Patek Philippe presents the Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” chronograph

another first
Known as “Luce”, which means light in Italian, the diamond ring of fire on the bezel inspired fake Patek Philippe‘s latest Aquanaut “Rainbow” chronograph. The brand expands its product line with this new timepiece, the first chronograph movement in the collection and the first self-winding movement. Undoubtedly demonstrating the creativity of the brand, the exclusivity of the design and the refined beauty of this new watch.

charming wearable
Both men and women will find the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” Chronograph’s 39.9mm wide 18k rose gold case extremely hardwearing and attractive on the wrist. Anyone familiar with the Aquanaut collection will find the tapered lugs, low and wide crown and rectangular pushers very similar to other large Aquanauts, and the signature bezel does feel right at home. Crafted with a rainbow gem-set pattern, this bezel replaces the all-diamond design of the past. However, this watch combines rainbow gemstones and diamonds to create a stunning twin. Composed of 40 colored sapphires on the outer row of gemstones, creating a rainbow spectrum around the dial, this timepiece is a design masterpiece set with 40 baguette-cut diamonds on the inner row.

power of color
The enveloping beauty of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” Chronograph extends the gemstone design to the dial, where 12 beautiful sapphires of various colors flank the applied 18k gold Arabic numerals. The grainy lines of the Aquanaut’s broadly engraved grid-style dial continue to this latest model with a white mother-of-pearl base. Like other models, the brand has a 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock, which really provides a clean layout for the running seconds or chronograph hours sub-dial. The brand presents this new watch equipped with a powerful Caliber CH28-520 vertical clutch automatic chronograph movement. Decorated in the style you expect, the upper bridge is Côtes de Genève, the lower bridge and baseplate are crafted in two distinct pearlescent, mirror-polished sink and chamfer sizes, with 21k engraved gold rotors topped with radial Côtes de Genève. At the heart of this timepiece is a Gyromax balance wheel and Silinvar hairspring, which provide a power reserve of 45 to 55 hours at a frequency of 28,800 bph.

favorite finish
Patek Philippe painted three textured rubber straps for the Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” chronograph: bright red, clean bright white and a lovely matte beige. The brand’s first-ever automatic chronograph for women comes in a variety of sizes and looks, and is adored by both men and women. So add a little color to your world and surround yourself with sparkling gemstones to brighten up your life. fake luxury watches

What we can expect from the successor to the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711

It all started with rumors in January 2021. We’ve heard that Patek Philippe is about to discontinue its most iconic sports watch, the chronograph Nautilus 5711 (which, coincidentally, is one of the most sought after on the second-hand market). The rumors are true, as Thierry Stern announced the discontinuation of the blue dial 5711/1A-001 model introduced in 2006. But then, two things happened. First, the brand released its one-year-old farewell edition, the olive green Nautilus 5711. Of course, there’s also the Tiffany Blue 5711, only 170 of which will be produced. Now, we know that the Nautilus 5711 is definitely gone and discontinued. This is not the end of the story for the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Will there be watches to keep the legend alive…? We believe so, and that’s what we’d like to see in the new Patek Philippe Nautilus – let’s call it the 6711 for now.

Patek Philippe and its president, Thierry Stern, have recently communicated mainly through interviews with the Neue Zurich Zeitung or the New York Times. First, in February 2021, Mr. Stern announced the cessation of production of the classic blue dial Nautilus 5711/1A-001, which was launched in 2006 as a 30th anniversary model, following in the footsteps of the first Nautilus , ref. 3700. In the interview, Stern gave multiple reasons for the discontinuation of the blue 5711, including that he didn’t want one model to suddenly occupy 50% or more of our collection and dominate Patek Philippe’s image. ” and then added that “it’s not enough to make the most beautiful watches in the world.” I also have to make sure they hold their value, and rarity is one of the keys to that. This is important for customers who invest in Patek Philippe. “

In the same interview, Mr Stern also said the brand was planning to release “little surprises”. So there will be a farewell series of 5711, which will be a little different. ” And this surprise is reflected in the shape of the olive green dial Nautilus 5711/1A-014, which was produced for less than a year from April 2021 to early 2022.

Watch production is small and demand is high, a situation that only increases the popularity of the Nautilus (all colors), sending prices skyrocketing on the used market. Stern was aware of the situation, explaining before the launch that “it’s going to be another nightmare on the demand side.” But the worse situation has yet to be revealed. That’s the shape of the Tiffany Blue 5711, a watch created in collaboration with the New York retailer and jeweler to celebrate its 170th anniversary and limited to 170 pieces. We expect watches to be auction spoilers, but certainly not in the millions. Again, Thierry Stern is fully aware of the problems associated with such a launch, telling The New York Times: “I Not sure it’s a gift for them. It could be a big deal. They probably don’t realize how difficult it is to select customers.”

A watch that really needs to be replaced…
Some say the Tiffany blue and olive green versions of the Nautilus are the last of their kind…and, they don’t mean the last of the 5711 (now known to be a reality), but the last of the time-and-date Patek Philippe Nautilus . period! Well, let’s clarify the situation a little bit. In the same interview with the New York Times by Mr. Stern, when he announced the end of the Blue 5711 and the release of the Green model, the Patek Philippe president also said “We have a plan. A replacement reference. The 5711 will be quite important. It will be more important than the reference. Better. 5711. But I’m not going to say what metal today, or if it’s steel. It would be another matter, very close and logical.”

Not only did the brand’s president announce that there would be a replacement, but we inevitably put the question on the MONOCHROME table. We are well aware that Patek Philippe simply cannot kill the classic time and date Nautilus. Launched in 1976, this watch represents an important part of the brand’s modern history. It was this watch that allowed Patek Philippe to enter new markets and appeal to a different audience. This is the brand’s entry into modernity and casual sports watches. Since then, it has become a true icon of watchmaking. If not for business reasons, the Nautilus 5711 must be replaced for legacy reasons. As Stern said, this watch is a difficult product. “Stopping Nautilus was an important decision,” he said, adding that “there’s a lot of noise around this nautilus. (…) We can’t put a watch on top of the pyramid.” But he also realized that he “will always There are not enough watches for everyone on the list.”

