Patek Philippe Calatrava

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$12,950
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$12,950
REF 3602J
Automatic-winding
33 MM
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SKU AS09626
Article Number 40930396
ref 3602J
case size 33 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Champagne
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Signed black alligaotr leather strap with signed 18K yellow gold pin buckle.
overall condition Great condition overall. Case shows light wear throughout consistent with age and use. Dial is excellent.
REF 3602J
Automatic-winding
33 MM
– Show less
SKU AS09626
Article Number 40930396
ref 3602J
case size 33 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Champagne
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Signed black alligaotr leather strap with signed 18K yellow gold pin buckle.
overall condition Great condition overall. Case shows light wear throughout consistent with age and use. Dial is excellent.

Why We Love it

First presented in 1932 with the Reference 96, the Patek Philippe Calatrava is the benchmark for classic men’s dress watches. The groundbreaking reference set the stage for nearly every piece Patek has released since, and became the blueprint for other brands’ approaches to classy men’s timepieces. Heavily influenced by the Bauhaus design philosophy, the Calatrava was then considered extremely modern with its minimalist, ‘less is more’ approach to watch design.

In the years since 1932, Patek has released dozens of Calatrava references, each with its own idiosyncrasies. Almost all share the underlying DNA of the 96, prioritizing subtle elegance above all else.

In 1985, Patek Philippe was looking to distinguish itself in a post quartz crisis era of the luxury watch market. Patek enlisted help from a brilliant Geneva-based ad man— Renee Bittel— to help Patek define itself for a new customer base. Bittel said Patek Philippe needed a symbol for the brand— something that would capture the classic Patek aesthetic and come to represent the brand. Patek President Philippe Stern asked Bittel what this would look like, and legend has it Bittel drew what would later become the 3919, another Bauhaus design, this time incorporating a hobnail bezel and printed Roman numerals.

One of the most overlooked references that should definitely be on your radar is the Reference 6102J. Combining elements from many references, this piece wears in a contemporary way, but still features much of the charm and vintage feel of classic Calatravas. On the one hand, it has the clous de paris bezel of the 3919, on the other hand, it has the pointed lugs of the 3448.

This piece is outfitted with all the aspects you’d want in a classic dress watch. Housed in a 33mm 18K yellow gold case, it features an inviting champagne dial with stick indexes, and a date window at 3 o’clock. This could be a perfect everyday option for a classy guy who fancy's himself a nice suit but also appreciates the comforts of a jeans and a t-shirt, which speaks to the versatility of this watch.

This particular Reference 6102 comes with its solid caseback, brushed case flanks, and hammered hobnail bezel. It’s a striking design, yet timeless in its classicism and universal appeal. When many collectors think of what a dress watch should be, watches like the 6102 are likely the first to come to mind.

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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 luxury brands in the world 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.

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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