Best Replica Patek Philippe with Unique Piece in Steel

The Calatrava Weekly Calendar is uncommon stuff for the replica Patek Philippe. Different from the valuable metal case generally used for Calatrava’s, the 5212A fake model is made of stainless steel. In addition to showing the day of the week and the date, the 5212A also shows the number of the week in the year. The weeks are numbered by the ISO 8610 standard, which specifies that the first entire week in any year must begin on Monday, not Sunday and that the first full week of the year is that which consists of January 4. The date is corrected from the crown and both the weekday and week number indications can be adjusted via two correctors set into the case flank. A trait of the standard is that occasionally a year will contain 53 instead of 52 weeks, which is accounted for in the calendar mechanism and numbering scheme on the dial. Owners will be able to correct any of the indications at any time, day or night, without running any risk of damaging the mechanism.
The new movement equipped for the watch is caliber 26-330, and it is based on the self-winding caliber 324. It is 26.6mm in diameter and 4.82mm thick (the calendar works add 1.52mm in height to the base caliber’s 3.30mm height, hence the designation). Apart from the calendar works, there are some other new characteristics. The driving wheel for the center seconds is LIGA-fabricated and is equipped with teeth with both a special profile and a minute anti-backlash spring to take up any slack in the driving system.
This is an interesting development from Patek on several counts. While the Nautilus is the most talked-about watch, it makes up a very small percentage of sales for Patek Philippe, and they have been candid about wanting to keep it that way. The Nautilus in steel in a larger context or any version of the Aquanaut, are all effectively unobtanium for anyone but the most loyal clients of an authorized dealer. The main part of their strategy seems to be making their round and sophisticated replica watches look less dressy – for instance, the 5172G that was declared this week as well, with a vintage-style case and dial and a calf, rather than crocodile strap, and there could be a nod to the references 2499 and 3970, in a better effort to combine more and less formal visual cues in a single watch.
The amazing fake Pilot’s Calatrava for the New York Grand Exhibition is an example of a steel Calatrava, however that was a limited edition; this may be the first series-manufactured round replica watch in stainless steel from the replica Patek in the modern era. All the others were all limited production watches designed for collectors. On the other hand, that model appears to be a mainstream, series-produced, non-limited edition watch. There is a precedent for round steel Pateks in the vintage era; references 96, 570, and 565 were all available in steel, and it will be so good to see if the rarity of steel replica Pateks in nowadays production, together with the clear market interest in stainless steel, less formal-looking timepieces, will turn into enthusiasm for the new.