The watch collection originated in the year 1932. The Patek Philippe Calatrava watches collection was introduced by a renowned Swiss watchmaker named Patek Philippe. The Calatrava watches design was inspired by Bauhaus Principle. Since its inception, they have been the flagship model of the Patek Philippe brand.
The most popular model and one of the best seller of the Calatrava range was 3919. It started to sell in the year 1985, and it had the bezel "Clos de Paris." It was later replaced with 5119 model which was more massive showing adoption of larger models by consumers. In 2018 a 2526 model sold at an auction for US$ 642,500. The model was being sold in the year 1954 and retailed at Tiffany & Co.
Distinctive Features of Patek Philippe Calatrava Watches
There are very several models of Calatrava range of watches that have different features. They retail at different prices depending on the design and make. The Calatrava watches either have automatic or manual movements.
Some previous models were developed with a quartz movement, but it is not currently used in the current models. Two models that had the quartz movement are 3744 and 3944. The 3744 has E27 movement, no second hand, and no date. The 3944 has E23 movement, date and second hand.
The following Calatrava range of watches such as 5116, 5119, 5120, 2123, and 5196 has features that display only hours and minutes. In some instances they display seconds. The current model 5227 has a date function.
The Calatrava watches have distinctive colors. A client can choose colors from platinum, rose gold, white gold, yellow gold.
The prices range from US$ 2000 and above depending on the make, age, and model. A lady watch Calatrava diamond can retail at $14,999, and 18K Gold Calatrava 3569 automatic can retail at US$ 2,272. The watches are either gold strapped or leather strapped.