Patek Philippe replica is updating one of its most iconic formal watches, Calatrava, whose bezel is decorated with a hollow “Clous de Paris” pattern.
This polished diamond pattern composed of small pyramid tips first appeared in Calatrava’s bezel Ref in 1934. 96D (decorated as D). Since then, it has been reinterpreted into multiple versions. The most successful model with this decorative element is probably the Reference 3919, introduced in 1985 and produced for 20 years: it has a manually wound 215 PS movement, an auxiliary second hand at 6 o’clock, with black lacquered Roman numerals and straight White dial with lugs. .
The Calatrava “Clous Paris” is now equipped with a decisively modern appearance, with 39 mm, hour markers and a slightly larger diameter for this model that has clearly developed a brand new manual winding Patek Philippe sports dial.
Two versions have been proposed. Model 6119R-001 combines a rose gold case and a silver dial, as well as hour markers and rose gold hands.
The reference 6119G-001 white gold features a charcoal gray dial enhanced by the vertical polishing interrupted by the attached snail-shaped seconds dial. The applied hour markers and hands are made of the same metal as the case.
The gold hour hand type hour and minute hands have three faces instead of two. Thanks to the track minute scale on the periphery of the dial, it is clear and easy to read. The slender “cheveu”-style second hand rotates on the subdial at 6 o’clock and is divided into four quarters.
The round bezel is decorated with a guilloche-shaped nail pattern, has a slightly wider chamfered profile, and the thin, smooth rounded corners of a polished frame-shaped sapphire crystal.
The shape of the ears has also been redesigned. They are now no longer straight, but curved to make the transition from the case to the strap smoother and make the wrist more comfortable.
A new hand-wound cheap Patek Philippe movement is specially designed for this model, with a power reserve of 65 hours. Its development is based on the requirements for a manual winding movement, which has a diameter greater than 215 PS.
In fact, the inner diameter of the new movement 30-255 PS is 30.4 mm (total diameter 31 mm), while the 215 PS (total diameter 21.9 mm) is 21.5 mm, and the height remains unchanged at 2.55 mm, which makes it possible to change The total thickness of the watch (from the crystal to the back) is limited to only 8.08 mm.
The new 30-255 PS movement is particularly robust and can provide a power reserve of 65 hours or nearly three days. The above result can be achieved by using two barrels arranged in parallel. In contrast to barrels that are connected in series to expand the power reserve, parallel barrels increase the torque of the movement by increasing the torque of two barrels.
Despite the slim structure, this solution still provides maximum force and allows the balance to be deployed at twice the moment of inertia of 10 mg/cm2. The higher moment of inertia improves rate stability and simplifies the precise adjustment of a movement that beats at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,000 vibrations per hour), with a maximum deviation of -3 / + 2 seconds in 24 hours. fake watches uk
The stop second function stops the balance when the crown is pulled, so that the time can be set with one second accuracy. After pushing the crown back to its original position, the mechanism will activate the balance to make it move again.
Through the sapphire crystal case back, you can see that the movement 30-255 PS is beautifully completed with six bridges-each wheel or each function has a bridge-with Geneva stripes and chamfered and polished edges.
The new Patek Philippe Calatrava “Clous de Paris” is paired with red metallic (Ref. 6119R) or white gold (Ref. 6119R) with a glossy chocolate brown or black alligator strap, and a pin buckle made of the same metal as the case. 6119G).