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Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 3445G - Patinated Dial

Sale price$10,950.00 USD

The Patek Philippe Calatrava. Arguably the brands most iconic model line, and purest expression of the brand. Their raison d'etre if you will.

The line has been a hit since its debut in 1932. So much so, that the name "Calatrava" itself has become something of a byword within the watch industry for traditionally styled, no-frills dress watches that simply tell the time. Over the course of its nearly 100-years of production, there have been seemingly countless iterations within the line, with variations in the metal they are made in, with their size, dial configurations, and eventually, complications.

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 subsidiary seconds register, 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 slightly recessed into the case making for a more streamline shape.

The example that we have here has a beautiful, strong case which retains sharp lines and strong bevels. Powering this piece is one of Patek's automatic-winding movements, allowing for an easy wearing experience — perfect for daily use. The star of the show here, however, is the dial. While it was born with a sunburst silver finishing, it has aged to an attractive 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.

White Gold 1963 Automatic Dress

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From Rolex & Patek Philippe, to Cartier & Audemars Piguet. As collectors first, we love the small details that separate the Submariner from Daytona and Calatrava from Royal Oak. This is why you'll find our curated assortment spans decades of generations of models and brands. We believe that watches don't just tell time, they tell history - and life is too short to wear a boring watch.

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