Calatrava 5153R-001 Rose Gold by Patek Philippe

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  • Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Caliber 324 S C
  • Date in an aperture
  • Center sweep second hand
  • Silvery opaline dial, hand-guilloched center, applied gold hour markers
  • Alligator strap with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny chocolate brown, fold-over clasp
  • Fold-over clasp
  • Sapphire-crystal case back protected by a hinged dust cover
  • Water resistant to 30 m
  • Rose gold
  • Case diameter: 38 mm

The year 2014 was dedicated entirely to Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary. It was a memorable occasion, because given its uninterrupted history, Patek Philippe not only ranks among Switzerland’s oldest manufactures but is also the oldest and last independent family-owned watchmaking company in Geneva that pursues by far most of its activities on Genevan territory. To celebrate the anniversary, Patek Philippe launched a fireworks of commemorative timepieces that will long be remembered. But, as evidenced by the Baselworld 2015 debuts, the manufacture has yet again come up with genuine surprises.

Last October, on the occasion of its 175th anniversary, Patek Philippe presented a collection of limited- edition commemorative watches of the likes the world has never seen before. And only six months later, the manufacture is again launching a suite of fascinating new models. They manifest the rich repository of experience that can be tapped by a manufacture which has been in business for nearly two contiguous centuries. Its annals also include a legacy chapter in pilot’s watches that were indispensable navigation instruments prior to the invention of GPS. Chronometer and Annual Calendar functions are an ongoing focus of development in which the manufacture has played a pioneering role. With a classic split-seconds chronograph, Patek Philippe is delighting the purists among watch connoisseurs in a particularly artistic way – enamel is the catchword. Just briefly after the close of the manufacture’s 175th anniversary celebrations, Patek Philippe is already demonstrating how it is planning ahead for the 200th: with refined creations that deserve a standing ovation.

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