Patek Philippe-Calatrava Ref. 6007A-001

To celebrate the completion of its new production building in Plan-les-Ouates (Geneva, Switzerland), Patek Philippe created an exclusive stainless steel Calatrava with a limited edition of 1,000 pieces.

In order to adapt to the brand’s growth in the next 20 to 30 years, the new PP6 large building-189 meters long, 67 meters wide, 34 meters above the ground, has 10 floors, of which four basements, need to invest 600 million Swiss francs, of which 500 million Swiss Francs are used for structural design, and 100 million Swiss francs are used for interior design and avant-garde technical resources.

The new Calatrava Ref. 6007A-001 has a polished stainless steel case with a diameter of 40 mm (thickness of 9.07 mm) and a sapphire crystal bottom cover, which is especially engraved with the Calatrava cross and the words “New Manufacture 2019” (2019 is the first year of production). Entered the new PP6 production building.

The central part of the gray-blue dial has a “carbon” style texture and functions lightly, while the round satin finish contrasts with the imprint of the white dial and the applied numerals and white white lacquer hands with a luminous coating Gold.

The round railway scale with a triangle mark and the date hole at 3 o’clock complete the process.

The self-winding movement 324 SC has a movement of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and a power reserve of 35 to 45 hours-ensuring that the daily rate deviation is only -3 to +2 seconds.

Through the sapphire crystal bottom cover, you can admire the surface treatment of the 21K gold central rotor and almost completely hand-finished parts, including the Geneva stripe of the bridge, the chamfering and polishing of the edges, the polishing of the sink, the round texture of the gold rotor, Plate grinding and gold-engraved engraving.

The calfskin strap is fixed on the wrist by a steel fork buckle, with a embossed pattern, reminiscent of textile fabrics, coordinated with the center of the dial.

The new Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. Water resistant to 30 meters/100 feet.

Patek Philippe-Nautilus Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5740 / 1G

Patek Philippe’s Nautilus watch is unique in its design inspired by an octagonal bezel and porthole. It was launched in 1976 and quickly gained popularity (you can read the history of this model here).

Over the years, Patek Philippe (Patek Philippe) has shown several models, including the annual calendar, chronograph and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). However, the perpetual calendar is still one of the most prestigious complications in watchmaking. The wait for the new Nautilus Perpetual Calendar Ref is over. Patek Philippe launched 5740/1G-001 at the 2018 Basel International Watch and Jewelry Show.

Thanks to the ultra-thin self-winding movement 240, with embedded 22K gold micro-rotor and slim calendar module, the 8.42mm high case is elegant and slim. In fact, this is Patek Philippe’s thinnest perpetual calendar, which can automatically identify the number of days in each month, including the number of days that appear regularly on February 29. The movement beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour, providing a power reserve of 38 to 48 hours.

The structure and exquisite appearance of the movement, including the bridge with chamfered and polished edges, and the Calatrava cross-engraving engraved on the winding rotor, can be admired through the sapphire crystal glass back.

The three-part case made of white gold has a water resistance of 60 meters/200 feet, a diameter of 40 millimeters (10 o’clock to 4 o’clock), and a maximum width of 44.05 mm from 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock, including the crown.

The unique design of the bezel contrasts with the polished vertical satin surface and the polished chamfer.

The dial is decorated with raised horizontal embossing, which is a typical facet of the Nautilus men’s watch, and has the same sunburst blue as the Nautilus 40th anniversary edition released in 2016.

The wide hour and minute hands and the applied platinum hour-markers with luminous coatings optimize the clarity during the day and in the dark. Three auxiliary dials with analog display of the perpetual calendar (day of the week and 24-hour dial at 9 o’clock, month and leap year cycle at 3 o’clock, date and moon phase at 6 o’clock) are integrated in The dial is subtly octagonal.

The sub-dial of the date (the most important calendar indicator) is slightly larger than the other two dials and also displays the moon phase. This is controlled by a mechanism that deviates from the actual position of the day only once every 122 years.

Perpetual calendar correctors (day correction at 9 o’clock, date correction at 11 and 12 o’clock, month correction at 12 and 1 o’clock, and moon phase correction at 6 o’clock) are seamlessly integrated in the movement. The Nautilus case is due to an ingenious deflection mechanism system.

The white gold bracelet integrated in the case is decorated with a delicate central link and satin side links. In order to improve the wearing comfort, Patek Philippe launched a new patented folding clasp. It has four independent locking buckles, which can optimize the opening and closing effect and prevent any one of the two buckles from being accidentally released. The wrist of the watch is indeed very comfortable.