With that in mind, discontinuing the Nautilus 5711 was certainly a complicated decision, but it also opened the door to other things. Somewhat different, but some the same – at least for us, it is likely that the new Nautilus unveiled at the 2022 Geneva Watch Fair will retain most of the elements that have made the Nautilus successful since 1976. But the biggest problem remains the material. watches luxury replica

We expect the Patek Philippe replacement for the Nautilus 5711 (and possibly the Nautilus 6711) will go in the same direction, the only difference being that we think the PP will be a bit bolder and will create a deeper evolution. Visually, the new Nautilus time and date must be consistent with previous generations. Released in 2006, the 5711 was only a slight update to the design of the original 1976 reference 3700—the most obvious difference being the circular hinge on the side of the case. Mechanically, however, the introduction of the Caliber 324 made a huge difference compared to the older JLC-based movements, and also introduced a central seconds hand. But between 1976 and 2006, production technology and movement design changed dramatically. However, between 2006 and 2022, this was not the case.

Back to possible Nautilus 6711. What we expected was a watch that was only slightly different from the 5711, at least in terms of design. The shape and proportions of the recently discontinued models are nearly perfect, and there’s no reason to drastically change them. We can probably count on tenths of a millimeter here and there, but overall the likely 6711 will be a watch that doesn’t change much. At least, that’s what we’d like to see.

The main evolution we expect to see when replacing the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 has to do with the movement. The last version of the 5711 was equipped with an in-house Calibre 26-330 SC (replacing the 324 in 2019), equipped with a stop-seconds function. This movement is already well equipped with a Gyromax balance wheel and a Spiromax balance spring (made of Silinvar, a silicon-based material). However, this movement is known for its short power reserve, with a brand rating of “minutes. 35 hours – maximum. 45 hours.” In 2022, we can certainly expect better offerings from brands like Patek Philippe, without compromising the thinness of the movement and the watch that houses it. So we would expect a possible Nautilus 6711 to be equipped with a self-winding movement, with a power reserve of around 60 to 70 hours (if AP has done this with the 7121 calibre, certainly Patek Philippe can too).

If Patek Philippe is releasing a new version of the Nautilus time and date, we can tell you with absolute certainty one feature of the watch ahead of time…it’s about availability. Don’t expect this possible Nautilus 6711 to be a mass watch. It won’t. period!

Patek Philippe Introduces Nautilus 5711 Olive Green Dial Watch for Final Production Year

Patek Philippe Introduces Nautilus 5711 Olive Green Dial Watch for Final Production Year

New Patek Philippe watches will be unveiled at Watches & Wonders 2021 – we just didn’t expect any of them to be from the Nautilus 5711 collection. That’s because Patek Philippe confirmed back in 2021 that the 5711 (40mm wide steel case, three-hand movement) Nautilus would be discontinued. They just don’t know when it will be retired. Patek Philippe may even release more 5711 models in 2021 – the Geneva-based company says it will produce this generation of iconic Gerald Genta-designed luxury sports watches that the enthusiast community has known about for the past 15 years at this point.

Now in April 2021, the latest addition to the Patek Philippe Nautilus is the 5711/1A-014, which features a stainless steel case with a metallic olive green dial. This is the first ever green dial Nautilus watch, and if you’ve been following recent timepiece releases, you’ll now see that green is the latest trending color for top timepieces. Patek Philippe calls this their “Sunburst Olive Green” facet, which combines the signature horizontal relief dial with applied gold markers and matching hands.

This is Patek Philippe’s second modern sports watch with an olive green dial treatment. The first time was in 2019 when Patek Philippe introduced the Aquanaut 5168G with a similar green hue to the dial. The only major difference is that the Aquanaut has an 18k white gold case, while this Nautilus has a steel case. Also interesting is that Patek Philippe also released a diamond-decorated version of the olive green Nautilus – only in the steel case. I say this because for the most part, Patek Philippe diamond-set watches are made of gold or platinum. The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1300A-001 (5711/1300A) has the same 40mm wide steel case (8.3mm thick) but with a 3.6 carat baguette-cut diamond on the bezel. It’s a rather masculine way to enjoy diamonds – making it an evening version of this semi-sport bracelet watch.

The success of the Patek Philippe Nautilus watch is largely due to the product’s traditional comfort and composure, as well as the level of support it has received from watch collectors. Originally designed by renowned watch designer Gerald Genta, the Nautilus today features more of a financial asset than just a luxury watch. That’s because Nautilus watches are naturally limited in production (the case is finished like a jewel, so it can take as long to make as the movement), and they’re usually associated with price stability. Given the uncertainty in the larger investment market, a watch like the Nautilus may have gotten too much attention because it could be resold to collectors for more than retail. In some cases, well above the retail price.cheap watch

Inside the watch is Patek Philippe’s in-house manufactured 26-330 SC automatic movement – which can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback window. As a timepiece, the Patek Philippe Nautilus has a lot of charm. It is clearly well-made, very comfortable, has an elegantly thin automatic movement, and is stylish and versatile. You can read the full review of the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 watch here. It is one of the most popular “steel bracelet watches” and its popularity will remain unchanged even after Patek Philippe ceases production of the 5711 – as they have confirmed the successor to the current generation three-hand Nautilus On the way.

No doubt some collectors will be annoyed by the rollercoaster news that Patek Philippe 5711 is on the market. First it’s discontinued, then it’s not completely discontinued… wait… The quagmire of aftermarket pricing strategies is a minefield for those looking to buy. The best way is to buy directly from an authorized cheap Patek Philippe dealer – but that’s easier said than done.

The Ultimate Aquanaut: Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167/300G

The replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut has had an interesting journey. Since its launch, it has gone from a misunderstood and even blasphemous iteration of the venerable Nautilus to a very popular and unique watch. The Patek Philippe Aquanaut shows that “luxury” and “casual” are not diametrically opposed, and of all Aquanaut watches, I believe the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167/300G takes this philosophy to the extreme. This is an extremely rare white gold diamond reference 5167/300G that has never been produced in series. It’s a watch that never got mainstream coverage, and most collectors don’t even know it exists. This ultra-luxury, ultra-rare, yet fully functional sports watch is the ultimate Aquanaut.

history
In 1997, amid the craze, the first Aquanaut came out as a luxury sports watch for the younger generation. The Reference 5066A takes some of Nautilus’ best elements – like the octagonal bezel, stainless steel case, and durability – and applies them to a more modern, approachable timepiece. This is not your dad’s Patek Philippe sports watch. The watch, which stood out for its rubber strap and sporty design, appealed to the younger Silicon Valley crowd, who were more likely to wear pajamas than suits. Aquanaut has grown in popularity over the years.

