Patek Philippe Goes Pilot And Urban At Baselworld 2015
“Let’s be also young,” Thierry Stern, president of Patek Philippe, has said for two years now. The result is the completely unexpected arrival of the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Reference 5524G. With its big hands, fat numbers, a black and blue dial (depending on the light is), and a white gold case, it was the surprise at the Patek Philippe booth. In addition, its pushers are protected by a patented, new mechanism. Among the 31 new models, we decided to focus on Reference 5905P, which is the first chronograph with annual calendar, an emblematic mid-range complication launched in 1996. What surprised and pleased us was the refinement of the dial design. Available in deep blue or black, it is a great watch for serious connoisseurs. But for connoisseurs, the real Grail was Reference 5370, the manufacture’s new split-second chronograph with three pushers including one in the crown and a gold and enamel dial. This is the first time that this complication comes alone and in a delicate platinum case.