In 2021, Patek Philippe will launch the new Calatrava series “Paris nail pattern” watch 6119. While continuing the simplicity and elegance, it will return the classic elements of the series that have been away for many years to the public’s attention, and also add many new designs. The new 6119 watch has There are two styles of rose gold and white gold. Today, in this article, we will take a look at the rose gold styles. (Watch model: 6119R-001)
The new Ref. 6119R-001 watch features a 39mm rose gold case with a silver grained dial. Patek Philippe slightly increased the case diameter of the new watch, which is different from the previous models on the one hand, and echoes the current aesthetic preference on the other hand.
The time scale design of Ref. 6119R-001 is derived from the most classic watch in the Calatrava series (Ref.96). The new hour markers are in the shape of an 18K rose gold three-dimensional faceted “slughead”, and the double hour markers are designed at 12 o’clock. The inspiration for the 18K rose gold sword-shaped hour and minute hands also comes from this. If you zoom in a little more, you will find innovations. – The facet of the pointer has changed from the original two to the current three.
The orbital minute scale on the edge of the dial can make the dial clearer, and of course it can be regarded as a classical decoration.
At 6 o’clock, there is a small seconds dial, which adopts a quarter-part structure with black scales.
The round bezel features a hand-engraved Stud-of-Paris pattern, which is a combination of many patterns resembling the tips of small pyramids and polished. “Paris nail pattern” can be said to be the most famous element of the Calatrava series, which has appeared in watches as early as 1934.
However, since 2018, except for some limited edition rare craft timepieces (such as Ref.5177), the Patek Philippe regular series no longer uses the “Paris nail pattern” pattern. The launch of the new 6119 is also the return of the Paris nail pattern, which once again appeared in the public eye.
In addition to the changes in appearance, the watch is also equipped with a new 30-255 PS manual winding movement, which is the basic movement that debuted with the Ref.6119 watch. The 30-255 PS movement has an overall diameter of 31 mm, but the thickness remains at 2.55 mm.
Performance is also strong, providing up to 65 hours of power reserve. The 30-255 PS movement uses two parallel barrels. Compared with serial barrels, parallel barrels can increase the torque of the two barrels to provide more power. In addition, this movement also has a stop-second function, which ensures that the time setting can be accurate to the second. The daily travel time error does not exceed -3 to +2 seconds.
The Ref.6119R-001 watch is equipped with a shiny chocolate brown alligator leather strap with a rose gold pin buckle, which echoes the tone of the rose gold case and is very attractive.
Summary: If there are only two words to describe the Patek Philippe Calatrava series, I believe most people will vote for “simple”. If you see a Patek Philippe watch with clean lines, a classic round dial with large (or small) hands, and a hand-engraved Paris bezel, you can probably be sure it has Calatrava lineage .