Philippe Patek Calatrava: The Watch Full of Elegance


The brand Philippe Patek came with a rich and interesting history. It is the very first wristwatch made for Hungary’s Countess Koscowicz in 1868. Though the first wristwatch was invented in 1868, the brand’s Calatrava collection started around the 1930s.

This dress watch is quintessential and has been exuding timeless elegance since they launched it in 1932. These are round watches that have clean lines and became an emblem for the Patek Philippe brand. They have identified it as the top dress watch for men and even women. This watch is known as the Patek Philippe Calatrava. 

Many watch connoisseurs sought this model of Philippe Patek timepiece, and now even the younger generation is being attracted by its elegance. This timepiece is perfect for formal events. This timepiece exudes its charm and a high-class feeling that is very elegant.

Get to Know The Calatrava

We know this timepiece collection as Philippe Patek Calatrava that came from Calatrava Knights from Spain and Portugal. What is very interesting is they made Calatrava cross 1887 as the brand’s emblem. After 45 years, the brand created a collection after the Catholic knights that defended Calatrava from outsiders who wanted to invade the city in 1158. The company said that the cross symbol reflects the timepiece’s unaffected beauty, which represents the brand values. 

Calatrava: The Timepiece of Elegance

Philippe Patek Calatrava became the best iconic dress watch in its entire catalog. After this iconic timepiece, a new timeless design that everyone appreciates came. The collection shows the brand’s essence in every timepiece that they release. With its excellent qualities and characteristics, Philippe Patek Calatrava became the brand’s top coveted collection.

Calatrava Collection Price

Consider the price range that you will spend if you are interested in buying a good timepiece that you can use to attend events. But, if this is your first time, you might get dizzy and confused with the different types and collections of the Philippe Patek Calatrava which would make it hard to choose which one you should buy.

If you are planning to buy a new model, the cheapest that you can find is the brand’s Ref. 5196R-001, which is around USD 24,600. While the 5077/100R-036 which has been adorned with over 100 diamonds, is the most expensive among the brand’s watch Calatrava collection ranging around USD 128,399. But, you do not have to worry if you cannot afford the newer models, because their vintage watches are still available on the market giving them an elegance that no one can miss.

Prices of the Vintage Calatrava Watches

Talking about vintage watches of Philippe Patek Calatrava, the first Calatrava watch Ref. 96 was released in the 1930s, in which pocket watches were in demand in the horological industry and brought wristwatches to the market. It gave a boost to the brand’s sales while there was a Great Depression. The brand’s Calatrava model has been known for 40 years and became the basis of a blueprint for the following watch collections.

Today, this Calatrava Ref. 96 has become one of the top watches sought-after by watch collectors. The Ref. 96 vintage timepiece has around USD 10,000 up to USD 20,000 price tag, depending on its condition and the watch reiteration. Another timepiece on the watch collectors’ lists is Ref. 96 successor, the Ref. 5196. It grew in size but still has its classic aesthetic that you’ll find on the original. 

This model has four different available materials, which are white, yellow, or rose gold. Another is platinum. It gives the watch enthusiasts something to look forward to in collecting this collection. The timepiece vintage price depends on its overall condition, and it starts at around USD 18,000 up to USD 25,600. 


Patek Philippe Calatrava’s collection is one of the top timepieces that every watch collector and enthusiast can never resist, with its elegance and charming countenance. It matches the wearer’s temperament, and you can wear them at any formal event that they are planning to attend. It gives the wearer a recognizable charm and elegance shown to the public. A very charming and elegant timepiece that can attract everyone’s attention no matter what its price range on the market. 

Whether you want to buy something new from the brand’s model or their vintage ones, it would still be something that can attract attention with its classy look and timeless elegance. You can also check their other available collections on their catalog to give you other options that may catch your interest. A rich and interesting history adds more value to the timepiece.

It gives you confidence every time you wear this beautiful collection. A pretty combination that can make each wearer stand out in their special way. As a watch enthusiast or collector, you will never miss out on this beautifully designed timepiece to be part of your vast and high-end watch collections.



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