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Calatrava Reference 570 was presented in 1938 as a larger version of the already celebrated ref. 96.
The perfect size and the highly legible dial made it the perfect everyday watch and briefly became one of the best sellers inside Patek Philippe’s catalogue.
Up for sale is a pristine example, coming from the very early production batch.
The Gerlach case retains its correct shape and represents a timeless design in the watchmaking world.
Gold cases(such as the present one) measure 35.5mm, while steel one are a bit larger at 36.2mm.
The dial developed a great patina, which enriches the watch with character and charm.
The hard-enamelled Patek Philippe signature looks very crisp, together with the accent still clearly visible.
Two features contribute to make this watch not an ordinary 570.
First it showcases the Somazzi signature on the dial with Somazzi being a long time Lugano based Patek Philippe dealer and happens to be one of the rarest double signatures you can come across.
The second one refers to the caliber housed, which is a 27SC.
Usually ref. 570 was equipped with small seconds movements, while this example has an indirect central second hand, which is coherent with the very beginning of the production.
Case: 35,5mm yellow gold (n°30x.xxx)
Movement: Manual, cal. 27SC, 18 jewels
Movement no: 70x.xxx
Year: ca. 1950
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