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Patek Philippe

Calatrava, Reference 570 A yellow gold wristwatch Made in 1946 | 百達翡麗 | Calatrava 型號 570 黃金腕錶,製作年份 1946

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Calatrava, Reference 570 A yellow gold wristwatch Made in 1946 | 百達翡麗 | Calatrava 型號 570 黃金腕錶,製作年份 1946

Calatrava, Reference 570 A yellow gold wristwatch Made in 1946 | 百達翡麗 | Calatrava 型號 570 黃金腕錶,製作年份 1946

Patek Philippe


Calatrava, Reference 570

A yellow gold wristwatch 

Made in 1946


百達翡麗

Calatrava 型號 570 黃金腕錶,製作年份 1946


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 12'''120 manual winding, 18 jewels

Movement number: 929'770

Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on case back 

Case number: 300'776

Closure: 18k yellow gold buckle stamped AW

Size: 35 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement 

Box: yes

Papers: no 

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on April 17, 1947 and presentation case with outer packaging

MVT: is running at the time of cataloging.

CASE: is in good condition. It presents some light surface scratches. The case has been lightly polished at some point in its lifetime. There is some light oxidation to the case.

DIAL: in good condition. It presents some minute blemishes. The indexes present some signs of oxidation. The dial has likely been restored. The crystal presents some scratches. Please note that the interior of the presentation case is flaking.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

The reference 570 offers a larger diameter than the reference 96, for which it replaced. A rather large watch, it has been nicknamed "Calatravone" (Italian for large Calatrava), its timeless design with large flat bezel and thick lugs made it a staple within the Patek Phillipe catalogue from 1938 till its discontinuation in 1972. The reference 570 was cased mostly in yellow gold and rarely in pink gold, white gold, stainless steel and platinum, featuring a multitude of dial variations.