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Patek Philippe 2457J Vintage Calatrava Watch, c 1951
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Patek Philippe Men's Patek Phillippe Calatrava Ivory 18K Rose...
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Patek Philippe Calatrava Silver Dial 18kt 5196G Watch with...
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Patek Philippe 2526J Vintage Automatic Calatrava
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AED 64,810
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LUXE WARE (HK) LIMITED
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Patek Philippe Watch Calatrava 5000J
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AED 35,010
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Patek Philippe RARE Men's  Calatrava 18k Yellow Gold Champagne...
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AED 210,000
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Haute Horologe
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AED 125,855
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k White Gold White Automatic 5296G-010
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AED 28,234
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
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Patek Philippe Patek Phillipe - PP Calatrava Gold 18k ref. 3416
Patek Philippe Patek Phillipe - PP Calatrava Gold 18k ref. 3416
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Phoenix Company Srl
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 5296g-010
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AED 101,795
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k White Gold Black Automatic 6006G-001
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 3944J Watch with Leather Bracelet and...
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AED 28,500
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The Cheshire Watch Company Ltd
 
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AED 139,439
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AED 46,407
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 3520
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AED 40,657
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Patek Philippe Watch Calatrava 3820
Patek Philippe Watch Calatrava 3820
AED 37,602
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Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
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Patek Philippe Calatrava White Gold Selfwinding
Patek Philippe Calatrava White Gold Selfwinding
AED 106,160
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Guardian Of Time
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k Rose Gold White Manual Wind...
Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k Rose Gold White Manual Wind...
AED 66,229
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VIP WATCH & JEWELLERY
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Patek Philippe Calatrava
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AED 70,020
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 5120J-001 Watch with Leather Bracelet...
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5120J-001 Watch with Leather Bracelet...
AED 51,976
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Crown & Caliber
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Patek Philippe Calatrava Cloisonné enamel dial
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Patek Philippe Calatrava Cloisonné enamel dial
AED 437,584
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LUXE WARE (HK) LIMITED
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 5196r
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5196r
AED 83,020
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The Watch Source Limited
 
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Patek Philippe 1543J Vintage Calatrava Watch
Patek Philippe 1543J Vintage Calatrava Watch
AED 46,407
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119J-001
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119J-001
AED 54,458
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
145
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Patek Philippe Watch Calatrava 5120/1G
Patek Philippe Watch Calatrava 5120/1G
AED 103,470
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Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
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Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 3796
Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 3796
AED 35,914
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Chronometrie Pietzner GmbH
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Patek Philippe Calatrava Platinum Silver Manual Wind 5196P-001
Patek Philippe Calatrava Platinum Silver Manual Wind 5196P-001
AED 104,717
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VIP WATCH & JEWELLERY
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Patek Philippe Calatrava
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AED 41,637
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Patek Philippe Calatrava Moonphase 4857G-001 Watch with...
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Patek Philippe 96 Calatrava 96 Stainless Steel Breguet...
Patek Philippe 96 Calatrava 96 Stainless Steel Breguet...
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European Watch Company
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Patek Philippe Calatrava

The Calatrava is an iconic Patek Philippe watch, representing the Swiss manufacturer's exquisite style like no other collection. The Calatrava is currently available in around 40 different versions with cases made of yellow, white, and rose gold.

Highlights

  • One of the most famous and prestigious dress watches
  • First Patek Philippe watch with a reference number (96)
  • Tradition since 1932
  • Yellow, rose, and white gold cases
  • In-house caliber

