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Patek Philippe Calatrava 5117J-001 Luxury Watch Review

Watchuwant is now WatchBox! Subscribe for the best luxury watch content. The Patek Philippe Calatrava 5117J is a 37mm statement of classical refinement. As a full-blooded member of the industry's most distinguished family of formal men's watches, the Calatrava 5117J is an 18K yellow gold study in unified sophisticated & simplicity. But the Patek Philippe Calatrava 5117J-001 also sports the hallmarks of progressive design. Calatravas with hobnail bezels, center seconds, crown guards, and date windows defy the conventions of the original 1932 Ref. 96 (retroactively, the "Calatrava") in favor of practical and handsome departures. With a date window and an easily discernible center seconds hand, this is a useful watch for daily life. Convenient automatic winding marks a further - and welcome - departure from the Calatrava's roots. The hobnail bezel and crown guard update the profile of Patek Philippe's classic without disturbing the essential balance. Each faceted ridge of the hobnail bezel glows and glitters with the brilliance of inset gems; the fluid arch of the crown guard gracefully integrates the sheer edges of the crown into the flowing flanks of the tapered lugs. Inside the 9mm thick case, a Patek Philippe automatic caliber 315 SC (center seconds) keeps the beat at a stately 21,600 VpH (3hz). Its 30 pivot jewels and efficient unidirectional winding energize a 46-hour power reserve, and the iconic Patek Philippe Gyromax free sprung balance ensures timekeeping precision. Geneva Hallmark standards of finish ensure that the case back of this Calatrava matches the visual punch of the dial and bezel. See this handsome and progressive Patek Philippe Calatrava 5117J-001 in high-resolution images on: Instagram: WatchBox Reviews Channel: Video and content by Tim Mosso