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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1965
    Reference No: 570
    Movement No: 711'692
    Case No: 318'618
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Manual 27SC
    Bracelet/Strap: Original crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold, signed PPC
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, original envelope with original outer wax protective cover and original swing tag. Furthermore delivered with an Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1965 and its subsequent sale on October 26th, 1965.
    Literature: For another example of a white gold reference 570 please see Patek Philippe Museum, Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, page 335

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present white gold reference 570 is fresh to the market and is offered in like new condition. The watch still retains its original certificate and hanging swing tag, the case is unpolished and as sharp as it could be, the signature perfectly raised and the hard enamel can be easily seen without a loup. In addition to these mouth-watering features, the watch still retains its original Patek Philippe crocodile strap.The superior quality of the present watch allows us to see exactly how the reference should look and did look the very day it was sold some 50 years ago. The Calatrava model reference 570 was introduced into the market in 1938, featuring either subsidiary or sweep centre seconds. It was available in stainless steel, yellow, pink and white gold and platinum.

  • Artist Biography

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 570
An exceptional white gold wristwatch with centre seconds, original certificate, original envelope, box and swing tag

36mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF96,250

Contact Specialist
Nathalie Monbaron
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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm