Pilots Travel Time
18ct white gold Patek Philippe Pilot Travel Time 5524G–001. Automatic 324 S C FUS movement. 42mm case diameter, height 4.82. Blue varnished dial with applied numerals with luminescent coating. Water resistant to 60 meters. Dual time zone mechanism indicating local and home time. Local and home day/night indication in apertures Local date by hand Center sweep second hand. 35-45 hour power reserve. Grey Croc strap with clevis prong buckle. Sapphire crystal case back. Box and papers dated November 2017.
Watch in Focus
This week’s watch in focus is the Patek Philippe Pilot Travel Time 5524G–001. Patek Philippe have a long standing and well-established relationship with the world of aeronautics, dating back to before Charles Lindbergh’s first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. The Pilot Travel Time continues, with aplomb, this great tradition.
A member of Patek Phillipe’s ‘Complications’ range, the Pilot Travel Time is a firm nod to the technical brilliance of the watchmaker. The self-winding Caliber 324 S C Fus movement at the heart of the watch is a functional dream, delivering a dual time zone – featuring local and home time – as well local and home day/night indicator, topped off by a Local date by hand via the Center sweep second hand. All of this is backed by an up to 45-hour power reserve.
The technical brilliance of the watch on the inside, is matched by the exquisite aesthetics on the outside. The striking blue varnished coloration creates a spectacular and clearly legible dial, and the Sapphire-crystal back allows a view of the movement encased within. All of this is finished off with a stunning White Gold 42mm diameter case.
Patek Philippe can count royalty amongst their customers and admirers – Queen Victoria bought a Patek Philippe pocket watch at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. The watchmaker has continued to produce head turning pieces at the cusp of a technical innovation and no collection of luxury watches is complete without a Patek Philippe sitting at the very heart.