Patek Philippe World Time Ref. 5231G
Here, we bring you the details and our honest thoughts on the new Patek Philippe Ref. 5231G Replica Watches in white gold, with a cloisonné enamel map of the aforementioned region.
The Case, Dial, and Hands
The case of the new Ref. 5231G, rendered in white gold, measures a dressy 38.5 mm in diameter. This is 1.0 mm less than its predecessor the Ref. 5131 (and the non-enamel Ref. 5130), making Cheap Patek Philippe Replica latest world timers that much more elegant. This new generation of world timers comes with a contemporary case design too, with fewer curves, a sloped bezel and winglet-style lugs. The pusher at 10 o’clock advances local time by one hour increments, along with the city ring that is linked to it; this functionality, however, isn’t new, and is found also in the previous generation.
In stark contrast to the austere case, the dial of the Ref. 5231G is richly ornate, thanks to the enamel medallion in the center. Patek Philippe Replica Watches world timers often serve as the canvas for the rare handcraft of cloisonné enameling, and most of these depict maps of certain regions around the world.
The art of cloisonné enameling is particularly suited for rendering maps. The artisan first outlines the continents and islands with thin gold wires, before filling in the partitions with various enamel colours to express the landmasses and oceans. Between colours, the dial is fired at high temperatures in a dedicated kiln. Four gold paillons (gold-leaf spangles) highlight the four cardinal points.
Beyond the centre medallion are the Patek Philippe Replica city disk and 24-hour disk with day/night zones, allowing time to be read off at a glance in all 24 time zones simultaneously. The circle-type hour hand, complemented by a white gold lozenge-shaped minute hand, displays the local time of the time zone whose corresponding city has been selected at 12 o’clock.
Driving the Luxury Patek Philippe Replica Ref. 5231G is the 239-part Calibre 240 HU. This is the same tried and true movement that powered the Ref. 5130 and Ref. 5131. It has a minimum power reserve of 48 hours and operates at a stately 3 Hz frequency. As denoted by the ‘HU’ designation which stands for Heure Universelle, the Calibre 240 HU has world time functionality.
Flipping the Swiss Patek Philippe Replica over reveals the movement in all its glory through the sapphire crystal case back. This is the familiar look of the base Calibre 240, with the world time mechanism unseen just under the dial. The most striking bit about the movement has to be the 22k gold microrotor. The rest of the movement is also given a handsome finish, with Geneva waves across the top surface of the bridges, beveled and polished edges, outward angles, polished screw heads, and perlage across the base plate, among other things.