24-hour display plus Travel Time: Reference 5224R-001
Unlike most other wristwatches, the hour hand on this model does not make two rounds per day; instead, all 24 hours are displayed individually on the dial. This representation means that reading the time requires a certain amount of getting used to, but this is precisely where the great charm of this pink-gold timepiece lies, with a 42 mm case that is quite opulent by Cheap Patek Philippe Calatrava Replica standards, but at the same time very flat and wearable on the wrist.
Unlike other models of this type, the 12 o’clock position on the new reference 5224 is the classic 12 o’clock – and not the usual 6 o’clock. And in this particular case, the small seconds are at 24 o’clock. This is due to the fact that most owners are likely to be active during the day, and the display of the daytime hours was therefore a priority for Patek Philippe.
Overall, the Patek Philippe Replica Men Watches all-blue and rose gold reference has an extremely appealing appearance. It uses the calibre 31-260 PS FUS 24 H, which is also active in a similar form in the Travel Time reference 5326G presented last year, and whose second time zone can be set via the crown.
How colourful should it really be? Calatravas with blue, yellow, and red accents
On the wrist, the watches with blue, red or even yellow accents present themselves much more filigree than the photos on the manufacture’s homepage suggest. With a price of 37,219 Swiss francs, the timepieces represent the entry into the world of novelties.
A new Aquanaut: Reference 5986R-001
That’s why Patek Philippe is ‘only’ launching a familiar model, now available in rose gold for the first time: the Copy Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph Watches with a brown dial and 42.2 mm case.From a classic point of view, certainly. Yet is it a size that is also popular among the wider clientele for a sporty model in 2023? From a contemporary point of view, that too. Testing it out in Geneva, the novelty was easy to wear even on a slimmer wrist.
With a diameter of 39.9 mm, it can be worn in a variety of ways, making it a watch that the owner can share with her husband. Or vice versa. A watch for two. From this point of view, we like to think that the price of 60,480 Swiss francs can be shared, or at least you can think of it that way.
A very handsome piece: Pilot Travel Time with chronograph
Standing in line with the larger Best Patek Philippe Replica models of recent manufacture history, we have the Reference 5924G with a blue or green dial. It is a watch that does not hide. As a pilot’s watch, readability, at least in theory, is ultimately of paramount importance, and in combination with the chronograph, this results in an overall height of 6.95 mm for the calibre CH 28-520 C FUS, sitting within a 13.05-mm high white-gold case.
The result is a pilot’s watch that is one of the most classic, beautiful and certainly valuable watches that can be purchased today. The deep olive-green version, in particular, has a special charm. It would be wrong to describe a Patek Philippe watch as having an ‘army aesthetic’, even in the case of pilot’s watches – yet rarely has a watch from the maison had a look that would work just as well for gentlemen in pinstriped suits as those donning jeans and a bomber jacket.
The annual calendar chronograph, Reference 5905R-010
It now stands side by side with the steel version with matching bracelet and green dial. The Patek Philippe Iced Out contrast could hardly be starker, because whereas the steel chrono is sporty, this interpretation is elegant. And while the novelty flashes for attention, its sister reference is pure understatement.
Saving the best ‘til last: Grandes Complications
The bicolour Grandmaster Chime i.e., in a mix of rose and white gold, and the Grandmaster Chime Haute Joaillerie, with 118 baguette emeralds and 291 baguette diamonds.
Or, there’s the Reference 5531 now in white gold, a World Time watch with minute repeater and cloisonné enamel from the Patek Philippe Replica Swiss Movement Rare Handcraft collection. Also worth a mention is the minute repeater Reference 5178G-012with two cathedral gongs and a hand-guillochéd dial concealed under blue enamel – a dream with a diameter of 40 mm.
It combines beauty and style, class and daring. And whoever suggestively coughs before whispering ‘Lumen’ at this point might just be referring to a piece from Glashütte, which has a related look.