Up Close With The Typical Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Copy Watch Ref.5524

Patek Philippe Ref 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time watch - Perpetuelle

Well, Baselworld 2015 has officially begun, and I often like to start with Patek Philippe.  There are some exciting pieces in the Patek 2015 lineup (you are gonna love the 5370 Split-Seconds Chronograph), but let’s start with a piece that I think will be controversial…the new Ref 5524 Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time replica watch.  No doubt this one’s going to catch a lot of folks off-guard.  At first glance, one might be inclined to think that this watch does not even look like a Patek Philippe.  Indeed it is a pilot’s watch, as the brand seems to be trying to reclaim its association with aviator’s watches.   It features a dual zone-time mechanism, with local and home day/night indication in apertures on either side of the dial, and a date sub-dial at 6 o’clock.   The blue varnished dial has white gold applied numerals that are luminous (they hands are luminous as well).  There is a crown at 3 o’clock and two pump pushers on the other side of the case.  The watch is fitted on a brown calf leather strap with what Patek calls a “clevis prong” buckle.  The contrarian in me likes this watch, but I think that most Patek fans will pan it on account of it not having that special, distinctive look that a Patek Philippe Calatrava replica watch should.

Hmmm…how about you?

Patek Philippe Reference 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time

40.5mm white gold case, automatic mechanical PP Cal CH 28-520 C FUS (sapphire case back)

Price 42,000 CHF

Patek Philippe Ref 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time front back - Perpetuelle

Patek Philippe Ref 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time - Perpetuelle

The caliber CH 28-520 C FUS movement is also found in the best fake Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A.

I’ll be back with more details soon.

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