1955 Patek Philippe Calatrava (Ref. 565) [Sold]

Vintage & Pre-Owned Watches
Style No: 450300

This is a very rare and significant vintage Patek Philippe model. Released concurrently with the Ref. 570, the Calatrava Ref. 565 was a replacement for the original Ref. 96, correcting the 96’s major flaw: the 31mm case size. Coming in at a “oversized” 35.5mm, the new Calatrava collection proved to be a lasting and worthy successor. The Ref. 565 specifically addressed the issue of water resistance with a screw-down back- it was considered the more practical and modern option over the Ref. 570. This example dates to 1955 and includes a sharp dial with gold lapped indexes and the Caliber 27 S C with center seconds as confirmed by the Extract from the Archives. Just fully serviced by Patek Philippe, the watch is ready for another several generations of wear and enjoyment!

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Technical Specs Details

  • Reference Number
    Ref. 565
  • Movement Type
    Hand-wound Mechanical
  • Complications / Features
    Time only
  • Case Size
  • Case Material
    18k Yellow Gold
  • Dial Color
    Gold with Lapped Indexes
  • Strap / Bracelet
    Leather strap
  • Strap / Bracelet Material
    Leather Strap
  • Box/Papers
    Extract from Archives

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