Review: 1:1 Fake Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6119R-001
Retail price is SGD 39,000 inclusive of GST.
We covered the launch release, and picked our favourites from the 2021 Patek stable here. Of course the Swiss made copy Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6119 was one of them. In this article, we focus on the Ref. 6119R.
The Calatrava series is a direct descendent of the celebrated Ref. 96 (30.5mm case diameter), to the Ref. 96D (D for decor) in 30.6mm to the Ref. 3919 (33.4mm) and now the Ref. 6119 is in a new size of 39mm case diameter. This new reference will be available in a rose gold which we review here and also in a white gold case.
The case, dial and hands
The case is a very classical round case, with long(ish), sloping lugs. The entire case is polished, with the famous “Clous de Paris” bezel, taken from the Ref. 3919 introduced in 1985. The 3919 was for a long time the standard bearer of the entrance to the luxury dress watch genre. And now the baton is passed to the Ref. 6919. As mentioned, the case size is now a “Goldilocks just right” 39mm in diameter.
The iconic “Clous de Paris” bezel is retained in the Calatrava. The design is basically a guilloché or embossing, resulting in small pyramid knobs with a square base. It is also called Paris hobnail or simply hobnail. Patek literature describes it as a “guilloched hobnail pattern”, so we expect that it is made by a rose engine. The tiny pyramids now have a base which is larger than previous editions, and the profile is very crisp and clear. As one runs one’s finger on the bezel, the peaks can be felt, but are not sharp.
The dial is simple, but very elegant. And befitting a dress watch of this caliber. The Patek Philippe Ref. 6119R copy with brown leather strap has a creamy, eggshell coloured dial, with a silvery grained surface. The effect is rather special, as the graining catches light on some angles, and sparkles against the more matte background. The markers are in a matching rose gold appliqué bar type, which are faceted with an arrowhead. The faces of the appliqué is highly polished, as are the Dauphine styled hands which are also faceted and in a high polish rose gold.
A subsidiary seconds sub-dial is located at the 6 o’clock position, and is a minimalist design of a circle with cross hairs and second markers as transfer print bars. A railway track surround the periphery of the dial, which is punctuated at 5 minute intervals with rose gold dome appliqué.
The movement: Caliber 30-255PS
The movement is the all new Caliber 30-255PS, which measures 30.4mm in diameter and a height of just 2.5mm. The movement has a large diameter to allow for a double barrel design providing a power reserve of 65 hours. As with the new Patek calibers introduced recently, the C.30-255PS will have a stop seconds hacking mechanism.
Movement finishing is excellent, as is expected from Patek. All the haute horlogerie elements are addressed well. Of particular note is the Côtes de Genève, which are very well executed. The peaks of the côtes are well defined, sharp with clean lines. The stripes align perfectly across multiple bridges.