Patek Philippe goes gender-neutral for new Calatrava Pilot Travel Time


Patek Philippe has made a gender-neutral version of its Calatrava Pilot Travel Time.

The new Ref. 7234G comes in a white gold 37.5mm case designed, according to the watchmaker, “to fit women’s and men’s wrists”.

It has a blue lacquered dial with applied luminous white gold numerals and broad baton hands to give it the easy readability required of a pilot’s watch.


Its automatic caliber 324 S C FUS movement, visible through a crystal case back, has a simple mechanism for adjusting to a second time zone.

Two pushers on the left of the case move the local-time hour hand clockwise and anticlockwise in one-hour increments — without affecting the minute hand, which is disengaged during the process.

Both time zones have separate day/night indicators to the left and right of the dial; a handy feature that should stop jet-lagged travellers waking up loved ones back at home with a phone call in the middle of the night.

The new Ref. 7234G is worn on a navy blue calfskin strap with a white gold buckle.

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