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Patek Philippe “Steel Center Seconds 96” Calatrava

SOLD

Description

Offered here is a beautiful and rare Patek Philippe Calatrava, Ref. 96.  The Reference 96 was on of Patek’s most successful models, having been produced by them for over 40 years, in a variety of case metals and dial layouts.  This particular example was housed in one of the most scarce metals that they produced watches in – stainless steel! It also features a very rare applied Roman-numeral dial with center seconds. According to a Patek Philippe Extract of the Archives (included in the sale), this particular Calatrava was manufactured in 1947, and subsequently sold in 1948.

This Patek Philippe Calatrava is in great vintage condition.  The case does not show any signs of polishing, maintaining its original lug definition and remaining very sharp, and if it was polished, it was done lightly.  The dial is very well-preserved, with minimal wear, and strong raised enamel on the signature.

Additional information

Caliber
Case

Stainless Steel

Dimensions

31mm

Function

Time

Model