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Patek Philippe 96J Vintage 1st Calatrava Watch, 30.5mm 4th Series, Circa 1965-66

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Pre-owned Year of production 1965 No original box No original papers
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Basic Info

Listing code DTZJB2
Brand Patek Philippe
Model Calatrava
Reference number Patek Philippe 96J Vintage 1st Calatrava Watch, 31mm Circa 1949
Dealer product code 220404
Movement Manual winding
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1965 (Approximation)
Condition (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, Santa Monica

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 12”400 caliber
Base caliber 12
Power reserve 48 h
Number of jewels 18

Case

Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 30.5 mm
Thickness 7 mm
Water resistance Not water resistant
Bezel material Yellow gold
Crystal Plastic
Dial Silver
Dial numerals No numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather
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

Other

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 AM 400 caliber 18-jJewel manual wind movement # 732471; case # 313810. The watch has a silvered white dial with raised lapped gold indexes. The watch was made in 1965-1966 and is triple signed, dial, movement and inside case. The watch is accompanied with an extract from the archives confirming its date of manufacture and further sale. Multiple strap options are available.

Condition:
Mint condition dial, strong hallmarks stamps on back of lug.

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 1965-1966, 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: 4th and last series 96 with the new Anti Magnetic movement
Year Manufactured: 1965-66
Movement: Manual wind 12 AM 400 caliber 18-Jewel movement
Case Diameter: 30.5mm

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