In an article published on NY Times on May 16, 2018, we spotted basketballer Chris Paul rocking a Patek Philippe Ref. 5130 World Timer.
The multi talented Chris Paul, famous for this exploits in NBA, winning Rookie of the Year (2006), NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award (2013) and two Olympic gold medals (2008 and 2012), and now running a very successful business ranging from Wtrmln Wtr, which makes cold-pressed watermelon juice, Muzik, which makes high-end headphones, and Oh Dipp Productions a media company.
In his interview with NY Times, published 3 days ago, he was spotted by us wearing a Patek Philippe.
A closer look at the wrist reveals the Patek Philippe Ref. 5130 World Timer.
The Patek Philippe Ref. 5130 World Time was introduced in 2013 and now discontinued. Patek is famous for their world time pieces and are rather iconic of the brand. The replacement is the Ref. 5230 which we reviewed in detail here.
The watch features the self-winding caliber 240 HU movement with a 22K gold off-center mini-rotor and has a power reserve of 48 hours. And shows 24 timezones simultaneously.
The dial design brings Patek Philippe back to the early Louis Cottier designed, originally made for PP in the 1930s. A ring shaped hour hand is fitted and adds a signature look to the watch. A central medallion in guilloché over a silvery white dial is shown for the platinum model, and the yellow gold version which we identified on Chris has a silver medallion.
This concludes today’s episode of Spot the Watch.
Editor’s note: Watch was highlighted and spotted by Nick Gould.