There are obviously many ways to describe the new Patek Philippe Calatrava 5180 / 1R for 2017. The most convenient way would be a comprehensive use of superlatives for childbirth: it is, after all, a Patek Philippe skeleton in full gold. I look at it and I don't think about it, but more than that it's an absurd clock dinosaur, a T-Rex swinging Mr. T.'s gold chains.
I mean, who's this watch for? Is it for the fake rolex elderly? Maybe a little retired cigar, retired, in Florida, maybe. This is a head of a target group, barely worth so much effort put into a watch, so who else? Young people? Don't see the rappers or football players swinging this. It's too thin and watermarked to look great on Instagram or in dimly lit VIP areas. Is it for the Wall Street banker? Well, if you buy new Russian natural gas money from laundry, it definitely helps to make a statement - no crime for the remaining decent people in the Waalstraat.
But seriously, what about us watching the fans? For us, this is a museum work - it works much like the dinosaur above. I think that the Patek Philippe Calatrava 5180 / 1R should be exhibited at museums around the world, where it can be admired as a fascinating story, something that is so high and proud basking in its irrelevance and bizarre fake watches today. In a way, it is the king of his kind who, if in his natural habitat, commands respect and humility.
But today? He is dressed in all the things he had introduced as he walked forward through his dead end of the evolutionary street, and he seems absurd and ridiculous, because he is impressive and fascinating. I'm glad I had the memorable opportunity to see it live and not I will never wait to see another in the real world; although in the end I know it will never happen.replica watches