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Patek Philippe 96J Original Calatrava Watch Circa 1956

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Availability
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Mar 10, 2021 - Mar 18, 2021
Payment Method
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Reviews: 9
This dealer is from Los Angeles, United States of America.
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Basic Info

Listing number 9VFNW3
Brand Patek Philippe
Model Calatrava
Reference number 96J
Movement Manual winding
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year of production 1956
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, California, Los Angeles

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 12"400
Base caliber 12
Power reserve 48 h
Number of jewels 18
Frequency 18000 A/h

Case

Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 30.5 mm
Thickness 10.5 mm
Water resistance Not water resistant
Bezel material Yellow gold
Crystal Plastic
Dial Silver
Dial numerals No numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Brown
Bracelet length 190 mm (115 mm / 75 mm)
Bracelet thickness 2.5 mm
Lug width 18 mm
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Yellow gold
Buckle width 14 mm

Others

Small seconds, Genevian Seal

Description

Introduction:
Patek Philippe 96J Calatrava watch. The watch is made in 18K yellow gold and the case measures 30.5 mm and is fitted with a 12"400 caliber manual wind movement # 727137 / 308939. The watch has its original factory silver white dial with raised lapped gold indexes. The watch was made in 1956 and is accompanied with an extract from the archives confirming its date of manufacture and further sale. The watch is also accompanied with an Patek Philippe strap and Patek gold buckle. Multiple strap options are available.

Condition: This example is totally original. With its original dial, strong hallmarks to the case with an 95 point overall condition.

Essay: The reference 96 is a cornerstone of Patek Philippe production, and the first example of what is today possibly the most elegant and distinguished line of dress watches: the Calatrava collection. Launched in 1932, it was not only the first Calatrava, but also one of the Patek Philippe’s first models to feature a reference number (the reference system was indeed introduced in 1932). The reference 96 was also amongst Patek Philippe’s first models to apply the Bauhaus design principle of “form follows function”. Indeed there are no additional and unnecessary adornments or decorations. The piece achieves its powerful impact thanks to clean, simple, and elegant lines. By many, reference 96 is considered the model against which every and all dress watches should be compared – a true benchmark for the category. Throughout its production cycle, many variations were made, with a diverse range of dials that collectors even today enjoy discovering. Reference 96 was introduced in the market in 1932 featuring either subsidiary or sweep center seconds. In this year, Charles & jean Stern bought Patek Philippe & Cie.

Replaced by the reference 3796 in 1982, reference 96 was produced in in yellow, pink or white gold, platinum and in stainless steel and was made in four series. Please see our rose gold 3796R

Date & Paperwork:
The watch was made in 1956, confirmed with an extract from the archives confirming its date of manufacture and further sale. Additionally, the watch comes with a one year movement guarantee.

Specifications:
Reference Number: 96J
Year Manufactured: 1956
Movement: Manual wind 12"-400 caliber movement
Case Diameter: 30.5mm

About Us:
At PatekMonger, we specialize in quality. We have a beautiful selection of vintage and pre-owned Patek Philippe watches. We have served Los Angeles from our same location for decades, building relationship with lifetime customers.

Our services in repairing and restoring modern and vintage watches are all performed by our certified master watchmaker.

Seller

PatekMonger

1129 Glendon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
United States of America
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Tel.: [+1] 310-995-2535
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