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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2018
    Reference No: 6006G-001
    Movement No: 7’112’058
    Case No: 6’216’406
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 PS C, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Certificate of Origin indicating purchase of this watch on May 16, 2018, setting pin, leather folio, product literature, fitted presentation box, hang tag and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Debuted in Baselworld 2017, the present reference 6006G Calatrava is a classic dress watch with a twist of contemporary Bauhaus charm. Featuring a vintage style analog date display with an unconventional, off-centered seconds subdial between 4 and 5’o clock, the present timepiece boasts an eccentric design that is specifically tailored for its calibre 240 PS C movement. The reference 6006G is the youngest generation of the family powered by calibre 240 PS C, with its predecessor being the reference 5000 introduced in 1991. Despite the radical design, ref. 5000 was lauded by the horological community for its ultra-thin, automatic calibre. In 2005, the model was superseded by the launch of the 6000 series, which featured an increase in diameter from 33mm to 37mm, as well as the addition of a radial date display on the outermost ring. The present ref. 6006G in white gold features an enlarged, modern size of 39mm that offers greater space and attention to the extraordinary geometric design vocabulary of the dial.

    What distinguishes the present timepiece from its relatives is the richness in the textures and originality in the details. A close inspection of the surface reveals its varying finissage; the innermost circle consists of an ebony black sunburst finish, followed by a silver, guilloched minute ring and seconds subdial, all of which is surrounded by an hour ring and date track that consists of uncluttered Arabic numerals with circular brushing. Furthermore, the unique, open-worked hands and red arrow pointer date augment the otherwise austere, two-tone concept into a remarkably whimsical timepiece. Sleek but understated, the reference 6006G is the perfect entry level modern Calatrava with undeniable elegance.

  • 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. 6006G-001
A very fine and attractive white gold wristwatch with pointer date, Certificate of Origin, and presentation box

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, strap, and clasp signed.

$12,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $30,240

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New York Auction 12 December 2020