The Patek Philippe Calatrava Replica Watches line of time-only watches has often been unfortunately relegated to live in the shadow cast by the brand’s more complicated pieces like their perpetual calendars or their instantly recognizable sport watch models in the Nautilus and Aquanaut. Honestly, it’s understandable since demure 3-hand time only watches have been a cornerstone of the line, but every now and then there are standouts that do something a little different.
Now, onto the dial, which has four unique surfaces. The Best Patek Philippe Replica black, almost-grainy outermost ring indicates the date in white Arabic numerals and you’ll note the date hand pointing to the 18th in the image above. The red-lacquered arrow tipped hand replaces the old lunar crescent, which I think is a good move here as the arrow matches the aesthetic design of the watch much more here. Moving inward from the date ring is the circular brushed hour ring using a larger number font in Arabic numerals to indicate the hours.
As I mentioned, the case is Patek Philippe Replica Swiss Movement 39mm wide and a slim 8.84mm thick and with 22mm wide lugs, it has a good, substantial wrist presence. The case is done in 18k white gold, which has always been one of my least preferred materials. When I want gold, I prefer yellow or rose gold. Otherwise, it’s Platinum when considering pieces that look more subdued but are obvious to anyone with a somewhat trained eye to spot as being that pinnacle precious metal. White gold just leaves me uninspired, but that’s a personal preference.
Why, I mean oh why do high-end luxury Patek Philippe watches have reflective crystals? That is a question we might never know the definitive answer to, and the Best Patek Philippe 5170P-001 Replica certainly doesn’t help fix the issue; but otherwise it’s quite the watch, so let us give it a closer look.
My only theory for the existence of reflective crystals, like the one on the Patek Philippe 5170P-001, is that it’s chosen because it looks more impressive and expensive to the untrained eye – and the expansive boom the Best Patek Philippe Replica watch industry experienced over the last two decades sure brought along masses of untrained customers who, by nature, flocked to the well-known prestige brands. I mean, picture the following scenario.
Diamond markers function as a divisive power among watch enthusiasts. Those with a more faint confidence in their taste actively seek the chance to overreact and, as such, consider even the suggestion of diamond markers to be a personal attack. They wish to voice their uber-conservative taste whenever possible for it is their trusty safe-place where, cosied up against the soft walls of watch taste conservatism, they are free from making a wrong call.
Many more even refrain from diamonds on an otherwise conservative-friendly Patek Philippe Replica Swiss Movement chronograph like the 5170 – a far lass offensive design move, I’d say, than the manufacture’s recent foray into pilot watches. On a positive note, others do like diamond hour markers and I belong to this bunch of horological outcasts.
The 39.4mm-wide platinum case may just be 10.9mm thick – the Fake Patek Philippe 5170P gets proportions right – but it still has considerable heft to it. As the “P” in the reference number and the weight over the wrist indicate, this 5170 is crafted in the heaviest of precious luxury watch materials. This, in a Patek Philippe, further entails a little diamond set in between the lower lugs of the timepiece, nothing more than a reminder that you demand nothing but the best – and/or most expensive – the world has to offer.