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.
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.
It is interesting how fashion messes with our brain. Yellow gold is not in now and at times it does not feel like it fits the attire, while steel or white metals always feel fine. However, I suspect that if yellow gold on watches would become a “norm” again, we would like it much more just from that