Based on the entry-level 5167, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167/300G is anything but. The baguette-cut diamond-encrusted style is very limited and was originally only available in white or rose gold in the Middle East. It is very rare and does not appear in any Patek Philippe catalogues. There are likely fewer than ten in existence, and the timepiece appears to be offered only to Patek Philippe’s best customers. It doesn’t get more unique than this.

plan the details
The case of this watch is 40 mm in diameter and 8.1 mm thick, made of 18k white gold and set with 101 baguette diamonds. If you’re not looking at a sapphire crystal, you’re looking at a diamond, not just any diamond; these are some of the finest diamonds. Patek Philippe uses only top color, internally flawless and cut diamonds. Furthermore, all the stones are mobiles without adhesives, illustrating Patek Philippe’s dedication to its craftsmanship.

But don’t let ice and gold fool you. This watch still has all the classic Aquanaut features we know and love. The grenade-like raised guilloche in the center of the dial, bold Arabic numerals and clear hands, and, of course, its tropical rubber strap, have it all. Even with the dazzling diamonds, the classic Aquanaut case shape is still recognizable from across the room. Despite the precious metals and diamonds, this watch retains the sporty feel of its durable rubber strap and 120-meter water-resistant case; this will satisfy just about any need. However, if I had it strapped to my wrist, the most adventurous thing I could hope to see was being pushed into the pool at a wedding.

inner work
With all the glitz and glamour, the in-house Caliber 324 SC trumps it. This self-winding time and date movement has a 45-hour power reserve and contains some of Patek Philippe’s advanced research components, including the four-spoke Gyromax balance wheel and the Spiromax balance wheel. These advanced features take advantage of Silinvar, a proprietary silicon blend made by Patek Philippe that is harder and more resistant to corrosion than steel. It is also very smooth and requires no lubricant, making it more efficient and reliable. Overall, these advanced research features of the 324 SC make it a highly durable and precise movement. This Aquanaut is as reliable and precise as it is luxurious. super replica watches

competing with
The rarity of this watch is hard to match, but its luxurious sportsmanship makes it the most competitive position on the market right now. If you’re looking for an ultra-luxury sports watch, here are some options to consider.

The first is this Rolex Yacht-Master 126655. Like the Aquanaut, the Yacht-Master lives in the shadow of the famous older brother Submariner. However, unlike the Aquanaut, which is considered more casual than the Nautilus, the Yacht-Master has always been a more luxurious version of the Sub. This is especially true of this model. With an 18K rose gold case and a dial set with pavé diamonds, there is no doubt that it is a standard sports watch. While the diamonds on the Yach-Master are more subtle than the Aquanaut, its rose gold case definitely catches the eye, so I’d say it’s just as gorgeous. Its Oyster-Flex bracelet—despite what looks like a rubber strap—is an expertly engineered marvel of durability and comfort. It definitely has the upper hand when compared to the Aquanauts Tropical Strap. However, this watch is of standard production and is not as precious as Patek Philippe.

Next up is this 37mm Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Model 15451. Its case and bracelet are made of stainless steel, just like the original Royal Oak, but the watch’s bezel is set with 40 brilliant-cut diamonds. If you’re looking for something softer than the Aquanaut, this is the watch. Plus, the sparkle and rarity you give up, you get provenance. Aquanaut is modeled after Nautilus, but Royal is completely original. In fact, Aquanaut is following in the footsteps of the Royal Oak. The Nautilus and Aquanaut might not exist without the Royal Oak, designed by Gerald Genta, to pave the way for luxury sports watches.

character
This is one of the most exclusive and luxurious offerings on the 5167 Aquanaut. It takes what is considered a fundamental reference and elevates it to the highest level of connoisseurship and collectible value. This watch is for collectors who already own all the other Aquanaut variants and think they’ve seen it all. they do not.

final thoughts
The Aquanaut has truly become one of the best sports luxury watches on the market, and it certainly no longer lives in the shadow of its big brother. This watch feels like it celebrates that, with luxury elements up to 11 points and all of its sportiness intact. It takes the concept of a luxury sports watch to new heights.

Patek Philippe’s Twenty~4 Collection

Since 1839, Patek Philippe fake has been very focused on its female customers. With pocket and pendant watches decorated with handcrafted craftsmanship, the brand has won the hearts of sophisticated female customers. The manufacturer also uses its creative skills to create a number of complicated ladies’ watches, including the minute repeater.

In 1999, Patek Philippe responded to the expectations of a dynamic younger generation with the highly feminine Twenty~4 collection, which was a huge success. Its unusual name reflects that it is the perfect companion at any time of day or night, available in diamond-encrusted rose gold or stainless steel and equipped with a quartz movement.

In 2018, Patek Philippe launched the surprising Twenty~4 Automatic. This collection of self-winding mechanical ladies’ watches is the first watch in the Twenty~4 collection to feature a round case and calibre 324 SC. Equipped with a Spiromax ® hairspring made of Silinvar ®, this self-winding movement is a gem of precision and reliability. It is crafted to the exacting standards of the Patek Philippe seal and showcases a refined hand-finishing that can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback. Focused on women who perfectly handle the latest generation of technology but prefer a mechanical timepiece on their wrist, the Twenty~4 Automatic represents a great tradition of quality and the enduring value of a masterpiece of art.

The Twenty~4 Automatic collection features three stainless steel models with blue, grey or olive green dials accented by a sunburst finish, and three 18ct rose gold versions with a choice of silver, vertical and horizontal satin-finish dials, rose gold sunburst Dial or brown sunburst dial. Each timepiece is characterized by its Arabic numeral hour track, date window at 6 o’clock and a shimmering diamond-set bezel. In addition to this, brown and silver dial options are available with additional diamonds in the bezel, bracelet and crown, as well as a breathtakingly beautiful 18 karat rose gold diamond-set variant with gemstone embellishments on the dial, adding to the Sophistication and decadence.

