The new movement in the Replica Calatrava, automatic caliber 26-330 S C J SE, is Patek’s first weekly calendar, a complication that displays week number with the corresponding month. The function is useful for production schedules in many industries, from printing and publishing to manufacturing.
The Ref.5212-A debuts in the classic Calatrava line, Swiss Replica Patek Philippe slim 40 mm wide x 10.79 mm case in stainless steel rather than gold or platinum, which are more often used by Patek to introduce new complications. The 5212-A is the only steel Calatrava in Patek Philippe’s current collection, which makes it more accessible.
All functions are read on the central dial, including red-tipped hammer-style hands that indicate day and week number. According to Barat, arranging the five different hands in the central location was a challenge. In simple terms, it requirs extremely tight tolerances to keep the hands from colliding and at the same time, positioning them as close together as possible to keep the case from becoming too thick.
TheCheap Replica Watches fact that it is a 24-hour alarm rather than a 12-hour alarm also makes the movement more complicated – it is classified as a “grand complication” within Patek’s current collection. The alarm, which is linked to local time, can be triggered in 15-minute increments.