Patek Philippe Calatrava 1569/1 – 18K Rose gold – Cal 12-120 – 1944 – Full set
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 1569/1 – 18K Rose gold – Cal 12-120 – 1944 – Full setd
Very rare Patek Philippe Calatrava with reference 1569/1 with round salmon dial and sub dial at 6 o’clock. The outer ring is slightly darker and comes with Arabic numerals (3, 9, 12) and dots for hours. A thin black ring carries the minutes. The hands are in gold with Stick design. The crown comes with the Patek logo. It is a rose gold case with engraved inside “Patek-Philippe & Co. – Swiss – 18K - .750 – hammer 143 – 635590”. The watch comes with a Patek Philippe manual winding movement with caliber 12-120 and 18 jewels. The watch comes with a Patek strap, .750 gold buckle. The watch comes with the extract from the archive and Patek Philippe box.
On May 1, 1839 the legendary watch company was founded in Geneva under the name of “Patek, Czapek & Co.”. In 1844, during an exhibition in Paris, Patek hears about a person named Jean Adrien Philippe who made an astonishingly thin pocket watch which could be wound and set without a key. Philippe became the technical director of the company the following year. In 1845, the company becomes “Patek & Co.” and in 1851 it got his final name “Patek Philippe & Co.” to reward the genius Jean Adrien. For the last 150 years, Patek is the pioneer for wristwatches. In 1927 comes the first perpetual calendar then the world time in 1937 and tourbillon in 1945. Since 1997, Patek produce 30,000 watches per year. In 2005, the company brought out an escape wheel made of monocrystalline silicon under the banner of “Advanced research” and then in 2006 by a silicon balance spring with the name “Spiromax”. Names are mythical like the Calatrava, World Time, Nautilus, just to name a few.
Manual wind movement with caliber 12-120. It has 18 jewels and 18,000A/h. The movement was developed by Jean Pfister, the Technical Director of Patek.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 36mm
Length including lugs: 44mm