PATEK PHILIPPE CALATRAVA REF. 96 PINK GOLD
The Patek Philippe Calatrava reference 96 is one of the most iconic and timeless watches ever created. It quickly became a favorite among collectors and enthusiasts due to its clean, minimalist design and exceptional craftsmanship. Its elegant simplicity and understated style have made it a favorite among collectors for decades, and its legacy continues to inspire new generations of watch enthusiasts today. The Calatrava reference 96 was manufactured between 1932 and 1973, and it was predominantly encased in yellow gold, although stainless steel, pink gold, white gold, and platinum were also used, albeit less frequently. While the case remained 31mm, over the years, the Calatrava reference 96 has undergone several updates and variations, including changes to the dial design, and movement. The present watch represents the epitome of classic design featuring a subsidiary seconds dial positioned at 6 o’clock.
This particular Patek Philippe reference 96 is an exceptional timepiece, made even rarer by its pink gold case. While the majority of Patek Philippe reference 96 watches were encased in yellow gold, only a few were produced with a pink gold case. The watch is in excellent overall condition, with the case retaining its original factory shape, including sharp lugs and well-defined gold hallmarks both on lugs and caseback. The flawless dial shows no signs of aging, and the hand-wound 12”400 caliber movement is in perfect working order. Accompanying the watch is a Patek Philippe extract from the archives, which confirms its production in 1954 and delivery in 1955.
Serial Number 306,XXX , Movement Number 723,XXX , Year 1955, Diameter 31mm.