Patek Philippe unveils new three-hand Calatrava watch
Syringe Hand! Smooth borders! Black and tan! A new home for Patek Philippe's traditional stud decoration.
Patek Philippe has introduced a new design language in its classic Calatrava collection at Watches & Wonders Geneva 2022. The refreshed aesthetic features the round case that the Calatrava family has long been associated with, but includes syringe hands, applied Arabic numerals, a lacquered charcoal grey dial with a textured finish and beige lumens. For many, however, the real highlight will be where Patek Philippe chooses to place Calatrava's traditional Parisian studs - the case.
A gradient black minute track surrounds the textured dial, adding some tool precision to the overall look. The grey-black dial combined with tan accents gives this watch a retro-inspired look, although Patek Philippe doesn't cite a specific Calatrava from the company's archives here. The company even describes the 5226's aesthetic as having a "highly modern retro look."Ulysse Nardin Freak S 2513-500LE-2A-BLACK-5N/1A
Technically, the 5226G is housed in a 40mm x 8.53mm white gold case with a sapphire caseback on the top and back. Inside is the self-winding Caliber 26-330 SC, a fairly new time and date movement that replaced Caliber 324 in the Nautilus 5711 in 2019. Caliber 26 - operates at 4 Hz, has a power reserve of 45 hours, 330 SC includes a quick-set date function.
It comes with two different hand-stitched straps - a beige nubuck calfskin option and a black calfskin strap with a fabric finish.
While the travel time of the 5326G-001 Annual Calendar that Jon just told you might catch all the eyeballs at first, I think where this new alternative retro-inspired design really shines is the new three-hand 5226G. It has a bit of an Aviator-adjacent aesthetic - which makes sense, as Patek Philippe introduced the style in its new version of Travel Time at the same time - but I feel like this simpler format has a historical feel to Calatrava More real. replica luxury watches
The case is round, typical of Calatrava since its debut in 1932, while the syringe hands can be found on a variety of vintage Patek Philippe watches, including the ref. 130 Chronograph owned by John Goldberger. The placement of a pattern of nails on the case rather than the bezel gives the updated Calatrava some stealthy flair, with a polished smooth bezel throughout the design, while applied gold Arabic numerals bring a final touch of depth to the textured dial.
I will say that the option of using beige luminous inside the hands and hour-markers does feel a bit dated at this point, but I also don't like the resulting dark brown look. Undoubtedly another fresh look for Calatrava, a collection that has seen surprising aesthetic innovations of late. I found the 6007A and 5212A to be some of the more interesting Patek Philippe models in recent years; of course, if you're after a traditional Calatrava look, Patek can still offer you the 6119.
I think the 5226 joins the 6007 and 5212 in redefining Calatrava design for a new generation.fashion replica watch
Base Brand: Patek Philippe Model: Calatrava Reference number: 5226G-001
Diameter: 40 mm Thickness: 8.53mm Case material: white gold Dial Color: Textured, lacquered charcoal grey, black gradient edges, gold applied numerals, beige luminous coating Label: Applied Arabic numerals luminous :Yes Water resistance: 30 meters Strap/Bracelet: Calfskin, Nubuck, Hand-stitched, Beige (Original). Calfskin, embossed fabric pattern, hand-stitched, black (additional strap). Claw buckle.
sports Caliber: 26‑330 S C Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date Diameter: 27mm Thickness: 3.3mm power reserve : 45 hours winding :automatic Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz Jewelry: 30 Observatory Certification: Patek Philippe Seal