Patek Philippe Universal Time

In our globally connected lives, world time watches are more important than ever. We have conversations with people all over the world and share ideas globally, so it’s useful to know where we’re going or where the people we’re communicating with live when.

The Patek Philippe World Time watch does this in exemplary fashion: it displays all 24 world time zones at a glance. Local time is most prominently displayed in the time zone where the name of the designated city is just above the small red arrow at 12 o’clock – in the classic hour and minute fashion. In the other 23 areas, the time can be read directly on the counterclockwise 24-hour ring inside the city dial. The minute indicated by the minute hand is the same for all time zones.

We attribute this ingenious feature to an invention of Geneva watchmaker Louis Cottier in the 1930s. The mechanism was later improved and patented by Patek Philippe. When traveling to a different time zone, press the button at 10 o’clock on the case to align the city name with the red arrow at 12 o’clock, as needed. Each time the button is pressed, the hour hand will advance by one hour, while the city dial and 24-hour ring will move one increment counterclockwise. During this process, the time zone mechanism is separated from the movement, so the precise movement of the minute hand and the amplitude of the balance wheel are not affected. Therefore, the time in all 24 time zones is always displayed with the precision specified by the Patek Philippe Seal.

A good example is the world time reference. The 5230 is available in two versions. refer to. 5230R rose gold and Ref. 5230G white gold models, the hand-guilloched dial features a central motif inspired by a historic model in the Patek Philippe Museum collection, while the outer part of the dial represents cities around the world. With a diameter of 38.5mm, the case fits the wrist perfectly. Its luxurious case is water-resistant to 30 meters and houses the in-house developed Calibre 240 HU, which showcases a mini off-centre 22k gold rotor through a display case back made of sapphire crystal. Both models are fitted with a hand-stitched alligator strap with large square scales and a Calatrava folding clasp, the white gold version with a classic shiny black strap and the rose gold version with a shiny chocolate brown strap. Discount replica watches

Unique – Patek Philippe: World Time

Since Patek Philippe fake reintroduced its World Time watch in 2000, the cult status of this complication has reached dizzying heights, as evidenced by watch auctions over the past 20 years. But it was the enamel and cloisonné enamel dials that made it to the auction block that really made the list. why is that? What makes them so special?

To truly understand this phenomenon, it is first necessary to realize that Patek Philippe produces fewer than 1,000 World Time watches a year. Of these, only 50 to 100 have enamel dials. In addition, there are few master enamels today, and even for them the process of making the dials of these enamel models is very rigorous. Let’s take a look at a brief history of enamel and its various applications.

While the earliest decorative enamel works are found on rings found in Cypress more than 1300 years before modern times (BC), our modern techniques handcrafted by major Geneva residents date back to the late 1700s and early 1800s . The market is expanding due to increasing interest in portable timepieces.

In its purest state, enamel is a powdered glass spread over a metal surface and fired in an oven at 1,380 to 1,560°F. When it melts at extreme heat, it liquefies, flowing outward to the edges of the surface. As it cools, it hardens into a smooth and very durable coating. For each layer or color, depending on the application used, continuous firing is required. Since the glass becomes liquid, it needs bezels to prevent it from spilling over the sides of the metal substrate. The two most common techniques are Champlevé and Cloisonné. fashion replica

Champlevé is a technique in which metal is carved quite deeply to form a pool or reservoir in which the enamel can be placed, which is then fired. If the guilloche works first, the artist may want to accentuate the guilloche work and therefore use a single or thinner fire. If it’s just a deep etched engraving, the artist will usually use multiple fires, which will make the color deeper and richer, just as a car enthusiast might apply 10 clear coats of flake paint, only to put the It is polished to 5 shimmering ultra clear coats.

Cloisonne, on the other hand, took the opposite approach. It starts with a flat surface, where the artist draws the basic outlines of the design features. The artist then takes the gold or silver wire and painstakingly places it on those same contours, carefully bending the wire to match the drawing. The result is walls that form clapboards or compartments (“cloisons” in French), in which the enamel is placed before firing. This is the most important point: no two descriptions are the same. The artist has a pattern, but only when examining two or more works side-by-side do small but perceptible differences from one work to the other emerge.

Enamel dial watches reached their heights of popularity in the post-World War II period from the 1940s to the early 1960s. Dial makers such as Stern Frères and Beyeler have produced various depicting artworks for Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex and Omega. However, it is important to understand that these dial companies often have to outsource this type of work to local artisans,
Only a few of them are able to provide this level of service. By the 1970s, enamel dials had all but disappeared, and the industry had all but disappeared in the wake of the “quartz crisis.”

The history of Patek Philippe World Time watches is similar to their close collaboration with Louis Cottier, who developed this complication. A separate, longer article is required to delve into this history, so I’ll save it for another time. But after the death of Louis Cottier in the late 1960s, Patek Philippe eliminated the complication entirely. Thus, in 2000, Patek Philippe launched its first World Time watch in 35 years, the 5110, with a diameter of 37 mm and a new movement, the Calibre 240 HU (Universal Time or Universal Time).

The case has an A-shaped symmetrical design, and the crown guard protrudes smoothly to the outer rim of the crown to prevent impacts. However, watch lovers who know the history of Patek Philippe enamel dial World Time watches will need to wait another 6 years before the brand relaunches one of its most coveted and cherished dial designs.

In 2006, Patek Philippe introduced the 5130, a 39.5mm case housing the now-legendary 240 HU movement. Manufactured in the same style as the 5110, albeit with slightly longer lugs, this model is an instant welcome addition to the collection as taste in men’s watches is getting closer to the 40mm mark. With its slim round bezel, the 5130 is worn visually close enough to this evolving standard to meet the needs of many customers.

