The Patek Philippe 5130 World Time replica watch was launched in 2006 as a replacement for the much loved reference 5110. The diameter of the watch increased from 37mm to 39.5mm giving it a more contemporary feel…The centre of the dial is decorated with a cool blue guilloche disc while the tiny details of the gold sun and moon and the red GMT indicator add interest.
Opinion is divided as to whether the previous dial was more coherent with the closer spacing of the city rings but personally, I feel the 5130 is easier to read with the dial details appearing less cramped. At 39.5mm the 5130 is not a large watch by modern standards but compared to the rest of Patek Philippe’s output this was a significant step up.
As a functional fake Patek Philippe World Time watch this is easy to understand and simple to use, as a work of horological art it is gorgeous to look at being both up-to-date and historic at the same time – much like the brand itself.
A slim and discrete profile is maintained by the use of the Calibre 240 with its inset micro-rotor – ideal for the modern international business tycoon who lives in the first class lounge of the world’s airports.
The hands have changed from the previous model, harking back to the world timers of the 1940s and 50s with their distinctive circular hour hand.
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This Patek Philippe replica watch is offered with box and papers as lot 87 in Fellows’ Watches auction on 25th April 2013