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A noteworthy case of the version was the one of a kind ref. The white gold case is presently a good 39mm in diameter. Despite being slightly bigger the overall proportions have been mostly preserved, with the off-centre seconds placed nicely and not too far from the border of the dial, as is often the situation is enlarged designs.Various aesthetic tweaks were executed, all of which enhance the appearance. The palms are now large, improving legibility, but open-worked in order not to leave them appearing too heavy.The pointer hand for the date is currently tipped with an arrowhead, instead of a bracket. Functionally it is identical however, the sharp point looks marginally more purposeful.Best of all, however, is a component that is hard to differentiate, at least originally. Although the dial is largely black, it has four different surface finishes, each on a separate level. The most obvious is that the concentric stamping on the silvered surface of the minute trail and subsidiary seconds.More especially, the black parts of the dial have three varied finishes, providing the segments different tones regardless of the colour being the same.The outermost ring for the date has a grained surface and is slightly elevated, while the track for the hour numerals has a round brushing. And the central portion of the dial includes a brushed finish.From the back the calibre 240 PS C is observable. The view is no different from other Patek Philippe watches on this calibre, a slender automatic with micro-rotor. Like all Patek Philippe moves it’s outfitted with a silicon hairspring.It’s an attractive and dependable motion, though one could desire for a more artisanal or decorative finish.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Mechanical Opaline White Dial Men's Watch 5196J-001

Though this dimension suits me perfectly, I immediately had to consider these connoisseurs of vintage timepieces — Patek Philippe specifically — that likely almost choked if they saw the specifications on this watch when the Patek Philippe Calatrava Value Replica Orologi5227 was introduced during the year’s BaselWorld. Luckily, for all those collectors of classic appearing timepieces there is obviously the 35 — 38mm versions in the Calatrava set or the possibility to seek out the pre-owned marketplace for much smaller models.Besides the diameter, Patek Philippe chose to put a officer case back on this particular watch. This invisibly-hinged dust cover that Patek Philippe added for this watch, was completed by the same craftsman who crafted and designed the Calatrava case itself. The perfect match to the case and sapphire crystal on the rear side makes that this watch only measures 9,24millimeters in thickness. Once you opened the dust-cover by pulling its small lip, you may begin to admire the beautiful Patek Philippe caliber 324 S C motion. A 48 hour power reserve movement that’s only 3.3mm thick and contains this beautiful 21K golden strand. The motion also offers a sizable four-arm Gyromax balance along with a Spiromax spring made from Silinvar.When Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 is worn on the wrist, so the little lip on the dust cap goes undetected. The dial nevertheless, is something which will surely make you stare. The cream-color lacquered dial seems amazing, especially in combination with the red gold version I think. This ivory or cream-ish dial to the Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 made me think of the faulty dials which Rolex used from the 1980s, in their Explorer II models. Highly sought-after by collectors and fetching astonishing rates.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Mechanical Opaline White Dial Men's Watch 5196J-001

Though this dimension suits me perfectly, I immediately had to consider these connoisseurs of vintage timepieces — Patek Philippe in particular — that probably almost choked when they watched the specifications on this watch when the Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 was released during the year’s BaselWorld. Fortunately, for those collectors of classic appearing timepieces there is obviously the 35 — 38mm versions in the Calatrava collection or the chance to seek out the pre-owned marketplace for even smaller models.Besides the diameter, Patek Philippe chose to put an officer case back with this particular watch. This invisibly-hinged dust cover that Patek Philippe added to the view, was done by precisely the same craftsman who designed and crafted the Calatrava instance itself. The ideal match to the situation and sapphire crystal on the rear side makes that this view only measures 9,24mm in thickness. As soon as you opened the dust-cover by pulling its little lip, you can start to admire the gorgeous Patek Philippe caliber 324 S C movement. A 48 hour power reserve movement that is only 3.3mm thick and contains this beautiful 21K gold rotor. The motion also offers a large four-arm Gyromax balance along with a Spiromax spring made from Silinvar.When Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 is worn on the wrist, the small lip on the dust cap goes undetected. The dial nevertheless, is something that will definitely make you stare. The cream-color lacquered dial seems amazing, especially in combination with the red gold model I think. This ivory or cream-ish dial to the Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 made me think of this faulty dials which Rolex used from the 1980s, on their Explorer II models. Highly sought-after by collectors and fetching astonishing rates.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Mechanical Opaline White Dial Men's Watch 5196J-001

18Kt yellow gold case with a brown leather strap. Fixed yellow gold bezel. Opaline white dial with gold-tone hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Small seconds sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position. Mechanical movement. 215 PS engine. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Case diameter: 37 mm. Round case shape. Tang clasp. Water resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet. Functions: hour, minute, small second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Patek Philippe Calatrava Mechanical Opaline White Dial Mens Watch 5196J-001.

Information


  • Patek Philippe

  • Calatrava

  • 5196J-001

  • Men’s

  • Swiss Made

  • Hand Wind

  • Patek Philippe Calibre 215 PS

  • 44 hours

Case


  • 37 mm

  • 18Kt Yellow Gold

  • Round

Dial


  • Analog

  • Opaline White

  • Sapphire

  • Gold-tone

  • Minute Markers around the outer rim

  • Index

  • Small Seconds Sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position

  • Fixed Yellow Gold

Band


  • Strap

  • Leather

  • Brown

  • Tang

Features


  • 30 meters / 100 feet

  • Hour, Minute, Small Second

  • Gold, Leather

Additional Info


  • Luxury Watches
  • 2 Year Jomashop Warranty

  • PK-5196J-001

  • 5196J 001, 5196J.001, 5196J001

  • Watches

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