First look: Patek Philippe flips the script with the Calatrava 5226G
You'd be forgiven for mistaking Patek Philippe's latest Calatrava for anything other than a Calatrava. Nearly a century later, Calatrava has become almost the archetype of its design language, serving as a beacon for even those best able to guide creative watchmakers back to the original style of horology. However, the Swiss occasionally wandered around fighting for glory. That's the case with the 5000J and its small seconds dial at 4 o'clock, an asymmetrical curveball that's in a way completely irreverent in the 1990's that produced the 5000J, but by today's standards it looks very eccentric.
This week's spate of new watch launches is notable for a number of reasons, and for the most part, Patek Philippe's new Calatrava is part of the story. The 5226G marks yet another departure from Calatrava's calm style, introducing some entirely new elements while discarding others that have long existed. As always, the gold rotor fixed to the automatic movement is a trademark of Patek Philippe timepieces, but the addition of the stud-patterned guilloche strap is new and exciting, especially by the uniform Calatrava standard. While the case is more refined, more striking are the 5226G's bold new dials, hands and numerals. All three represent a significant departure from typical Calatrava fare.fake watch
First off, the dial here is a dark charcoal color with a gradual blackening around the edges. This gradient is also richly textured and looks more like asphalt than anything else. Applied to it are clean sans-serif gold Arabic numerals, a far cry from the typical cursive fonts found on many Calatravas. The markers are coated with a beige luminous coating that puts the 5226G close to the choice of the "fauxtina" cliffs, but luckily it manages to stay on track, thanks in part to the light tan calfskin strap that makes the taupe theme more cohesive. Speaking of numbers, observers will notice Patek Philippe's practical choice of adding a number every 5 minutes around the outer minute track. Of course this is not seen on most dress watches, which begs the question, is the 5226G even a dress watch?
This question may still require explanation. The syringe pointer on the 5226G can be found on dress watches and tool watches. Likewise, the date window - an automatic disqualification that historically defines a watch as "dress" - has gained wider acceptance and can be found on many watches that are usually considered dress watches. It's too early to say how history will judge the Calatrava 5226G, but for now, we applaud the new style. replica Jacob & Co.
Specification: Brand: Patek Philippe Model: Calatrava Size: 40mm Water resistance: 30 meters Case material: white gold Movement: 26-330 SC automatic movement Frequency: 28,800 bph Power reserve: 45 hours Strap/Bracelet: Hand-stitched beige calfskin, satin finish (as original). Also included is a hand-stitched black calfskin strap with fabric pattern embossing.
Patek Philippe - Calatrava 5226G-001
Together with the almanac travel time reference. The 5326G-001 was introduced two weeks ago, and Patek Philippe also introduced a simple three-hand model with the same aesthetic, the Calatrava 5226G-001.
Its 40mm x 8.53mm white gold case features a studded Paris motif on both sides. In order for the guilloche pattern to continue throughout the strap, the designers created a unique case structure in which the lugs are an integral part of the case back. Waterproof to 3 bar (30m/100ft).replica ap watch
The charcoal grey dial is protected by a case-designed sapphire crystal, which features a slightly grainy texture reminiscent of vintage cameras. The gold syringe hands and solid Arabic numerals are enhanced by a beige luminous coating that glows green in darker environments.
Reference movement. The 5226G-001 is a self-winding Calibre 26-330 SC (arguably the same movement in the latest Nautilus 5711 model) that powers the hours, minutes, central seconds, aperture-type date and stop-seconds mechanism. The movement and gold oscillating weight can be admired through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback. It vibrates at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and offers a power reserve of 35 to 45 hours.
The replica watches for sale comes with two interchangeable straps: one in beige calfskin with a matte finish and the other in black calfskin with an embossed fabric pattern and beige stitching.