Patek Philippe has also unveiled this year a new version of their iconic Calatrava Ref. 5227, but from the photo above you surely wouldn’t know it! So what’s all the excitement about one of Patek’s most iconic models? The new Calatrava Ref. 5227 now features a display back protected with a separate dust cover. The special twist: The entire hinge is hidden on the inside of the cover. Connoisseurs now have a discreet manner with which to admire the automatic mechanical Patek Caliber 324 S C. AND, the new Calatrava case has another exclusive feature, which I’ll also show you below.
39 mm diameter x 9.24 mm case dimensions. The diameter is +2mm larger than the prior Calatrava. Shown here in rose gold. White and yellow gold also available:
The small lip that allows the dust cover to be opened can hardly be discerned.
The hinge with which it is attached to the case remains practically invisible while the watch is on the wrist.
And here you can see the internally or “hidden” hinge, visible only when the case is opened:
Wait there’s more, and you may have already noticed it. Viewed from the side, the case flaunts gently curved flutes sculpted from the case flank into the lugs. They add a touch of elegance to the case, emphasizing its elegant silhouette. Each of these flutes is worked into the solid gold case and then, as all other case parts, manually polished to a mirror sheen.
The considerable extra effort that no doubt goes into the new Calatrava Ref. 5227 looks well worth it to me!