Geneva | World Time Soars
|Geneva | World Time Soars
Unveiled for the Geneva Watch Days in August 2023, "World Time Soars" unfolds as a vivid intersection of aviation's golden era and modern horological excellence. A DC-3 airplane, emblematic of classic grandeur, navigates gracefully through the sophisticated dial of the Patek Philippe 5531R-012 World Time. This confluence, merging the vintage with the cutting-edge, stands as testament to the assertion: the classic is indeed timeless.
From 1 o'clock to 6 o'clock, the dial's entrancing luminescent arc casts an ethereal glow, painting a metaphor of the perpetual passage from yesterday to today. The Swiss insignia on the aircraft, HB-COT, subtly tips its hat to Louis Cottier, the visionary behind the World Time mechanism, encapsulating the narrative of pioneering spirits transcending eras.
With a nod to Noel Fontanet's 1935 "Time is Money," this piece shifts the paradigm. Here, time is neither commodity nor currency; it is heritage. And "World Time Soars" becomes an ode to the enduring spirit of classics, which, irrespective of the era, continue to soar with distinction and grace.
|Étorie on fine art paper
|Atelier WOCS, Genève
|Certificate of authenticity