Calatrava Ref. 96

The Calatrava is Patek Philippe’s most elegant line of watches. This one here is a 1942 Calatrava 96 one of the earliest Calatrava’s produced by Patek. The dial features Arabic numerals and a second’s subdial. The beauty and timelessness of a Patek Philippe makes each watch a perfect gift for the younger generation. Buy this watch for yourself but also buy it with your son in mind, because the day will come when you gift this piece to him. As Patek Philippe says: “You never actually own a Patek Philippe, you merely look after it for the next generation”  

About the Brand

Patek Philippe is arguably the most famous and recognized watch manufacturer in the world. Antoine Norbert de Patek and Jean-Adrien Philippe founded Patek Philippe in 1851 in Geneva, Switzerland. This company was the first to introduce wristwatches, perpetual calendars, split seconds, chronographs and minute repeaters into the market. Since 1932 the Stern family controls the company making Patek Philippe one of the last family owned timepiece manufacturers.

Technical Specs 

Patek Philippe Calatrava 96 

Year: 1942 

Reference: Calatrava 96 

Movement: 12-120 manual wind movement 

Case Size: 31 mm 

Case Material: Rose gold   

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