Thursday, August 15, 2013

Patek Philippe Calatrava Réf. 5227 Watch



The ultimate classic watch since 1932, the Calatrava has forged Patek Philippe’s reputation with its inimitable rounded lines. The new reference reflects the collection’s legendary identity codes, while opting for originality with its cover that detaches completely from the back of the timepiece and is rendered invisible by its inner hinge. Reference 5227 also symbolises unique know-how, exemplified by the 39 mm case with its concave bezel, slightly curving lugs and slender silhouette. The dial features a creamy lacquered shade and focuses on the essence of time: three hands plus the date. Finally, beneath this architectural expertise lies the in-house Calibre 324 S C with gold rotor illustrating the brand’s concern for details through its polished and bevelled bridges, its engraved finishes and its legendary precision.

Movement
Mechanical automatic, Calibre 324 S C, 213 parts, 29 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, 38 to 48-hour power reserve; 21k gold unidirectional rotor
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date
Case
18k pink, white or yellow gold, 39 mm Sapphire crystal and screw-down sapphire-crystal caseback with invisible hinge Water-resistant to 30 m (3 ATM/100 ft)
Dial
Cream-toned lacquered brass base 18k gold polished and facetted Dauphine hands Date window at 3 o’clock
Bracelet/strap
Hand-sewn shiny black alligator with large scales (white gold version), shiny chocolate brown (yellow gold version) or shiny dark chestnut brown (pink gold version) with matching buckle

Patek Philippe Press