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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

#ACCESSORY: The Patek Philippe Men’s Calatrava Ref. 5227G

Looking at the new Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5227G for men, we can’t help feel like a vintage piece of chronography has been revisted and somehwta updated. Reminiscent of maybe your grandfather’s old watch – the one when he gave you looked too simple to be worth anything more than a ‘Thank You’. Yet now, we’re reminded of just much value it truly was – and it was offered to you for free.

The Calatrava Ref. 5227G by Patek Philippe for men is an opportunity for one to express themselves in the quietest manner. It’s as if the quote, the pen is mightier than the sword, has just come alive. In its simplicity, this Calatrava requires nothing from the wearer other than appreciation. It’s an icon all on its own. With its delicate silhouette, concave bezel and sleek curvature, this timepiece is eloquent. It’s face, the dial, is open and uncluttered. The two pointed and faceted Dauphine hands in gold move effortlessly over the cream-coloured lacquer surface. Dancing, minute to hour, around the applied trapezoidal markers also in gold. Our most luxury touch from the watch is the hand-stitched alligator strap with square scales.

If someone had to one day present us with this Calatrava, we wouldn’t say no. We’d immediately store it in a safe deposit bank. 81 years after debut, Patek Philippe reminds us once again why they are masters of the craft. Such timeless quality should be considered legendary.

In South Africa, Patek Philippe is available exclusively at the Watch & Jewellery Gallery in Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg, South Africa – 011-784-2595 or visit

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