Presented at Baselworld 2017, the skeleton Patek Philippe Calatrava “Squelette” replica Ref. 5180/1R in 18K rose gold 5N showcases the extremely rare craft of skeletonization alongside magnificent engravings to imbue the elegant mechanism with enigmatic sensuousness.
As of 2017, the new Calatrava “Squelette” Ref. 5180/1R in 18K rose gold 5N showcases the extremely rare craft of skeletonization alongside magnificent engravings to imbue the elegant mechanism with enigmatic sensuousness. As it turns 40, nothing spotlights the distinctiveness of the ultra-thin self-winding caliber 240 movement as aptly as the skeletonized rose gold PP Calatrava Squelette replica that has been a part of Patek Philippe’s regular collection since 2008.
The great effort involved in skeletonization and engraving does not infringe any horological principles as evidenced by the rate parameters of the completed watch. With a tolerance of -3 to +2 seconds per day, its rate accuracy complies with the strict directives of the Patek Philippe Seal. This is due not least to the Spiromax® balance spring made of high-tech Silinvar®. Its purple iridescent shimmer is readily visible in the totally skeletonized movement.
With its large-format sapphire crystal glass and caseback, the watch assures the wearer total transparency of the watch, yet offers optimised protection and is water resistant to 30 metres. The Swiss-made fake Patek Philippe watch is finished on a supple bracelet in 18K rose gold, secured with a fold-over clasp.