s regular collection as reference 5930. A welcome surprise to Patek collectors and enthusiasts? Most assuredly.
The best part here and now is a video walk-through of the new piece that Patek has put together. I think will enjoy as Philip Barat, Patek’s Head of Development, gives a “guided tour” of the exemplary new World Time Chronograph.
As noted in the video, the Watch Replica has 39.5mm x 12.86mm case made of white gold, with a blue, silvery dial that is manually guilloched in the center (as with all Patek World Time Watches Replica Replica).
It is powered by the Patek caliber CH 28-520 HU, an automatic chronograph featuring column-wheel control and a vertical clutch along with the world time module. This new caliber was derived from the CH 28-520 caliber, an automatic flyback chronograph.
The new Ref. 5930 with its blue and silvery dial displays local time, the other 23 time zones, and the chronograph functions in a well arranged and thoughtful manner given all that is going on in this Watch Replica . The outermost scale is a blue disk with the city names that represent the 24 time zones. Just inside of this, in white, is the chronograph scale with quarter-second graduations (not fifths, as is the CH 28-520). Inside of this is the 24-hour ring with bright/dark zones as well as sun and moon symbols doubles as a day/night indicator for the World Time readings. The small subdial near the 6 o’clock position is a 30 minute counter. The center-set sweep seconds hand doubles for chrono or regular time-indication. The Watch Replica is practical and easy to use: a pusher at 10 o’clock advances the hour hand and the two world time scales in one-hour increments without disrupting the precise rate of the movement; chronograph pushers are situated on either side of the crown.
Price on the Patek 5930G World Time Chronograph is $73,712.
You can read the full press release with all the details, right here: