Patek Calatrava Officer’s Watch Ref. 5153


For 2009 Patek Philippe introduces the Ref. 5153 Calatrava officer’s watch in 18 karat yellow gold. The 38 mm 5153 succeeds the smaller 5053, and its case combines hallmarks of the Calatrava and officer styles: a highly-polished bezel, straight lugs with screwed strap bars, a knurled turban-style crown, and a hinged case back. The dial is a silvery opaline with a hand-applied guilloche sunburst pattern. A small gold cartouche displays the Patek Philippe Geneve signature.

The hinged case back covers a sapphire crystal through which the caliber 324 S C can be viewed. This movement offers an engraved unidirectional winding central rotor in 21 karat gold. Patek guarantees this 4 Hz movement will keep time at a regular rate in the range between -3 and +2 seconds per day. This specification applies to all Patek Philippe mechanical movements.

The 5153 will retail for $25,800 and will be available beginning in July. The technical specifications are listed below.


Calatrava officer’s watch Ref. 5153 in 18K yellow gold

Movement: Caliber 324 S C
Self-winding mechanical movement
Overall diameter: 27 mm
Overall height: 3.3 mm
Number of parts: 213
Number of jewels: 29
Power reserve: Max. 45 hours
Winding rotor: Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding
Balance: Gyromax
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Flat
Functions: 3-position crown:
– Pushed in to wind the movement
– Pulled halfway out to set the date
– Pulled out to set the time
Displays: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds
Date in an aperture at 3 o’clock


Case: Officer’s-style case in 18K yellow gold with screwed sapphire-crystal case back, protected by a hinged dust cover; crown protector, sealed turban-style crown
Water-resistant to 30 m
Case dimensions: Diameter: 38 mm
Overall height: 10.97 mm
Height: (crystal to back) 9.70 mm
Width between lugs: 20 mm
Dial: Silvery opaline, two zones, center manually guilloched
New arrangement of golden cartouche with Patek Philippe Geneve signature at 12 o’clock
12 applied arrow markers in 18K yellow gold
Gilt minute pearls
Dauphine hour and minute hands in 18K yellow gold with two lapped facets

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