Patek Philippe

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This long-awaited chrono­graph presents a com­bi­na­tion of two long-stand­ing Patek Philippe spe­cial­ties last seen only in a sin­gle piece from the 1940s. The el­e­ments of the new me­chan­i­cal CH 28-520 HU move­ment are the self-wind­ing CH 28-520 PS chrono­graph cal­i­bre with col­umn-wheel con­trol and a ver­ti­cal clutch as well as the World Time mod­ule based on a con­cept by Genevan watch­maker Louis Cot­tier in the 1930s.

For the new model, the chrono­graph move­ment and the World Time mech­a­nism were en­hanced with ex­ten­sive mod­i­fi­ca­tions, such that the cal­i­bre CH 28-520 HU can le­git­i­mately be called a new move­ment. Patek Philippe’s com­mit­ment to user­friend­li­ness can be seen in the start/stop pusher at 2 o’clock and a re­set pusher at 4 o’clock that dou­bles as a fly­back pusher. Be­cause the chrono­graph hand can be used as a per­ma­nently run­ning sec­onds hand with­out un­due wear.

The World Time func­tion is also very easy to use: The hour and minute hands in­di­cate the time in the city and time zone, shown at 12 o’clock. The time in the 23 other zones can be quickly de­ter­mined with the city disk and the two-coloured 24hour ring.

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