The world time watch can trace its roots back to 1931 and the invention, by Louis Cottier, of the Heure Universalle complication. This was quickly utilized by prestigious Manufactures such as Patek Philippe and can be found in their earlier complicated references 605, 1415 and 2523 for example. The complication is such that it is instantly recognizable, with the prominent rotating outer ring listing the major cities and their time zones, and represents a complication which remains as relevant today as it did at its conception.
The world time is now a household name and almost exclusively and instantly associated with Patek Philippe. It is a lineage of watches that continues to this day and within which one will find some of the brand’s most iconic references. The following lots represent the modern variations clearly and directly inspired by Cottier’s complication.
「World Time」腕錶系列的歷史可以追溯至1931年。當年路易・柯蒂耶（Louis Cottier）發明了名為Heures Universelles的世界時區複雜機能，隨即受百達翡麗重用，繼而發展出605、1415及2523型號等早期複雜功能腕錶型號。「World Time」腕錶外形令人過目不忘，顯眼的旋轉外錶圈刻有各國主要城市的名稱及時區。其世界時區顯示功能歷久常新，即使經歷年月的洗禮，仍與當年的精密構思一樣令人讚嘆。
Debut in 2000, the reference 5110 is now discontinued and replaced by the reference 5130 in 2006. The dial features two rotating discs which makes it possible to simultaneously display the time in all 24 zones.
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