The 2022 edition of Watches and Wonders might have taken more conservative 1:1 fake Patek Philippe collectors aback for several reasons. The news about the discontinuation of the Nautilus was true after all, and why, they might have asked, are there more and more vintage-inspired models appearing in classical collections like the Calatrava?
Steering a revered brand like perfect replica Patek Philippe UK on a new course is a daunting task that Thierry Stern took on after his father, Philippe, left the company’s direction in 2009. Slowly but surely, Thierry Stern is breathing new life into the brand’s collections. Who can forget the turbulence surrounding the launch of the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 5524 in 2015, the bold pilot’s super clone watch from a brand not associated with the genre with overt retro design cues? Or, in an even more radical move, his decision to discontinue the Nautilus in 2021 that sent tidal waves across Lac Léman? Without forgetting the military/vintage top copy Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5320 of 2017, which appeared again this year in a vintage attire with a gorgeous salmon dial.
A NEW CALATRAVA CASE
The new 41mm polished white gold case with its chamfered bezel of the luxury fake Patek Philippe 5326G is spectacular. Its complex architecture, featuring a central module flanked by inclined pyramid-like lugs attached to the caseback, is unlike anything in the Calatrava collection. The reason for this construction was to incorporate the beautiful Clous de Paris or hobnail guilloché pattern that decorates the entire circumference of the caseband. This hobnail motif, composed of tiny shiny pyramids, did not appear out of the blue; it was used to decorate the bezel of the 1985 super clone Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919, a reference that defined the collection for over 20 years, but that is now used in a different position on the case, for a more dynamic result.
VINTAGE DIAL WITH TEXTURE
Again, the texture of the dial is unlike anything you might find at Patek. The granular surface of the charcoal grey dial gives the watch its unique personality. Made by Cadrans Flückiger in Saint-Imier, a dial specialist owned by AAA replica Patek Philippe since 2004, the unique texture of the dial picks up on the bumpy surface found on old cameras originally intended for better grip. The dial also has a trendy gradient effect as the grey colour intensifies and slightly darkens as it reaches the perimeter.
TANDEM OF PRACTICAL COMPLICATIONS
Swiss movement fake Patek Philippe’s Annual Calendar is a full calendar with day/date/month that requires one manual correction once a year on 1 March. Launched in 1996, the innovative mechanism automatically distinguishes between months with 30 and 31 days. One year later, Patek Philippe replica for sale UK released its Travel Time mechanism, indicating a second time zone with a second central hour hand. Now, in 2022, the cheap replica Patek Philippe Annual Calendar and Travel Time join forces in one watch. Based on the movement used inside the In-Line Perpetual Calendar 5236 of 2021, the resulting calibre 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H benefits from the 20% gain in barrel torque, the increased winding power of the platinum micro-rotor, the frequency of 4Hz (28,800 semi-oscillations per hour), and a reduction wheel that uncouples the automatic winding when the watch is manually wound, which reduces wear.
CALIBRE 31-260 PS QA LU FUS 24H
As mentioned, the calibre is new but leans heavily on the movement developed for the wholesale fake Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5236P. Wound by a platinum micro-rotor and running at 4Hz, the power reserve is on the short side ranging from 38-48 hours. The back reveals a beautifully executed calibre with a beautiful cascade of finger bridges and the superlative finishings that you’d expect from Patek Philippe replica online UK.