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01357 Patek Philippe. A 1962 large white gold Calatrava wristwatch with sweep center seconds, silvered dial, dauphine hands and an extract from the archives.

 

 

 

01357 Patek Philippe

The Calatrava reference 570 with its elegant and proportional design celebrates the Bauhaus style of "Form Following Function", with no extraneous ornamentation or superfluous details. Probably the most important wristwatch of all time.

 

Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Year: 1962
Reference No: 570
Movement No: 710.075
Case No: 312.936
Material: 18K white gold
Calibre: Manual, cal. 27 SC
Clasp/Buckle: Rare 16mm white gold PP buckle
Dimensions: 35.5mm diameter
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
Accessories: Delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production in 1962 and its subsequent sale on 19th January 1963

 

 

Patek Philippe’s first oversized Calatrava was launched in 1938, earning the nickname „Grande Calatrava“. This reference 570 was produced for almost 40 years until mid 1970s and still feels modern today, especially with the sweeping center seconds. The oversized case, an impressive measurement for this time, is not the only striking feature of the 570, which also features the elegant, flat bezel and the slightly elongated lugs that made the Calatrava so popular.

The present example, in very good conditon, houses the highly sought-after center seconds configuration, powered by the legendary caliber 27SC, probably the best of its time. By all means a courteous and timeless timepiece made for the most sophisticated gentlemen by Patek Philippe - the master of understated elegance.