Patek Philippe World Time

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  • Condition: Excellent
  • Model: 5230G-001
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Strap Length: Adjustable
  • Scope: Box & Papers
  • Year: 2018
  • Case Width: 38.5mm
  • Listing ID: SD018663
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Scope Original Box & Papers
Movement Automatic
Case Width 38.5mm
Strap Length
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At 80 years old, the World Time complication which this Patek Philippe was inspired by is undoubtedly a classic. Despite this, Patek Philippe has turned an otherwise-vintage complication into a very contemporary watch through the use of white gold for the case and grey for the dial. Nevertheless, the very traditional guilloche surface hints towards the movement's classical origins.


The first ever World Time movement was created by Louis Cottier in 1931. Patek Philippe was among the first to adopt his mechanism, adding a World Time complication to its offerings in 1937.

Fast forward to today, the Cottier World Time complication is largely unchanged. It still displays information through a rotating 24-hour disk with various cities and timezones, and looks largely the same. It shows that once achieved, perfection is hard to top.

The watch is in excellent condition with very light marks only which are hard to see without close inspection, we felt this was too good to polish, the original Patek strap is in very good used condition with its original deployant clasp. Comes as a full set with inner and outer box set, folder, booklets and original guarantee paper.

Also included is the original black strap in very good used condition.


To many, Patek Philippe is the epitome of the high-end watchmaker. Throughout its nearly two centuries' of existence, it has weathered everything from the World Wars to the Quartz Crisis of the 1980s. Even today, it's widely acknowledged to be amongst the most successful and prestigious watchmakers, with its creations gracing wrists of everyone from bankers and politicians to rappers and actors.

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