Patek Philippe
Calatrava | 5522A-001 | steel

Limited Edition X of 600

Regular price


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Patek Philippe
Calatrava | 5522A-001 | steel

Limited Edition X of 600

Regular price


The Patek Philippe Pilot's Calatrava line was originally introduced in 2015, inspired by two early pilots' watches that currently reside within the brand's museum. With design cues from these 1930s' military watches, the 5522 evokes the vibe of early utilitarian timepieces, without being exact copies - a welcome change in the world of vintage tributes.

For its 2017 "Grand Exhibition - The Art of Watchmaking" at Cipriani in New York, Patek Philippe announced a new limited edition, time-only Calatrava reference, following the mildly controversial, yet broadly well-received 5524G Pilot Travel Time from two years earlier. The 5522 embodied the same design principles of the original dual-time model, with a noticeably pared-back aesthetic, and was produced in limited numbers of 600, made exclusively for Patek’s North American retailers.

The 5522A has a rich, textured blue lacquer dial with Superluminova-filled Arabic hour markers - a clear nod to its practical heritage. Visibility is further achieved through blued steel hour and minute hands, with luminous coating on the back. Interestingly, the elongated second's hand is made from aluminium (also with a luminous coating), minimising its impact on the movement through the use of lightweight metal.

With a prominent presence on the wrist (42mm width and 9mm thick), the watch is a continuation of the 5524G’s striking profile, yet it wears very comfortably. The case for this limited edition is made of stainless steel, further reinforcing the practical aspects of the design.

The watch is powered by the caliber 324 S - Patek’s base self-winding movement, visible through the sapphire display case back, commemoratively engraved with "PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017." The 324 S caliber features a central 21-carat gold rotor, Patek Philippe Seal, 30 jewels, Gyromax balance (beating at 21,600 A/h) and adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism (in 5 positions).

Much like the 5524, the brown calf strap, with steel Clevis prong buckle, immediately makes sense, given the original aviation inspiration behind the timepiece. 

This Patek Philippe 5522A Calatrava Pilot is accompanied by its Certificate of Origin, which confirms its sale (date, month & year), as sold by Tiffany & Co. in New York. It comes with the Patek Philippe inner and outer boxes, Certificate of Origin and its accompanying materials.

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Brand: Patek Philippe
Model: Calatrava Ref. 5522A-001
Movement: mechanical automatic - Calibre 324 S
Functions: hours, minutes, center-seconds
Features: display back, luminescence, blue hands
Case: 42 mm stainless steel
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Strap: vintage brown calf leather Patek Philippe strap with quick-release springbars, Clevis prong buckle
Lug/buckle width: 21/18mm
Year: Autumn 2017
Box & papers: original inner and outer boxes and Tiffany-stamped paperwork
This Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5522A-001 watch is in good overall condition and was purchased new in the Autumn of 2017. The watch shows signs of wear on the side of the case, consistent with limited use, a minor scartch on the caseback under the 2 o'clock marker, two scratches on the lower part of the bezel at 5 and 6 o'clock, and an imperfection between the two. Although the manufacturer's warranty expired in late 2019, it comes with a two year warranty from A Collected Man, as well as lifetime warranty of authenticity.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

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If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

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