With the introduction of the 5130 in 2006, Patek Philippe also expanded by adding the 5131J (gold), a cloisonné enamel dial depicting an orbital view of the Atlantic Ocean, with the Americas on the left of the dial and Europe and Africa on the right. From the moment it was released, the model sold for two to three times its retail price on the secondary market due to very low production volumes. Since almost no one has produced dials of this type since the 1960s, there are no schools offering courses to train a new generation of watchmakers and dialmakers. It was passed down by artists who were willing to take apprentices, and even Patek Philippe had to hire local Geneva artists.

The 5131J is followed by the 5131G (white gold), which depicts a view of the Asian orbit centered on India, with Africa and Europe on the left, most of Asia at 12 o’clock, and Australia and East Asia on the right of the dial. This dial was followed by 5131R (rose gold), depicting a view of the Pacific Ocean with the Americas on the right and Asia and Australia on the left. All 3 variants are available on alligator leather straps with deployment clasp. The series concludes with the release of the 5131/1P (Platinum), depicting views of the Arctic ice sheets, with Asia and Europe on the right, and Greenland and North America on the left. Since the piece is on a platinum bracelet, the watch costs twice as much as any gold piece,

In 2016, Patek Philippe decided to completely redesign the case and delved into its extensive catalog to create the 5230, at the same time releasing the extension 5231J. Patek Philippe aims to differentiate it from its siblings in a number of ways, starting with its size. Noting the growing trend of Asian customers and Europeans towards smaller dress watches, the brand decided to reduce the World Time from its 39.5mm 5130 case size to a more elegant 38.5mm size. The difference, by itself, is almost imperceptible on the wrist. But more strikingly, Patek Philippe decided to ditch the crown guard in favor of a symmetrical case design. Another detail they changed, and one that the author likes, is that the lugs can flow off the case smoothly.

The 5321J was released with the now classic Atlantic orbital view, very similar to the 5131J, but with an arguably more colorful dial. Also, as mentioned, each dial is unique to each model, and even looking at the pictures of any particular model, you’ll notice that the lay of the gold line outlines and the color of the continent is slightly different.

Indeed, to own a piece of cloisonne enamel is to own a “one-of-a-kind piece,” which is why these pieces require a large investment from the initial buyer, and why they command such a high premium on the secondary market and at auction. When we look back at the enamel dials of the 1950s and ’60s, if history is any guide, these pieces invested in today will pay for a second home 30 to 40 years later, and why “you never really owned a Patek Philippe . You Just taking care of it for the next generation.” quality replica watches in store

Here is where the inheritance begins: Patek Philippe Calatrava —Ref. 4997, 7200 and 6119

When the Calatrava was launched in 1932, it was a rare classic round watch designed for men. With the evolution of the times, nearly 90 years later, Calatrava has developed dozens of styles, and the case diameter has gradually evolved from the initial 30-31 mm to the 39 mm size of Ref. 5227 and 6119. Known as an epoch-making work in 20th century watch design, Calatrava is also loved by female friends, and it is one of Patek Philippe’s most popular women’s watch series.

Calatrava Ref. 4997

Ref. 4997 is one of two new Calatrava styles released by Patek Philippe this year, the other being the 6119 for men. The 18K white gold case diameter of the 4997/200G has been increased from 33 mm to 35 mm in the previous model 4897 (introduced in 2009). mm, the bezel is set with 76 top-quality flawless Wesselton round diamonds of approximately 0.52 carats, which are dazzling and dazzling; reflecting the exquisite concentric ripple pattern, showing the delicate and deep midnight blue lustre The dial is even more gorgeous and classic. Feminine elegance.

Calatrava 4997/200G-001
18K white gold case, 35 mm diameter, bezel set with 76 diamonds of 0.52 carats, midnight blue guilloché dial, hours, minutes, self-winding Caliber 240, 22K gold off-centre mini-rotor, minimum power reserve 48 hours, Gyromax® balance, Spiromax® balance spring, Patek Philippe stamp, sapphire crystal and case back, satin-finished calfskin strap.

In addition to the enlarged diameter of the watch, compared with the previous generation 4897, which was equipped with a 215 hand-winding movement, the inner beauty of the 4997 is also different. The 240 self-winding movement is changed to echo the Seiko aesthetics of many female customers who have a mechanical movement at the same time. And the expectation of the convenience of not having to worry about the winding; in addition, because of the 22K gold miniature automatic rotor, the watch is equally slim and delicate, only 7.4 mm thick. The elegant structure of the 240 movement follows the strict standards of the Patek Philippe seal, and the most exquisite decorative details can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.

Calatrava Ref. 7200

Compared with the modern fashion and grand elegance of the Calatrava 4997, the Calatrava 7200, also equipped with a 240 self-winding movement, which was launched in 2013, is full of timeless classic charm and the most feminine atmosphere. The watch features a 34.6mm 18K 4N rose gold officer-style case with slender side edges and an overall thickness of only 7.37mm. Carefully distinguish the iconic straight lugs with rounded ends and the screw-fastened strap pegs. A classic feature of an officer-style case. The fine grained texture of the milky white dial shows an extraordinary silky effect, with K gold three-dimensional Arabic numerals and 60 minute markers, which perfectly complement the two “Poire Stuart” rose gold hands. It embodies the tradition of Patek Philippe’s two-hand watch focusing on the essence of simplicity and the Bauhaus style where any additions are cumbersome.

Calatrava 7200R-001
18K rose gold case, 34.6 mm diameter, hours, minutes, self-winding Caliber 240, 22K gold eccentric miniature rotor, at least 48 hours power reserve, Gyromax® balance, Spiromax® balance spring, Patek Philippe stamp , sapphire crystal and case back, alligator leather strap.

Calatrava Ref. 6119

Since its inception in 1932, the Calatrava, inspired by the minimalism of the Bauhaus, has always maintained the principles of proportionality, purity of design and functional practicality, but there are still occasional changes in elegance and refinement, especially the wristwatch number 3919, which came out in 1985. The design of the watch is the most popular. The bezel of this watch is embellished with the “Clous de Paris” (Clous de Paris) pattern (this design actually appeared as early as the 1934 Ref. The rounded case and clear surface immediately became one of Patek Philippe’s style symbols and an indispensable classic style in the classic series. It is still one of the most admired timepieces ever made by Patek Philippe.

