At BaselWorld 2013 Patek Philippe presented 40 new models. Despite of the fact that over half of them were ladies' watches, the attention of the media was caught by men's timepieces like the Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 6002G, the Calatrava Ref. 5227, the Ref. 5170G, or the Gondolo Ref. 5200.
One of the new Patek Philippe ladies' models is the Calatrava Ref. 7200 which certainly deserves its own spotlight.
The slender, rounded case is made of rose gold and has a diameter of 34.6 mm. The straight lugs with screwed strap bars are typical of the so-called "Officer's" style, a tradition at Patek Philippe.
The dial features a fine-grained texture with a silky effect, a perfect background for the two Poire Stuart hands in rose gold. The face is protected by a scratch-resistant cambered sapphire-crystal glass.
The sapphire-crystal case back reveals the ultra-thin, self-winding Calibre 240 - whose height is jus 2.53 mm - with a 22K gold minirotor fully recessed in the plate.
Height of this movement is just 2.53 mm making it possible to keep the case of the Ref. 7200 so thin and elegant.
Paired with an innovative hairspring made of Silinvar (a material developed by the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology in collaboration with Patek Philippe Rolex and Swatch Group which is extremely hard, anti-magnetic, and very light), the Gyromax balance beats at a frequency of 21,600 vph to assure high rate accuracy within a tolerance of -3 to +2 seconds per day.
A masterpiece of minimalism, the new Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 7200 is completed by a matt pearly beige alligator strap with a rose-gold prong buckle.