Patek Philippe watches win the hearts of watch aficionados due to traditionally elegant shapes developed for lovers of classic style. Patek Philippe Calatrava models have a few major distinctions - classic round-shaped thin case, big Roman numerals, gracious porcelain dial, and elegant leather strap.
The First Original Calatrava
The company launched the first Calatrava watch more than seventy years ago - in 1932. The watch featured a round case and caught attention by its modern style. Peculiar for clear design and ideal proportions, the Calatrava timepiece entered the prestigious list of the iconic classically styled watches.
The story of the watch's name is remarkable. 'Calatrava' defines the name of a Spanish Order of Knighthood established in the 12th century. The Patek Philippe brand chose the Calatrava Cross as the brand's logo - in the past it was used as the Knighthood's emblem.
It is noteworthy that the Calatrava case was meant to reflect the philosophy of the Bauhaus school of art and architecture established in Germany. The school valued the principle that form should follow function. As the major function of any watch is timekeeping, Patek Philippe wanted to design a watch that would feature no extra details.
Considering a significant time period the Calatrava watch has 'inhabited' the horology world, the brand's watchmakers have subjected the model to some changes. Still, newly developed Patek Philippe Calatrava models have been inspired the initial idea and taken over the aesthetic beauty of the 1932-model. Fresh Calatrava watch models remained devoted to the distinctively simple Calatrava lines and maintained the unsurpassed refinement.
Patek Philippe Calatrava 18kt White Gold Diamond Black Mens Watch is a perfect illustration of the timelessly classic elegance based upon Art Deco simplicity of the first Calatrava timepiece. Men stop their choice at this model of the brand as a symbol of great prestige and exquisite taste.
The Patek Philippe Calatrava is not really big sized for a man's model - its slim 18kt white gold case with majestic diamond bezel measures 37 mm in diameter. It has incorporated sapphire crystal front and case-back. The elegant black dial of the watch is completed with 11 diamond hour markers. Thin hour, minute and seconds hands enhance the overall refinement. You will notice a small date window at 3 o'clock. The timepiece embraces the wrist with a black crocodile strap equipped with a white gold tang-type buckle. The heart of the watch is a reliable automatic movement.
The Patek Philippe Calatrava watch proves the fact that while the extremely trendy things enjoy bright but short life, the items of classic style are not ruled by time and changeable fashion. It will become a necessary addition to the image of any modern man who values well-maintained traditions and reliability.