Currently available in around 40 different designs, the Patek Philippe Calatrava watch can be enjoyed in yellow gold, rose gold and white gold. The collection is famous for being home to some of the world’s most prestigious dress watches. Their in-house manufactured calibres provide round-the-clock accuracy, while the cases that protect them are inspired by the Bauhaus Movement – a German art school which focussed on reducing design down to its most essential elements. The design of the watch was forward-thinking for its time during the 1930’s and featured the symbol of the Order Of Calatrava. The order protected a castle in Castile which came to be Patek Philippe’s company logo in 1887.
Today Patek Philippe Calatrava watches play an important part in the company’s historic journey through time. The launch of the collection marked a major milestone in the company’s heritage and represented the innovative, daring and ground-breaking nature of Patek Philippe’s manufacture. The round, elegant dress watch refrains from the use of perpetual calendars, chronographs, moonphase displays and minute repeaters. Instead, this line of watches is clean, simple and straightforward. Their fuss-free dials make them popular with the older generation of watch lovers – those who enjoy timekeeping at its simplest. That does not go to say, however, that the in-house developed movements fitted at the hearts of these watches are not created to the same level of expertise. A watch like the Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava Joaillerie in blue with a baguette diamond set bezel is fitted with the 215 calibre, which remains as simple as possible. Time is presented on a two-handed dial design with a baton hour track placed upon a guilloche night blue backdrop.
The Patek Philippe Calatrava Small Seconds watch with a 37mm yellow gold case and an authentic brown alligator strap is slightly more technical-looking but still elegant enough to be combined with a classic dinner suit by night. The silvery opaline dial features a small second sub-scale at 6 o’clock finished in fine yellow gold detailing to match the yellow gold applied hour markers. With a slim case height of 7.68mm, the self-winding 215 PS calibre is quite at home within its 30-meter water resistant casing. Additionally, the Patek Philippe Calatrava watch collection also offers models with a date window, like the 39mm Calatrava white gold self-winding watch with a jet black dial and a matching black alligator strap. The date window, although discreet, has been placed at the third hour on the dial and bordered in a matching white gold trim to enhance legibility.
Whether looking for an everyday classic to add to your collection or in search of a gift for a special loved one, the Patek Philippe Calatrava watch collection, oozing with style and refinement, is sure to offer you plenty of inspiration in finding the perfect luxury wristwatch for all occasions. If you would like any additional information on our Calatrava watch collection here at Berry’s, our team of watch experts are always on hand to offer advice and provide availability information.