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Patek Philippe - Calatrava - 18K Yellow Gold - Model 3919 - Clous de Paris Bezel - c.1990s

£9,250.00GBP
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A Simply Stunning Vintage 18K Yellow Gold Patek Philippe Calatrava Model Ref: 3919 with Clous de Paris Bezel and White Dial with Roman Numerals. The Ultimate Classic, Gold Dress Watch. 

In 1839, Antoine Norbert de Patek established a watch factory with his compatriot, François Czapek, a watchmaker. They registered a partnership, Patek, Czapek & Cie, which was limited to six years. This company was subsequently liquidated and Patek went on to seek the services of another watchmaker.

In 1844, whilst visiting Paris, Patek learned of another watchmaker named Jean Adrien Philippe. Philippe was the inventor of a pocket watch, able to be wound without a winding key. Patek invited Philippe to join him in Geneva and the following year, the company Patek & Cie was founded.

Initially, Philippe was engaged as technical director of the company but went on to become a partner in 1851. Jean Adrien Philippe voiced his frustration that the nomenclature of the company failed to recognise his surname. As a result, the company was renamed Patek, Philippe & Cie. The name remained unchanged until 2009 when the comma was deemed superfluous and the company simply became known as Patek Philippe.

What’s On Offer 

The Patek Philippe Calatrava is one of the brand's most iconic pieces — the epitome of style and elegance. The quintessential dress watch for both men and women, the Calatrava has a classic design characterised by clean lines, minimalist dial, and understated elegance.
If you are looking for the ultimate dress watch with the ultimate pedigree, you can stop searching. This well-preserved Calatrava is a stunning example with its blemish-free glossy white dial and crisp Roman numerals.  The slim leaf hands and subtle subsidiary seconds are a nod to early Calatrava styling but the “Clous de Paris” bezel design (although not as elegant sounding, is sometimes known as the hobnail pattern), is the pièce de résistance with its minute pyramid formations.
Simply stunning. The watch is in overall excellent condition and is an absolute joy on the wrist. This watch will simply never go out of style. 

 

Additional information

Made from

Case: 18k Yellow Gold

Dial: White 

Crystal: Glass

Bracelet: Leather Pin Buckle Strap

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: Mechanical

Caliber: 215PS

Jewels: 18

Waterproof: N/A

Power reserve: 44hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference: Calatrava

Date of issue: c.1990s

Guarantee: 12 Months by VWS

Dimensions

Width (without crown): 33mm

Lug width: 15.5mm

Lug height: (lug to lug)38mm

Wrist size: Adjustable