1945 PATEK PHILIPPE Calatrava Wristwatch Ref. 1473 Stainless Steel Vintage Watch
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Patek, Czapek & Cie was founded in 1839 by Antoine Norbert de Patek and François Czapek.
A great invention, in 1844, Jean Adrien Philippe receives a bronze medal for his keyless winding and hand-setting system at the Industrial Exposition in Paris. By 1945, they patented the keyless winding and hand-setting system.
In 1851, the company name becomes Patek, Philippe & Cie – Fabricants à Genève. Also, the same year, the Great Exhibition takes place in London and England’s Queen Victoria is among those who admire the world’s first keyless watches.
Patek Philippe is also the first to create a Swiss wristwatch in 1868, made for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary. They built their foundation by the end of the 1800s and beginning of the 1900s with multiple patents and creations under their name. Patent for precision regulator in 1881, patent for perpetual calendar mechanism for pocket watches in 1889, patent for first double chronograph in 1902. Also, by the 1910s, Patek Philippe created the “Duke of Regla” Westminster chime pocket watch in addition to, some years later, the first complicated ladies’ wristwatch with a five-minute repeater, No. 174 603.
By the 1920s, the company sold the first split-seconds chronograph wristwatch, No. 124 824. In 1932, the first Calavatra: Ref. 96 was launched. One year later, in 1933, they created the “Graves” super complication pocket watch, No. 198 385, for Henry Graves Jr.
The decade of the 1940s was also filled with many successes and achievements – in 1941, regular production of perpetual calendar wristwatches began. In 1944, Patek Philippe won a record number of first prizes for precision in the Geneva Observatory competition. By 1949, the company registered patents for Patek Philippe Gyromax balance.
The years to come were the key to moving into the future – in 1953 the patent for self-winding mechanism caliber 12-600at. The first all-electronic clock was made by Patek Philippe in 1956 and in 1959, they registered patents for time-zone watches.
One of the greatest recognitions and still existing, a Patek Philippe tourbillon movement achieves the still unbeaten world timekeeping precision record for a mechanical watch, at the Geneva Observatory. In 1977, another patent, the ultra-thin automatic caliber 240. Besides of, in 1985 and 1986, the launch of the ultra-thin Ref. 3940 perpetual calendar and a patent for secular perpetual calendar with retrograde date indication respectively.
In 1989, to celebrate 150 years of Patek Philippe, the company launched the Calibre 89 with 33 complications, it has the most ever in a portable timepiece.
Patents continue, in 1996, patent for Annual Calendar mechanism (Ref. 5035J). Additionally, in 1996, Patek Philippe moved into a new production facility in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva. The company also has the Patek Philippe Museum opened in 2001 in Geneva.
With +180 years of invention and trajectory, Patek Philippe is undoubtedly one of the most recognized watchmaking firms that we have had the honor of continuing to enjoy not only its timepieces but also the great contributions and advances in the world of horology.
In the world of high end, collectible vintage watches, few names surpass Vacheron-Constantin, Audemars Piquet, Patek Philippe, which collectively are often referred to as the “Holy Trinity” of watchmaking.
Typically speaking, Patek Philippe has long been regarded as the ultimate leader of the pack, as well as a symbol of accomplishment, prestige, class, refinement, power, and understated wealth. Many collectors in the watch world have values that fully align with Patek’s slogan, “You never actually own a Patek Phillippe, merely look after it for the next generation.”
Today, we are presenting an EXCEPTIONALLY RARE timepiece! Very well preserved, vintage stainless steel Patek Philippe Calatrava wristwatch reference 1473 and dated from 1945.
Triple signed Patek Phillippe & Co. – movement, case, and dial.
It is a manual wind watch powered by the correct Patek Phillippe & Co. movement caliber 10-110, 18 Jewels, sub-second, adjusted 5 (five positions), Swiss made.
Cased in a unique 32mm round shape case featuring fancy teardrop lug design, all in stainless steel. The case back is engraved “J.E.G. 1945.”
The beautifully aged, unrestored indelible silver/cream color dial, featuring raised Arabic Numerals and dot marker, also black enamel railroad minute track. Still the original and in excellent condition, the pencil hands. The sub-second is located at 6 o’clock. Be aware that the dial shows some age (patina) between 12 and 1 o’clock.
This watch is fitted in a vintage Kreisler black Genuine Lizard two-piece leather strap.
Considered by many to be the most prestigious timepiece manufacturer in the world, with both vintage and modern Patek Philippes, you are not just buying a “watch”, but rather something timeless that could outlast you and be passed on to your children for generations as a family heirloom.
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Adjusted Five (5) Positions
Three (3) Heat, Cold, Isochronism
Patek Phillippe & Co.
PATEK PHILLIPPE & Co.
J. E. G.
Case Diameter 32
Case Diameter with Crown 33.7
Case Lug to Lug 40.6
Case Thicknes 9.3
Lug Width 16
Band Width 16
Vintage watches are traditionally smaller than today's watches. Men’s watches typically measure between 29-36mm wide (some larger, some smaller) excluding the crown. In the listing details we typically try to do our best to list all pertinent dimensions of a watch. If you don't see it, or we failed to do so, please reach out to us. Women’s watches from the 1900s-1970s were also much smaller than today's offerings. Please also feel free to ask any questions you have pertaining to size.
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The condition is pre-owned.
The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear but is fully operational and functions as intended.
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