Patek Philippe Calatrava 5153

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Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5153G, showing the Officer's case and lugs
© Patek Philippe

The Calatrava, Ref. 5153 is a modern incarnation of the classic Patek Philippe Calatrava.

This is the current Officer's Watch from the Calatrava line.

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Although the Patek Philippe Calatrava line is best-known for the understated Ref. 5196 and hobnail-bezel Ref. 5120, Patek Philippe has been producing an officer's watch as part of the line since 1989. That limited-edition piece paved the way for Ref. 5022 and Ref. 5053, both full-production pieces, and finally this Ref. 5153.

Introduced in 2009, Ref. 5153 departs as significantly in dial design as it adheres to history in the case: The attention-grabbing guilloche inner dial disc is something never before seen in an officer's watch from Patek Philippe or any other maker. At the same time, the case, with its screwed lugs, large crown, and hinged case back is absolutely traditional. The tiny crown guards, however, are quite new to the model. Inside, Ref. 5153 is equipped with a modern automatic movement, Cal. 324 S C. This movement beats at a modern 28,800 A/h with a high-tech silicon Spiromax hairspring along with Patek's Gyromax balance. The full rotor is shown off through a sapphire case back.

Reference:

5153J: yellow gold, opaline dial
5153G-001: white gold, black dial
5153J-010: white gold, opaline dial
5153R: rose gold, opaline dial

Movement:

Automatic winding movement Cal. 324 S C, 28,800 A/h
29 jewels

Case:

Yellow gold / white gold / rose gold
Ø 38 mm
Sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal caseback, hinged case back cover
Waterproof to 30 m

Functions:

Hours, minutes, seconds
Date window

Dial:

Opaline silver or black

Bracelet:

Crocodile leather strap