The Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 570 replica watch was introduced in 1938, and was made available in stainless steel, yellow gold, pink gold, white gold and platinum.
The stand out feature, however is its extraordinary black lacquered dial, beautifully accented with yellow gold applied Arabic and baton hour markers and the prestigious E. Gübelin retailer signature at 6 o’clock.
The present yellow gold Patek Philippe 570 copy watch is offered in mint, original overall condition. The case is exceptionally well preserved and is seemingly unpolished, with two strong hallmarks clearly visible on the side of the case.
In fact the archives of Patek Philippe not only confirms that the incredible black dial is original to this watch but also implies that it was a special order. Scholarship tells us that only six examples of reference 570 with the 12”’ mechanical movement are known, further enhanced by the extraordinary dial combination that is most probably unique. Appearing now from one of the most distinguished collections of rare Patek Philippe wristwatches, it has an immaculate pedigree and wonderful documentation.
This “Calatravone” – Italian for large Calatrava – is more exclusive than many complicated vintage Pateks, assuring enduring value to the savvy collector, hopefully not only in a secured vault, but also on one’s wrist. Collectors of vintage Patek Philippe watches will appreciate that this watch, both in terms of its extraordinary dial design, but also condition, can be considered as one of the most valuable vintage Patek Philippe replica wristwatches without additional complications.