Sunday Rewind: Three Experts Weigh In On The Patek Philippe 5534G Calatrava Pilots Travel Time

Sunday Rewind: Three Experts Weigh In On The Patek Philippe 5534G Calatrava Pilots Travel Time

Way back at Baselworld 2015, Patek Philippe launched a travel time-equipped Calatrava that took much of the Patek enthusiast base by surprise. Offered (at the time) exclusively in white gold and measuring 42mm wide, the reference 5524G was a spin on some vintage pilot’s watches made by Patek in the 1930s with luminous Arabic numerals and a pilot-inspired handset over a deep matte blue dial sporting Patek’s clever travel time complication. 

With trick locking crowns and a brown leather strap, immediate feedback was polarizing so, for this “Letter To The Editor”-style post from April of 2015, we spoke to a trio of bonafide Patek experts (including our own Ben Clymer) to get their thoughts on this unexpected and vintage-inspired design. Now, some five years later, the 5534G has proven to be a popular model for the brand – so where did the experts land back in 2015? Click below to find out. 

Click here to read: “Letters To The Editor: Three Watch Experts’ Opinions On The Patek Philippe 5524G Calatrava Pilots Travel Time (With Live Photos).”

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