Patek Philippe Calendar 5960/1A Steel Watch

For top brands such as Patek Philippe, exotic materials in various colors such as gold and platinum are used almost exclusively on more complex models, while steel is mainly used for more sporty and/or simpler models. Such as Nautilus and Aquanaut. The irony is that once steel, the most common material, is combined with flagship material, it immediately gains a popular status because it has been systematically ignored in the past. In such an environment, exoticism becomes unremarkable and ordinary becomes special. At Baselworld 2014, Cheap Patek Philippe Replica Watches announced that it will stop producing the 5960 annual calendar automatic timing reference for any and all precious metals, and will only be available in stainless steel from now on. This is a bold decision that may make the brand’s more fanatical followers unprepared.

When we write articles for the rarest and most expensive watches of Patek Philippe Replica, we clearly see that a material that was previously neglected or barely available can double the value of almost any reference. Play a key role. Whether the 5960/1A and another Patek product announced with steel (ie 5990/1A) will be like this, only time will tell us the answer, but now let us take a step by step look at the new products in 2014.

The 5960 is an important reference in the history of Patek, because it is the first internal automatic timer of the company. This is an important achievement in any brand’s life. It provides a rather unusual “single counter” layout at 6 o’clock with hourly and minute indications and a day and night indicator with three holes on the upper circumference of the dial to show the date of the almanac , day and month. As far as aesthetics is concerned, this new steel version offers some subtle but effective changes than its more valuable predecessors.

In essence, the result is a more casual, we dare to say a more sporty appearance, this is a rather unusual sight, in the case of citation, although there are always some modern talents at work, but also Always stay in a more formal way. The font used to chronograph the pen scale has become a more modern alternative from the previously quite formal, and certainly more conservative, style, and its luminescent paint is undoubtedly playing an important role in adding fun to things. . The hands have also been redesigned: made of black gold oxide, they have three sides to match the hour markers, and a healthy luminescent coating to improve legibility in dark conditions.

In addition, all date apertures are now surrounded by a unique application frame, also black oxidized white gold, and the timer display is also black inlaid to further increase the depth of the dial and add some to the sub dial. “Visual component.” With that in mind, as a small but considerable difference in the steel model, the timer of the timer has moved from its original position to the circumference of the dial, and two 30-minute timers have replaced the concentricity of the dial. The timer on the circle. Again, a subtle change, but makes the entire timing section look more balanced.

The internal movement (now taking a deep breath) is the fully internal CH 28-520 IRM QA 24. In other words, this means that the movement includes a back-to-back chronograph, an almanac, a power reserve indicator (the time the brand records is between 45 and 55 hours, depending on the length of time the chronograph is working), and a day and night indication. Its basic movement consists of 302 components, while the clever (2.48 mm thick) annual calendar module adds 154 components. Although we often discuss perpetual calendars – calendars do not need to be adjusted before 2100, which means an ingenious transition between them and traditional calendars.

The role of the almanac is that they can distinguish between 30 days or 31 days, so the user only needs to adjust once a year, on March 1. They are less complex and less expensive than their permanent counterparts, but they have interesting, user-friendly features that, if ever, have important clock components. To make all of these controlled mechanical madness more personal, the number “1” on the 5960/1A’s date dial will be painted red, while the other numbers will be standard black and white numbers. Although this is the most intimate thing Patrick can get, it is a secret between art and the owner, in the cool and well-designed elegant ocean.

Since this calibre is the first chronograph built by Patek Philippe Replica Watches, it is not surprising that it will not let this complicated situation lag behind some fancy calendar modules! The “stopwatch” is equipped with a vertical clutch, the wearer wants How long it takes to use, because this design ensures that critical components do not experience the increasing wear and tear of traditional timers. Its accuracy is made by Patek’s own patented spirulina balance spring made of Silinvar (a term that actually includes silicon).

The result of all these patents and long-term research techniques is that an anti-magnetic balance wheel has superior isochronous properties and therefore has better rate results in long-term operation. By the way, the Patek Seal (Betatek’s own quality inspection program ensures comprehensive technical and aesthetic control of all its watches) requires a movement of this size to reach -3 to +2 seconds per day. Accuracy.

In short, looking back at 5960 is undoubtedly a powerful package, we can say that Fake Patek Philippe Watches made a bold decision when they said that they gave up all the precious metal versions is a very modern and historically important calendar-chronograph company. Their determination was further proved, they provided some of the intangibles that were sometimes invisible, but still very effectively modified the original model of 2006. What we have left is Patek Philippe’s 5960/1A watch. This watch is not only the most impressive and technically the most controversial of their series from now on.

