Patek Philippe Calatrava Replica Ref.96

Patek Philippe is almost no need to introduce the brand. In the watchmaking world, the brand is known for producing high quality, extraordinary complexity and highly sought after timepieces. In the real world, Patek Philippe has been hailed as one of the most prestigious brands in the world, a symbol of wealth, status and taste. Patek Philippe is also a pioneer of many technological advances, including the earliest perpetual calendar, the earliest calendar, and the first solid quartz watch without moving parts (surprisingly), the brand has always been at the forefront of innovation. Patek Philippe Timepieces is one of the most understated collections, but it has been proven by innumerable facts to preserve its value forever. For example, humble low-key Calatrava watch, also known as the model is a formal dress. This series of articles will give the reader a detailed history of the Patek Philippe Calatrava Replica Watches Shop, starting with the Reference 96 watch from 1932.


(Left) Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Reference 96 Original design drawings, David Penney; (right) An early Calatrava Collection Reference 96 watch, Patek Philippe Museum
A brief history of Calatrava
The idea that Patek Philippe is in financial crisis today seems incomprehensible and even absurd. The Swiss watchmaker has proved itself immune to the ebb and flow of the industry in the past two years and the downturn has failed to stop the brand momentum. However, this (in a financial crisis) is exactly what the Patek Philippe faced in the early 20th century. Despite numerous patents and awards, and a broad client base, including some of the most famous collectors of the time in the world, the company was in trouble.


Jean Stern and Charles Stern

Jean Stern and Charles Stern became the savior of Patek Philippe, the brothers in 1932 acquired the company’s controlling stake. Prior to this, their family already owned the Fabrique de Cadrans Stern Frères, a factory that supplies dials to Patek Philippe. The brothers know that to stabilize the situation, there is a need to introduce a simple, mainstream watch that will make Patek Philippe timepieces attractive not only to high-end collectors, but while still maintaining the brand’s design and manufacturing excellence and reputation for excellence. Their solution is the Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Reference 96 watch.


Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Reference 96 watch

In the early 1930s, the watch was still relatively new, but the watch became popular quickly after it was widely used in the First World War. In the tide of the times, the watch has become a practical and reliable tool, even for those far away from the battlefield. In the meantime, with the advent of cars and airlines, the pocket watches, which are closely linked to the railways, become increasingly obsolete. Accuracy and reliability are the buzzwords of the time, surpassing design and aesthetics. Recognizing this market shift, Patek Philippe introduced a timepiece that perfectly combines precision with prestige.
Calatrava A Calatrava Cross originating from the ornate Calatrava Cross. In 1158, for the first time in a war against the Moors and defending the Calatrava fortress, a knight regiment used the emblem on march flags. On April 27, 1887, the Calatrava Cross was registered as a trademark and registered with Patek Philippe, but it was not until the 1960s that the symbol appeared more regularly on the crown and movement of the Patek Philippe swiss movement replica watches. The series, named after Calatrava, shows its importance to the brand and has indeed played an important role since its inception.


1940s Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Reference 96 Watch Advertising

Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Reference 96 watch is a symbol of low-key elegant, but also by many as a blueprint for the ultimate dress table, but also the first introduction of digital numbers Patek Philippe watch. Inspired by the Bauhaus-style principle of compliance, David Minney’s minimalist design simplifies the watch to the purest of essentials. No extra detail, no overstatement, and since its introduction in 1932, its concept has remained almost unchanged over the past 85 years. It is no coincidence that antique Calatrava watches are still sought after by collectors. However, before I discuss it in detail, I think it is necessary to find out about the Bauhaus Institute in order to fully understand why the original design is everlasting.
After the First World War, architect Walter Gropius founded an unorthodox art school in Weimar, Germany, in 1919, which was closed 14 years later (1933, one year after the Calatrava series was launched). The core idea is the unified concept of design in all aspects of life, that is, art and industrial design can be unified. The focus is on functionality through a simplified geometry that allows new designs to be easily copied without cutting the end-user experience. The college teaches students to focus on practicality and necessity while focusing on functionality and ease of use. It also extends to typography, which is seen as a practical means of communication and artistic expression, first of all emphasizing visual clarity.


Understanding these, the Bauhaus effect on the design elements of the David Penney Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 96 watch is also evident. First, the 31 mm diameter round case reflects the shape of the internal movement and the passage of time. Case is only 9 mm thick, with a smooth bezel and snap back. At the same time, the lugs are not welded but integrated into a three-piece case with a gradual taper to ensure a perfect match for the wrist and comfortable fit, a classic example of form-following functionality. This type of architecture is considered commonplace today, but much of this is due to the far-sightedness of the Reference 96 replica watches review as it elevates the lugs from insignificant footnotes to an integral part of the overall design.


However, what sets the Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Reference 96 apart from the rest is the minimalist modern dial design. Like the case, the dial avoids the complex finishing touches of the previous Art Deco era and reflects the philosophy of obedience to the Bauhaus form. Focus on the clearest, most attractive way to show time, and only time. In the original version, a gold trapezoidal hour marker was attached to the outer edge of the dial, a small seconds dial at 6 o’clock, and two pointy faceted gold tweezers to indicate hourly information. If the layout looks familiar, it’s because it has been repeated thousands of times by Patek Philippe and those trying to emulate the style of the former.


Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Reference 96 watch equipped with a diameter of 12 points of the movement

Original Patek Philippe Calatrava exact replica watches Series Reference 96 watch equipped with a product movement, the movement diameter of 12 points. Previously, Patek Philippe had been buying movements from Jaeger-LeCoultre, but that changed quickly after the brothers Stern and Charles Stern. Since 1934, the Jaeger-LeCoultre movement has been replaced by a Patek Philippe self-made movement of 12 “diameter 120. At that time, Patek Philippe’s technical department was headed by Jean Pfister and the diameter of 12” 120 homemade Movement, is the first R & D results of the technical department. However, it is said that some early wristwatch applications are still the old movement, those movements probably acquired the remaining inventory. This is not uncommon in the field of antique watches, after all, the implementation of unified norms at that time is less than what it is today.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Replica 6006G watch

Patek Philippe Calatrava Replica Watches Shop has always been the brand’s core series, the appearance of classic, can be said to be the most typical dress table. Friends like PP will certainly remember the 2015 Patek Philippe’s Ref.6000G-012 watch, this year’s new 6006 and it is very similar, but as a model for the pursuit of perfection, even a simple replacement is a bit sloppy, for The details of this watch deal with considerable care, which is probably one of the reasons Patek Philippe has been a stable continuation of the past. (Watch model: 6006G-001)


Functional analysis diagram


18K white gold case

6006 continuation of the Calatrava series has a simple and beautiful round case, but compared to before the 6000,6006 the size of the case increased to 39 mm, to meet the current size of the trend, 18K white gold case polished after polishing process even more full.


“Black and white with” dial

Dial only black and white two colors, but only two colors contains four different decorative patterns.


Different pattern decoration

The dial middle of the white minute scale ring and 4 o’clock position small white second small seconds disk use guilloche; the black part of the center of the disk surface is radial sun pattern drawing; hour hour markers in a circle of black part of the ring drawing; and the outermost The black part of the circle calendar is decorated with grain matte. Before 6006 and 6000 did not feel that you are not surprised? Intricacies of the details and complexity of the upgrade is really impressive, the classic “black and white with” also add a touch of classical atmosphere of the best replica watches review.


The dial of the ring

Dial layout is also very interesting, composed of several rings, ebony color disk surface also added a track-style inner ring and the pointer date outer ring design, 4,5 o’clock position set an eccentric small seconds dial . Ring against the background of each other, very ornamental.


Barton-style hollow pointer

As the size of the best replica reviews watch increases, the Barton Longitudinal Blanks white hour and minute hands also become longer and thicker.


The red arrow shows the date indicator

The tip of the date pointer is a red arrow, very eye-catching, so that the date indication more intuitive, which replaced the previous crescent-shaped pointer design.


Bright black strap to connect the white gold case

6006 watch is equipped with a hand-stitched square scales crocodile leather strap, aside it is a formal dress to mention, bright black belt or cool.


240 movement

This year is the 40 anniversary of the Patek Philippe 240 movement, 6006 movement has not changed, still equipped with 240 movement. The current version of the 240 movement has 191 parts, 27 gem bearings, swing frequency 21,600 times / hour, moving storage 48 hours, precision -3 / +2 seconds per day.


Watch the whole show

Summary: Calatrava has been regarded as the simplest aesthetic concept that best implements the brand since its inception, and the succinct form can best explain what is perfect. Take this 6006, at first glance with the 6000 no difference at all, it is easy to be overlooked, and carefully read, you will be surprised to find it “concise rather than simple.”

Replica Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Stainless Steel Watch Ref. 5522A-001

From July 13 to July 23, 2017, Patek Philippe Replica held the Watch Art Grand Exhibition at Cipriani Building, 42nd Street, New York. On this occasion, the brand introduced the new Calatrava Pilot stainless steel watch Ref. 5522A-001 New York 2017 limited edition.


This watch 42 mm in diameter, with a unique dial, reminiscent of Patek Philippe antique pilot watch. At Baselworld 2015, Patek Philippe released the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524G pilot’s two time platinum watches, and the new Ref. 5522A-001 watch is its successor. The new best swiss replica watches is made of stainless steel, with a limited edition of 600, highly collectible.


The unique color on the dial reminiscent of the classic 1930s fighter appearance. The gigantic white Arabic numerals and wide blue steel bar-shaped hands are coated with Luminescent fluorescent layers to ensure good readability all day long. Brown calfskin strap inspired by the classic flight suit, with white stitching, stainless steel clasp is similar to the pilots used to fix the life backpack waist buckle.


Equipped with Caliber 324 S self-winding movement, vibration frequency of 28,800 / hour (4 Hz), providing 45 hours power reserve. The back through the design, the bottom of the sapphire crystal engraved “PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017” (Patek Philippe New York 2017) words. It is reported that Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot stainless steel watch Ref. 5522A-001 New York 2017 special limited edition price of 21,547 US dollars, equivalent to about 146,000 yuan.