Calatrava 6119R-001
18K rose gold case, diameter 39 mm, bezel engraved with Clous de Paris, silver-finish brass finish, “obus” faceted hour markers, royal hour and minute hands, small seconds, 30-255 PS hands Winding movement, power reserve at least 65 hours, Patek Philippe stamp, sapphire glass and case back, water-resistant to 30 meters, alligator leather strap.

Only more than ten years after its launch, Calatrava 3919 has become as independent as a jade tree facing the wind. It has become one of the characteristics of the watch industry to spread the style of Patek Philippe timepieces. In 2006, Patek Philippe launched a new slightly larger style Ref. 5119, the diameter of which was increased from 33.5 mm to 36 mm. More than a decade has passed, and it has long been a unique “Paris stud” watch under the Calatrava series. This year, in order to meet the needs of the times for large watch diameters, it finally launched the long-awaited new facelift Ref.6119 in the watch industry. Not only the diameter of the watch has been increased to 39 mm, the lugs have been changed from straight to curved, and the movement has also been changed from a 21.9 mm 215 PS hand-wound movement to a new-generation 30-255 PS hand-wound movement with a diameter of 31 mm, and the thickness is only 2.55 mm; the double barrel design provides at least 65 hours of power, which is more in line with the convenience of modern life.

Calatrava 6119 is first released in 6119G-001 white gold and 6119R-001 rose gold, with an anthracite dial and white gold applied hour markers and hands, respectively, and a silver fine-grained surface and rose gold applied hour markers and hands; bezel Both are decorated with a “Paris stud pattern” made of the traditional diamond-style staggered pattern technique. The width is slightly wider than that of the previous generation 5119. It still adheres to the characteristics of the thin and light series, and the overall watch thickness is only 8.08 mm. The newly launched 30-255 PS hand-wound movement naturally attracts the attention of the watch industry. In addition to the increase in power reserve and the stop-second function, the elegantly shaped six splints have a beautiful composition like a work of art, combining both classical and modern style. Worth tasting again and again.

Calatrava 6119G-001
18K white gold case, diameter 39 mm, bezel with engraved Clous de Paris studs, charcoal grey vertically textured dial, “obus” faceted hour markers, royal hour and minute hands, small seconds, 30-255 PS on hand Chain movement, power reserve at least 65 hours, Patek Philippe stamp, sapphire crystal and case back, water-resistant to 30 meters, alligator leather strap. review fake watches

New: Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5226G

Patek Philippe copy has launched the new Ref in its iconic Calatrava collection. Made of 5226G white gold, new textured dial and case sides with guilloché de Paris studs.

A new Calatrava is usually a warm welcome to the collection. Last year, Patek Philippe launched the Ref. 6119 with surprising success, as it brought the Clou de Paris bezel back to the collection. This year, the new Calatrava comes in white gold, but features a self-winding Calibre 26-330 SC with sweep seconds, date and hack seconds.

The main difference from the Calibre 30-255PS used in Ref. 6119 is that this movement has a date mechanism and the seconds hand is a centrally mounted sweep hand instead of an auxiliary seconds hand in the sub-dial at 6 o’clock.

Patek Philippe Calibre 26-330 SC.
But the sport is not entirely new. The dial is now a textured dial, made on a printing press, with a gradient from charcoal grey to black around the edges. The hands are less classic, but probably a more modern syringe shape with a luminous coating, while the hands of the Ref.6119 are very classic Dauphine shapes without luminous.

Patek Philippe, textured dial of PP-5226G.
And, of course, the studded Paris motif engraved on the side of the case. This new design treats the lugs as extensions and integrates with the case backsplash. The case is a “just right” 40mm, slightly higher than the 39mm of the Ref.6119.

Patek Philippe, PP-5226G, showing the Paris studs on the side of the case.
These two features also apply to the new Ref. 5326G calendar time, we regard these two watches as siblings. Of course, the 5326 is very useful in combining the annual calendar with Patek Philippe’s excellent two-time-zone implementation, while the 5226 is time-only, with a date. As we said in our review of the 5320, the look is determined to be more modern (albeit inspired by vintage cameras) and likely aimed at a younger demographic than traditional Patek Philippe customers. Although, in fact, the design may be timeless and appreciated by children of all ages.

Calatrava new in contemporary retro style with guilloche de Paris decoration

Patek Philippe is unique not only in its creative and technical mastery of movements, but also in its creativity in cases and dials. The latest addition to the Calatrava collection, the new white gold Reference 5226G-001, perfectly exemplifies the pursuit of excellence in all areas of watchmaking.

Based on the round, streamlined case shape that has made Calatrava models famous since 1932, Patek Philippe has reworked its flanks with guilloche de Paris (nail pattern) on both sides – a The pattern symbolizes the year 2021 in the 2021 Calatrava Clous de Paris Reference 6119. To allow this guilloche pattern to run all the way around the strap, the designers also created a special case structure in which the lugs form an integral part of the case back.

The charcoal grey vintage-style dial features black gradient edges. Its slightly grainy texture is reminiscent of vintage camera bags. The dial features white gold applied numerals with a beige luminous coating, as well as a low-profile “railway” scale for the seconds hand. Hours and minutes are indicated by syringe-shaped white gold hands with beige luminous coating. The date display is displayed through an aperture at 3 o’clock, printed in beige on a black background.

This new model is powered by the self-winding 26-330 SC calibre with stop-seconds function.

The new Reference 5226G-001 comes with two interchangeable straps – one in beige calfskin with a nubuck finish and the other in black calfskin with an embossed fabric pattern and beige stitching – both made of White gold claw clasp secures.

The same case, dial and strap design is also present on the new Reference 5326G-001 with annual calendar and travel time functions.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5226G Specifications
Calatrava with date and seconds.

dial

Charcoal grey texture, black gradient edges, gold 3D numerals, beige luminous coating
White gold barrel-shaped hands with luminous coating
case

platinum
Strap guilloche studs
Diameter: 40mm
Height: 8.53mm
Water resistant up to 30 m
Sapphire crystal case back
shoulder strap

Calfskin, Nubuck, Hand-stitched, Beige (Original)
Calfskin, Embossed Fabric Pattern, Hand-stitched, Black (Additional Strap)
claw buckle
move

Caliber 26-330 SC
automatic winding
date in aperture
sweep second
Diameter: 27mm
Height: 3.3mm
Number of parts: 212
Winding rotor: 21K gold central rotor
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 35 hours – maximum. 45 hours

Watches & Wonders 2022 First look and reactions to Rolex, Tudor, Patek Philippe and more!

