In this episode of Rant&h, Christian talks about Patek Philippe’s release of the 5230G world timer in conjunction with their Grand Exhibition held in New York during the month of July.

Patek world timers, since the 1930’s, have played the line between formal and casual. They’re extremely well-built, with a strong build and clear and appealing design. This new release, at $47,000 could actually be of incredible value in years to come – here’s why…

It’s a limited production Patek Philippe (300 models). Anything that is rare from Patek Philippe has the opportunity to become extremely valuable.

It celebrates a famous image (the New York City skyline) and the city’s global appreciation.

The whole watch is aesthetically pleasing – which is not necessarily a prerequisite for intense collector value, especially in Patek’s case.