Patek Philippe is one of the top ten famous watches in the world, although the high price does not hinder its popularity. After all, the slogan “No one can really own Patek Philippe, it’s just for the sake of the next generation” has made many people remember it deeply. As the oldest independent family watchmaking company in Geneva, Patek Philippe still uses hand-finishing, so the annual output is not high, or even very low, so for Patek Philippe, watch premium is a common thing. This year, Patek Philippe has launched a lot of new watches, some of which have already exceeded the public price. How are they different?
Patek Philippe replica watches has launched new models 5226 and 5326 this year. 5226 is the automatic junior needle and 5326 is the calendar time. In particular, the automatic big three-pin 5226 is very different from the Calatrava (Chinese name is Calatrava) series sold by Patek Philippe. So why is that so? It is because the new 5226 and 5326 use a new generation of Patek Philippe design, which has drawn a line from the previous Patek Philippe.
The new generation of Patek Philippe, where is the new feature existed?
Players who are familiar with replica watches Patek Philippe know that Calatrava, Patek Philippe’s dress replica watch, has always taken a classical and beautiful route. Represented by 5196, 5296, and 5227, they are all gold cases with very thin thickness, large-area polished case, narrow bezel, three-dimensional hour markers, no luminous, and generally all crocodile leather straps, which are the most standard formal watch style.
As you can see, Patek Philippe’s new 5226 and 5326 are also gold replica watches and are also very thin, but their bezels are wider and flatter, the lugs are also larger, there are large luminous hands and hour markers, and it also available with a canvas strap. The whole replica watch shows a strong sense of movement, which is different from the classical and beautiful design of Calatrava before.
We can see that Patek Philippe is shifting towards a more modern and sporty style. And former Patek Philippe boss Thierry Stern said he wanted to design a new Calatrava. While inheriting the traditional characteristics of Patek Philippe and maintaining beauty, the new Calatrava can be modern and sporty. This year’s new 5226 and 5326 are the representatives of a new generation of Patek Philippe. In the past, Patek Philippe’s Calatrava dress replica watch looked like a “golden piece” at first glance, but now the new 5226 and 5326 have more design elements on the replica watch, which was created by the past Calatrava’s Standard formal attire, transforming into luxurious leisure.
The new generation of Patek Philippe is more sporty, but the details are still perfect.
The core of Patek Philippe Calatrava is classic and beautiful. Although the new 5226 and 5326 are modern and sporty, it does not mean that they have lost their beauty. In order to highlight the classical beauty, Patek Philippe is covered with a circle of Paris studs on the side of the case of the new 5226 and 5326. The most important detail here is that the lugs of Patek Philippe 5226 and 5326 are “suspended” in order to make the Paris studs on the side coherent and not be interrupted. The lugs are welded together with the case bottom cover. The middle of the lugs and the case is a “hollow” design. The Paris studs pass through from below, which can completely circle the case. It is very unique, very Patek Philippe.
The dials of 5226 and 5326 have grain decoration. Patek Philippe boss Thierry Stern said that when designing the 5226 and 5326, he did not want the dial to be just black, but wanted to show more details. The boss said that he was at a friend’s house and saw the body of an antique camera with this old texture. He got inspiration from this, and made this grainy feeling on the dial of the new 5226 and 5326, adding details of the replica watch.
Although it is a new generation, it is closely related to the past.
Patek Philippe has many details in the design of each new replica watch, which will be related to the old and antique models in the past. It can be said that a new Patek Philippe is composed of many “antique watch” parts, which is the intention of Patek Philippe.
This 6119, it has Paris studs on it. While for 5226, 5326, their Paris studs are more complicated and more advanced.
The case of the new 5226 and 5326 is the same as Patek Philippe’s “One Line Sky” perpetual calendar 5236. 5226, 5326 thickened the lugs, the effect of this is to make the replica watch show more sense of movement. The source of this case shape is the 1962 Patek Philippe Antique 34.48 Perpetual Calendar.
Obviously, the luminous syringe hands and luminous digital hour markers of the new 5226 and 5326 are consistent with Patek Philippe’s manual chronograph 5172 and perpetual calendar 5320. It has a strong retro and sporty feel. The source of the syringe pointer and the luminous digital time scale is the Patek Philippe antique replica watch 15.91 perpetual calendar from 1944.
A new generation of Patek Philippe has been fully refitted with a new generation of movement.
Beginning from about 2019, Patek Philippe began to gradually replace a new generation of movements, including the old 324 automatic movement, 215 manual movement, and 240 pearl tuo movement.
Patek Philippe’s new 5226 has been replaced with a new generation of 330 automatic movement (specific model is 26-330). Does anyone know which movement the 330 automatic movement is the replacement model for? It is a replacement model for the 324 caliber. Compared with the 324 movement, it has made the following major upgrades, which is to replace the newly designed elastic teeth three wheels in the drive train. While maintaining the Patek Philippe mark polishing standard and the -3/+2 second error standard, it completely solved the problem that the old 324 movement could not stop seconds.
Patek Philippe’s new 5326 has been replaced with a new generation of 260 pearl Tuo movement (specific model is 31-260). The 260 Pearl Tuo movement is an alternative to the 240 movement. Compared with the previous generation 240 movement, the size of the 260 Pearl Tuo movement has increased significantly, and the movement board has been redesigned. The problem that the small second hand of the old 240 movement can only be located at 4 o’clock on the dial has been completely solved on the new generation 260 movement.
Finally, what I want to say is. Many famous replica replica watch brands will directly copy the antique watches, but Patek Philippe will not do this. Each new Patek Philippe replica watch is a brand new design that has never been seen before, but the connection with the previous models is always revealed in the details. Today’s famous replica watches are coming out faster and faster, with more and more patterns, and they are basically industrialized products. Only Patek Philippe can carry more things, which can be seen from the new 5226 and 5326.