Calatrava
Calatrava
Calatrava
Calatrava
Calatrava
Calatrava
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Calatrava

Brand: Patek Philippe
Model Name: Calatrava

Year: 2000
Stock #: 2446
Reference #: 3919
Serial #: 404XXXX
Dial: White
Bezel: “Clous de Paris” bezel
Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Case Size: 0 - 33mm x 6.5mm
Band: Leather strap, Brown
Material: 18k Yellow Gold
Movement: Manual
Water Resistant: No

New/Preowned: Preowned
Serviced: Yes

Quantity:
Price: $11,500.00
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About the Watch

The Calatrava model has been around since the early 1930s and  Calatrava ref. 3919 is said to have set modern dress watch standards industry wide. Produced in three shades of gold - 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, and 18k rose gold and the symmetrical dial is fitted with nickel-plated hands which are fashioned from white gold. 

Two decades into production, the Calatrava ref. 3919 was replaced by the larger Calatrava ref. 5119 in 2006. Instead of 33mm the Calatrava ref. 5119 has a dial measurement of 36mm. Though strikingly similar, the reference number we have for sale is said to be the “classic” Patek Philippe Calatrava.

About the Brand

The watch manufacture we today call Patek Philippe was founded by Polish immigrant Antoine Norbert de Patek in Geneva in 1839. Eventually, Patek teamed up with French watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe, a pioneer in keyless pocket watches — which could be set by use of a crown rather than a key. 

Together, Patek, Philippe, and a number of other accomplished watchmakers set about combining timekeeping innovation with luxurious designs and pristine style. The brand made the first Swiss wristwatch in 1868; in 1889 they patented a perpetual calendar mechanism for the pocket watch. Throughout the 20th century Patek Philippe continued these innovations in wristwatches, including patents for the split-seconds chronograph, perpetual calendar, self-winding mechanisms, time-zone watches, tourbillons, and even an all-electronic clock in 1952.

 

Patek Philippe is renowned for their luxury watches, which include the Calatrava (introduced in 1932), the Nautilus (introduced in 1976), and the Aquanaut (1997). Their Grand Complication line combines precious metals, clean design, and haute horology into art. And today, all of Patek’s watches — from ultra-thin dress watches to large steel sports watches to perpetual calendars and beyond — are beloved for their pristine timekeeping and luxurious feel.