Patek Philippe introduces some surprisingly racy colours to the Calatrava Patek Philippe introduces some surprisingly racy colours to the Calatrava

Patek Philippe introduces some surprisingly racy colours to the Calatrava

D.C. Hannay
  • Patek Philippe brings a surprising jolt of colour to the Calatrava for Watches & Wonders 2023
  • The time and date reference gets 3 new dials in bright yellow, red, and blue
  • The design harks back to the limited edition 6007A, but gets a case upgrade to polished white gold

The new Patek Philippe Calatrava 6007G is bringing an uncharacteristically bright burst of colour to the normally rather staid Calatrava line-up. I’ve always thought that Patek could afford to loosen up their tie on occasion, and it looks like they’ve done so with this new release. Lest you think they’ve gone too hard into sporty, this is still a dress watch, albeit a more casual take. The familiar Calatrava architecture is still present, and it’s a fully polished white gold model, so it’s not like they’re hanging off Richard Mille’s bumper. Still, to see a Calatrava with bright primary-coloured accents is a bit of a surprise. But you know what? It works.

Patek Philippe Calatrava 6007G

The 6007G presents you with three choices, in yellow, red, and light blue. The colour shows up on the dial markers, second hand, and the carbon pattern-embossed calf strap’s matched stitching. If you’re a gearhead, the Ferrari-adjacent red or yellow variants make for a smart-looking accessory, and the blue would coordinate nicely with a Gulf Racing-inspired livery. Honestly, this isn’t really a sporting watch, given its polished look and 30 metre water resistance rating. But make no mistake, it’ll still look great wandering around the paddock at Silverstone, its dial looking like it was lifted from a vintage dashboard.

Patek Philippe Calatrava 6007G

The polished white gold case measures 40mm, perfectly appropriate for a modern dress watch, and case height is kept to a trim 9.17mm, including the sapphire display caseback.

Patek Philippe Calatrava 6007G

The central part of the ebony black dial sports a stamped guilloché pattern, and bold applied Arabic indices are rendered in white gold and filled with Super-LumiNova, so the look is rather sporty for a true luxury watch. Again, it’s all about Patek letting down their hair, and they’ve definitely done so. The entire effect is decidedly unstuffy.

Patek Philippe Calatrava 6007G

Patek has some of the nicest-looking movements in the game, and the 26‑330 S C is no exception. It features 30 jewels, an engraved 21k gold rotor, a Spiromax balance spring, a 45 hour power reserve, date, hacking seconds, and beats at 4Hz. That Calatrava cross rotor engraving, Geneva striping, and engine turning is all on full display through the sapphire, and as always, Patek’s movement views are some of the prettiest vistas you’ll find in Swiss watchmaking.

Patek Philippe Calatrava 6007G

Summing up, Patek has really surprised me with this release. The bright colour choices (yellow for me, please!) have really removed the starch from the Calatrava collar, and the entire look makes for a great weekend watch, for say, a sports team owner. The traditional arm of the Swiss watch industry can be a conservative place, and I’m all for anything that looks this great while shaking things up, even just a little.

Patek Philippe Calatrava 6007G pricing and availability:

The Patek Philippe Calatrava 6007G is available now. Price: US$37,850

Brand Patek Philippe
Model Calatrava 6007G
Case Dimensions 40mm (D) x 9.17mm (T)
Case Material White gold
Water Resistance 30m
Dial Ebony black guilloche with yellow, red, or blue accents
Crystal(s) Sapphire
Bracelet/Strap Carbon-embossed calfskin with yellow, red, or blue stitching
Movement 26‑330 S C automatic
Power Reserve 45 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Availability Now
Price US$37,850