Nov 20, 2020,16:33 PM

For me, it's the one I want. Thanks for the nice pictures.

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5522A is this best steel Calatrava yet?

 By: carnegie : November 20th, 2020-14:23

It certainly is....

 By: nacelle : November 20th, 2020-19:58

Yep, definitely the best steel Calatrava yet, ...

 By: Pretty Boy : November 20th, 2020-15:00
... except for 5212A, 6007A and all other special edition steel Calatravas and those vintage steel Calatravas.

I agree

 By: Brandon Skinner : November 20th, 2020-17:25


 By: dhendolan : November 20th, 2020-16:33
For me, it's the one I want. Thanks for the nice pictures.


 By: w220 : November 20th, 2020-16:50
And as is too often the case, the best watch is a “limited edition”, unobtainable for the regular collector.

Ask Peter K for one :-)

 By: FabR : November 20th, 2020-17:35

Simplicity sells

 By: penang1974 : November 20th, 2020-18:15

The 5522 is definitely attractive and highly sought after due to its clean dial and limited production !

 By: GLau : November 20th, 2020-22:14
To me, an equal or a runner-up would be the 6007 with its light blue color and "checkered" pattern on the dial. Overall, a very close call !

Best Calatrava

 By: GuyT : November 21st, 2020-03:57
I love this Calatrava just wish it would be made in 37mm! That would be a PP that I would buy.

That’s a really nice watch!

 By: baufoam : November 21st, 2020-16:42
I saw it at the Patek Philippe exhibition in NYC. It kind of took me by surprise at first and I didn’t know what to think of it. Now I am very taken with it. One of the big selling Points for me is that it’s easy to read! I almost wish it was a manual -wi... 

Thank you all for your nice comments!

 By: carnegie : November 22nd, 2020-11:29
It’s funny how initially I was on the haunt for more complicated pieces, then years later one realizes that all one needs a simple timepiece that has that internal beauty that Patek knows and provides to collectors year after year.

According to Patek

 By: carnegie : November 24th, 2020-13:57
history, Calatrava refers to a round simple timepiece inspired by Bauhaus design where form follows function. 5522 does correspond well to this description. It is however a modern Calatrava and differs from original 96. There should always be progression.... 


 By: FWatch : November 24th, 2020-14:52
Very nice Watch-in my opinion one of the best modern steel Patek.

this is one of my favorite watches!

 By: GirlAndHerWatches : December 2nd, 2020-11:23
Looks very simple but it has great presence on the wrist and practical. A winner for sure!