With the Ref. 5524G measuring in at 42mm with a typically large pilot replica watch presence on the wrist, buyers looking for a more compact option were left with the midsize interpretation Ref. 7234 available only in rose gold. The resulting Patek Philippe Ref. 7234G-001 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time combines the brand’s idiosyncratic take on classic aviation cues with a clean, bright new colorway.
Measuring in at 37.5mm in diameter, this case should still keep a respectable presence on the wrist thanks to wide set lugs and a typical narrow Patek Philippe Replica Watch bezel. The overall package is slim as well, with a 10.8mm thickness from the top of the crystal to the sapphire display back. Despite the sporty pilot design, the depth rating remains low at 60 meters of water resistance. That said this is an aviation watch at heart.
Like the case, the dial of the Patek Philippe Ref. 7234G-001 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time keeps the line’s overall aesthetic intact while adding a white gold flourish. The Copy Patek Philippe Watches matte main dial surface is lacquered in midnight blue for a subtle touch of color, while the cathedral minutes and local hours hands are finished in blued white gold. The skeleton hand for the home time hours is rendered in white gold as well, with a white lacquer finish for contrast.
This white gold treatment also extends to the blocky, early 20th-century style applied Arabic numerals, giving this simple pilot design a touch of flash. The dial also adds a subtle pop of contrasting color through the 6 o’clock pointer date subdial, where the first of the month is printed in vibrant orange. This orange accent may prove to be divisive, either disrupting the otherwise subdued dial design or adding a lively hint of brightness.
Given that this is a Cheap Patek Philippe Replica movement, finishing is also ornate, with a blend of mirror polished bevels, Côtes de Genève and perlage capped by a 21k yellow gold engraved rotor. Interestingly, Patek Philippe’s claims for the performance of this movement vary significantly, with power reserve rated at between 35 and 45 hours with a 28,800 bph beat rate.
The first is a gloss navy blue calfskin strap with white contrast stitching, which looks in initial images to bring out the subtler blue tones of the dial. For a more contrasting look, a distressed brown calfskin strap is also included. Both Patek Philippe Replica Watches straps are finished with 18k white gold clevis prong buckles, designed to reflect the harnesses used in vintage flight gear.
While sticking close to the line’s established aesthetic, the High Quality Patek Philippe Ref. 7234G-001 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time gives enthusiasts a stealthier, more traditional option in a more manageable 37.5mm size.