It might be an unfair question if you ask a Patek Philippe enthusiast to name their five best Patek models. This is because all Patek Philippe watches have qualities and capabilities that everyone can love and admire. The historical production of this finest watchmaker in the world is highly fascinating to explore.
However, when you think of Patek Philippe, things that may strike your mind are high-end chronographs, repeaters, and perpetual calendars. But the brand’s catalogue also includes several complicated watches that ensure luxury and a lot of regular utility. So let’s take a look at some of these best Patek Philippe models.
Well-calculated time-zone functionality is valuable in today’s mobile era. You may often travel to different places, crossing other time zones. However, additional displays like a date display or a day-night indicator increase the utility of the time-zone indicator. And you can each of these functionalities within the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, introduced in 2015.
The watch comes with another practical functionality – an alternate white and blue day-night indicator to track home time. Furthermore, there is also a similar day-night display indicating local time. A hand on a big sub-dial shows the date, offering a symmetrical and appealing look.
However, the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time watch houses a self-winding Calibre 324 S C FUS movement. And an exquisite gold case of 42mm offers a luxurious feel to this sporty pilot’s timepiece.
Patek Philippe introduced two versions of the annual calendar Ref. 5396 to mark the watch’s 20th anniversary in 2016. The watchmaker developed the annual calendar many decades after it launched the perpetual calendar. However, the mechanism needs manual correction on the last eve of February.
The watch features all the standard indicators for the day, month and date, and a 24-hour indicator and a moon-phase display. Moreover, it comes in a 38.5mm white gold case featuring a grey dial or a silvery-white dial framed within a rose gold case. Both the versions house the self-winding Calibre 324 S QA LU 24H/303 movement.
The Patek Philippe World Time Reference 5230G debuted in 1937. Over the decades, the brand has introduced the timepiece in multiple stylistic variations. However, the latest model sports a 38.5mm rose or white gold case. It flaunts an anthracite-coloured and guilloche-embellished dial with bold angular hands.
If you press the push-piece at the 10 o’clock side, the watch will show the desired time zone at the dial’s top. Moreover, the openwork hour hand and the 24-hour ring operate in synchrony to track precise timing every time. Users can reposition the central minute and hour hands by pulling and turning the crown. Eventually, only the 24-hour ring rotates with the hands, keeping the desired time zone remains logically unchanged.
However, the Calibre 240 HU automatic movement controls the functions, and the suffix ‘HU’ refers to heure universelle, meaning universal time.
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