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Home New Watches Iconic Watches Industry News Auctions Features About Us BASEL2017 ≡ Menu New Watches Iconic Watches Industry News Auctions Features About Us BASEL2017 Slider Top Big [5][top news][slider-top-big][Slider Top Big] Error 404 - Not Found Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here. Latest Patek Philippe - Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 Monday, March 23, 2015 | 1 Comment One of the most controversial new timepieces presented at Baselworld 2015 was the Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524. While it is true that the new reference is not the typical Patek Philippe that one would expect, it must be said that Patek Philippe is not new to pilot watches. In some way, Patek Philippe is reminding the world that the Genevan manufacture contributed to the conquest of skies at the beginning of last century, an age of great changes also for the watchmaking world, with the migration from vest pocket to wristwatches. A noteworthy example was the aviator’s wristwatch made by Patek Philippe in 1936 and now in exposition at the Patek Philippe Musuem in Geneva. This 55mm timepiece, with a chromed nickel case and a black lacquer dial, features splittable center seconds and an hour angle dial. Luminous material was used to highlight the Arabic numerals and the outer 60 degrees scale, as well as the hands. It was most probably produced on request as a unique piece. Patek Philippe Aviator Watch - 1936 Rather than taking direct inspiration from the hour-angle watch (a function which would be of limited usefulness in our times), for the new Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 Patek Philippe decided to develop a time-zone function that is especially useful in air travel. Framed in a masculine 42 mm x 11.1 mm white gold case, the large applied Arabic numerals in white gold and broad baton-style steel hands with Superluminova coatings stand out very clearly against the dark navy blue lacquer background. The home-time hour hand is skeletonized and remains in the background. It is hidden beneath the local-time hour hand when local and home time are identical. A separate day/night indicator is assigned to both time zones (at 9 o'clock for local time and at 3 o'clock for home time). The dial is completed by an unusual analog date display at 6 o'clock where the date is represented in a 3-day increments scale. The crown and the two time-zone pushers at 8 (+1h) and 10 o'clock (-1h) are fluted for a slip-free grip. The two pushers are equipped with a patent-pending safety lock that prevents unintended adjustments of the local time setting. Before they can be operated, the pushers must be released with a quarter turn and then locked again with a twist in the opposite direction. When the local-time hour hand is moved forward or backward with the two pushers in the case, an isolator uncouples the time-zone mechanism from the going train. This prevents the degradation of the amplitude of the balance and allows it to continue oscillating at a regular rate. This advanced mechanism is part of the self-winding calibre 324 S C FUS manufacture movement with a heavy central rotor in 21K gold visible through the sapphire-crystal display back. Beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, it offers a power reserve between 35 and 45 hours when fully wound. The rate accuracy tolerance of the movement is -3/+2 seconds per day as specified by the Patek Philippe Seal. Crafted from vintage brown calfskin with contrast topstitching, the strap is secured by a white-gold clevis prong buckle inspired by the harnesses worn by pilots to keep their parachutes readily deployable. The price of the Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 is Swiss Francs 42,000. patek.com Related Posts Default comments Default Facebook comments Facebook Rafandy Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Why not? I don't mind it at all. People always complain: if you try something new, they complain. I f you keep doing the same things, they complain.

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Last year, Patek Philippe released the hyper-cool stainless steel Nautilus 5990 Travel Time, and this year, they’ve continued the travel theme with a new pilot’s watch. In a surprising move, Patek has played to the trends and reached into their history to inspire the new Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524. With a classic and rugged design, handy jumping-hour dual time complication and a trick pusher design, this odd-ball Calatrava stands out in Patek’s current line up.

The Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 is based on old Patek Philippe hour angle watches that helped pilots calculate their position when used in tandem with a sextant and a radio. The exact reference pieces, which are also known as siderometers, are on display at the Patek Philippe museum and were used to inform the design of this sporty new Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time reference 5524.

Nowadays, siderometers are not especially crucial complications, so Patek opted to use their travel time functionality to add some flare to the rather common pilot watch aesthetic. The movement is Patek’s CH 324 S C FUS, an automatic movement with 294 parts, 29 jewels, a maximum power reserve of 45 hours, and Patek’s Gyromax balance. With support for dual timezones via a local jumping hour hand, day/night indication for both home and local time, and a sub dial for the date, this is a nicely featured and well thought-out design for a travel complication.

The Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524’s case is 42mm wide and offered exclusively in white gold. With a thickness of 11.78mm and a lug to lug slightly under 51mm, the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time feels excellent on wrist, with a very masculine and sporty appeal (despite the gold case).

The dial is done in a very dark blue lacquer that appears somewhat grey in all but bright lighting. The hands are blued steel with ample lume and the arabic markers are also generously lumed for low light visibility. Additionally, the supplemental hour hand can be hidden beneath the main hour hand when the owner is not traveling.

