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Patek Philippe CalatravaPatek Philippe Calatrava

Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k

Heritage at its finest.

Take a look at this beautiful Patek Phillipe Calatrava dating back to 1942. Imagine the stories this watch has already experienced. The inscription on the back dates it back to Geneva in 1943, from this moment onward its story was built.

These kinds of watches are synonymous with timeless style and elegance, making them still very relevant and wearable even 80 years later! This specific watch comes in a 31mm 18k yellow gold case with the Calatrava Crown and features a beautiful champagne dial with small seconds.

Will you continue its story?

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Details
Brand Patek Philippe
Diameter 31 mm
Model Calatrava
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Year of production (circa) 1942
Buckle/clasp Generic plated
Material 18k Yellow gold
Lug Width 16 mm
Crystal Acrylic
Set Content Watch only
Dial color Champagne
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Movement Hand-wound
Backstory

In 1932, the year in which brothers Charles and Jean Stern acquired Patek Philippe, the name of the manufacture’s prestigious symbol, the Calatrava cross, was given to a watch collection. The first true ‘family’ of watches Patek Philippe had created, the Calatrava quickly became a classic and is still regarded today as the brand’s most iconic collection.

The design was inspired by the Bauhaus movement, a German school of Arts based on the belief that ‘less is more’ and ‘form follows function’. Since the purpose of a watch is to tell the time, these principles discouraged any embellishments which could detract from the time-telling.

The result was a watch that was at once beautiful and practical. Presented in a round case with a flat bezel and simple dial with baton indices, the art of omission in the debut model Ref. 96, came to characterize the Calatrava’s understated, yet timeless style.

The design has become a template for other brands. A simple, minimalist dress watch with a sub-dial for the seconds at six o’clock, is often referred to as a Calatrava watch, regardless of the brand. So while Patek did it first, it is perfectly reasonable to stumble upon a JLC Calatrava or a Vacheron Constantin Calatrava.

Shipping
Of course it is of the utmost importance to get your purchase to your doorstep safely. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured worldwide.
We do our best to handle packages as soon as possible. This could take a max. of 3 working days. Note that the delivery times commence the day of dispatch.
Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by destination customs clearance processes, local duties and taxes, and items that are lost in transit. 
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Brand

Patek Philippe

Model

Year of production (circa)

1942

Material

18k Yellow gold

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Champagne

Movement

Hand-wound

Diameter

31 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Generic plated

Lug Width

16 mm

Set Content

Watch only