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The Stern brothers enlisted the aid of English watch designer David Penney, and in 1932, introduced the Calatrava, a dress watch that embodies simplicity, elegance and grace, and has since become one of the flagship Patek Philippe models as well as the quintessential dress timepiece Why is Patek Philippe Patek Philippe? Why do they hold their value at auction? Why should you be looking at a $20,000 watch at all? When we start that conversation, we need to start talking about the manufacturing process from start to finish, the extraordinary lengths of hand-finishing So how do you go about upgrading the watch while maintaining its essence for your customers, especially in regard to size? A: The watches tend to ebb and flow regarding size.
Back in the 1950s, we were making some watches that were 40mm, 50mm And if you've ever been to our museum and you look back at some of the 50s watches, that was a large-size watch era Q: With Patek, as opposed to with many other watch brands, a steel watch is often significantly more rare and valuable.
Is there a conscious decision to produce most of the Calatravas in precious metals because of their functionality as dress watches? A: The overriding factor is that we can make 60,000 movements per year, period Beyond the production capacity, every watch we ever made from the beginning in 1839 is documented in our archives. . Source
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