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Patek Philippe: Commémorative Calatrava

Ref. n°: 5565A

Details and description

Condition : Preowned
Year : 2006
Material : Stainless steel
Dimensions : 36 mm
Glass : Sapphire
Caliber : Handwinding
Bracelet/strap : Aligator
Buckle : Tang buckle
Box : Original box
Original Certificate : Yes
Warranty : 12 months
An inaugural watch in steel is indeed a rarity. Its cool, smooth surface symbolizes the modern era with a host of practical and enduring inventions, among them stainless steel.
The design of the watch, inspired by Patek Philippe’s 1938 Ref. 565 wristwatch, corresponds to the cool, understated nimbus of the material.
Initially this watch was fitted with the famous manually wound caliber 12-120 launched in 1937, and it had a subsidiary seconds dial.
Starting in 1942, it was relaunched as a sweep-seconds model, cased with the next-generation 12-120 SC caliber first produced in 1938. The 2006 inaugural watch borrows from its predecessor the remarkable sleekness of the two-part case in which the bezel and the caseband constitute one part. The silver-plated two-tone dial — with a vertical satin finish in the middle, subsidiary seconds, black nickel-plated Arabic numerals in gold, and baton-style luminescent hands — is a model of legibility.
Its manufacture movement, held in high esteem by connoisseurs, is Patek Philippe’s caliber 215 PS that was developed in the early 1970s. It ticks discreetly behind the screwed steel back that is decorated with an engraving of the Patek Philippe building on Rue du Rhone and the inscription “1839 – 1892 – 2006” to commemorate the three milestone years.
It is worn on a brown, large-scaled alligator strap with a historic steel buckle appreciated by collectors because of its comfortable fit. Each of the 300 watches of this inaugural edition comes in a stately box made of Madagascan ebony.
It has a glass window with a silkscreen rendition of the Patek Philippe building and a stainless steel frame, also engraved with the “1839 – 1892 – 2006” trilogy

This watch is coming with all box and original papers !
Mint condition

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