Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref: 5022G
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Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Model Name: Calatrava
Year: Circa 2000
Reference No: 5022G
Material: 18K white gold
Calibre: Manual, cal. 215
Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
- Patek Philippe reference 5022 was in production from 1997 until 2003 and it was available in yellow, pink, white gold and platinum. Cased in a traditional and timeless Calatrava case, this fine timepiece sports an elegant 33mm diameter. Designed to sit comfortably on the wrist and have the shirt sleeve cover it with elegance, this watch will perfectly complement the refinement of business suits.
The present example 5022 in white is in perfect condition. The lugs are proudly displaying crisp hallmarks and the black Breguet numerals contrast beautifully with the flawless white dial. This is the kind of timepiece that will appeal to any men of discerning taste.
- Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.
Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.