The 5960/1A, as indicated in its reference, will only be available on Patek’s “drop links” stainless steel bracelet, with a retail price of 45,000 Swiss francs, or approximately $54,800.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Replica two of its history of important models

Today, the original model that came out in 1932 has become a design icon, after which the Calatrava series watch are derived. The original Ref.96 watch emphasizes the concept of formally compliant Bauhaus, providing a blueprint for the ultimate dress code and drawing inspiration from Patek Philippe Replica Watches Sale and other brands. In this article, we will learn more about some of Calatrava watches, a collection of historic and highly collectible items. Need to explain, the following is not an exhaustive list, but I think the most symbolic representatives.


Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Ref.565 and Ref.570 watch
· Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Ref.570 watch


Although the original Ref.96 watch perfect ratio, but there are “fatal” flaw: Case size, diameter of only 31 mm. Although the small size case was more prevalent at the time, 31mm was still too small. In recognition of this, Patek Philippe introduced the Calatrava Collection Ref. 655 and Ref. 570 watch in 1938. Both models are designed to be identical to the Ref.96 but the case diameter is expanded to 35.5 mm, which was considered “oversized” at that time. Ref.570 watch is very popular, has been continuing production for 30 years, the main application of precious metals, and with different types of dial design.


The Patek Philippe Calatrava Collection Ref. 570 watch is also equipped with a “coin rim” case, angular bezel and integrated lugs. Like the Ref. 96 watch, there are many variants of this model: the central seconds hand; the small second hand (6 o’clock position); the classic dial with stick-in-time markers; the partition dial; or even the two-tone dial with the Breguet inlaid Patek Philippe may be one of the most representative design). Most of the Ref.570 variants are equipped with the same 12-120 movement as the Ref.96.
· Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Ref.565 watch


Patek Philippe Calatrava Replica Series Ref.565 watch has become more practical, its style at the time it seems unique. This is one of the first Patek Philippe models to be produced in stainless steel (although there are some variants of precious metal), and the Ref.565 with a screw-on bottom makes the Calatrava’s first large-size waterproof timepiece. Case design is also slightly different, shell, bezel and lugs into one (Ref.570 watch bezel for later added). In contrast, Ref.565 watch more angular, more exercise, but also very modern (taking into account created nearly 80 years ago). Ref.570 and watch the same watch, Ref.565 watch also offers a variety of designs: the central second hand; small seconds (6 o’clock position); fluorescent dial (part of the military style design); partitioned dials; Breguet digital time scale Etc., and equipped with the same paragraph 12-120 movement.


Ref.565 and Ref.570 are still well adapted to today’s tastes thanks to their larger size and timeless design. Nowadays, the favorites of collectors are the watches with oversized Breguet digital time markers and two-tone dials. These rare and rare luxury replica watches review, very attractive, and occasionally see the auction, often at high prices.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Collection Ref.2526 watch


Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Ref.2526 watch came out in 1953, is one of the brand’s first automatic watch (if you put aside Ref.2552, but also the “one” can be removed). Ref.2526 watch case diameter 36 mm, with screw-in the bottom of the table and double-sided enamel dial, the total output of less than 600 (Note: Diamond models with a standard metal dial rather than enamel dial). Ref.2526 watch mostly made of gold, but there are a few applications rose gold, platinum or platinum material. All Ref.2526 watches are equipped with Caliber 12-600AT movement, the first Patek Philippe self-winding watch movement (apparently automatic movement in the early 1950s is not yet standard), beautifully decorated Ji Lou pattern, and Equipped with brand patent Gyromax balance wheel and 18K gold pendulum Tuo (also the history of the first touted Tuo Tuo).


It is important to note that the Gyromax balance has been used on all Patek Philippe watches since it was patented in 1952. Caliber 12-600AT is considered by many to be one of the best automatic caliber in history. Patek Philippe is very confident in its quality. The Ref.2526 replica watches review is marked with an average daily maximum error of less than 1 second. Imagine that in 1953 there were no CNC machine tools to reduce part tolerances and no advanced computer-controlled tools to calibrate the movement, but the accuracy of the Patek Philippe watchmakers’ hand-built timepieces exceeded current certification standards.


