Patek Philippe’s Calatrava Ref. 5227
Because of the significance it held in the original 2005 novel, the Drive filmmakers took a long time deliberating over the watch Ryan Gosling’s character should own. A gift given to him by his father, it was one of his few possessions, and for a leading man that’s virtually mute, it’s the films visual and stylistic clues that offer a glimpse as to what’s going on beneath that brooding exterior.
They decided on Patek Philippe’s iconic Calatrava. If there’s a brand that knows how to precisely combine simplicity and refinement, then it’s Patek. These masters of time have been engineering timepieces since the 19th century and just have revealed another exciting version of their iconic Calatrava Ref. 5227, proving that what makes them tick, makes us tick too.
Besides, any sharply-dressed stuntman-turned-getaway driver would want one of these adorning their wrist. The new 5227’s understated symmetry, concave bezel and slightly curved horns give the case a refined silhouette. It features an invisibly hinged lid that detaches from the caseback so that you can show off the self-winding caliber 324 SC movement at a moments notice. Far from being cumbersome, the additional lid is exactingly integrated, adding barely anything to the very thin (9.24 mm) timepiece.
The 5227 has 213 components, 29 jewels, 28,800 vib / h, power reserve between 38 and 48 hours and gold unidirectional rotor (21K) so you get total accuracy and reliability.
Sleek, drool-worthy and engineered with precise rigour, it’s an ideal watch for any discerning man of money and means. You can (almost definitely) drive at terrifying speeds with extraordinary manoeuvrability while wearing one of these. Besides, getaway driving is all about punctuality.