The big news at Baselworld 2016 was the unveiling of Patek Philippe’s World Time Chronograph. When it comes to world timers, Patek Philippe is the undisputed reference having been one of the first brands to incorporate Louis Cottier’s ingenious 1935 development allowing for the consultation of all the world’s time zones at a glance. Combine this highly sophisticated travel companion with a chronograph and you are looking at Patek Philippe’s white gold Reference 5930, the thinnest and smallest complication of its kind coming in at just 39.5mm in diameter with a height of 12.6mm. An avis rara in the complications department, Patek Philippe already had experience in the genre thanks to a World Time Chronograph of 1940, currently housed in the Patek Philippe Museum. The elegant blue dial has been enriched with a deeply etched hand-guillochéd decoration in the centre and the 24 world time references are arranged around the dial. The remarkable aspect of this watch is the clean, legible dial with just one 30-minute counter at 6 o’clock. Two pushers on the right side of the case activate the chronograph while the world time is adjusted with a single pusher on the left. Beautifully complicated yet simple to use.