Patek Philippe is a company that started in 1839 and since then have been regarded as one of, if not the best watchmaking company in the world and here is a very rare 18ct Patek Philippe Calatrava Disco Volante 2551 watch that has one of the most sought after watch case designs ever produced by Patek Philippe.
The Patek Philippe Calatrava was first introduced in 1932 and since then has been one of Patek Philippe's most popular series of watch, and the term "Disco Volante" is Italian for "Flying Saucer" and is used to describe the soft stepping down sides seen in the watch case which separates this Calatrava from so many others.
Made in 1960 inside is the superb and extremely high quality 30 jewel Patek Philippe calibre 12-600 with the swan neck regulator and solid 18ct gold rotor. In superb condition, it keeps perfect time and comes with our twelve month warranty.
With the 18ct gold case measuring 36mm plus the rare double PP crown by 41.7mm from lug to lug, this watch sits and feels so good on the wrist and will look so refined under any fine suit and cuff.
For an elegant, rare and unique Patek Philippe watch, you will be hard pressed to fined a more suitable Patek Philippe watch such as this.
Maker: Patek Philippe
Model: Patek Philippe Calatrava Disco Volante reference 2551
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18ct Patek Philippe Calatrava Disco Volante 2551
A brief history on Patek Philippe:
Polish watchmaker Antoni Patek started making pocket watches in 1839 in Geneva. Along with his fellow Czech-born Polish partner Franciszek Czapek,however this was short lived. They separated in 1844, and in 1845 Patek joined with the French watchmaker Adrien Philippe. Philippe was the inventor of the keyless winding mechanism. Patek Philippe & Co was founded in 1851 and since then Patek Philippe have become famous for high grade movements such as the perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph, and minute repeater in watches.
Making watches for such people as Pope Pius IX, Queen Victoria, Victor Emanuel III of Italy, Christian IX of Denmark, and Albert Einstein. Patek Philippe also made the worlds most expensive timepiece “ The Henry Graves Super complication". Made in 1933 for the prominent banker Henry Graves, Jr. The ultra-complicated pocket watch has 24 functions and was the result of Graves friendly horological competition with James Ward Packard. After Graves's death, the watch was auctioned at Sotheby's in December 1999 for US$11 million to Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Thani of the Qatari royal family, at that time the most expensive timepiece ever sold. Most recently, the watch sold at Sotheby's Geneva Auction on November 11, 2014 for a record breaking US$24 million.
The Patek Philippe Calatrava was first launched in 1932 and has remained one of their most iconic and sought after models.
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