Introduction

4897G
- Calatrava
Manual winding

With its pure lines, the calatrava is recognized as the very essence of the round wristwatch and one of the finest symbols of the Patek Philippe style. Supremely elegant, it charms each new generation of watch lovers by its timeless understated perfection.


Mechanical manually wound movement. Caliber 215. Bezel set with 72 diamonds (~0.47 ct.). Dial: night blue guilloched dial, powdered gold hour markers. Night blue brushed satin strap. Case: white gold. Prong buckle. Sapphire-crystal case back. Water resistant to 30 m. Case diameter: 33 mm. Height: 6.6 mm.

Price: 25'300 CHF *

*Current price including VAT applicable at our Patek Philippe Salons in Geneva, Switzerland. Authorized retailers may determine the price to their customers.

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Caliber

215
Manual winding

Front Back

215
Manual winding

Diameter: 21.9 mm. Height: 2.55 mm. Parts: 130. Bridges: 5. Jewels: 18. Power reserve: Min. 44 hours. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz). Balance spring: Spiromax®. Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal.

Savoir faire

Attention to details
Gemsetting

Any gem chosen for use in a Patek Philippe case or bracelet – diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald – will be the very finest of its kind, and comply with the Patek Philippe Seal’s strict criteria. At Patek Philippe, only the top D to G color range is used. The clarity of the diamonds is always of the desirable internally flawless grade (known as IF), and exhibits an immaculate cut. The precision of the cut is also vital in ensuring a regular and even setting. The task of the gemsetter is to place it perfectly, so that it shows to exquisite advantage and is of course secure. Patek Philippe gems are set in the time-honored way – by hand, never bonded with adhesive. The setter positions each precious stone in its mount, either in a bezel-setting where the gem is set by carefully folding in the metal collar (usually gold) that surrounds it, or in an invisible setting, where the gem has a groove on the underside that fits onto a hidden grid of rails. Gems must be placed level, pointing in the same direction and all at the same height, while ensuring an ultra-safe hold. Precision and regard for the shape and character of the gem is vital to bring out its beauty and achieve the brightest radiance and luster.

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