Just before the doors to the Basel world were opened, Patek finally promised to make an Instagram appearance as they showed off two new variations of the controversial Calatrava Pilot in different sizes (offering a compact ladies style) of 37.5 millimeters. While the brand is known for its elegance and classic design, it looks like 2018 is a year for patek philippe to focus on leisure and sports products. Let’s take a look at Patek Philippe replica watches collection.
Genta-designed Nautilus has been adding fuel to the fire lately, as shortages of supply and high demand have fueled even new examples. Those unfamiliar with the brand may be surprised to find that, until this year, the iconic case design never offered a calendar (or any other grande complex features), and at the end of the day, the new execution was simply fantastic. The traditional Patek perpetual calendar layout (reference 3940, etc.) is perfect for the Nautilus dial and allows for its horizontal ribbing and baton index to remain largely intact.
With 240 Q calibre, Patek shows remarkable restraint by keeping the permanent case size at 40 mm, with a thickness of just 8.32 mm, which means it is beautifully worn on the wrist. We all know how much love the royal oak perpetual calendar has had lately, and we have no doubt that this new Nautilus is ready to use the AP as the ultimate leisure perpetual calendar on the market. The new edition retails for 105,000 Swiss francs.
Few of luxury Patek Philippe replica watches recent releases have been as controversial as Calatrava Pilot. It’s not a brand with any particular tradition in the aviator watch field, and its initial version was fortuitous, but once you get beyond the history course, the piece is still pretty compelling from a product perspective. The 5524 first went on sale in 2015 as platinum, and in 2018 the brand has been updated not only in materials and dial colors, but also in rose gold travel times and sunrise brown dials, but they also offer a new, smaller reference measuring 37.5 millimeters in diameter, rather than 42 being more compact.
This may sound a bit small, but because of its multiple crowns and relatively long lugs, the 37.5 mm piece wears very well. Of course, the brand has positioned it as a “cheap fake Patek Philippe watches,” however, many of us in the media generally agree that no doubt many collectors of vintage pieces would be happy to embrace this more conservative case size. While there is a 4.5mm difference between the two models, they both use the same automatic on-chain movements 324 S C FUS. The new small reference product will retail for 38,000 Swiss francs when it arrives at retailers later this year.