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Patek Philippe 1936 Vintage Calatrava Ref. 96 Mens Watch, 18K Gold with Extract - Extremely Rare Sector D

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
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Expected delivery
Jan 21, 2021 - Jan 29, 2021
Payment Method
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Reviews: 182
This dealer is from Suwanee, United States of America.
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Listing number 9QLN74
Brand Patek Philippe
Model Calatrava
Reference number 7211
Code 7211
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year of production 1936
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee


Movement/Caliber 12’’’-120 SC


Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 30.5 x 38.5 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Silver


Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Black


1936 PATEK PHILIPPE Vintage Calatrava Ref. 96 Mens Watch, 18K Gold with Extract - Extremely Rare Sector Dial

Classic Ref. 96 with Extract - Extremely Rare Sector Dial - Beautiful Condition

Arguably the company's most well-known vintage model, the Ref. 96, introduced in the 1930's, was Patek Philippe's first creation for its Calatrava collection.

It is the original Calatrava...a true icon, occupying a prestigious place among the great wristwatches of the 19th century and the first model of what many consider today to be the most elegant and distinguished line of dress watches: the Calatrava. Launched in 1932, it was not only the first Calatrava, but also one of Patek Philippe’s first models to have a reference number.

Featuring an elegant, understated face and beautiful case, the watch showcases sleek lines and subtle elegance, expressing artistic originality at its very finest. As Patek Philippe aptly describes, "These inimitably elegant men's watches are impervious to short-lived trends, recapturing the hearts of each new generation."

The reference 96 was also amongst Patek’s first models to showcase the Bauhaus design principle of “form follows function”. It achieves its powerful impact through the use of clean, simple, and elegant lines. While most 96's had subsidiary seconds, this is an uncommon sweep seconds version.

Many consider the 96 the model against which all dress watches should be judged – the true standard bearer for the category.

Made in limited production in the first years of the 96's production, sector dials are especially rare and sought after.

We were fortunate to acquire this awesome sector dial 96. It has all original parts down to all hands and the winding crown

Its elegant, 18K gold Calatrava case is in excellent condition. Its extremely rare sector dial - confirmed by Patek to be original to the watch - is a vintage restoration and presents very nicely. And its high-grade, Patek Philippe movement is running strong and true.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment. Accompanying the watch is an 18K gold vintage Patek Philippe buckle.

Also acccompanying it is an Extract from the Pateck Philippe Archives attesting to its originality.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a new timing certificate.

A nice, brief article (.pdf format) on the Reference 96 can be found on-line here.

Payment by bank wire only.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: Patek Philippe

Country of origin: Switzerland

Serial no.: 827,370

Year built: 1936 - sold April 13th, 1937

Model: Ref. 96 Calatrava

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds

Designed for: Men

Case material: 18K gold

Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 0.750, 294,671

Case condition: Excellent. Previously polished and presents as scratch-free.

Dimensions: 30.5mm wide (excluding crown), 38.5mm long lug tip-to-tip 

Dial: Two-tone silver with applied gold Arabic indexes and black enamel baton markers dividing the dial into sectors, inner minutes/seconds track, outer minutes/seconds track with 1/5 second increments, restored in vintage times, presents nicely

Hands: Original, gold, "feuilles" with original counterweighted blue steel seconds

Movement type: Cal. 12’’’-120 SC, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator

Movement markings: Patek, Philippe & Co., Twenty (20) Jewels, Adjusted Five (5) Positions, Three (3) Heat, Cold, Isochromism, Geneve, Swiss, 827,370

Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with unsigned gold tone buckle

Also included is a vintage 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle in their usual 14mm size that would fit a band that tapers slightly more. We do have a previously worn Patek Philippe band that we suspect would fit both the band and buckle. Please inquire for confirmation and price.

We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.

Width between lugs: 18mm

Crystal type: Acrylic, new-old-stock

Servicing: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.

Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Extract from the Patek Archives; Connoisseur of Time timing certificate

SKU 7211


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Suite 6-343
Suwanee, GA 30024
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