Patek Philippe replica watch is famous for many aspects – amazing complications, melodious minute repeaters, the Nautilus, and world timers’ chief among them. The world time is sort of what watch dreams are made of. The cloisonne enamel dials, convenient world time function, and old-world glamour all make for an incredibly motivational timepiece. The fake Patek has been in the business of making world timers since the 1940s. They kept on producing them over the decades and the last example they made was released during the Grand Exhibition in New York City two years ago.
This year they have a totally new version which has both a new case and signature. The previous fake model will stay in production, but only with the bracelet. The 5231J comes in yellow gold and has a larger flat bezel along with faceted lugs that are reminiscent of 2523. It measures 38.5mm across and 10.23mm thick. The dial itself is made in cloisonne enamel and depicts Europe, Africa, the Americas, and four gold “spangles,” aka dots, at the quarter-hour marks. Overall, this is a really beautiful execution of a classic.
Nobody makes a world time watch like the replica Rolex. The early examples are some of the most amazing timepieces ever produced and I always get excited about seeing them come up for auction. The previous iteration of this world timer, the luxurious model, is 39.5mm in diameter and has a much thinner bezel with Patek Philippe engraved on the case at 12. This isn’t the most elegant detail in my opinion, so I am happy to see that Patek moved it to the dial. As I mentioned earlier, the new case is very close to that of 2523, which came out in 1953. It was a perfectly designed case and had faceted lugs with crazy angles and was just a really amazing thing. The same attention was given to the new case of the 5231J and it’s exciting to see Patek continue to hear back to the good old days. The price is cheap and affordable, which is on par with what you would expect from the fake Patek, particularly for something this ornate.