hi, I am not sure, not familiar with the Patek brand, but good for you . . .
besides here, try the timezone forum - bunches of folks who want to talk watches, though I know there are ladies on the forum who are fans of Patek.
Where will you shop for it? Europe, or an AD here in US?
yea i am going to get the diamond twenty 4 this week. found a couple of authorized dealer from the patek website here in Hong Kong. gotta get it before the may 1st price increase. it's cheaper here than in the U.S. but i am not getting any discount off of the listed price.
now i am confused the type of dial i should get. grey? black? white?
I love the simple Calatrava with a small face for women. Patek also has a lot of colors for the watch bands making it more interesting. I have the small face rose gold one and have 2 croc bands (black and white). I love the white croc for spring/summer.
Since I also wanted a purely manual/mechanical Patek, I looked and tried on different models for everyday use and the Calatrava won me over. From the ones I saw, there were more quartz options than purely manual/mechanical.