Patek Philippe 5130P-015 World Time Mecca 39.5mm Platinum Limited Edition Men’s Watch Limited Edition
The 5130P-015 ‘Mecca’ edition was aimed toward the Middle East and only made in a limited quantity of only 150 pieces.
The 5130P-015 has, instead of the well-known enamel inner dial, a sunray guilloché à main pattern. This pattern consists of twelve thick lines and eight thinner lines that emanate from the center mimicking sunbeams. The ‘Mecca’ edition has an emerald-green inner dial that matches with the green-printed ‘Mecca’ on the city ring.
Green is considered the traditional color of the Islam and is often used in mosques and for the Quran. It’s also the color of Saudi Arabia’s flag. The watch is made of platinum because Muslim men are not allowed to wear gold. The genius of the Louis Cottier-style world time complication is that it simultaneously displays both the local time as well as the time across all of the world’s time zones on one dial. The dial consists of two concentric rotating rings. The outer ring—displaying the names of the cities corresponding to each time zone runs clockwise, while the inner 24-hour ring runs counter-clockwise. The local time zone (for instance, Mecca) is placed at the 12 o’clock position by engaging the pusher located at the upper left hand side of the case.
The hands can then be adjusted to the correct time using the crown. When doing so, the 24-hour ring automatically adjusts itself to this time as well. As a result, the correct local time can be read with the hands, while the correct time in each time zone is displayed simultaneously alongside the 24-hour ring. The reference 5130P-0015 is executed in a dressy platinum case, measuring a healthy 39.5 mm. Despite its rather large size for a dressy watch, the incorporation of an ultra thin automatic movement with an 21k yellow-gold micro rotor (which can be viewed in all its glory through the sapphire crystal case back), the watch maintains a sleek profile and can still comfortably slip under a shirt cuff.
Brand: Patek Philippe
Collection: World Time
Reference number: 5130P-015
Gender: Men’s watch/Unisex
Case material: Platinum
Case diameter: 39.5 mm
Crystal: Sapphire crystal
Dial Color: Green and White
Bracelet material: Black Leather with rectangular patterns, hand stitched