The Calatrava, the signature line of Patek Philippe timepieces, has once again been reinvented. Whilst maintaining the classic officer-style that Calatrava’s reputation is based upon, the timepiece has been updated to include current technology. The sleek lines and elegant charm of this latest interpretation prove what a well-crafted timepiece Patek Philippe produces.
The new Calatrava Officer, Ref. 5153, features a mirror-polished rounded bezel and sapphire-crystal back in an 18 K yellow gold case. The silvery opaline dial, hand-guilloched sunburst center, and applied gold hour markers make the face of the watch mesmerizing. A small golden cartouche accentuates the vaulted Patek Philippe Geneve signature below the 12 o’clock position, and located at 3 o’clock is the large date aperture. The golden Dauphine hands and center sweep second hand accent the rich white of the dial beautifully.
Behind the face lies the 29-jewel, 6-bridge, 213-part Caliber 324 S C. The self-winding mechanics have a sapphire-crystal back protected by a hinged-dust cover. When the hinge is open, the workings that provide the reliability of a 45-hour power reserve are visible through the sapphire window.
Meticulous craftsmanship is evident in every Patek Philippe timepiece and the latest Calatrava proves once again no detail has gone overlooked. The Ref. 5153 is 2.4 millimeters larger than its predecessor, the Ref. 5053, yet still encompasses the discreet elegance that characterizes all the company’s watches. The Calatrava seamlessly portrays the precision and skill of the Swiss manufacturer and manifests every quality timepiece connoisseurs desire.