Patek Philippe World Time Reference 5330G-010

Launched during the WATCH ARTTM grand exhibition in Tokyo 2023, in a 300-piece limited series, the new Patek Philippe World Time Reference 5330G-010 features a patented world first: a date indication synchronized with local time, meaning that of the selected time zone appearing at 12 o’clock and displayed by the central hands.

Patek Philippe World Time Reference 5330G-010
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To provide this useful and highly practical function, Patek Philippe has developed a new movement, the 240 HU C caliber, based on the ultra-thin selfwinding 240 HU caliber and equipped with an innovative patented differential system for managing the local-time date. This date mechanism alone comprises 70 parts.

Patek Philippe World Time Reference 5330G-010
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The date is displayed on the beveled flange by a red-tipped central hand – the first ever from Patek Philippe made of glass and for which two patents have been filed.

Patek Philippe World Time Reference 5330G-010
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The name of Tokyo appears in red on the city disk corresponding to the 24 time zones. On the 24-hour disk – subdivided into two day/night zones identified by their rhodium-plated or plum-colored background – the sun symbol is replaced by a red rising sun, the emblem of Japan. A red dot between Auckland and Midway marks the date line.

The local time of the selected time zone at 12 o’clock is indicated by a skeletonized hours hand inspired by the “Southern Cross” constellation, while the minutes hand features a lozenge-shaped cutout. Thanks to an ingenious mechanism patented in 1999, the user can simultaneously correct all the World Time displays – now including the date – in one-hour increments by simply pressing the pusher at 10 o’clock.

Patek Philippe World Time Reference 5330G-010
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The plum-colored dial is adorned with a hand-guilloched center and the entirely polished white gold case measuring 40 mm in diameter is distinguished by its curved two-tier lugs.

The Patek Philippe World Time Reference 5330G-010 is fitted on a shiny black alligator leather strap with plum-colored hand stitching and a white gold fold-over clasp. The sapphire case back is adorned with the “Patek Philippe Tokyo” transfer.