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  1. 2007.10.25 Patek Philippe International Magazine
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Patek Philippe International Magazine

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Patek Philippe - Calatrava

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History of the Company

On May 1st, 1839 two Polish immigrants, Antoine Norbert de Patek (Salesman) and François Czapek (Watchmaker) joined forces to found «Patek, Czapek & Cie». In 1844 Mr. Patek met the French watchmaker, Mr. Adrien Philippe in Paris where the latter presented his pioneering  stem winding and setting system by the crown. In 1845 when Czapek decided to leave the company and to continue his activity on his own, the company name changed for « Patek & Cie ». Later on, in 1851 when Mr. Philippe became officially associated the company was rebaptised «Patek Philippe & Cie», before changing once more in 1901 for «Ancienne Manufacture d’Horlogerie Patek Philippe & Cie, S.A.». In 1932, the company was purchased by Charles and Jean Stern, two brothers and since then, «Patek Philippe S.A.» remains a family owned firm, with 3rd and 4th generation at its head : Mr. Philippe Stern, President and Mr. Thierry Stern, his son, Vice-President.

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The Calatrava Cross : A legend behind the name

The name Calatrava has deep historical roots that plunge back to the middle-ages when in 1158 a Spanish religious order defended the Calatrava citadel against the moors. At the end of the nineteenth century, Patek Philippe adopted the emblem of the brave Spanish knights as its brand symbol, which signs Patek Philippe watches today.

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Patek Philippe's signature model.  Created in 1932 as the result of an avant-garde philosophy of aesthetics that showcases sleek lines and subtle elegance, the collection expresses artistic ingenuity at its very finest. The endearing quality of the design reflects the relentless pursuit of perfection that has always been at the core of Patek Philippe's mission. These inimitably elegant ladies' and men's watches are impervious to short-lived trends, recapturing the hearts of each new generation. Whether extra thin, with hobnail patterns or wide polished bezels, they are all unmistakable members of the Calatrava family and even their changing faces cannot belie their origins. No other watch lends better expression to the true Patek Philippe style.

Self-Winding Movement. The self-winding caliber 240 movement is coveted for the elegance of its layout and its extremely compact design. The movement's 22K. gold mini-rotor, situated in an off-center position, has a large mass despite its unusually small diameter. The inlaid design of the rotor made it possible to reduce the height of the movement to 2.53 millimeters. A skeleton version of the movement is also available (240 SQU). To craft it profoundly challenges the artistry and skill of our watchmakers, because all carving and beveling are done entirely by hand.


Self-winding
Water resistant: 25 m
Sapphire crystal case back
Strap widths Case x Buckle: 18 x 16 mm
Diameter: 35 mm

Caliber 240 Ultra thin movement
Total diameter: 27.5 mm
Thickness: 2.53 mm
Jewels: 27
Power reserve: 48h max
Number of parts: 161
Balance-wheel: Gyromax
Vibrations per hour: 21'600
Geneva Seal Hallmark


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