Patek Philippe Calatrava 18K Yellow Gold Ref. 2545J

$10,850.00 USD

Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Model: Vintage Calatrava
Reference Number: 2545J
Movement: Manual winding
Condition: Good - wear is consistent with age and use
Gender: Men’s/Unisex
Time Period: 1954
Retail / Compare-At Price: n/a collector’s item
Our Best Price: $10,850 

Movement: -
Caliber: 12-400
Jewels: 18

Case Material: 18K yellow gold
Case Diameter: 32 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Waterproof: 80 ft./25 m.
Water Resistance: 2.5 ATM
Material Bezel: Fixed 18K yellow gold
Glass: Domed acrylic crystal
Dial: Silver
Dial Numerals: 18K yellow gold applied baton hour indices and beady minutes divisions around the outer rim 

Bracelet color: Brown
Bracelet Material: Leather
Clasp: Tang
Clasp material: 18K yellow gold

Hours, minutes, subsidiary small seconds dial at 6 o’clock

18K yellow gold applied dauphine-shaped hands, stick small seconds hand
18K yellow gold push/pull crown
18K yellow gold downturned lugs
18K yellow gold solid screw-down case back (Patek Philippe first attempt at a waterproof case)
Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, freesprung self-compensating Breguet balance spring.
Five bridge construction and swan's neck regulator. 
Patek Philippe original strap, pin buckle and leather exhibition/travel box
Incomplete (with box, with extract from the Patek Philippe Archives dated 1954)
This wristwatch model follows the reference n. 96, one of Patek Philippe finest creations, which initiated the famous Calatrava line. 
Very fine and rare.