Patek Philippe has several models that I admire for their simple yet multifunctional designs, which are very practical for office workers like me while maintaining a low-key elegance. This particular Patek Philippe is a complication model, produced by the GR factory, which is also known for replicating other Patek Philippe Nautilus complication models of top quality.

The replica Patek 5205R features a rose gold tone, with a brown leather strap that perfectly complements the rose gold, giving the watch a luxurious appearance. The case is crafted from solid 316L stainless steel and plated with 18K rose gold. The GR factory claims the rose gold coating is 5 mils thick. While I am not certain if 5 mils is sufficient to prevent gold fading, it is possible that the gold might start to fade from the case back and lugs due to contact with skin and exposure to sweat, which is corrosive.

The dial is white, clearly displaying the watch’s functions in a symmetrical layout. It includes hours, minutes, seconds, date, month, and week functions, with a moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock that unfortunately has a false function, rotating one circle per day unlike the genuine watch. The date window is positioned just below the 12-hour marker, with the week display on the left and the month display on the right. The date is adjusted through the crown, while the month and week can be adjusted via buttons on the case.

The movement is beautifully crafted, based on the Japanese Miyota 9015. The decoration on the plates and auto rotor is exquisite, visible through the crystal case back. With high-quality replica watches like this, the movement is no longer a weakness. Even if you and your friends examine the movement through the crystal back, it would be difficult to distinguish it from the genuine article unless one is highly familiar with the authentic movement.

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