CALATRAVA PILOT’S NEW YORK LIMITED EDITION (Ref. 5522A-001)
A Calatrava Pilot’s New York 42-millimeter case in stainless steel (the A in the reference links to a steel version) with a matte blue lacquer dial. The dial has big Arabic white gold numerals treated with a luminous coating. The hour and minutes hands are made from blued steel and treated with super-luminova coating. So you won’t have any trouble deciphering the time in the dark.
The watch is propelled by Patek’s own caliber 324 S. The heavy central rotor is made of 21-carat gold and provides a respectable power-reserve of 45 hours. Of course decorated and finished to the extreme with the engraved Calatrava cross as a finish, a Patek Philippe trademark.
So, even if this is a ‘stripped down’ version of the Reference 5524G, this Pilot’s Watch is nothing to laugh at and in all its simplicity perhaps even a better Patek than the one from 2015. 5522A-001
Dial : Blue
Diameter : 42mm