Patek Philippe Ref. 3445G - Classic Calatrava
The Patek Philippe Calatrava - arguably Patek’s purest expression of the brand and most important model, their raison d'etre if you will.
The first waterproof automatic Calatrava was the ref. 2526, which is truly an icon of watchmaking. However, its successor - the 3445 - is actually the younger sibling that was far superior in almost every way to its more famous big brother. In addition to sub seconds, Patek added a date for the first time to its Calatrava model - while still retaining all the elegance of the 2526. The case is classic mid-century modern, with sharp faceted downturn lugs and a crown that is now recessed into the case making for a more streamline shape.
The present example has a truly beautiful case, which retains sharp lines and strong bevels. We think it may have been polished once in its life - but clearly done at the hands of a master who was able to preserve the original case. The star of the show here though, is the dial. While it was born with a silver dial, it has aged to a golden sunburst hue that radiates out from the center post. This coloring makes this one of the most unique Patek Philippe’s we have ever had the pleasure of offering here at Oliver & Clarke - and all for less than the cost of a new Submariner Date.
*Some marks or spots on the dial are reflections or dust on the crystal and are due to high intensity strobe lighting used while photographing. They are not actually on the watch or visible in natural lighting.
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