Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524R Perfect Replica Watches Hands-On
When the Initial Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524G was declared at Baselworld in 2015, to state that the watch world was shocked would be an understatement. Clearly, it was unlike anything else which Patek
When the Initial Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524G was declared at Baselworld in 2015, to state that the watch world was shocked would be an understatement. Clearly, it was unlike anything else which Patek Philippe calatrava black dial replica watches made as well as after studying that Patek did indeed make pilots watches to get the military way back in the’30s, I can’t wrap my head around the 5524G. Currently, three decades on, Patek has introduced a new variant in rose gold and with a brown dial. This is the new Patek Philippe calatrava 6006g fake watches Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524R.
If you missed out on the backstory of the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time watch, allow me to fill you in very quickly. The inspiration came from older Patek’hour-angle’ watches which could be used for navigation when combined with a sextant and radio sign. They are quirky-looking watches which, like the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, seem unlike anything else that Patek Philippe calatrava models fake watches make. The Calatrava Pilot Travel Time isn’t an specific reissue or homage to those watches, but it’s apparent that with its big blue hands and large Arabic hour markers, it was heavily inspired by them.
5524R is identical to the earlier 5524G with the exception of the case material and also the colour of the dial. It comes in a 42mm situation that’s extremely sporty-looking and wears a bit larger than the specs would suggest largely because of the large crown and large pushers for adjusting the travel time complication at 8 and 10 o’clock. It is worth noting that the big pushers may dig into your wrist based on the way you wear the watch. Other than that, overall wearing comfort is rather good.
The movement within is the 324 S C FUS, which can be used at Patek’s other Traveling Time pieces such as the Aquanaut Travel Time. It’s a self-winding movement with 294 components, a Gyromax balance, and a Spiromax balance spring. Additionally, it has a large central rotor created from 21k gold. It has a minimal power reserve of 35 hours and beats at 4Hz. It’s well decorated and is visible through the sapphire display caseback. Now, the 324 S C FUS isn’t a particularly large movement, measuring only 31mm across. Because of this, the 42mm instance of the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time is a bit large for the motion and also you can see there’s quite a large amount of’case’ that surrounds the movement once you flip it around.
Patek also released a smaller, presumably ladies’ version of the exact same watch this season called the Ref. 7234R. It employs the same motion but comes at a more petite 37.5mm case. Turning that view around, it is possible to see that the movement fills the case more appropriate and there is not as much empty space in the caseback.
Despite the initial shock of this watch, the Calatrava Jazz Traveling Time has come to be one of their brand’s most popular pieces and I’m told it is remarkably difficult to secure you. After handling one in the flesh, it’s not difficult to see why. Even though it might not seem like your archetypal Patek, it’s extremely well-made, functional, and attractive in its own way. For Patek Philippe calatrava small seconds clone collectors that constantly wished that the new had something more showy and loud, the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time is the response and I believe this new version in rose gold and having a brown dial is even more — for lack of a better word — blingy. 5524R is priced at 42,000 CHF.