It ‘hard to disentangle the many innovations of the 2013 Basel salon.
In this year of crisis, the Maison seem to have spent countless efforts to attract new and old customers by inventing new and more extreme lines, more and more technological materials, losing sight of the true essence of watchmaking, classicism and traditionalism, going meeting in an increasingly aggressive exhibitionism.
Fortunately there are still those who believe the tradition, dicrezione and fine watchmaking.
And ‘the case (in fact, and excuse the pun), Patek Philippe, Maison par excellence, remains true to its roots, with a good evolution that is always one step ahead.
But let’s get to the news Baselworld 2013.
The novelty is in the more traditional collection. That of Calatrava.
Cheap Patek Philippe presents a new reference, which is characterized by a double bottom that hides from view is the movement, that the hinge of the lid, which hides the view of even the system itself.
The new ref. 5227 has a diameter of 39 mm. and a slightly concave bezel, for a thickness of 9, 24 mm.
So, for a watch of this thick, with cover on the back and concealed zip, you can already talk about technical prowess.
The dial is painted cream, with a basic graphics and applied baton hour markers.
For minutes, they were used small dots in gold.
The dial is protected by a sapphire crystal with a slight curvature.
Even under the cover we find a sapphire crystal case-back.
Once you open the lid of the bottom, you can see the true protagonist:
It is the manufacture caliber Patek Philippe 324SC.
You will immediately notice the large balance Gyromax 4-arm with spiral Spiromax in Silinvar that beats at a rate of 28,800 a / h (4 Hz) which ensures stability and precision (-3 / + 2 sec. A day).
The power reserve is 48 hours.
Of the 213 members, 29 are rubies.
Like all replica Patek Philippe movements, the edges of the bridges are cut and polished to anglage with rounded profile finishes “cote de Genève”, written engraved in gold, and an oscillating weight in solid gold 21-carat finished “cote circulaires” and a large cross of Calatrava.
The water resistance is 30 meters.
The new reference 5227 is available in 18-carat yellow gold, gray or pink (5N).
The strap is black alligator hand-stitched gold shiny white, brown shiny yellow gold, pink gold and dark brown.