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Why We Love It
Patek Philippe is one of the few brands that knows how to execute simple perfection.
Over the years, their dress-line Calatrava has evolved, but the look remains unmistakable and iconic, and its rich history provides the vintage enthusiast with a variety of choices in metals, sizes, and tiny details to obsess over. This particular example is of the fairer kind, a Reference 2545, (a sibling of the legendary Ref. 96 with a screw-down caseback) and is ideal for the collector who seeks a more minimal presence.
Dating to circa 1954's, it features a perfectly sized 32 mm solid 18k yellow gold case, with applied gold indicies and matching Dauphine Handset. Powered the manual winding Calibre 12-400 movement, and accompanied by an extract from Patek Philippe, it truly epitomizes what Patek Philippe is most known for- understated elegance and delicate finishing.
In other words- everything you need, nothing you don’t.
Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world with an uninterrupted watchmaking history. Few luxury brands in the world carry the gravitas of their name, and for good reason. The firm's commitment to excellence in horological manufacture is unflinching, and their track record of innovation in design without peer. They continue to lead the industry, and even their fiercest competitors have nothing but the utmost respect for the company.
Vintage Patek Philippe is for many the ultimate goal of timepiece collecting, and for a certain type, the only vintage timepieces they collect. Whichever way you look at it, there is no questioning the elegance of design, superlative manufacture of their movements, and that finding these characteristics on a vintage piece that also tells a story is some next level shit.
18k Yellow gold case is approximately 32mm (excluding the crown). Calibre 12-400 manually-winding movement. Circa 1956.
Overall Condition: The case is in fantastic condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use and light signs of polish. Non luminous light gold tone dial is excellent condition with applied gold indicies and light patination. Signed crown.
Includes brown leather strap with gold tone pin buckle. Also includes extract from Patek Philippe.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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