Hands-On Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6006G

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Hands-On Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6006G

Postby Racer-X » May 11th 2017, 5:19pm

by Su Jia Xian (SJX) "One of Patek Philippe‘s latest releases at Baselworld 2016, but little noticed (the retro perpetual ref. 5320G got most of the attention), is the Calatrava ref. 6006G.

It’s the third generation of an unusual series of watches that are easily one of the most distinctive contemporary Calatrava models, characterised by a functional, vaguely military look blended with elements of Bauhaus.

The series began with the ref. 5000G, produced in 1992 and 1993 in a limited edition of 1000 watches. With a black dial, radial Arabic numerals and a subsidiary seconds between four and five, the ref. 5000G was a departure from the typical Calatrava look and sold well. In the wake of its success variants in other metals with different dial styles were later added."

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Re: Hands-On Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6006G

Postby conjurer » May 11th 2017, 5:37pm

Normally, PPs make my peepee swell. But not this one.
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Re: Hands-On Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6006G

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » May 11th 2017, 6:13pm

Let me think, what in terms of design do I dislike about this watch? The dial, the silly hands, the location of the subdial, the design of the minute track... Hell, I don't think I like a single thing about it. Maybe the case, but that's that. Their design department got stuck in the 1990s.

For that matter, I don't like its manufacturer either- they're bid-rigging wankers, that's one thing. The fact that they can charge 18 000 bucks (not joking here) for servicing a simple time-only watch, is another- and it has me pretty much convinced, that whoever set their service prices, is out of his mind.
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Re: Hands-On Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6006G

Postby tiktok » May 11th 2017, 7:48pm

Beautiful 🗻
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