Patek Philippe Calatrava was first created in 1932.Their sleek and elegant designs might seem very generic to the untrained eye, but upon closer inspection you will see that it is one of the few dress watches out there that has everything ‘just right’. Perhaps the Calatrava embodies the perfect dress watch, with the date as its only complication.Related Replica Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227.
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 – available in white, yellow and red gold – that makes it so different from the other Calatravas.There was even a time when 30 – 32mm watches were considered normal for men, you will find quite a bit of those on the vintage market platforms for sale. In the current collection however, the other Calatrava timepieces have a diameter from 35mm to 38mm. Until recently, 37mm was the largest size of a Patek Philippe Calatrava. Therefore, you could say this Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 is a Calatrava ‘Jumbo’, with is 39mm.
Besides the diameter, Patek Philippe decided to put an officer’s case back on this watch. This invisibly-hinged dust cover that Patek Philippe added to this watch, was done by the same craftsman who designed and crafted the Calatrava case itself. The perfect fit to the case and sapphire crystal on the back side makes that this watch only measures 9,24mm in thickness. Once you opened the dust-cover by pulling its small lip, you can start to admire the beautiful Patek Philippe caliber 324 S C movement. A 48 hour power reserve movement that’s only 3.3mm thick and has this beautiful 21K gold rotor.
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 is worn on the wrist, the small lip on the dust cover goes unnoticed. The dial however, is something that will definitely make you stare. The cream-color lacquered dial looks amazing, especially in combination with the red gold model I think. This ivory or cream-ish dial on the Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 made me think of the faulty dials that Rolex used in the 1980s, on their Explorer II models.