Announced just yesterday, the Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Singapore 2019 ref. 7234A-001 created especially for the Watch Art Grand Exhibition is the first variation of the watch in stainless steel. It is limited to 400 pieces and will only be available in Southeast Asia.
The Pilot Calatrava Travel Time was first introduced in 2014 as the ref. 5524G in a 42mm white-gold case. Later in 2018, the brand unveiled a 37.5mm version, the ref. 7234R in rose gold.
While the case material is the main point of difference in the Singapore edition, its bluish grey dial is distinctive and unusual, and more so in the context of such vintage aviator-inspired dials which are typically in a darker colour for greater legibility. The dial colour is meant to evoke the seascapes of Southeast Asian nations, including the port city of Singapore.
Its embossed blue calfskin strap, a first for Patek Philippe, is also unique to the watch.
It is otherwise mechanically identical to the standard model. Powering it is the 294-part self-winding 324 S C FUS which features a dual time zone mechanism indicating local and home time as well as a day and night indicator for both local and home time, displayed in apertures on the dial.
Visible through the sapphire case back, the movement offers a 45-hour power reserve and operates at a frequency of 4Hz. As are all of Patek Philippe’s current movements, it is equipped with both a proprietary Gyromax balance and a silicon Spiromax hairspring. And printed on the case back is the inscription “Patek Philippe Singapore 2019”.
Material: Stainless steel
Movement: Caliber 324 S C FUS
Functions: Local time, home time, date, day/night indicator for both local and home
Frequency: 28,800bph, or 4Hz
Power reserve: 45 hours
Strap: Embossed blue calfskin with steel pin buckle
Price and availability
The Patek Philippe Pilot Calatrava Travel Time ref. 7234A-001 is limited to 400 pieces and is priced at 34,000 Swiss francs, or 50,800 Singapore dollars. For more, visit Patek.com.
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