Baselworld kicked off with a bang this week, thrilling wristwatch enthusiasts with the unveiling of numerous wowing models from major watch brands. Patek Philippe in particular had a lot to show off this year. And when it comes to presenting complicated calendar functions in an elegant, simple way, Patek simply stands head and shoulders above the rest.
The 40mm Patek Philippe Calatrava Weekly Calendar 5212A lives up to Patek’s reputation for exquisite calendar display with an inner dial that shows the day of the week and an outer dial that shows the current date. But the watch features something entirely new: a semi-integrated mechanism that counts the 53 weeks of the year.
Of course, this stainless steel Calatrava matches its gorgeous 26-330 caliber self-winding movement with equally gorgeous design details that include a silvery opaline dial, blackened gold hour markers, and hand-stitched calfskin strap.