Monday, June 10, 2019

Patek Philippe Ref. 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar Manufacture Automatic Watch

Patek Philippe Ref. 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar Manufacture Automatic Watch
PATEK PHILIPPE introduces a new complication in an automatic movement, calibre 26-330 S C J SE. It is a weekly calendar with a semi-integrated mechanism displaying the current week number, in addition to the day and the date. The silver opaline dial and black markings are contrasted by red-tipped hammer-style hands that indicate the day and week number with corresponding month.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar Manufacture Automatic Watch
Patek Philippe Ref. 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar Manufacture Automatic Watch
Patek Philippe Ref. 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar Manufacture Automatic Watch

The dial font used for day, date, month and week number is meant to reproduce the look of authentic handwriting, endowing the watch with a vintage look. Easy-to-set correctors for days and week numbers are placed at 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock on the 40 mm polished stainless steel case, which has two-tier lugs. The 5212-A is the only steel Calatrava in PATEK PHILIPPE’s current collection.

Movement
PATEK PHILIPPE Manufacture automatic calibre 26-330 S C J SE, 21k gold rotor, 28,800 vph, 35-45 hour power reserve.

Functions
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, day, date, week number.

Case
Stainless steel, 40 mm x 10.79 mm thick, sapphire crystal front and back. Water resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/10 0ft).

Dial
Silvery opaline, blackened gold applied hour markers, blackened white gold two-face Dauphine hands, vintage handwriting-style font.

Bracelet/strap
Hand-stitched light brown calfskin with topstitching, prong buckle.