The only picture with all four versions together
The new reference 6007G is perhaps the most important release in the collection for many reasons. Its accessibility compared to the other new releases at lower price point and "younger looks" as Patek tries to capture a new audience, and perhaps gives an option to the Aquanaut as a first purchase.
Before we look at the new reference 6007G in detail, some background to this classic Calatrava reference. The lineage started with the reference 5000 back in 1992 with a limited release of 1000 pieces made in white gold over two years, with 33mm case, automatic with cal.240. Hence the offset subsidiary seconds. This followed by yellow gold and rose gold versions, including a special edition for Hausmann in 1994, in 100 pieces.
The last update was the new 6007, in a steel case in a new 40mm case celebrating the new manufacture opening and made in a limited-edition of 1000 pieces celebrating the opening of the new manufacture. It is from this piece the new reference 6007G is produced. The new reference has the same case dimensions at 40mm and has the new calibre 26-330 movement, as opposed to the cal.324 in the original steel version.
The dial is now ebony black with the signature embossed carbon pattern, but with the minute markers in sky blue, yellow or red. The seconds track has been changed from the steel model, into what I would describe as a racing style track again in colours matching the seconds hand and minute track. The design is influenced by motor sport.
Once again, it’s a bold move taking Patek out of its traditional design aesthetic. It will add a classic sporting option to the Calatrava range. The Calatrava collection is now very diverse and different from the days of the ref.3796/5196, 3919,5116 etc. The classic watches are being replaced with a more dynamic collection, with these new 6007, the Calatrava weekly calendar, the new 24-hour travel time Calatrava as well as the 6119.
Of the range, as bold as the new references are, the steel was easily my choice for its rarity, metal choice and aesthetic.