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 an uncommon two-tone style dial, with applied steel indices. Further, the production of the watch has been confirmed with Patek Philippe, and an Extract can be ordered.
This Patek Philippe Calatrava is in great vintage condition. The case does not show any signs of polishing, maintaining its original lug definition, and if it was polished, it was done lightly. The dial is very well-preserved, with minimal wear, and is very attractive.