Classic Patek Philippe Calatrava collection reinforces its popularity with ladies
The iconic Patek Philippe Calatrava collection has been synonymous with elegance since 1932. After the launch of its first models, inspired by the minimalist philosophy of the Bauhaus Art Movement in that form should follow function, this classy family of watches has been attracting generation after generation.
The Calatrava range, recognised as the quintessential watch design of today, has been charming not only men, but ladies for years. It is the simplicity and refinement that prove attractive qualities to the elegant woman, and are expressed in a prestigious range of ladies’ mechanical Calatrava watches whose appeal is timeless. With its understated style, they have come to represent the essence of the round wristwatch.
From the Calatrava models in the current collection, we have highlighted a few pieces that have been grabbing ladies’ attention.
The Patek Philippe Calatrava diamond-set model Ref. 7120G in white gold is one of them. With a manually wound movement and calibre 215 PS visible through a sapphire-crystal case back, this reference has been very popular amongst women. The model features 54 Top Wesselton diamonds set in the bezel and its Hand guilloched cream dial with gold applied hobnail-patterned hour markers plus its pearl-grey brushed satin strap completes the refined design. The Ref. 7120 is also presented in rose gold, featuring a vanilla brushed satin strap.
Another classic piece in the Patek Philippe collection is the ultra-thin ladies’ Calatrava Ref. 4897. Firstly presented in rose gold with a chocolate brown dial, this reference houses the manually wound calibre 215, a sapphire-crystal case back and has 72 Top Wesselton round diamonds set on the bezel. Now also presented in a white gold version, this version features a night blue embossed dial on matching brushed satin strap. Following the success of these models, another rose gold version was launched, featuring a creamy colour dial on pearly white brushed satin strap.
Whether extra thin, with hobnail patterns, with diamonds or wide polished bezels, the Patek Philippe Calatrava collection is instantly recognisable. This iconic family of watches has been known as one the finest symbols of the Patek Philippe style and, as women choose their timepieces because of their elegance, beauty, quality and uniqueness; we can say they are definitely on the right track.
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