Patek Philippe Calatrava

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$33,550
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$33,550
REF 2532J
Manual-winding
35 MM
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SKU AS06510
Article Number 40930145
ref 2532J
case size 35 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1950s
dial color White
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Analog:Shift Cuba Libre alligator-pattern leather strap with gold plated pin buckle. Also includes Certificate of Origin confirming movement number.
material Alligator-Pattern
overall condition The case is in very good condition overall showing sleeve polish and normal signs of wear from age and use. Gloss white enamel dial with applied 'dart' indices shows light, even spidering and rich custard patina throughout with matching 'dauphine' handset. Unsigned crown.
REF 2532J
Manual-winding
35 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06510
Article Number 40930145
ref 2532J
case size 35 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1950s
dial color White
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Analog:Shift Cuba Libre alligator-pattern leather strap with gold plated pin buckle. Also includes Certificate of Origin confirming movement number.
material Alligator-Pattern
overall condition The case is in very good condition overall showing sleeve polish and normal signs of wear from age and use. Gloss white enamel dial with applied 'dart' indices shows light, even spidering and rich custard patina throughout with matching 'dauphine' handset. Unsigned crown.

Why We Love it

Patek Philippe has long been known for its complicated watchmaking, but following the stock market crash of 1929, fewer clients had the means to purchase these high-end timepieces. After securing a controlling interest in the firm, Jean and Charles Henri Stern decided to enlist the help of an English designer named David Penney to create a simple watch that would come in at a lower price point and appeal to the firm’s clientele. 

Using the principles espoused by the Bauhaus school and its minimalist, function-first philosophy, Penney conceived the Calatrava, taking its name from the Spanish military order established in the 12th century which had become the symbol of Patek Philippe. Since its debut in 1932, the Calatrava has become a byword for a simple, time-only dress watch — even from brands other than Patek itself.

This particular Calatrava, a Reference 2532J, dates to circa the 1950s and features a 35mm 18K yellow gold case with an acrylic crystal, an yellow gold crown and a gorgeous, evenly-patinated white enamel dial with applied dart indices and a matching dauphine handset, and Patek's Calibre 12-120 hand-winding movement within.

This lovely piece remains in fantastic overall condition, and combined with that stunning dial, represents everything we love about Patek from this era. It even comes with its Certificate of Origin.

Sure, you could get yourself a modern dress watch that tells the time just fine — and that probably ends up in a drawer after a while. 

But a real Calatrava from the world’s greatest watchmaker is forever.

Brand Story

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Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world with an uninterrupted watchmaking history. Few international luxury brands carry the gravitas of their name, and for good reason. The firm's commitment to excellence in horological manufacture is unflinching, and their track record of innovation in design without peer. They continue to lead the industry, and even their fiercest competitors have nothing but the utmost respect for the company.

From the simple elegance of their Calatrava line to the stunning study in miniaturization that is reference 1518 perpetual calendar to the modern reference 5750P chiming watch, Patek’s catalog is chock full of some of the most elegant and complicated timepieces ever made. Family-owned and completely independent, the firm has the freedom to do what it wants — such as discontinue one of the world’s most beloved steel luxury sport watches, the reference 5711 — when it wants.

Owning a Patek Philippe is for many the ultimate goal of timepiece collecting, and for a certain type, the only timepieces they collect. Whichever way you look at it, there is no questioning the elegance of design, superlative manufacture of their cases and movements, or the sheer elegance and emotion that comes from owning one.

Of course for a brand that is steeped in heritage, we are told “You never actually own a Patek Philippe…”

Well, you know the rest.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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