In terms of design, Ref.2526 watch after minor improvements, more in line with the trend of the 1950s. Case from the “coin edge” to “rounded rim” bezel from the flat, angular design into a convex design. The dial is still decorated with faceted bar-shaped hour markers and toffee pointers, and has a small seconds dial at 6 o’clock, very similar to the original Ref.96. Ref.2526 watch the proportion of more modern, better interpretation of time art. In addition, Ref.2526 watch crown engraved symmetrical “PP” words, rather than we used to see the Calatrava cross. Ref.2526 is an important milestone in the history of Calatrava and even Patek Philippe, taking into account the internal movement and the first automatic watch.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Collection Ref.3520 watch


By the early 1970s, Patek Philippe had created a colorful collection of Calatrava best replica watches review. In 1973, there was a future closely related to the series design – Paris nail pattern. To some extent, this decoration has deviated from the Bauhaus principle that molded the original Ref. 96 watch, because the Parisian bezel has no function. However, the Paris nail bezel bezel with a simple round case and straight lugs, absolutely stunning, this decoration to further enhance the Calatrava series of classic charm. Equipped with Cal. 177 manual winding movement, only the time display function, but the dial design changes, both Arabic numerals and Roman numerals. This design is extremely popular and is still in production today. The newest models are Ref. 5116 and Ref. 5119.


Although watch bezel decorated with Parisian patterns is most sought after, but Patek Philippe also created a more classic Ref.3520 watch, some of them with a flat bezel. Through these watches, we can trace the origin of the Calatrava series, the eternal charm of the Patek Philippe watch.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Collection Ref.3960 watch


In 1989, Patek Philippe celebrated the 150th anniversary of the brand’s creation and launched a number of special memorial timepieces, including the Ref. 3960, the first military watch in the Calatrava collection. The Ref. 3960 is still designed to follow the basic principles of the Calatrava collection, but from straight lugs and headscarves, to rare enamel dials and printed Breguet numbers, to blue steel hands and ancillary seconds, all Ref The 3960 watch is particularly distinctive. Case diameter 33 mm, despite the double table cover, but the thickness of only 8 mm.


The reason why Ref. 3960 is a military best replica reviews, because it is equipped with solid, polished hunting-style bottom cover. Open the bottom cover, but also to see a layer of engraved anniversary designs and words of the bottom cover. Further down, there is a built-in 215 hand-wound movement, assembled from 130 parts and providing 44 hours of power reserve. Historically, Patek Philippe produced a total of 2,000 gold models, 150 platinum models and 50 platinum models. Ref. 3960 is neither a technical achievement nor an initial cry in the Calatrava collection; however, it must be acknowledged as one of the most elegant and noteworthy collection of modern models, especially the Platinum and Platinum models.

Patek Philippe Replica Ref. 2499 chronograph chronograph

In the antique watch world, Patek Philippe calendar chronograph unique. They may be better able to act as brand representatives than any other type of timepiece. Patek Philippe calendar chronograph industry benchmark,  Ref. 2499.


Ref. 2499 is the successor to Ref. 1518, while Ref. 1518 is the first model to produce a perpetual calendar chronograph. Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 came out in 1951 (an argument), its production cycle up to 35 years (that is, 1951 to 1985). Nevertheless, Ref. 2499 is still a rare and rare model because most of the year’s production is less than 10 pieces. According to statistics, the total output of the Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 Chronograph is only 349 pieces.
35 years, Patek Philippe fake watches produced four generations of Ref. 2499 chronograph chronograph, they have their own advantages. The first generation is equipped with a square timekeeping button with Arabic numerals and decorative speedometer scales. The second generation (pictured in the text) uses round chronograph buttons with decorative Arabic numerals or stick-shaped inlays, which are preserved in the third and fourth generations. The third generation replaced the tachometer scale with a second lap, and the fourth generation, the last generation, introduced a sapphire crystal.
Ref. 2499 is 37.5 mm in diameter, larger than its predecessor, Ref. 1518, and even 1 mm larger than its predecessor, Ref. 3970. Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 perpetual calendar chronograph wear size, even today as the standard point of view, is perfect.


Which generation of Ref. 2499 the most popular welcome, collectors have their own preferences, but the color of precious metals have the greatest impact on the rareness of the watch. So far, the golden section is the most “common”, although the word does not seem suitable for such a rare and exquisite best replica watches review. It is believed that about 10 rose gold models, four generations have their own distribution. Platinum is the most rare, only two surviving, one of them hidden in the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva.
Given the rarity of Ref. 2499 and its significance in the history of watchmaking, it is not surprising that the gold price is $ 1 million and the rose gold price is twice as much. Because it not only proved Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 chronometer industry benchmark position, but also highlights the global collector’s longing for it.