The Patek Philippe Calatrava is a line of formal dress watches manufactured by Patek Philippe, the premier Swiss watchmaker. Patek Philippe introduced the Calatrava to the world in 1932 as the result of an avant-garde philosophy of aesthetics that showcases smooth lines and subtle, but luxurious elegance and has continued to keep the timeless design of the Calatrava well into the next century.
Unlike other Patek Philippe watches, which are some of the most complicated in the Swiss watch industry, the Calatrava is very simple in design. Often, the Patek Philippe Calatrava watch only shows the date, hour, minute, and second with no other complications such as a chronograph. Some Calatravas are extra thin, with patterns of hobnail or very wide polished bezels - all unforgettable signs that these watches are Patek Philippe Calatravas.
As of 2010, the price of a Patek Philippe Calatrava is approximately $18,500 USD, making it one of the cheapest Patek Philippe watches available.
Below are the current Patek Philippe references for the Calatrava line:
5108 - Large classic Calatrava is available in a new joaillerie version in rose gold with 52 flawless Top Wesselton diamonds.
5116 - With the Calatrava's round case and elegant dial and guillochÃ© bezel, the Calatrava "Clous de Paris" is the most memorable ambassador of the Patek Philippe style. The company's watchmakers have subtly, but surely, evolved the Calatrava with a new genuine enamel dial.
5118 - Patek Philippe's signature Calatrava model
5119 - This Calatrava is a newer version of the "Clous de Paris", Patek Philippe's best-known watch. The timeless design of the case of the Calatrava together with a unique guillochÃ© hobnail pattern and the original dial taken from the famous Calatrava Reference 3919 first introduced in the mid 1980's was kept and adapted to a slightly larger and more contemporary 36mm diameter.
5120 - Another Patek Philippe signature model.
5120/1 - These elegant ladies' and men's watches are timeless and can be passed on from generation to generation.
5153 - This Calatrava features an ultra-rare and complex officer's style case crafted by the master craftsman at Patek Philippe. The Calatrava Officier as its called has a rounded bezel, a sapphire crystal with lugs with rounded ends, screwed strap bars, and a distinctive turban-style winding crown.
5196 - Patek Philippe's signature model.
5296 - This Calatrava launched in 2005 sports two new dial variations based on the classic design.
6000 - The Calatrava shown in this model's graphic dial, inspired by the dashboard instruments of a racecar, is presented in a striking new color.