This Patek Philippe 2568J Calatrava watch has faceted lugs and a 33 mm case. The watch is made in 18K Yellow Gold with a 10"-200 caliber manual wind movement #747052 and case #516251.
Date & Paperwork:
The watch was made in 1957, confirmed with an extract from the archives confirming its date of manufacture and further sale. Additionally, the watch comes with a one year movement guarantee.
Launched in the early 1950s and in production for a decade, reference 2568 is defined by its faceted lugs, a detail most often lost with repeated polishing, but instead very well preserved in the present specimen. Interestingly, there are different variations of reference 2568: the present model with half hooded faceted lugs, but also a model with flat faceted lugs: ref. 2568-1. Then again, each of these two version was also offered without subsidiary seconds: ref. 2568-2 is the name for this version with hooded lugs, ref. 2568-3 for the one with flat lugs.
Reference Number: 2568J
Year Manufactured: 1957
Case Diameter: 33mm