The story surrounding the first perpetual calendar wristwatch is somewhat hazy, but the Patek Philippe replica watch is widely treated as to be one of, if not the first wristwatch to feature a perpetual calendar. Therefore, there’s something special when the fake Patek Philippe launches a new perpetual calendar watch. Besides, this was exactly what happened earlier this year at Baselworld 2017 when they declared the new Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar model, which is a little special because it adapts and combines traits of various vintage Patek Philippe perpetual calendar watches.
There’s something rather unique about wearing a perpetual calendar watch from Patek Philippe, or any perpetual calendar watch for that matter. It relieves its owners of the arduous task of having to adjust the watch to account for the inconsistencies of the number of days in a month. Helpfully, it also displays the current day and month, and also the date and phase of the moon. It is almost as if there is a microprocessor inside the watch.
Starting with the case, it is 40mm in diameter and done in white gold. I personally feel that 40mm really is the sweet spot, as far as I am concerned, and the replica Patek Philippe appears neither too bulky nor too dainty on the wrist. The case has many elements worth talking about and the design seems to have been influenced by the model perpetual calendar from the ’60s. For instance, the bezel and lugs are stepped, which adds more visual appeal to the case, and not to mention complexity in construction and finishing. The stepped lug concept, in particular, is an interesting touch that is seldom seen on new fake watches.
The construction of the entire case is also uncommon in that it is stamped from a block of white gold and then machined down and finally finished with a mixture of machine and hand-finishing. Stamping in metalworking is often thought of as a low-cost process, but the finalized product that we see here is as well constructed and finished as any other high-end fake Patek Philippe watch that I have seen. In fact, if I hadn’t volunteered this piece of information to you, you probably would never have known that the case was stamped.
The dial comes in a warm ivory cream color that I like very much. The color is rich and consistent throughout the dial, but it should be noted that it is lacquer and not enamel. The dial configuration is classic Patek Philippe replica: apertures for the day and month at 12 o’clock, a moon phase display, and a date sub-dial at 6 o’clock. To the right of the date sub-dial, you also have the leap year indicator, and to the left, you have a day/night indicator. All of the perpetual calendar indications are well-sized and easy to read at a glance.