When it comes to Patek Philippe sports watch, most people think of Golden Eagle or Undersea Explorer first, but the brand actually launched a flying watch Ref. 5524G in 2015. This watch was born below everyone’s glasses. This watch was born. The reason is that the brand wants to pay tribute to the outstanding people in the history of aviation, and the design inspiration of the watch is taken from the two antique time angle / stellar time flight watches in the brand’s timepiece history museum; the 5524G has a more youthful The design and color of the unique face plate, even in the face plate pattern, even the large Arabic time scales and pointer styles are not far from other brands’ retro flight watches, but they are still interpreted by the watch king (but (Some people will think that this is a very Patek Philippe watch).
5524’s large Arabic numerals and pointers are taken from early flight watch elements, mainly inspired by two antique time angle / star chronograph flight watches in the Patek Philippe Museum
Feature one: put on rose gold material in 2018
In 2017, Patek Philippe once launched the 5522A, which belongs to the flight watch series at the Watch Art Grand Exhibition in New York. This returned to the basic three-pin design and the case was changed to stainless steel for the people. However, at the time, only 600 were sold in the United States. This move undoubtedly lifted the momentum of the Patek Philippe flight watch, revealing that the 5524G will not be a fleeting attempt, but also makes people look forward to the brand’s launch of more new flight watch works in the coming year. The answer was finally revealed at the 2018 Basel watch exhibition-the brand launched a modified version of Ref.5524R, 5524R. Although it was only a change of material and face color matching, there was less surprise, but at the same time, Patek Philippe also increased the size of the watch. Ref.7234R for women’s watch versions below 40mm, with the rare flying watch men’s and women’s models of top brands, has become another focus of the brand’s sports watch works in 2018 after the Nautilus and Aquanaut series.
Different from the rough style of ordinary flight watches, the 5524R uses a precious metal case, and at the same time, the work of these detailed elements, regardless of surface details and pin buckles, is quite delicate and wonderful, showing the elegant aspects of the flight watch.
Feature two: The faceplate details and color are also fine-tuned.
Ref.5524R changed the white gold to rose gold, and the faceplate was also changed from the dark blue made in the past to a brown color that matches the rose gold. Of course, in order to match the appearance of the case, including the pointer material and large Arabic numerals, etc. Also changed to the same rose gold material. The diameter of Ref.5524R is the same as the previous one, and the diameter of Ref.7234R is 37.5mm. This size is not inconsistent even for men with thinner wrists. Although the size of the men’s and women’s watches are different, in fact, both are equipped with 324 SC FUS movements. For men’s watches, there is no internal change at all; but from the perspective of Patek Philippe’s women’s watches, the emergence of 7234R represents Significantly different, because the brand’s previous launch of women’s watches with dual time or world time zone functions has always used a hand-wound movement. This automatic movement will undoubtedly expand market acceptance, which also means Patek Philippe The women’s watch has evolved again with the pace of the times. This time, instead of relying on gorgeous diamonds or decorative craftsmanship, this time, it has shown the strong character of women with a more neutral design.
The model is equipped with a 324 SC FUS movement with a vibration frequency of 28,800vph and a power reserve of 45 hours. By the way, the female watch 7234R is also equipped with this movement.
Feature three: convenient but insured GMT quick adjustment
The 324 SC FUS movement on the watch is characterized by the push-buttons of the case at 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock, which can quickly adjust the time hands of the two places forward or backward in units of one hour. The dual day and night display window in the residence allows the wearer to recognize the current moment more intuitively and quickly. In addition, in order to prevent the wearer from accidentally touching the two quick adjustment knobs, Patek Philippe also has a corresponding strategy, that is, the introduction of a patented safety hydrant mechanism. If the wearer wants to perform adjustment, he must first open the knob to apply pressure The thoughtful and thoughtful watchmaking thinking will be another advantage of this watch.
Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524R
18K rose gold material / 324 SC FUS self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / two places time display / two places day and night display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 60 meters / diameter 42mm / reference Price: 323,000 RMB
Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 7234R
Rose gold material / 324 SC FUS self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / two places time display / two places day and night display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 60 meters / diameter 37.5mm / reference Price: 295,000 RMB