Today, the original model that came out in 1932 has become a design icon, after which the Calatrava series watch are derived. The original Ref.96 watch emphasizes the concept of formally compliant Bauhaus, providing a blueprint for the ultimate dress code and drawing inspiration from Patek Philippe Replica Watches Sale and other brands. In this article, we will learn more about some of Calatrava watches, a collection of historic and highly collectible items. Need to explain, the following is not an exhaustive list, but I think the most symbolic representatives.
Although the original Ref.96 watch perfect ratio, but there are “fatal” flaw: Case size, diameter of only 31 mm. Although the small size case was more prevalent at the time, 31mm was still too small. In recognition of this, Patek Philippe introduced the Calatrava Collection Ref. 655 and Ref. 570 watch in 1938. Both models are designed to be identical to the Ref.96 but the case diameter is expanded to 35.5 mm, which was considered “oversized” at that time. Ref.570 watch is very popular, has been continuing production for 30 years, the main application of precious metals, and with different types of dial design.
The Patek Philippe Calatrava Collection Ref. 570 watch is also equipped with a “coin rim” case, angular bezel and integrated lugs. Like the Ref. 96 watch, there are many variants of this model: the central seconds hand; the small second hand (6 o’clock position); the classic dial with stick-in-time markers; the partition dial; or even the two-tone dial with the Breguet inlaid Patek Philippe may be one of the most representative design). Most of the Ref.570 variants are equipped with the same 12-120 movement as the Ref.96.
· Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Ref.565 watch
Patek Philippe Calatrava Replica Series Ref.565 watch has become more practical, its style at the time it seems unique. This is one of the first Patek Philippe models to be produced in stainless steel (although there are some variants of precious metal), and the Ref.565 with a screw-on bottom makes the Calatrava’s first large-size waterproof timepiece. Case design is also slightly different, shell, bezel and lugs into one (Ref.570 watch bezel for later added). In contrast, Ref.565 watch more angular, more exercise, but also very modern (taking into account created nearly 80 years ago). Ref.570 and watch the same watch, Ref.565 watch also offers a variety of designs: the central second hand; small seconds (6 o’clock position); fluorescent dial (part of the military style design); partitioned dials; Breguet digital time scale Etc., and equipped with the same paragraph 12-120 movement.
Ref.565 and Ref.570 are still well adapted to today’s tastes thanks to their larger size and timeless design. Nowadays, the favorites of collectors are the watches with oversized Breguet digital time markers and two-tone dials. These rare and rare luxury replica watches review, very attractive, and occasionally see the auction, often at high prices.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Collection Ref.2526 watch
Patek Philippe Calatrava Series Ref.2526 watch came out in 1953, is one of the brand’s first automatic watch (if you put aside Ref.2552, but also the “one” can be removed). Ref.2526 watch case diameter 36 mm, with screw-in the bottom of the table and double-sided enamel dial, the total output of less than 600 (Note: Diamond models with a standard metal dial rather than enamel dial). Ref.2526 watch mostly made of gold, but there are a few applications rose gold, platinum or platinum material. All Ref.2526 watches are equipped with Caliber 12-600AT movement, the first Patek Philippe self-winding watch movement (apparently automatic movement in the early 1950s is not yet standard), beautifully decorated Ji Lou pattern, and Equipped with brand patent Gyromax balance wheel and 18K gold pendulum Tuo (also the history of the first touted Tuo Tuo).
It is important to note that the Gyromax balance has been used on all Patek Philippe watches since it was patented in 1952. Caliber 12-600AT is considered by many to be one of the best automatic caliber in history. Patek Philippe is very confident in its quality. The Ref.2526 replica watches review is marked with an average daily maximum error of less than 1 second. Imagine that in 1953 there were no CNC machine tools to reduce part tolerances and no advanced computer-controlled tools to calibrate the movement, but the accuracy of the Patek Philippe watchmakers’ hand-built timepieces exceeded current certification standards.
In terms of design, Ref.2526 watch after minor improvements, more in line with the trend of the 1950s. Case from the “coin edge” to “rounded rim” bezel from the flat, angular design into a convex design. The dial is still decorated with faceted bar-shaped hour markers and toffee pointers, and has a small seconds dial at 6 o’clock, very similar to the original Ref.96. Ref.2526 watch the proportion of more modern, better interpretation of time art. In addition, Ref.2526 watch crown engraved symmetrical “PP” words, rather than we used to see the Calatrava cross. Ref.2526 is an important milestone in the history of Calatrava and even Patek Philippe, taking into account the internal movement and the first automatic watch.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Collection Ref.3520 watch
By the early 1970s, Patek Philippe had created a colorful collection of Calatrava best replica watches review. In 1973, there was a future closely related to the series design – Paris nail pattern. To some extent, this decoration has deviated from the Bauhaus principle that molded the original Ref. 96 watch, because the Parisian bezel has no function. However, the Paris nail bezel bezel with a simple round case and straight lugs, absolutely stunning, this decoration to further enhance the Calatrava series of classic charm. Equipped with Cal. 177 manual winding movement, only the time display function, but the dial design changes, both Arabic numerals and Roman numerals. This design is extremely popular and is still in production today. The newest models are Ref. 5116 and Ref. 5119.
Although watch bezel decorated with Parisian patterns is most sought after, but Patek Philippe also created a more classic Ref.3520 watch, some of them with a flat bezel. Through these watches, we can trace the origin of the Calatrava series, the eternal charm of the Patek Philippe watch.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Collection Ref.3960 watch
In 1989, Patek Philippe celebrated the 150th anniversary of the brand’s creation and launched a number of special memorial timepieces, including the Ref. 3960, the first military watch in the Calatrava collection. The Ref. 3960 is still designed to follow the basic principles of the Calatrava collection, but from straight lugs and headscarves, to rare enamel dials and printed Breguet numbers, to blue steel hands and ancillary seconds, all Ref The 3960 watch is particularly distinctive. Case diameter 33 mm, despite the double table cover, but the thickness of only 8 mm.
The reason why Ref. 3960 is a military best replica reviews, because it is equipped with solid, polished hunting-style bottom cover. Open the bottom cover, but also to see a layer of engraved anniversary designs and words of the bottom cover. Further down, there is a built-in 215 hand-wound movement, assembled from 130 parts and providing 44 hours of power reserve. Historically, Patek Philippe produced a total of 2,000 gold models, 150 platinum models and 50 platinum models. Ref. 3960 is neither a technical achievement nor an initial cry in the Calatrava collection; however, it must be acknowledged as one of the most elegant and noteworthy collection of modern models, especially the Platinum and Platinum models.