Patek Philippe Calatrava 2551 Disco Volante

unique patina - historical caliber - excellent condition

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Description
When thinking about Patek Philippe terms like impressive elegance and high-quality mechanics come to one's mind. The reason for that are exceptional timepieces produced by the Geneva-based manufacturer for over 150 years. And one of them is this truly special Patek Philippe Calatrava 2551 from the 1950s. Also called "Disco Volante", this vintage watch captivates with its unique elegance. The yellow gold case and the patinated silver dial generate a magical and warm look.

This Patek Philippe Calatrava is a self-winding watch with a very special automatic movement. The caliber 12-600 AT was the very first automatic movement by Patek Philippe, which is considered in the collectors circles as the finest automatic movement in the watch industry. With this watch it has been preserved in a completely original condition and provides a very accurate timekeeping even today.

The dial of that watch has an individual vintage character. Over the years it has developed an almost mysterious caramel patina. This creates an absolutely unique appearance of this wristwatch. The hour markers number 12 and the dauphine hands are made of gold. The sub second at 6 o'clock features a crosshair. The signature of the Swiss retailer "Gübelin" over the sub second is a rare feature making this vintage watch even more exclusive.

The beautiful 18kt yellow gold case has a complex shape with stepped lugs. The diameter measures 36mm and looks very aesthetic and not too small on the wrist. The winding crown shows the double P emblem of Patek Philippe. The overall condition of this Calatrava is absolutely extraordinary, especially considering that this watch is 65 years old.

The originality of this example has been confirmed by the Patek Philippe Archive determining the year of manufacture 1955. The official document with the case and movement number is available.

In summary, this Patek Philippe Calatrava 2551 is an impressive vintage wristwatch. Historical automatic caliber, unique appearance and excellent condition speak for themselves.

Movement number: 762xxx

Case number: 690xxx

Int.Exe.: 1207007
Features

Manufacturer: Patek Philippe

Model: Calatrava

Reference: 2551

Functions: small second - screwed-on caseback

Material: Yellow Gold

Dial: silver

Watch glass: plexiglass

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 36mm

Caliber name: Patek Philippe 12-600 AT

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1955

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - unpolished

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