Introduced at Watches & Wonders Geneva, the watch can be described as casual, contemporary, and vintage-inspired, with aesthetics you never thought you’d see on a perfect fake Patek Philippe Calatrava. It’s already apparent that some are going to love the watch, while others will loathe it. In any case, if there ever was a time for the luxury replica Patek Philippe to be bold, this is it – in tumultuous 2022. Here, we bring you the details and our honest thoughts on the new UK top copy Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5226G-001.
The Case, Dial, and Hands
Crafted in white gold, the case of the new AAA fake Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5226G measures a modern 40 mm in diameter and 8.53 mm in height. While these proportions cater for contemporary tastes, they run the risk of isolating traditionalists – the super clone watches uk are, after all, the largest Calatrava in the current catalogue. One of our favourite flourishes to grace past and present Calatrava models is the hobnail pattern, typically found on the bezel. On the high end super clone Patek Philippe Ref. 5226G, the iconic decoration has been shifted to the case band. And while this is yet another move away from tradition, it is done in a tasteful manner, and is somewhat reminiscent of Breguet’s beloved coin edge cases. The bezel on the best replica Patek Philippe Ref. 5226G is, instead, smooth and unornamented, serving as the perfect frame for a dial exploding with flair.
Looking at the dial, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was anything but a perfect replica Patek Philippe. Paired with a beige calfskin strap (or the additional black calfskin strap with embossed fabric motif, as shown in photos), the Ref. 5226G is almost certainly the most casual Calatrava ever produced. The most striking part of the copy watch has to be the asphalt-like dial surface. It gradates from charcoal grey in the centre to black on the periphery. Indicating the hours and minutes are syringe hands, the likes of which are being used for the first time in the collection. They, like the Arabic numeral hour markers, are coated with beige luminescent material that borderline resembles “fauxtina”. The decision to go with a tool-watch-esque minute and seconds track outboard of the hour markers is also an interesting one. This the only Swiss made fake Patek Philippe Calatrava in the current collection to have such a utilitarian design for a minutes/seconds track (printed in beige, no less), which reinforces high quality fake Patek Philippe’s intent of designing the most funky Calatrava ever. For continuity of the beige-on-black theme, the date disc itself is also black with beige numerals.
Driving the cheap fake Patek Philippe Ref. 5226G is the familiar 212-part, 30-jewel Calibre 26-330 S C. Enthusiasts of the brand will recall that this was the exact movement that notably replaced the Calibre 324 in the Nautilus Ref. 5711 back in 2019. The Calibre 26-330 S C is also used today in the Aquanaut Ref. 5268/200R. It has a power reserve of 35-45 hours and operates at a modern 4 Hz frequency.
Stamped with the Swiss movement replica Patek Philippe Seal, the Calibre 26-330 S C is richly finished. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back is the 21k gold central rotor, with edges beveled and polished and the top surface decorated with circular waves and an engraved top copy Patek Philippe Caltrava cross. Underneath it are bridges adorned with Geneva waves with edges similarly beveled and polished. They are secured by screws with black polished heads, and feature rounded and outward anglage. As is tradition, the base plate is finished off with perlage.