Patek Philippe 570J Vintage Calatrava; Made in 18K yellow gold 35.5mm case, with silver white dial and raised gold indices, and fitted with a 27 SC caliber 18-jewel center sweep second hand movement # 707227; case #309836. The watch was made in 1957-1958 and is accompanied with an extract certificate from the archives.
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The watch was made in 1957-58, 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.
Officially introduced in 1932 and still in production today, Patek Philippe’s Calatrava is a true icon – a family of watches considered by many as being among the most beautiful time-only watches of all time. All Patek Philippe Calatrava models are descendants of the first Calatrava, the famed reference 96, which was incidentally the first model to introduce numbered references in 1932. Its elegant and proportional design, flat bezel, and slightly elongated lugs commemorate the Bauhaus style of form following function, with no extraneous ornamentation or superfluous details. For many, this first Calatrava is considered the benchmark for all dress watches produced since 1932. While the reference 96 was 31mm in diameter, the next iteration of the Calatrava, the reference 570, increased the case dimensions to a dramatic 36 mm in diameter, all while retaining the same design codes. With the diversity of dial configurations and metals used for these Calatrava’s, produced in yellow, white, and rose gold as well as platinum and steel, rarity and condition are what drives the collectability of these larger Calatrava models.Specifications: