PATEK PHILIPPE – CALATRAVA 6006G-001
DRESS CODE: BLACK TIE!
Evolution doesn’t mean revolution at Patek Philippe. Subtlety goes with style. Just take the new model in the Calatrava collection.
The super-slim 240 calibre has been fuelling models by Patek Philippe with an off-centre small seconds (between 4 and 5) for the last 40 years. To celebrate the anniversary, the brand has unveiled an evolution with the 240 PS C movement this year. The latter is housed in the brand new white gold Calatrava 6006G-001 which is replacing the 6000 model that launched in 2005. The difference between the two is that the case is 2mm bigger so there’s more space for the time and date display with a central hand. By expanding from 37 to 39mm, the timepiece attracts attention to your wrist making it even more appealing. Although the style on the ebony black dial is the same as the previous model, there are a few new design features to uncover. A silver minute track lies between the white hour rim and sunburst centre with openwork baton-shape hour and minute hands in white gold.
Lucky owners can flip over the Calatrava 6006G-001 to see the cogs on the self-winding mechanical movement (48-hour power reserve). The date can be set in the usual way with a discreet corrector at 10.
This Patek Philippe model comes on a stylish glossy black hand-sewn alligator strap with large square scales and a white gold deployment clasp. It’s the perfect match for your favourite tux!
Price: €27,780 patek.com
By Dan Diaconu