Patek Philippe Calatrava Travel Time in Platinum limited serie for gubelin
Rare and unique looking Patek Philippe watch from a time that feels so long ago - when the economy was optimistic and the future seemed so bright, back in 2003. That was when this Calatrava Travel Time Platinum 5134P was originally released. Still shaken from the dot com bubble boom, no doubt a few people of the era picked up one or two nice watches. Even the look of the watch is almost Patek Philippe's way of being optimistically futuristic. As the name implies, this 37mm wide watch case is constructed out of Platinum with a very thin in-house made manually wound Patek Philippe movement with some interesting complications. Still the watch is only 9.8mm thick. Complications aside from the time include a synchronized 24 hour hand (basically to tell you whether it is day or night and to help you figure out the time in those place that use military time on the 24 hour scale), and a second time zone. The pushers on the left side of the case can be used to advance the time zone one hour in either direction. It is a simple set of useful features good for the regular traveler, or one that has a problem calculating time differences in their head.