181 Patek Philippe Sought After and Attractive Caltrava Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 570 With Center Seconds and Extract from Archives

Estimate: €25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 570
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 27SC
Case N°: 327448
Movement N°: 712662
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The reference 570 was one of the first, among the many produced during the history of Patek Philippe, to be detached in a decisive and evident way from those that were the fashions of the period. Absolutely in contrast with its smaller sister, the reference 96, similar in style but much smaller with a width of 30 mm, the 570 became the largest time-only watch to join the Patek Philippe roster, remaining in production until to 1972. This elegant model was made using various materials: mainly produced in yellow gold there are some and very rare specimens in rose gold, white gold, stainless steel and platinum. This lot is offered here with perfect dial with a superb mat silver finish, applied steel baton numerals, central seconds, outer perlage minute division and steel dauphine hands. This reference is undoubtedly one of the most famous timepieces of the ’40s and any enthusiast, collector or even curious on watch cannot remain indifferent to this preciousness. This 18k large white-gold case is one of the most charismatic examples coming to the auction market in recent years still in very good state of preservation showing two sharp hallmarks to the back which are so deep and crisp. With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the movement, case material, caliber, reference and the sale on 9th June 1970.