The Patek Philippe 5522 is one of those rare casual elegant timepieces
from a storied brand of formal elegant timepieces. Having debuted at
the 2017 Patek Philippe New York City Exhibition to the delight of watch
collectors worldwide, it was immediately appreciated for its casual
elegance, its modernly large 42mm size, and its undeniable cool
The watch dial has highly luminescent applied hour markers in an art deco font. The hour and minute hands are blued and each possess two luminous segments. The bezel has an unusual "stepped" bezel that is an exquisite detail, somewhat similar to the 5070 and 5074 models.
The steel buckle has an unusual cantilever shape that faithfully resembles strap buckles used by military pilots for their equipment.
This significant timepiece is offered from its original owner and with a second black Patek Philippe supplied strap that is made to the exacting specifications of the 5522A, the standard brown strap is also included. The timepiece is in excellent condition, as it has been meticulously cared for by a cautious and thoughtful individual. It comes complete with box and papers.
With only 600 pieces of the 5522A ever produced, this is one of the finest time-only references from the Patek Philippe maison in recent history. It is extremely desirable because of its unusually large size, its vintage aviator vibe, and its casual but elegant design.
Condition: Watch is in excellent condition, very gently worn and seldom worn, part of a multiple watch rotation. Watch has never been polished. No case damage, never dropped, watch runs well, very accurate, achieves its full power reserve. Sapphire crystal has no chips nor scratches and is in excellent condition. The stepped bezel is in excellent condition and shows the watch was never polished. Strap and clasp are in good condition with light wear. Watch functions normally and keeps time well.