Review Of Patek Philippe Officer Ref.5153

A great turning point in the evolution from pocket watches to watches. Among Patek Philippe’s many works, the officer’s watch has a tiltable metal protective back cover (Officer’sWatch), which has not only always had a loyal customer base, but also Has become one of Patek Philippe’s unbreakable traditional features. In the past, during the peak period, Patek Philippe had a number of models including Ref. 5022, 5053, 5054, 5059, and 4860, which were generally classified as military watches. Today, these models have been discontinued under the brand watch process, making the only Calatrava Ref. 5153 that continues this classic style more independent and elegant.
    Like other special models known as ‘Military Officers’ Watches’ in the past, the Calatarva 5153 watch has many characteristics that are quite different from other general Calatrava: straight straight lugs at the ends, and screw-lock screws to fix the strap. They all have the characteristics of military watches; the special Turban Crown is also a common style of military watches; the ancient round pot-shaped case is an Office-style case exclusive to military officers during the war; of course, the most Importantly, in addition to the sapphire crystal glass back, the back of the Calatarva 5153 officer’s watch is also equipped with a tiltable metal back cover (hinged dustcover), a special design inherited from previous military watches to protect the surface.
Calatrava 5153G officer watch
    Of course, each Patek Philippe watch has its own unique style and allusions. However, to elaborate on the legend of the Calatarva 5153 officer-style watch, it implies two extremely romantic features that make it more distinctive. Let’s go back in time. Since Peter Henlein, a watchmaker in Nuremberg, Germany in the 16th century, created a prototype of a pocket watch called the ‘Nuremberg Egg’, pocket watches gradually became popular in Europe until the 20th century. At first, it was still the favorite timepiece and accessories of high society. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a few watchmakers began to try to make ‘watches’ that could be worn on the wrist. At present, there is no dispute over who made the first watch in the watch industry, but most of the early watches were converted from smaller pocket watches, with linear lugs or holes punched on both sides of the pocket watch. Watches used to fit leather or metal straps that can be worn on the wrist were born.
    Earlier pocket watches that were chained with a key and opened with a hinged case bottom cover revealed another inner cover. This cover is equipped with a key window to prevent the watch owner from accidentally touching the other parts of the movement when inserting the key on the chain, which will affect the operation. After the invention of the mechanism of winding the crown, even if there is no need to wind the key again, many high-end pocket watches still retain this rear cover. On the one hand, it prevents dust and moisture from invading the movement. On the other hand, it can be used as a place for engraving the movement information or the name, quotes or family crest of the watch owner. As for the front of the pocket watch, a metal cover is needed. Before the sapphire water paid tribute to the war-fighting military watchmakers, the mineral glass used in pocket watches was arguably the most fragile part of timepieces. Therefore, both hunting and semi-hunting watches were designed with metal covers to protect Mirror. Generally, the winding crown of the topless pocket watch is at twelve o’clock, while the hunting watch is located at nine o’clock because of the cover hinge, and the winding crown is at three o’clock, which is most suitable for adding a strap Become a watch and continue to use it today.
    When the ‘watch’ was first invented, it was mainly popular among women. The major watchmakers only regarded ‘watch’ as a decorative item for women. They were not optimistic that watches could be used in male and female customers. Favorite mainstream timepiece. Later World War I brought catastrophe to mankind, but also inadvertently became the promoter of watch popularity. Frontline officers need accurate timepieces that can be easily read and read to synchronize time and accurately conduct military operations when the commander is under charge. For them wearing heavy uniforms and coats, the watch has the inherent advantage that a pocket watch cannot match. This type of watch converted from a pocket watch is called an ‘military officer’s watch’, and it has its origins because the possession of a high-priced timepiece was only the right of the upper class and officers at that time, and it was not really popular until World War II. . The unique metal case back design of the Calatarva 5153 officer watch is a reminder of the evolution of pocket watches into watches and pays tribute to this great turning point in watchmaking history.