Patek Philippe ref 96
Rare Patek Philippe in Rose Gold produced in 1945. The ‘Calatrava’ is one of the most iconic watches from Patek Philippe, especially the very early example are hard to find in original condition. To find an 1940’s Patek Philippe ref 96 in Rose gold is extremely rare,
The watch we offer for sale comes with an Extract of the Archives by Patek Philippe confirming the watch has been sold on the 7th of October 1945. The certificate also confirms the watch has been delivered with a rose gold dial with laped indices
The Pate Philippe ref 96 is very elegant with it’s 31mm case size. The very early Calatrava watches are signed Patek Philippe & Co, later dials and service dials are signed ‘Patek Philippe’ only. Also the original crown from the 1940’s is not bearing the Patek Philipe logo.
The condition of the watch is good, the condition is fully original and its running great. The service history of the watch is unknown, what we do know is that the watch condition is fully original and a pleasure on the wrist. We deliver the watch with 6 months guarantee.
For more information about this patek ref 96, contact us now!
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DESCRIPTION Patek ref 96
|Beautiful and early Patek Philippe ref. 96 in pink gold. The Patek Philippe ref. 96 was introduced in the early 1930’s, it may be the mother of all ‘Calatrava’ dress watches we know today. This early example dates from 1940 and the condition is fully original. The original salmon color dial is a lust for the eye and the condition is good. With its 31mm case size excluding the crown this was the regular men’s size. Would be lovely for todays woman as well!
The fact it has been made of pink gold makes it a very rare ‘calatrava’ watch which could be very interesting for collectors but also a very elegant watch to wear for men and woman. The timeless design makes the ref 96 a watch which should be in any serious watch collection, the model is still known and produced today as the ref 3796
It comes on a leather movado bracelet with original 18k pink gold Patek ‘tang’ buckle. The movement condition is perfectly conserved and running well. For more information contact us now or visit our shop (by appointment only)
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