Patek Philippe’s Innovative Take on the Dual-Timezone Complication

Although Cheap Patek Philippe Replica wasn’t the first watchmaker to create a dual-timezone watch, it certainly innovated on the dual-timezone complication (or twin hour watch) with its own take.

The Ref. 2597 – A Pre-Cursor To The Travel Time

Among the middle and upper class, people were travelling more than ever. But most consumers didn’t need a world time complication and indeed wanted something simpler to read and easier to manage.

Buying watch With Crypto a jumping hour hand, that could be easily adjusted with a button. This wasn’t a GMT-complication at all, but simply a “Cross-Country” watch with an hour adjustor, so the time zone could be adjusted while the movement continued to run.

The Ref. 2597 was launched in 1959 with this design. Three years later, Patek Philippe introduced a new version of the reference with a second hour hand. The Patek Philippe Replica Men Watches “Twin Hour” had a black-toned hand that could be adjusted backwards and forwards with two pushers on the side of the case. The benefit of this was, the second hour hand could be hidden under the local hour hand when not in use.

The Fully Iced Out Patek Replica design of this movement – the Caliber 12-400 HS – was patented by Patek Philippe in 1959, and remains the basis for its modern Travel Time watches today. These include the Caliber 26-330 S C FUS used in the Ref. 5164 Aquanaut Travel Time.

Over the next few decades, only a handful of travel time or GMT-complication watches were developed in Patek Philippe. This was the case until 1997, when the Ref. 5034 Travel Time was introduced. The watch utilised a variation of the Buy Luxury Patek Philippe Replica Watches With Bitcoin Caliber 215 PS, with a 24-hour indication for the second hour hand. A ladies’ version, the Ref. 4864, was also created by the brand to cater to those desiring a more elaborate design on the crown and pushers.

21st-Century Travel Time Watches

Housed within the Calatrava and bearing its classic design codes had appeared. The Calatrava Pilot Travel Time also brought back associations of the initial purpose of the dual-timezone watch, drawing on an old pilot-style timepiece in Best Patek Philippe Replica archives for this watch.

The Ref. 5524G features Super-LumiNova-coated and oversized Arabic hour markers in a slab-style font, with sword hands for the home time and a skeletonised sword hand for the local time. But this isn’t a typical dual-timezone complication.

Both hands run on a 12-hour display, with day/night indicators in little apertures on the dial for both time zones. The pushers on the left of the case feature patented safety lock designs that ensure the hour hand isn’t accidentally changed when flexing your wrist. It also featured a blue lacquered dial, a big move for the watchmaker at the time.

Innovating On The Travel Time

Not only is it Patek Philippe Replica Swiss Movement first chiming watch that’s housed in a water-resistant case, it’s also a rare example of an alarm complication that’s engaged with the dual-timezone complication. The watch bears four patents alone on the alarm function, and has various other securities to prevent potential damage to the movement by users.

Caliber AL 30-660 S C FUS that powers the watch’s operation took years to perfect, right down to the length of the alarm’s chime and its initiation, to ensure that it would be heard.

A Clous de Paris hobnail guilloched pattern on the body of the Fake Patek Philippe Calatrava-style watch case, mixes the contemporary with the traditional in a modern balanced aesthetic. The dial, too, has a grainy texture and gradient anthracite hue, recalling the style of vintage camera bodies.