Patek Philippe Vintage Calatrava Ref. 96 18k White Gold 1955

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Basic Info

Ref. No. 96
Code 20352
Movement Manual winding
Case material White gold
Bracelet material Calfskin
Year 1955
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States, California, Thousand Oaks
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Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 12-400


Case material White gold
Case diameter 31 mm
Dial Silver


Bracelet material Calfskin


Date, Year


Wow, a Patek 96 in 18k white gold…! Fewer than a handful are known to exist; four is the number believed to be TOTAL production in white gold. So, “Rare” is an understatement to be sure.

The reference 96 is nothing more and nothing less than the perfect wristwatch. In its simplicity lies its beauty.

Case is solid 18k white gold with visible hallmarks, three-piece case with alternating brushed and polished surfaces. 31mm diameter. Acrylic crystal. White gold snap case back.

Original untouched silver dial with applied Breguet numerals and original white gold dauphine hands and embossed minutes and seconds chapter. Subsidiary seconds dial.

Patek Philippe manual winding Caliber 12-400 which is clean and running.

Watch is on new calf leather strap with steel buckle and will be delivered with Extract from the Archives showing 1955 as the year of manufacture and April 1957 as the date of original retail sale.