To ensure 30m of water resistance and to protect the time display from accidental change, the pushers for the travel time feature a patent-pending locking pusher design that only requires a light quarter turn of the pusher cap to lock the pusher in place. In hand, this feature feels and works beautifully, and it’s an elegant solution that is much more user friendly than a traditional screw-down pusher (especially given that the pushers are on the left side of the case).

Although the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time may seem like a strange watch for Patek Philippe to produce, I am far from a Patek purist, and I found it to be entirely charming in person. While it’s far from an original design, the implementation is strong, the proportions are excellent and, if you want a sport watch in white gold, I’d certainly recommend seeing the Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 in person before passing final judgement.

Priced at $47,600 USD mounted on the vintage style brown leather strap seen in the photos, the Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 is quite expensive, but what did you expect? Like the white gold GMT Master II announced last year, this is precious metal meets luxury wrapped up in a time-proven sporty pilot design. patek.ch

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SIGN IN REGISTER GO TO Patek Philippe WATCHES FOR WOMEN Brand  : Patek Philippe Collection  : Complicated Watches Model  : Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Reference  : 5524G Complement : White Gold - Leather Strap On sale : 2015 List Price : 43 210 € Diameter : 42 mm Thickness : 10.78 mm Styles : High Horology Vintage Types : Self-winding Calibre : 324 S C FUS Calibre distinction : Côtes de Genève Circular Graining Gold oscillating weight Complication : Day/Night Indicator Second Time Zone (GMT) Date Case material : White gold Case peculiarity : Screwed-down crown Sapphire caseback Pushers at 8 and 10 o'clock to move forward and backward the local-time Shape : Round Water-resistance : 30 meters Dial : Varnish Dial color : Blue Display : Superluminova luminescent hands Date hand Indexes : Arabic numerals Superluminova luminescent Arabic numerals in white gold Glass : Sapphire Strap material : Leather Calfskin Strap color : Dark Brown Strap clasp : Pin buckle + More characteristics : Movement Caliber CH 324 S C FUS Self-winding mechanical movement, two time zones (local time and home time), separate day/night indicators for local and home time, analog date Diameter: 31 mm (basic movement 27 mm, calendar/time-zone module 31 mm) Height: 4.9 mm (basic movement 3.32 mm, calendar/time-zone module 1.58 mm) Number of parts: 294 Number of jewels: 29 Power reserve: Min. 35 hours, max. 45 hours Winding rotor: Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding Balance: Gyromax® Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz) Balance spring: Spiromax® Balance spring stud: Fixed Two-position crown: – Pushed in: To wind the watch – Pulled out: To set the time Displays: Local-time hour hand (upper hand) and minute hand from the center Home-time hour hand (lower hand) Sweep seconds hand Date hand at 6 o'clock Aperture displays: Day/night indicator for local time at 9 o'clock (LOCAL) Day/night indicator for home time at 3 o'clock (HOME) Correction push pieces: Date between 6 and 7 o'clock Pushers: Local-time hand forward in one-hour steps at 8 o'clock Local-time hand backward in one-hour steps at 10 o'clock Patent-pending quarter-turn safety lock for the time-zone pushers Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal Case 18K white gold Length (lug to lug): 50.75 mm Width (3 to 9 o'clock incl. crown): 48.53 mm Height (crystal to lugs): 11.01 mm Thickness (crystal to display back): 10.78 mm Width between lugs: 21 mm Dial Blue lacquered brass Applied Arabic numerals, 18K white gold with Superluminova coating Hours and minutes local time, baton-style hands in blued steel with Superluminova coating Hours home time, skeletonized baton-style hand, steel, white lacquered Seconds hand in steel with Superluminova coating Date: Leaf-shaped hand, white lacquered Strap Vintage brown calfskin with contrast stitching, clevis prong buckle in 18K white gold DESCRIPTION

Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 Up, up and away

  With its new Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, Patek Philippe pays tribute to the courageous pioneers of aeronautics, recalls milestones in aviation, and touches upon the fact that the eminent family-owned Genevan manufacture also contributed to the conquest of the skies.     Only 24 years elapsed between the Wright brothers' first powered flight on December 17, 1903, and Charles Lindbergh's first Atlantic crossing with his single-engine "Spirit of St. Louis" in 1927. What a short time span for such an epoch-making evolution! A similar transformation occurred in horology within two decades as timepieces migrated from the vest pocket to the wrist. And there's another common denominator between the bold men in their flying machines and watchmakers. As was the case aboard ships on the high seas starting in the 18th century, aviators also relied on timekeeping instruments for navigation. Philip van Horn Weems, an officer of the U.S. Marines, came up with the idea for an hour angle watch which, enhanced according to suggestions by Charles Lindbergh, would allow simpler, faster, and more precise positioning when used together with a sextant and a radio signal. Two particularly noteworthy exemplars of such hour-angle – or siderometer – wristwatches were developed by Patek Philippe and are now both on display at the Patek Philippe Museum.   Traveling with and in time   Patek Philippe's Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time is a decidedly masculine watch that aptly symbolizes the conquest of the skies by aircraft and the conquest of the wrist by wristwatches. Rather than being a nostalgic reminiscence of the hour-angle watch that became obsolete with the advent of GPS navigation, it is a precise and dependable timekeeping instrument with a time-zone function that is especially useful in air travel. The local times in Paris and London differ by one hour, those in New York and Beijing by thirteen. We fly "into" time when eastbound and "away" from it when westbound. A few hundred kilometers later, we end up in a different time zone than the one we left, typically the one in which our permanent place of residence is located. Home time refers to that place, whereas local time is where we are. For nearly eighty years, Patek Philippe time-zone watches have adhered to this principle in a unique way. In the 1930s, together with gifted watchmaker Louis Cottier, the manufacture developed its first "Heure Universelle" (World Time) wristwatches. The first patent for the meanwhile legendary Travel Time mechanism was granted to Patek Philippe in 1959. It was extremely simple to operate and simultaneously displayed the time in two different time zones. It was a very welcome instrument in a world where nonstop travel between Europe and America in a matter of hours had become commonplace thanks to modern passenger jets.   A tradition of innovation   In keeping with "Tradition and Innovation", the philosophy of the manufacture which just turned 175, Patek Philippe refined the two-time-zone mechanism – it was awarded a further patent in 1996 – to a new level of perfection. When the local-time hour hand is moved forward or backward in one-hour increments with the two pushers in the case, an isolator uncouples the time-zone mechanism from the going train. This prevents the degradation of the amplitude of the balance and allows it to continue oscillating at a regular rate. The advantage: the watch continues to run with the accustomed accuracy.

In the new Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, this advanced mechanism is part of the self-winding caliber 324 S C FUS manufacture movement with a sweep seconds hand, an analog date, and a heavy central rotor in 21K gold. Like the time-zone mechanism, this legendary movement is superbly finished and thanks to ongoing innovation reflects the state of the art in mechanical watchmaking. The Spiromax® spring that breathes in the Gyromax® balance is made of Silinvar®, a derivative of silicon. The special properties of this material, combined with the geometry patented by Patek Philippe, assure high dependability as well as the rate accuracy tolerance of -3/+2 seconds per day as specified by the Patek Philippe Seal. The sapphire-crystal display back reveals beautiful details such as the chamfered bridges with Geneva striping, the circular-grained gold rotor with perlage in the center, snailed flanks, and a Calatrava cross. It features magnificent contrasts with bright shimmering metal, gold-filled engravings, and sparkling red bearing jewels.     Elegance in technology   The elaborate 294-part movement ticks beneath a dial that unlike conventional aviators' watches is not black but instead stands out with a noble dark navy blue lacquer that resembles the body paint of American fighter planes in the 1930s. Thanks to large applied Arabic numerals in white gold and broad baton-style steel hands with Superluminova coatings, the local time is easily and clearly legible, both during the day and at night. In the typical Travel Time style, the home-time hour hand is skeletonized and remains discreetly in the background. It is hidden beneath the prominent local-time hour hand as long as local and home time are identical. A separate day/night indicator is assigned to both time zones (at 9 o'clock for local time and at 3 o'clock for home time).

The analog date at 6 o'clock is totally new: it displays the date in 3-day increments. Because the scale is not cluttered with numerals, it is eminently legible. The sleek classic face of the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time is framed by a large-format 42-millimeter white-gold Calatrava-style case. Its bezel is flat and slightly inclined; the caseband merges elegantly with the lugs that secure the strap bars. The crown and the two time-zone pushers at 8 (+1h) and 10 o'clock (-1h) are fluted for a slip-free grip and add a technical look that suits the design of a precise measuring instrument. Additionally, the time-zone pushers are equipped with a patent- pending safety lock that prevents unintended adjustments of the local time setting. Before they can be operated, the pushers must be released with a quarter turn and then locked again with a twist in the opposite direction. The strap that perfectly matches the style of the watch is also designed for safety. It is crafted from vintage brown calfskin with contrast topstitching and recalls the leather belts that belonged to a classic pilot's gear. The white-gold clevis prong buckle follows the theme. It was inspired by the harnesses worn by pilots to keep their survival kits and parachutes readily deployable without hampering their freedom of movement.   The Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time enriches Patek Philippe’s venerable Calatrava collection with a large-format, decidedly masculine model that evokes images of the classic aviators' timepiece. In salient details, however, such as the blue dial, the white-gold case, and the time-zone function, it stands in a category of its own. It doesn't compromise between straightforward technology and contemporary elegance but instead melds both facets in perfect harmony.



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