Some of the most greatly valued and horologically wonderful watches from the Patek Philippe replica, are its world time watches, which it started producing as the unique model in 1939. Historically these were made in small numbers (in the case of enamel dial 1415s, extremely small numbers; only eight have appeared on the market at auction since production ceased in 1954) and with or without enamel dials, world time watches like that replica model in white gold, remain a cornerstone of Patek’s collections. The fake Patek has just announced that in conjunction with the Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition, which opens tomorrow in New York, that it will release a number of special editions including the newly established New York Special Edition 2017.
One of the most highly sought Patek world time watches is the other model, with enamel dial models commanding a premium at auction. The world time complication was invented in the 1930s by the watchmaker Louis Cottier (1894-1996) who was a graduate of the Horological School of Geneva, and who went to work in the family business under his father Emmanuel after graduation, and who was considered an exceptional watchmaker in his own right. Cottier developed a few patents but today, he’s best remembered for the invention of the world-time complication, which shows the time in (classically) 24 time zones simultaneously, and which allows the local time city to be selected by a pusher in the case (operating the pusher simultaneously selects the city, as well as correcting the hour hand and the position of the 24 hour dial).
He made the complication to order for some clients but one of the best popular is Patek Philippe replica watch, and in conjunction with the Art of Watches Grand Exhibition, Patek will release the Men’s World Time model.
The distinguishing feature of this fake watch is the dial. The metal relief image shows the Manhattan skyline. There will be a total of 300 produced and as with all the Patek models released in conjunction with the Art Of Watches Grand Exhibition opening in New York, it will be retailed in the U.S. only.