THE LAT­EST AND GREAT­EST INVENTIONS

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Tech­nol­ogy, in­no­va­tion and re­search in all fields are com­ing to­gether in myr­iad ways. We look at the fas­ci­nat­ing and the quaint

The chal­lenge of in­clud­ing more com­pli­ca­tions on a wrist­watch al­ways boils down to space con­straints. A truly func­tional watch can’t be help­ful if noth­ing can be read in the end.

Patek Philippe’s new World Time Chrono­graph 5930G is the brand’s an­swer to the chal­lenge and a quin­tes­sen­tial ex­am­ple of why Patek Philippe re­mains at the top of the game. The care­ful place­ment of the watch’s time zone disc, chrono­graph sec­onds scale and 24 hour track al­lows for some of the most leg­i­ble func­tion­al­ity we’ve seen.

The chrono­graph scale also uses fourth-ofa-se­cond gra­da­tions to re­flect the move­ment fre­quency of 4Hz and al­lows the pre­cise tim­ing of one-eighth of a se­cond. An­other rea­son for the choice was not to clut­ter the scale, ac­cord­ing to Patek Philippe.

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