Patek Philippe World Time Moon Refs. 5575 and 7175
A company anniversary should not merely be a retrospective, it should also look ahead. This objective was consummately fulfilled with the Patek Philippe World Time Moon, which is being presented in a limited edition to commemorate the manufacture's 175th anniversary. It melds the tradition of World Time watches, highly coveted among collectors, with an innovative moon-phase display that makes this poetic complication come alive in a totally new way.
Ordinarily, Patek Philippe World Time watches feature a guilloché center or, particularly prized at auctions, a polychrome cloisonné enamel motif. With the World Time Moon, this is different for the first time, because the entire center is now occupied by a large-format moon-phase display. Never before have the changing faces of the moon been reproduced by a Patek Philippe watch so realistically and with such prominence. Hence, this commemorative timepiece combines two complications that stand for tradition and innovation. The World Time Moon will be crafted in a limited edition of 1750 pieces, of which 450 as the diamond-adorned Ref. 7175 ladies' version and 1300 in the somewhat larger Ref. 5575 men's version.