Watches & Wonders Geneva is in full swing right now, which means many of the world’s top luxury watch brands have just released new models for 2022. With 38 brands exhibiting, this also happens to be the first year that Watches & Wonders Geneva can exist as a live event. This is arguably the most exciting time of the year for collectors and aficionados, so here is your official review and overview of the most important new releases from Watches & Wonders Geneva 2022.

2022 New Rolex Watches

Rolex GMT-Master II reference. 126720VTNR – Stainless Steel, Black/Green Bezel
Rolex Air-King reference. 126900 – Stainless Steel
Rolex Yacht-Master 42 ref. 226658 – 18k Gold
Rolex Yacht-Master 42 ref. 226659 – 18k White Gold, Falcon’s Eye Dial
New Platinum Rolex Day-Date Watch
New dial options for the Rolex Day-Date collection
New Dials for Rolex Datejust
Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 136660

The biggest news for Rolex this year is the new stainless steel GMT-Master II 126720VTNR, which has a green and black bezel and a left-handed crown. However, the new Rolex Air-King 126900 also received a lot of attention, as it marked the first time the crown guard appeared on a model in the Air-King line. Other new additions to the Rolex sports watch collection include a yellow gold version of the Yacht-Master 42, a new stone dial option for the white gold model, and a slightly modified Deepsea version.

A classic part of the Rolex catalog is the new platinum Day-Date model with a fluted bezel (a first for a platinum presidential watch), as well as many new dial options for the 36mm and 40mm models. In addition, the Datejust series introduces a range of new dials, including an expansion of the fluted and palm-patterned dials introduced last year, and a new diamond-set dial for the 31mm model with a floral pattern on the face.

New Tudor 2022

Tudor Black Bay Professional Edition
Tudor Black Bay GMT S&G
Tudor Black Bay Chrono S&G
New Tudor Black Bay 31/36/39/41 S&G
The new two-tone Tudor Royal watch

Tudor’s new launches at Watches & Wonders Geneva are centered on two-tone models, this year launching new steel and gold versions of the Black Bay Chrono, Black Bay GMT and Black Bay 31/36/39/41 models, as well as the Tudor Royal’s Several new gem set versions. While the new Tudor Black Bay GMT S&G mimics the Rolex “Root Beer” GMT-Master II, arguably Tudor’s most talked-about new watch is the all-new Black Bay Pro.

The Tudor Black Bay Pro is essentially a version of the brand’s vintage Rolex Explorer II ref. 1655. The watch itself is powered by the same movement as Black Bay GMT, but it features a 39mm stainless steel case with a fixed steel bezel. Unlike the vintage Rolex models that served as its aesthetic inspiration, the new Black Bay Pro is a proper dual-hour GMT watch, and even features an independently adjustable local hour hand, just like its Black Bay GMT sibling.

New Patek Philippe Watches 2022

Patek Philippe Calatrava reference. 5226G-001
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Travel Time Reference. 5326G-001
Patek Philippe Grand Complications reference. 5320G-011
Patek Philippe Complications Reference. 5172G-010
Patek Philippe Complications Reference. 5205R-011
Patek Philippe 20~4 ref. 4910/1200A-011
Patek Philippe Grand Complications reference. 5270P-014
Patek Philippe World Time Reference. 5230P-001
Patek Philippe World Time Reference. 5231G-001
Patek Philippe World Time Reference. 7130R-014
Three questions perpetual calendar reference. 5374-300P

Many collectors thought we might see a new Nautilus watch at the Geneva Watch Fair this year, but Patek Philippe is focusing on its Calatrava collection and the World Timepiece. While some new models get new dial colors or metal changes, the new watch that gets the most attention is the all-new Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Travel Time Reference. 5326G-001.

Unlike the Patek Philippe Pilot Travel Time, which debuted in 2018, the new Annual Calendar Travel Time 5326G lacks the prominent push of its siblings for a cleaner and more streamlined aesthetic. In addition, Patek Philippe has introduced a new time-date version of the classic Calatrava model, which shares the same aesthetic as the new annual calendar travel time model, with a grainy textured grey dial, barrel hands and a smooth bezel.

New Panerai watches for 2022

Panerai Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo – PAM01269
Panerai Diving QuarantaQuattro – PAM01226
Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro – PAM01229
Panerai Submersible Quaranta Quattro Carbotech – PAM01232
Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel Blu Profondo – PAM01289
Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel Grigio Roccia – PAM01288
Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel Verde Smeraldo – PAM01287
Panerai Diving QuarantaQuattro Luna Rossa – PAM01391

When it comes to its annual releases, Panerai usually tends to focus on one of its collections each year, and the one that gets the most new releases at Geneva Watches & Wonders is Submersible. The new Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro model features a 44mm case made from traditional stainless steel, the brand’s recycled eSteel or its proprietary carbon-based Carbotech material.

The new 44mm Submersible model sits between the current 42mm and 47mm watches, expanding the number of options and reinforcing Panerai’s commitment to sustainable materials. Panerai’s eSteel material has the same properties as conventional stainless steel, including the same chemical behavior, physical structure and corrosion resistance. However, because the alloy is mainly composed of recycled materials, it is more sustainable than conventional steel and allows Panerai to reduce its environmental impact. https://www.moon-watch.co

Discover the Patek Philippe Aquanaut

Many people say that the Aquanaut embodies the more dynamic and positive side of copy Patek Philippe. More sporty and uninhibited than any other watch from the brand, with its unconventional rubber strap and vibrant color scheme. Where else would Patek Philippe use bright orange or army green? It has long lived in the shadow of its older brother, the Nautilus, and only recently has it really started to appreciate.

Often known for its classic, retrained designs and traditional materials, the first major shift in this trend came from Gérald Genta’s mind. Then, it would take another two decades for Patek Philippe’s in-house team to produce its own sports watch. Although it was inspired by the porthole shape, the Aquanaut was the first modern sports watch that was truly designed by the brand itself. In the last decade of the 20th century, it was designed to appeal to young Patek Philippe collectors by offering steel instead of gold, rubber instead of leather.

