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Patek Philippe Calatrava 3445
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Certain occasions call for a watch that is elegant, clean, and of the highest possible quality. One watch takes the proverbial crown in that category: the Patek Philipe Calatrava.In 1932, Patek introduced the ref. 96 Calatrava dress watch. Named after the Calatrava cross, the symbol of the medieval Spanish Military Order of Calatrava and Patek Philippe's corporate emblem, this watch is the blueprint for every dress watch that came after it.Traditionally, the Calatrava was a time-only watch with a classic manual-wind movement. The reference 3445, however, provided a clean break with this tradition upon its introduction in the 1960s as it became Patek’s first serially produced automatic watch with a date complication.Following the classic Calatrava’s aesthetic, the 3445 features an understated round case with a thin polished bezel and elegant svelte lugs, executed in 18k white-gold. The 35 mm diameter is the perfect size for a dress watch: neither too small nor too large.Most Calatrava's come with a minimalist dial, often in one of two colours: silver or champagne. This ref. 3445, however, sports a lovely dark grey sunburst dial with bold white painted Roman numerals and a decentralised second indicator with white indices at the 6 o’clock position. Meanwhile, the date window at the 3 o’clock position features a lovely thin white border as well.This 3445 dates back to 1969 and is powered by Patek Philippe’s beautifully finished ultra-thin caliber 27-460 automatic movement with a massive 18k yellow-gold winding rotor. The watch was just serviced by Patek Philippe and comes with service papers and an extract of the Patek Philippe archives.
Patek PhilippePatek Philippe’s mechanical masterpieces are usually made from precious metals but its sporty steel Nautilus and Aquanaut lines have been popular as well since their introduction in the 1970s and 1990s, respectively.
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