Patek Philippe, founded in 1839 is one of the last independent Swiss watchmakers. However, it was not until 1851 that the company changed its name from Patek, Czapek & Cie to the now globally recognized Patek, Philippe & Cie. It has received honors for design as far back as the 1844 Industrial Exposition in Paris when it received a medal for the first keyless watch mechanism. By 1851 the iconic designs and flawless mechanisms that are still part of the Patek Philippe experience were attracting the attention of some of the most recognizable patrons of style - including Queen Victoria who admired The keyless watches at the Great Exhibition in London.
Today the Patek Philippe collection features some of the most desirable timepieces in the world. That collection was joined by the Patek Philippe Calatrava (Ref. 6007A-001) in 2017. This watch has become one of the most collectible in the Patek Philippe range. This is due in part to the stainless steel case. This is a material that is rarely used for Patek Philippe creations.
The face of the watch features white Roman Numerals and dial imprints, a 'railway track' hour circle with triangular markers, and a date aperture set at the 3 o'clock mark. The design, with its blue/gray coloration and circular soft satin finish, as well as the signature circular light scattering carbon style finish are a subtle hat tip to the technology of the watch and its self-winding 324 S C caliber movement.
The strap of this iconic timepiece is also worthy of note. It is manufactured using only the finest calfskin with white decorative seams, the prong buckle, and embossing that highlights the carbon texture of the dial center.
The Patek Philippe Calatrava Stainless Steel model is a watch for connoisseurs of fine watchmaking. It has a unique style that makes it stand out - even in the company of other Patek Philippe masterpieces.