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For decades, the Patek Philippe Calatrava Calatrava Ref. 5227 replica watch – the prototype of the classic round wristwatch, including its Officer’s-style variations with dust covers over the case back – has ranked among the most iconic creations of Patek Philippe.
The fine hinges of the dust covers fitted to the coveted Officer’s-style watches are also crafted in this department, partly with high-tech production resources, but mostly by hand, then adjusted to fractions of a millimeter and assembled to perfection. .Uniting the key characteristics of this watch family, the new Calatrava Ref. 5227 now features a display back protected with a separate dust cover. The special twist: The entire hinge is on the inside of the cover, making it invisible even to the connoisseur.
At Patek Philippe, designing and crafting cases has always been just as important as caliber engineering, which for most people is the essence of watchmaking. So it is not surprising that the manufacture has had its own case-making department for decades and masters all disciplines in this domain from the very first sketches to the flawlessly polished cases, including the diamond-set versions. The case blanks – solid gold, platinum, or stainless steel – are crafted with traditional cold-forming techniques in high-tonnage hydraulic presses using precision dies also made in-house.
The new mens fake Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5227 fulfills the strict directives of the Patek Philippe Seal. The Stern family, whose tradition is intimately intertwined with the Calatrava collection, has the sole and final say on whether the challenge of creating a new watch is worth taking on. The Sterns acquired the manufacture in 1932, and the first Calatrava model, the Ref. 96, was launched in the same year. Since then, Patek Philippe repeatedly demonstrated that even a paragon of design like the Calatrava can be changed, optimized, and perfected.
It is available in 18K yellow, white, or rose (5N) gold and worn on a hand-stitched alligator strap with large square scales and a matching gold prong buckle. The strap is shiny black for the white-gold model, shiny chocolate brown for the yellow-gold version, and shiny dark brown for the model in rose gold. Yet again, 81 years after the debut of the Calatrava, Patek Philippe reasserts the timeless quality of this legendary watch collection as well as the creativity of the manufacture in leveraging its traditions and heritage. The new Ref. 5227 enhances the endearingly elegant Calatrava style with the flair of a perfectly integrated dust cover.
Accordingly, Patek Philippe’s case-makers were motivated by the assignment of designing a Calatrava case featuring a dust cover to be attached to the sapphire-crystal case back of the Swiss-made Patek Philippe copy watch with an invisible hinge. They mastered the task with bravura.