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CALATRAVA PILOT TRAVEL TIME.

The Patek Philippe Calatrava 5524 – A new version in rose gold with a brown dial

The Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time with a second time zone and a local-time date was launched in 2015 with a white-gold case and a blue dial. Now, it comes in a new rose-gold version with a brown dial and a black gradation. It is a refined and bold debut for an inimitable timepiece that pays tribute to Patek Philippe’s traditional
aviator’s watches.

The Patek Philippe Calatrava 5524
Superb legibility is a necessity for watches used by pilots. In the The Patek Philippe Calatrava 5524, it is enhanced with applied, sculpted rose-gold numerals with white luminous coatings and broad luminous baton-style hands. The orange “1” of the analog date on the subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock is a prominent detail. The self-winding caliber 324 S C FUS provides a very easily adjustable display of the second time zone. All it takes is the actuation of one of the two pushers in the left-hand case flank of the The Patek Philippe Calatrava 5524 to move the luminous local-time hour hand clockwise (with the pusher at 8 o’clock) or counterclockwise (with the pusher at 10 o’clock) in one-hour increments without affecting the precise rate of the watch.

The pierced hour hand keeps track of home time. The two time zones are complemented with day/night indicators in apertures at 9 and 3 o’clock. As long as the owner is at home, the two hour hands are superposed. The two time-zone pushers are equipped with a patented safety lock that prevents unintended adjustments of the local time setting.

The new Ref. 5524R-001 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time comes with a vintage brown calfskin strap secured with a rose-gold clevis prong buckle. It is reminiscent of the harnesses that allowed pilots to keep their survival kits readily deployable. The watch is also available in a ladies’ version with the new Ref. 7234R-001.

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