Watch of the Week – Patek Philippe World Time Moon

The Patek Philippe World Time Moon was released as the watchmaker celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2014. The new World Time Moon includes a realistic moon phase display at the center of the dial. One little known feature of the limited edition World Time Moon is that it uses the watchmaker’s hometown of Geneva to represent Central European Time rather than Paris, which is typically listed. Recent searches show values ranging from $95,000 – $150,000 for the anniversary edition watch.

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A recent listing for the Patek Philippe World Time anniversary limited edition watch on Chrono24. Prices have only gone up since the company released the World Time for its 175th anniversary. Image credit – Chrono24

Patek Philippe is one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers without interruption. They have been creating amazing timepieces and pushing the limits of what is possible in watch manufacturing and design since the companies inception.

Patek Philippe World Time Moon

There’s more than a few amazing aspects to this incredible watch. The Patek Philippe World Time Moon, reference 5575, is a stunning display by a legendary company showing off incredible capabilities.

Wrapped in a sleek white gold case with a sapphire crystal front, the World Time Moon is packed with the latest in watchmaking technology. A self-winding mechanical movement with 22K gold micro rotor and unidirectional winding provide the power. It also includes a free-sprung, Gyromax balance wheel and a silicon, Spriomax balance spring.

The specs don’t stop there, the Phatek Philippe World Time Moon features 35 jewels on the movement totaling 270 components. The deviation exceeds official chronometer limits between minus three and plus two seconds.

Patek Philippe produced a limited 1300 pieces of the World Time Moon. Christies featured an 18k white gold World Time Moon watch at a sale in 2018 with an initial estimate of between $60,000 and $90,000 USD. The sale price ended up at a whopping $106,000 at the conclusion of the auction.

Patek Philippe World Time Moon 175th Anniversary limited edition watch review.