Although this size suits me perfectly, I immediately had to think about those connoisseurs of vintage timepieces – Patek Philippe replica watches in particular – that probably almost choked when they saw the specifications on this watch when the Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 was introduced during last year’s BaselWorld. Luckily, for those collectors of classic looking timepieces there is always the 35 – 38mm models in the Calatrava collection or the possibility to seek the pre-owned market for even smaller models.
So, what is it about this Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 replica watches – available in white, yellow and red gold – that makes it so different from the other Calatravas we’ve seen? Well, I don’t know if you have had the chance to try a Calatrava on your wrist, but they tend to be small.
There was even a time when 30 – 32mm replica watches were considered normal for men, you will find quite a bit of those on the vintage market platforms for sale. In the current collection however, the other Calatrava replica watches have a diameter from 35mm to 38mm. Until recently, 37mm was the largest size of a Patek Philippe Calatrava. Therefore, you could say this Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227 is a Calatrava ‘Jumbo’, with is 39mm.