The Aquanaut is a watch full of paradoxes and intrigues. The first reference comes from an increasingly interesting timepiece era, neither retro nor modern, where cream tritium lumens can be found along with more modern production techniques. Their current products also remain the canvas for the brand to continue experimenting with new designs, colors and complications. Aquanaut’s many forms have evolved into something more than Nautilus’ younger, neglected sibling. With this in mind, we delved into the origin of the model and the different forms it has taken over time.

Mysterious Origin Story

Around the time Patek Philippe was considering a new copy watch, it became clear that the public was ready for the more sporty designs of the legacy brand. In fact, this is almost to be expected. However, the main problem is that Patek Philippe’s only sports products are not designed by them. Sketch by Gérald Genta with his brilliant fingerprints. So when a valued client comes to them for a durable watch that can be given to a senior officer serving in their country’s military, they know it’s time to start over with the design.

That’s at least the story Nick Foulkes tells about the origins of the Aquanaut in Patek Philippe Magazine Volume 4. Thierry Stern himself was quoted describing the origins of the brand’s second sports watch. As he puts it, it’s meant to be “something that’s wearable, not for dinner, but for action. It’s for the best officers in the military, so the design needs to remind you of something military.” The mystery client The identities of these officials, or the countries these officials served, remain unknown to the public, which perhaps only makes this origin story more intriguing.

Aquanaut referee. 5060S

Introduced in 1997, the reference model 5060A is widely regarded as the first Aquanaut. It combines a rubber strap, a steel porthole case and a checkered dial, all of which are fundamental features of the Aquanaut design. However, Aquanaut’s origin story is complicated in some ways. First off, the first Aquanauts were not actually sold as Aquanauts. Instead, they are sold as part of the popular Nautilus series. This makes sense, considering the design was intentionally derived and Patek Philippe wanted to incorporate the Aquanaut into its existing sports watch collection.

Second, the transition between the Nautilus and the typical Aquanaut as we understand it is a gradual and fuzzy transition. Input reference 5060S. This model was introduced in 1996, a year before the release of the reference 5060A. While it shares some of the features that define the Aquanaut, notably the redesigned porthole case, it’s also distinctly different in other ways, with its precious metal case, smooth dial, Roman numerals, and leather strap.

The 5060S clearly represents Patek Philippe’s first attempt to reinterpret the Nautilus design away from a one-piece bracelet. It can be found listed alongside the Nautilus 3800 in catalogues of the period, with identical dials, hands and date discs, making this lineage even more evident. The fact that it was originally offered on a leather strap rather than a rubber one may suggest that Patek Philippe originally wanted to create a more dressy Nautilus rather than the Aquanaut design we’re already familiar with. This is due to the fact that the 5060S is produced using only precious metals such as rose or gold. As a result, some collectors started referring to the 5060S as “Pre-Aquanaut.” Not exactly Nautilus, not exactly Aquanaut, but somewhere in between.

Expand the collection

referee. 4960, 5064, 5065 and 5066

One year after the referee. The 5060 was a success with existing Patek Philippe customers, and the company decided to update and expand its Aquanaut offering. The 5064, 5065 and 5066 were released, all bringing something different to the Aquanaut family. The 5064 introduced a more functional quartz movement, the 5066 was a repeat of the previous model but with an open caseback, and the 5065 was an upgraded version of the previous design.

With an E 23 SC quartz movement and a reduced diameter of 34mm, the 5064 is the entry-level Aquanaut and one of the brand’s most affordable timepieces. Contrary to popular belief, it was primarily aimed at male collectors, and the 29.5mm reference 4960 was also released in 1998 for the brand’s female audience. Due to their reduced diameter and non-mechanical movements, the 5064 and 4960 Aquanauts have largely failed to capture the attention of contemporary collectors looking back on earlier Aquanauts.

However, the reference 5066 and 5065 are probably the prototype and most desirable of the new retro Aquanauts. The 5065 took the original design from the previous year and enlarged it to 38mm, so it’s often referred to as the “giant” Aquanaut. As for the 5066, it maintains the same dimensions and movement as the previous generation. Both watches showcase their internal mechanics through a sapphire caseback, something the 5060 lacked before.

Both reference 5065 and 5066 were produced from 1998 to 2006. They share almost all design features, except for their size and movement. This period in Patek Philippe’s history is particularly interesting because it marked a shift from more traditional production methods and materials to a more modern one. Legacy of the past, such as closed casebacks and tritium dials, slowly gave way to more modern, often commercial considerations.

One area where this modernization is particularly evident is the transition from tritium to superluminescent materials. Roughly speaking, Patek Philippe used tritium from 1998 to 2004 and then Super Luminous from 2004 to 2006. Even though tritium dials have been around for longer, it is believed that Patek Philippe expanded the production of the reference in the last two years, making super luminous dials and hands actually more common than one might initially think. Distinguishing between tritium and superluminescent materials is fairly easy. The former generally produces a warmer brown patina, while the latter retains its color over time. Superluminova also has a trend towards green instead of white. These superluminova versions of the 5066 and 5065 are generally less popular than the tritium examples,

It’s worth noting that in 2004, when Patek Philippe transitioned from one material to another, some interesting component overlap may have occurred. In fact, a handful of watches are believed to combine tritium and ultra-luminous components. For example, while a 1999 watch with a tritium dial and ultra-luminous hands would obviously have service hands, the same watch from 2004 might feature these hybrid elements in a new product. Considering this coincides with a period when Patek Philippe started mass-producing components, it seems plausible that they would be more casual with the parts available in their inventory.

We also had a chance to deal with the 5066 from 2004, which had an ultra-luminous dial and tritium hands, which was even more interesting. Given that the hands are so much more delicate than the dial, it seems unlikely that swiss Patek Philippe would opt to install an ultra-luminous dial while retaining the tritium hands. In this case, the notion of a service component is even more unlikely (as we know the history of the watch), although in a limited and anecdotal way it supports the idea that tritium and superluminescent elements were sometimes combined around 2004.