09 April 2018
PATEK PHILIPPE

CALATRAVA PILOT TRAVEL TIME 5524R-001

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 11:23 AM by

A new version for 2018 in rose gold with a brown dial

The Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time with a second time zone and a local-time date was launched in 2015 with a white-gold case and a blue dial. Now, it comes in a new rose-gold version with a brown dial and a black gradation. It is a refined and bold debut for an inimitable timepiece that pays tribute to Patek Philippe’s traditional aviator’s watches.

Superb legibility is a necessity for watches used by pilots. In this model, it is enhanced with applied, sculpted rose-gold numerals with white luminous coatings and broad luminous baton style hands. The orange “1” of the analog date on the subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock is a prominent detail.

The self-winding caliber 324 S C FUS provides a very easily adjustable display of the second time zone. All it takes is the actuation of one of the two pushers in the left-hand case flank to move the luminous local-time hour hand clockwise (with the pusher at 8 o’clock) or counterclockwise (with the pusher at 10 o’clock) in one-hour increments without affecting the precise rate of the watch. The pierced hour hand keeps track of home time. The two time zones are complemented with day/night indicators in apertures at 9 and 3 o’clock. As long as the owner is at home, the two hour hands are superposed. The two time-zone pushers are equipped with a patented safety lock that prevents unintended adjustments of the local time setting.

The new Ref. 5524R-001 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time comes with a vintage brown calfskin strap secured with a rose-gold clevis prong buckle. It is reminiscent of the harnesses that allowed pilots to keep their survival kits readily deployable. The watch is also available in a ladies’ version with the new Ref. 7234R-001.

DIAL
Brown sunburst black gradated with gold applied numerals in luminescent coating.

CASE
Rose gold in a 42 mm diameter with a height of 10.78 mm. Water resistant to 60 m. Sapphire-crystal case back.

STRAP
Calfskin, vintage brown with a clevis prong buckle.

MOVEMENT
Caliber 324 S C FUS. Self-winding. Dual time zone mechanism indicating local and home time. Local and home day/night indication in apertures. Local date by hand. Sweep seconds hand. Diameter: 31 mm. Height: 4.9 mm. Number of parts: 294. Power reserve: Min. 35 hours – max. 45 hours.

DISPLAYS
Hour hand for local time. Hour hand for home time. Minute hand. Sweep seconds.
Subsidiary dial: Date. Apertures: Day/night indication for home time. Day/night indication for local time.

CORRECTOR
Date correction.

TIME ZONE PUSHERS
Adjustment of second time zone (press once = +1 hour).
Adjustment of second time zone (press once = -1 hour).




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