Unveiled at Baselworld 2017, the new Patek Philippe Ref. 6006G Calatrava pays tribute to the iconic ultrathin self winding Caliber 240 that celebrates 40th anniversary this year. Its unique dial design boasts an analog date and a seconds subdial placed between 4 and 5 o'clock. The reason for this is a design peculiarity of the caliber 240 PS movement. It was praised when Patek Philippe, in 1991, presented its ultra-thin self winding Calatrava Ref. 5000 model with a seconds subdial that became an unmistakably distinctive feature of the model family.
This time window is framed by a broad, mirror-polished bezel as befits a classic Calatrava case in 18K white gold. Its sapphire-crystal case back presents attractive views from any angle as well. The bridge side of the lavishly finished caliber 240 PS C movement with polished chamfers, parallel Geneva striping, gold-filled engravings and the recessed 22K gold mini-rotor that displays an engraved Calatrava cross.
The highly precise movement has a rate tolerance between -3 and +2 seconds per day.
The shiny black Alligator strap with large square scales complements the distinctive elegance of the watch. It is secured with a fold-over clasp in 18K white gold.
Model: Calatrava Ref. 6006G
Caliber 240 PS C
Self-winding mechanical movement. Analog date. Subsidiary seconds
Diameter: 30 mm (basic movement: 27.5 mm
Height: 3.4 mm (basic movement: 2.53 mm
Number of parts: 191
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: Min. 38, max. 48 hours
Winding rotor: 22K gold minirotor, unidirectionally winding
Frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour (3 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax® (in Silinvar®)
Balance spring stud: Adjustable
• Pushed home: To wind the watch
• Pulled out: To set the time
Correction push-pieces for date at 10 o'clock
Center hour and minute hands
Date by hand from the center
Seconds on a subdial between 4 and 5 o'clock
Patek Philippe Seal
18K white gold, cambered sapphire-crystal glass
Sapphire-crystal case back
Water resistant to 30 m (3 bar)
Case dimensions: Diameter (10 to 4 o'clock): 39 mm
Width (9 to 3 o'clock incl. crown): 41.55 mm
Length (across lugs): 47.4 mm
Overall height (crystal to lugs): 10.24 mm
Height (crystal to display back): 8.84 mm
Width between lugs: 22 mm
Brass, four-zone finish in black and silver:
• Center ebony black sunburst
• Minute scale silvery, guilloched
• Hour circle ebony black, guilloched
• Date circle ebony black sunburst
Hour circle with white-printed Arabic numerals
Date circle with white-printed Arabic numerals
Hour and minute hands: skeletonized baton hands in 18K white gold, white lacquered
Date hand: Bronze, white lacquered, with red arrow tip
Seconds hand: baton-style, 18K white gold, black nickel-plated
Hand-stitched alligator leather with large square scales, shiny black, fold over clasp in 18K white gold
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