The present reference 96 is a very attractive example of the legendary model, featuring the rare combination of a pink gold case and sweep centre seconds movement. It is preserved in very good overall condition, a full case with crisp hallmarks and a beautifully aged dial displaying an uniform ivory-coloured patina.
Reference 96 is undeniably Patek Philippe's most legendary design. Introduced in 1932, its timeless case proportions are as modern today, over 80 years later, as they were at the time of its creation. Amongst connoisseurs, reference 96 is better known as Calatrava, a name which stands for avant-garde philosophy thanks to its subtle, elegant lines - clearly Patek Philippe's signature piece.