Patek Philippe introduced the Calatrava collection in 1932, inspired by the minimalist philosophy of the Baunhaus, that form should follow function.
For your reading pleasure we present the Patek Philippe 5296R watch review.
The Patek Philippe 5296R Calatrava watch was launched in 2005 offering a timeless yet unmistakably modern interpretation of the famous round Calatrava design.
The shape of the case and dial was inspired by a famous Patek Philippe model from the 1930s, the Reference 96, which is now part of the permanent collection in the Patek Philippe museum located in Geneva, Switzerland. The Patek Philippe 5296R has a slightly increased case diameter of 38mm for a more imposing presence on the wrist.
The relatively thin case made from 18Kt rose gold features a polished bezel and sides.
The Patek Philippe 5296R Calatrava watch comes in two dial choices: Sliver with “two zone” decoration delineated by fine transfers positioned slightly in relief or Opaline white with applied gold hour markers. Faithful to the original Calatrava spirit, each dial provides excellent readability.
The Patek Philippe 5296R Calatrava watch is powered by a mechanical sef-winding Caliber 324 S C movement with can be viewed through it’s sapphire crystal exhibition back.
This beautiful and distinctive timepiece will appeal to connoisseurs of contemporary design and architecture and all those who are looking for a watch with a strong personality.
The Patek Philippe 5296R Calatava watch is fitted with a warm brown alligator strap and 18Kt rose gold pin buckle.
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Technical Data on thePatek Philippe Calatrava 5296R
Mechanical self-winding movement
Caliber 324 S C
Sweep seconds hand
Opaline-white dial, gold applied hour markers
Sapphire-crystal case back
Water resistant to 30 m
Case diameter: 38 mm
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