Bauhaus Inspired

Today, the Calatrava is considered a conservative watch, but it didn't always have this image. The collection first appeared in 1932, giving it a longer history than most other watches sold today. However, the Calatrava designers weren't restricted to the current trends at the time - they were inventive and forward-thinking. During the early 1930s, they were inspired by the Bauhaus movement, a German art school that is still considered the embodiment of modern design. Bauhaus focused on reducing design to its most essential elements and discarding any fringes. At its debut, the Calatrava had an innovative design.
The collection has the cross fleury, Patek Philippe's company logo, to thank for its name. During the Middle Ages, this symbol was the emblem of the Order of Calatrava, which protected a castle of the same name in Castile. The Cross of Calatrava is also a part of the coat of arms of Jean-Adrien Philippe's home village; it can be assumed that this influenced the company's choice to use it as a logo. In 1887, Patek Philippe officially registered the Cross of Calatrava as their company logo.
Today, the Calatrava can be viewed as the prototype for a round, elegant dress watch. Its shape plays an important role, as Patek's competitor Cartier had already released impressive, classy dress watches with rectangular cases, such as the Santos and the Tank. The cult watch Reverso from Jaeger-LeCoultre from 1931 is also rectangular.
Patek Philippe consider the Calatrava to be the emblem of their company. The most popular version has reference number 3919 and was produced from 1985 to 2006. Its most distinctive feature is its guilloched bezel, known as a Clous de Paris bezel. Feuille hands and Roman numerals emphasize the classic characteristics of this watch. With a diameter of 33.5 mm, the 3919 Calatrava was relatively small, at least according to today's standards. Its current version, the 5119, is a bit larger, with a diameter of 36 mm. This is still considered relatively small in comparison to today's larger men's watches.
The first Calatrava from 1932 had the reference number 96. Today, the current model can be found under reference number 5196; this version has not changed much from the original model. There is a small seconds located at six o'clock, and the watch features dauphine hands and stick indices. Curiously, both of these watches seem as if they were made in the 1950s. The 96, with its Bauhaus inspired, stripped-down look, was forward-looking at the time, while the 5196 attempts to recreate the origins of the series.

Buying Advice

Are you looking for a discreet, gold luxury watch with a good reputation? Consider the Calatrava. It goes perfectly with a tailored suit and thanks to its moderate size, it doesn't draw too much attention. Once a connoisseur sees the timepiece on your wrist, however, they'll be able to recognize it as a Calatrava. After all, it's one of the most well-known dress watches in the world.
Above all, the versions with reference numbers 3919 and 5119 are the most striking due to their guilloched bezels. You can purchase a Calatrava 3919 in very good condition for around 8,000 euros. A new 5119 costs about 15,000 euros.
If you prefer an even simpler design reminiscent of the first Calatrava, take a look at the 5196 model. New, dealers usually expect around 16,000 euros for this watch.
Altogether, you can choose from around 40 different models, two-thirds of which are primarily for men. The women's models are diamond-set and thus usually more expensive than most of the men's models. A women's Calatrava with reference number 4895 costs between 150,000 and 200,000 euros new. The price can be traced back to the 162 baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel. On the other end of the price spectrum you can find pre-owned women's Calatravas in very good condition. They are made of gold, but only cost between 4,000 and 5,000 euros due to their quartz movements. These watches were made in the 1980s and 90s.

Calatrava Calibers

Although Patek Philippe has masterfully conquered the art of watchmaking like almost no other manufacturer, the Calatrava remains a simple series. However, this leading collection has no chronographs, perpetual calendars, moon phase displays, minute repeaters, tourbillons, or any other extras.
The dial on the popular 5119 model does not feature a date display, giving the watch a harmonious, symmetrical look. The 5196 simply has hour and minute hands and a small seconds. Both the 5119 and the 5196 are powered by the manual caliber 215 PS. It vibrates at 28,800 A/h and has a 48-hour power reserve. The 5120 is powered by the automatic caliber 240 and stays as simple as possible, foregoing even a seconds hand.
The Calatrava 6000 has a date by hand display on the edge of the dial. The automatic movement 240 PS C makes this layout possible. Other versions of the Calatrava display the date in a more traditional way: in a window at three o'clock. For these watches, Patek Philippe uses the automatic movement 324 SC.

Inventions and Prominence

Patek Philippe has existed as a company since 1851. The Polish watchmaker Antoni Patek (1811 - 1877) began working together with his French colleague Adrien Philippe (1815 - 1894) in 1845 in Geneva, Switzerland. Philippe had invented the crown mechanism for winding and setting pocket watches in 1844. Up until that point, watch movements could only be wound via keys.
In 1851, Patek and Philippe traveled to the Great Exhibition in London and gained Queen Victoria, who bought two watches, as a prominent customer. The royal houses of Denmark and Italy also joined their clientele. The New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. ordered 130 watches. The first wristwatch from Patek Philippe was created in 1868, and they received a patent for the first double chronograph in 1902. In 1925, they introduced the first wristwatch with a perpetual calendar.
The Stern family bought the company in 1932. Thierry Stern has been leading the company since 2009. Every year, Patek Philippe produces around 50,000 watches.

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