At the time, Patek Philippe’s aim for the rounder
watch was to broaden the brand’s appeal to a younger audience.
The ‘wings’ of the Nautilus model were smoothed down
and the watch featured a more square dial and a rubber strap.
Both sporty and stylish, the collection helped the brand attract
new watch fans, grow its clientele, venture into the women’s
watch market and release an interesting range of colours.
Following the introduction of the Travel Time in 2011 (we’d been
waiting a long time) the first chronograph was added to the
watch (calibre CH 28-520 C, automatic flyback chronograph).
Visually, the chronograph’s markers, with a central seconds
hand, peripheral seconds track with quarter-second markers
and 60-minute timer fit seamlessly into the iconic design,
made unique thanks to the orange details that stand out from
the black background.