On the occasion of the Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition The Art of watches in New York, I am pleased to share with you the latest news from the Big Apple.
After Dubai in 2012, Munich in 2013 and London in 2015, the Grand Exhibition opens its doors for the 4th time.
This cultural exhibition, open and free to the public, will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York from 13th to 23rd of July 2017.
On this special occasion, Patek Philippe presents special limited edition pieces manufactured to celebrate the US market: The Patek Philippe Men’s World Time Ref. 5230 New York 2017 Special Edition, the manufacturers famous World Time function, also takes center stage.
The 300 watches of this limited series are endowed with the self- winding caliber 240 HU movement.
The elegant 38,5 mm timepiece has a white-gold case with a smooth, chamfered bezel and a dial with an opaline blue center: its embossed motif depicts the same Manhattan skyline that adorns the center of the Ref. 5531.
The city disk and the 24-hour disk (with day/night segments) permanently display the time in all 24 time zones.
Thanks to an exclusive patented Patek Philippe mechanism, the time zone can be adjusted at will simply by actuating the pusher at 10 o'clock. This simultaneously corrects the city disk, the 24-hour disk, and the hour hand from the center.
The hour hand is delicately skeletonized and shows the silhouette of the “Southern Cross” constellation, a hallmark reserved exclusively for World Time watches.
The shiny navy blue alligator leather strap is subtly color- coordinated with the center of the dial. The sapphire-crystal case back is engraved with the inscription “PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017.”
The Patek Philippe Men’s World Time Ref. 5230 New York 2017 Special Edition is sold for 53.299 USD each and a limited edition of 300 pieces.