Patek Philippe Calatrava 5524G

The best beginners guide to the Patek Phillippe Calatrava

Join us in this blog as we discover the history of one of Pateks most iconic models.

The Patek Philippe Calatrava was introduced in 1932 to boost sales and help Patek get through the great depression smoothly. The watch was originally designed by Henri Stern (the current CEO's grandfather). The watch is known to be a classy dress watch praised for its simplified and refined base design, a base design that would later be built on.

The original Calatrava was a simple piece consisting of a time-only movement, a circular yellow-gold case and a leather strap. Patek Philippe has honoured their heritage by keeping the original design elements of Calatrava whilst adapting to the everchanging watch market. Today, the model can be found crafted from many different precious metals with various complications and configurations to choose from. The watch is still known for its iconic design, which features a circular case and leather strap.

Patek Philippe are always starving for excellence and the Calatrava is no exception, Patek has been continuously improving and changing the collection since its inception. We recommend you view Patek Philippe's current collection.

The collectability and investment value of a Patek Philippe Calatrava 

The Patek Philippe Calatrava is no doubt one of the most iconic Pateks you can purchase; the collection is diverse, which means you can choose a model that suits your needs and style, making the range highly collectable. One of the biggest points of value for a luxury watch is the intrinsic value; what does it mean to you? The watch may have been purchased to celebrate a new business venture or to mark a special occasion; regardless of the event, the large and diverse Calatrava range has a watch for everyone. If you're more interested in the monetary value of investing in luxury watches, check out our watch investment guide.

Top 3 Patek Philippe Calatrava's

Over many years of dealing with Patek Philippe, these three have to be our favourite Calatravas, and here's why. 

Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227G

The 5227G is simplify sophisticated, the watch features a deep black dial and a black leather strap. The case is crafted from white gold and the indice are also coated in white gold which gives them a unique shine, contrasting the dial like night and day. The watch features a standard time and date complication which just adds to the simplicity of this piece, its a true case of less is more. 

Patek Philippe Calatrava 5524G

The 5524G is somewhat unique compared to the other Calatravas; the watch has dual time compilation, which is incredibly practical for frequent globe trotters. The dark blue varnished dial features luminescent numerals, which helps the pilot's watch to be highly legible. The calf leather strap also perfectly caters to the wrist, allowing for unmatchable comfort when compared to steel bracelets. 

Patek Philippe Calatrava 5226G

The 5226G features a white gold case, a beige leather strap and, most importantly, the dial. The dial in this piece is perfectly textured and features a charcoal grey-to-black gradient. The case for this watch is also unique as it features a guilloched motif pattern, a feature which needs to be viewed and felt to be truly appreciated.  

Buy or Sell a Patek Philippe Calatrava

At LBJ Watches, we always have a range of Patek Philippe Calatrava's available for viewing and purchase. If you're looking for a specific piece and can't find it on our website, please feel free to contact us, as not all of our watches are listed on our website. 

If you would like to sell a Patek Philippe watch, please contact us. At LBJ Watches, we make selling your watches easy with our same-day quotes, fair market value prices, and instant bank transfer payments. We are based in London and buy and sell Patek Phillipe watches internationally.

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