Baselworld 2015: Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524
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    Baselworld 2015: Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524

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    A visit to the Patek Philippe stand at Baselworld is always a must. In 1959, Patek Philippe’s patented Travel Time mechanism became something of a legend, and in 1996 it attained a new level of perfection. When the local time hand is moved forwards or backwards in one-hour increments, an isolator uncouples the time-zone mechanism from the main movement. These adjustments therefore have no influence on the amplitude of the balance or the regularity with which it oscillates, hence the watch's precision is unperturbed.

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    This sophisticated device has been incorporated into the 324 S C FUS calibre inside the new Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 with centre seconds, date shown by hand, and a heavy central rotor in 21K gold. This refined mechanism is fitted with a Gyromax® balance with a patented geometry Spiromax® balance spring, so as to guarantee the extreme precision and reliability required by the Patek Philippe Seal.

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    324 S C FUS automatic calibre, 294 parts, 29 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, Gyromax® balance, Spiromax® balance spring in Silinvar®, between 35 and 45 hours of power reserve

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    Hours, minutes, seconds, dual time zone, separate day/night indications for local and home times
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    18K white gold, 42 mm Sapphire back Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100 ft)

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    Blue, varnished Luminescent hands and numerals Openwork hand for home time

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    Brown calfskin, 18K white gold buckle

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    Re: Baselworld 2015: Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524

    Some "live" shots from Baselworld







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    Re: Baselworld 2015: Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524

    My first post, but I believe this watch is worthy of it. I love Pilot watches (have played around with almost every IWC pilot you can think of) and I have a couple Patek's (5726a, 5396g). When this came out, I completely understood the comments from traditionalists, but for someone that is continually amazed at Patek's craftsmanship and attention to detail, I think this one is amazing. Yes, it resembles some other brands such as Zenith, IWC, etc but I think the movement, finish, metal and size make it wearable. I am sure the waitlist will be years out...

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