Introduced at Baselworld 2016, the $73,700 Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930G is the first timepiece that combines the Genevan manufacture’s patented World Time mechanism with a proprietary self-winding chronograph movement that comes in a round white-gold case and a dial with a blue, manually guilloched center.
Being 13 mm thick, the Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930G features a 39.5 mm 18k white-gold case and indicate dial that displays the time in 24 different timezones and 30-minute chronograph. Due to the absence of the running seconds hand here, the caliber has been manufactured to keep the chronograph seconds hand running at all times. The round case has a sapphire caseback and integrates elements of several classical Patek watches of the past, including the smooth silhouette of the Bauhaus-inspired Ref. 96 from 1932 and the winglet-style strap lugs found on models of the 1940s and 1950s.
The World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930G is powered by Patek Philippe Caliber CH 28-520 HU, with automatic winding and an integrated chronograph with column-wheel control and a vertical clutch. The start, stop, and zero-reset pushers are positioned at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock and there’s also an additional pusher at 10 o’clock. The timepiece is finished with a hand-stitched, llarge-scale matte navy blue alligator strap and a white-gold Calatrava-style fold-over clasp.