Patek Philippe Calatrava 6000G

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The 6000G was introduced at Baselworld 2005. Its dial design (off-centred sub dial and chapter ring) was inspired by the '90s reference 5000. However, the reference 6000's diameter was bigger (37 mm as opposed to 33 mm) and therefore it fitted the zeitgeist better.The 6000 perfectly blends in modern and classic design cues. The 6000G has an 18k white-gold case with the classic Calatrava shapes. The dial has a contemporary appearance. It is black with a date display on the interior chapter ring indicated by a white hand with a red, moon-shaped tip. The second hand is displayed in a sub dial at the 4- and 5-hour position. The time is indicated on a bulls eye sub dial with triangular accents. The watch is strapped on a black, alligator-leather strap from Patek Philippe with an 18k white-gold deployment clasp. It has been serviced by Patek Philippe and comes with the service papers and a box.

Introduction

Patek Philippe Calatrava In 1932, Patek Philippe & Cie – which was the brand’s formal name – introduced one of the most iconic watches ever made. Namely, the benchmark for all dress watches ever produced. We are talking about the Calatrava and more specifically, the reference 96. The name Calatrava comes from the Calatrava cross, a symbol that was used by the Spanish military order named the Orden de Calatrava. The reference 96 was the first one in line. Its design was modern, luxurious and minimalistic or actually, according to the Bauhaus (German art school) principles  “form follows function”. Purely focused on practicality and functionality and therefore, a Calatrava always is a time-only watch. The first reference measured 31mm in diameter, had a round case of just 9mm thick, a flat-polished bezel and tapered lugs integrated in the case design. It came in various variations, for instance a central- and a decentral-second display version, models with no seconds indicator at all, pieces with Breguet numerals and variations with steel cases (highly sought-after) rather than gold ones. A fun fact: Patek Philippe is worldwide known for its high-quality, complicated, refined movements. However, for roughly the first two years, the movements were bought from LeCoultre. From 1934, the in-house calibre 12-120 was used.

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