FS: Patek Philippe Calatrava 5522A Aviator Pilot

 By: patrick_y : May 21st, 2020-21:15

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 aviator’s vibe. 

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. 

Provenance: Timepiece was purchased at an authorized dealer.  Watch comes with the original box and papers; papers are named and dated.

Guarantee: Assurance of a fair transaction considering a WatchProSite moderator is handling the sale.  As a moderator of WatchProSite, you can rest assured that I am a real person who exists. 

Key points:
1.  Watch is in excellent condition.
2.  Watch comes complete with box, papers, and the correct accoutrements (the 5522 specific buckle and additional strap). 
3.  Purchased from an authorized dealer. 
4.  Watch is located in California. 
5.  For sale from original owner, a meticulous and careful individual.
6.  WatchProSite Moderator Handling the sale

The details:
1.  Bank wire in US funds is my preferred method of payment.  Please allow time for funds clearance.  
2.  Prefer buyer to pick up watch in the US.  Shipping is possible.  
3.  Upon initial contact, please provide your full name, your inquiry, your phone number (with country code and region codes, I'll be calling from a US number), your location (city, province, country), all in the first email.  Much appreciated. 

This message has been edited by patrick_y on 2020-06-22 14:38:07