Patek Philippe Watch Calatrava: Prices, Waiting Lists, Collection & Reviews

Patek Philippe watches are world-famous for their tradition, exclusivity and record prices. In the list of the most expensive watches ever made in the world, Patek Philippe occupies almost without gap the top 20 position. We will introduce you to the most popular models of the ”Calatrava” collection, give you all the important details about prices and waiting lists and explain the history of the watch.

Patek Philippe Calatrava: models, prices, waiting lists & history

The Swiss luxury brand Patek Philippe, with its headquarters in Geneva, was founded in 1839 by the Polish nobleman Antoine Norbert de Patek. How was the luxury brand’s world-famous Calatrava model created? In 1887, the Calatrava cross became the official symbol of the Geneva watchmaking factory. A devout Catholic, founder Philippe knows the meaning of the symbol: The cross is the symbol of the Order of Calatrava. It was founded in 1158 by the Catholic Church, whose members saved the Spanish castle of Calatrava from Arab invasion. The symbol now adorns the winding crown, case back and clasp of Patek Philippe watches.

In 1932, Patek Philippe named the Calatrava model the most popular watch model. When the first model of the series was built, the Bauhaus style determined the modern design language. The watch is characterized by a clear dial, simple indices and a narrow bezel. The Calatrava radiates elegance and simplicity. The Calatrava has been worn for generations as a men’s watch as well as a ladies’ watch. The Calatrava has clear lines and is the essence of a round watch. It is also one of the finest examples of Patek Philippe’s style. The simple and elegant logo inspires each new generation of watch lovers with its timeless and unobtrusive sense of perfection.

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Current prices & waiting lists

The Patek Philippe Calatrava starts from a sales value of around 15,000 euros. All the models in the collection can be found in a range of up to around 40,000 euros. Waiting times for this watch are limited to the respective model. While the rather cheaper models are already available at some retailers, there are waiting times for the higher priced Calatravas. Meanwhile the collection is one of the three most popular watches of the luxury company, next to the Nautilus and the Aquanaut.

Models, Trademarks & Materials

Patek Philippe Calatrava, with its limited design, was from the very beginning considered a dress watch. The Calatrava is the ideal suit watch. However, this is not only the right appearance: like every Patek Philippe watch, the Calatrava movement is of outstanding quality and is manufactured with the highest technical precision of the Geneva watch industry. Some models are equipped with tourbillon, striking mechanism and other complicated functions. In the following we will introduce you to the four most popular models of the watch company.

Calatrava 5196J for 20.800 CHF

The Calatrava 5196J by Patek Phillipe is known for its simple design, brown leather strap and golden details.

  • Watch: Mechanical movement with manual winding
  • Caliber: 215 PS
  • Price: 20.800 CHF
  • Case: Yellow gold, Solid case back, Water resistant to 30 meters
  • Case diameter: 37 mm. Height: 7.68 mm.
  • Dial: Opal white dial, applied gold indexes
  • Strap: Alligator leather chocolate brown shiny, buckle

Calatrava 4897R for 26.000 CHF

The Calatrava 4897R by Patek Phillipe exudes elegance with its brown details and ornate design.

  • Watch: mechanical movement with manual winding
  • Caliber: 215
  • Price: CHF
  • Case: Rose gold, sapphire crystal case back, water-resistant to 30 meters
  • Case diameter: 33 mm. Height: 6.6 mm.
  • Dial: Chocolate brown guilloché dial, golden hour-markers
  • Bracelet: Chocolate brown satin strap, thorn close

Caltrava 5196G for 20.800 CHF

The Calatrava 5196G by Patek Philippe is known for its simple and plain design, characterized by its black leather strap and silver details.

  • Watch: mechanical movement with manual winding
  • Caliber: 215 PS
  • Price: 20.800 CHF
  • Case: White gold, solid case back, water-resistant to 30 meters
  • Case diameter: 37 mm. Height: 7.68 mm.
  • Dial: silver-gray dial, applied gold indexes
  • Bracelet:: shiny black alligator leather, buckle

Calatrava 5267G for 36.700 CHF

The Calatrava 5267G by Patek Phillipe is characterized by its dark look and ornate elements.

  • Watch: mechanical movement with automatic winding
  • Caliber: 324 S C
  • Price: 36.700 CHF
  • Case: White gold, sapphire crystal back, water resistant to 30 meters
  • Case diameter: 38 mm. Height: 8.43 mm.
  • Dial: Matt black dial, diamond indexes
  • Bracelet: Bracelet: Alligator leather with rectangular scales, shiny black, buckle

Patek Philippe Calatrava Review

Is the Calatrava from watch company Patek Philippe worth its money? In the following video you will be informed about experiences, reviews and all important details of the watch.