To celebrate the completion of its new production building in Plan-les-Ouates (Geneva), Patek Philippe created an exclusive Calatrava in stainless steel with a unique design that will cause the hearts of collectors to skip a beat.
The commemorative Ref. 6007A-001 Calatrava comes in a limited edition of 1000 watches with a diameter of 40 mm and a sapphire crystal caseback specially marked with a Calatrava cross and the “New Manufacture 2019” inscription.
2019 is the year when the first work groups moved into the new PP6 production building, a flagship of impressive size for the creation, development, and production of Patek Philippe watches.
The Ref. 6007A-001 Calatrava instantly stands out with its case and broad cambered bezel in polished steel, a very rare material in Patek Philippe’s collections.
The design of the dial reflects an inimitable and dynamic face. Be it the railway track scale of the hour circle with triangular markers, the baton hands for the hours and minutes that recall the Ref. 6006 Calatrava, the integration of the self-winding caliber 324 S C movement with an aperture date at 3 o’clock or the applied Arabic numerals: all these elements contribute to a vibrant and exciting dial architecture.
The expressly graphic style emphasizes the technical personality of the dial. At the same time, the gray-blue hue is a signature element accompanied by the subtle circular satin finish that contrasts visibly against the white dial imprints as well as the applied numerals and the white-lacquered hands in white gold with luminescent coating.
In its center, the dial features a “carbon”-style texture that plays with light and can be interpreted as an enigmatic footnote referring to the world of high-tech.
Another special feature: The calfskin strap with white decorative seams, the prong buckle, and a delicately embossed pattern reminiscent of textile fabrics are coordinated in terms of color and structure to match the dial center.
Gray-blue, dial center embossed with “carbon” pattern, gold applied numerals with luminescent coating. White gold white lacquered baton-style hands with luminescent coating.
Steel. Diameter: 40 mm. Height: 9.07 mm. Water-resistant to 30 m. Sapphire crystal case back decorated with the Calatrava cross and the inscription “New Manufacture 2019”.
Calfskin, embossed with fabric pattern, gray-blue. Prong buckle.
Caliber 324 S C. Self-winding. Date in an aperture. Sweep seconds. Diameter: 27 mm. Height: 3.3 mm. Number of parts: 213. Winding rotor: central rotor in 21K gold. Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillation per hour (4 Hz). Power reserve: min. 35 hours - max. 45 hours.
It is a tradition at Patek Philippe to accompany key events in its corporate history with the launch of limited-edition commemorative watches. Discover more about the new PP6 production building and the origins of Patek Philippe manufacture in our “About Times” series.About Time: The Origins of the Manufacture