Patek Philippe Calatrava Date, Sweep Seconds Reference 5226G-001


Patek Philippe Calatrava Date, Sweep Seconds Reference 5226G-001

Date, Sweep Seconds
Reference 5226G-001

A contemporary vintage style Calatrava new model with guilloched Clous de Paris decoration
La Cote des Montres - August 8th, 2022

A contemporary vintage style Calatrava new model with guilloched Clous de Paris decoration

Patek Philippe distinguishes itself not only by its inventiveness and technical mastery of movements, but also by its creativity in terms of cases and dials. The latest addition to the Calatrava collection, the new white gold Reference 5226G-001, is a perfect illustration of this quest for excellence in all areas of watchmaking.

Based on the round, streamlined case shape that has made Calatrava models famous since 1932, Patek Philippe has reworked it by adorning its flanks with a guilloched Clous de Paris (hobnail pattern) decoration – a motif emblematic of the Manufacture that was revived in 2021 on the Calatrava Clous de Paris Reference 6119.

In order to allow this guilloched motif to run all the way around the caseband, the designers have also devised a special case construction in which the lugs form an integral part of the case back.

The charcoal gray vintage-inspired dial features a black-gradient rim. Its slightly grainy texture is reminiscent of antique camera cases. It is adorned with white gold applied numerals with beige luminescent coating, as well as a discreet “railway track” graduated scale for the seconds. The hour and minute are displayed by syringe-shaped white gold hands with beige luminescent coating. The date indication ap- pears through an aperture at 3 o’clock, printed in beige on a black background.

This new model is powered by the self-winding 26-330 S C caliber equipped with a stop seconds function.

The new Reference 5226G-001 is accompanied by two interchange- able straps – one in beige calfskin with a nubuck finish, the other in black calfskin with embossed fabric pattern and beige stitching – both secured by a white gold prong buckle.

The same case, dial and strap design is also featured on the new Reference 5326G-001 with Annual Calendar and Travel Time function.

  • Self-winding 324 S Q caliber, perpetual calendar with day/month displayed in apertures at 12 o’clock and date by hand at 6 o’clock

  • Rose-gilt opaline dial. Charcoal gray hour/minute hands and applied hour markers in white gold with white luminescent coating.

  • Moon phases displayed at 6 o’clock

  • Monobloc case with three-tier lugs and sharp angles, entirely hand-polished

  • Sapphire-crystal “box” glass with convex profile allowing a reduced case height

  • Shiny chocolate brown alligator leather strap with white gold fold-over clasp

Patek Philippe
Date, Sweep Seconds
Reference 5226G-001

Technical characteristics

Reference: 5226G-001
Movement:Caliber 26-330 S C
Self-winding movement
Date in an aperture
Sweep seconds
Diameter :27 mm
Height :3.3 mm
Components :212
Power reserve : Min. 35 hours - max. 45 hours
Winding rotor :21K gold central rotor
Frequency :28,800 semi-oscillations/hour(4 Hz)
Crown functions :Two-position crown:
  • Push: winding
  • Pushed in: to wind the watch
  • Pulled out: to set the time and stop seconds
Displays :Hour hand
Minute hand
Seconds hand
Date aperture
Case:White gold
Caseband guilloched with hobnail pattern
Case back :Sapphire crystal
Water resistance :30 metres (3 bars)
Diameter :40 mm
Height :8.53 mm
Dial :Textured charcoal gray
Black gradient rim
Rold applied numerals with beige luminescent coating
White gold syringed-shaped hands with luminescent coating
Bracelet :Calfskin, nubuck finish, hand-stitched, beige (originally fitted)
Calfskin, embossed with fabric pattern, hand-stitched, black (additional strap)
Clasp :Prong buckle