1946 Patek Philippe Vintage Calatrava Ref. 96, 18K Gold Watch with Extract - The Original

Patek Philippe

Item No. 7090SH

The Patek Philippe showcased in today's offering is an example of one of the company's iconic watches. Arguably the company's most well-known vintage model, the Ref. 96, introduced in the 1930's, was Patek Philippe's first creation from the Calatrava collection. It is the original Calatrava...a true classic, occupying a prestigious place among the great wristwatches of the 20th century.

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."

It has fully Patek parts down to all hands and the winding crown. It presents in very pleasing condition.

A watchmaker has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. We have also installed a new mineral glass crystal like the original specially selected to not obsure the outer track of the dial.

It comes equipped with a Patek Philippe strap for the finishing touch making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Accompanying it is an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives attesting to its authenticity and originality.

Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a new timing certificate attesting to the watch's performance.

Don't miss the opportunity to own this classic Patek Philippe for a fraction of the price of a new one. Modern Calatravas don't come close to matching the charm and history of this vintage original.

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 928,445
  • Year built: 1946
  • Model: Ref. 96
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K yellow gold
  • Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 0.750., 300,243
  • Case condition: Excellent with light wear
  • Dimensions: 30.5mm wide (excluding crown), 38mm long lug tip-to-tip 
  • Dial: Silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes, outer minute dots, sunk guilloché subsidiary dial for the seconds, may have been partially or fully reprinted, presents as near mint plus condition
  • Hands: Original, yellow gold, "faceted dauphines"
  • Movement type: High grade, Cal. 12’’’-120, 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 and Co., Swiss, Geneve, 961,989, Adjusted to Heat, Cold, Ischronism and Five (5) Positions, Eighteen (18) Jewels
  • Band: Patek Philippe, original or vintage, with aftermarket gold tone tang buckle. We also have an 18K vintage Patek buckle. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, specially selected to not obscure the outer track of the dial, mint condition
  • Serviced: A watchmaker has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
  • Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details. 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.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives attesting to its authenticity and originality; Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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