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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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