First seen in the 1930s and inspired by the clean lines of the Bauhaus movement, the Calatrava family is much beloved by watch connoisseurs as showcasing the most classic and elegant dress watches. Entering their 182nd year in 2021, Patek Philippe have mastered the combination of fine watchmaking and rare artisanship, which can be seen displayed in the expertly hand engraved black enamel dial of the 5088/100P-001. The gleaming polished white gold dial plate contrasts superbly with the midnight black enamel, and showcases a rich pattern of volute and arabesque forms inspired by vintage firearm decoration. Patek Philippe have kept alive the skill of hand engraving, and are proud to showcase this incredible art form on a number of their special pieces. Housing the famous self-winding mechanical movement (calibre 240), this piece has a minimum power reserve of 48 hours. A 38mm case diameter ensures an elegant presence on the wrist, with a shiny black alligator strap and striking hand engraved prong buckle completing the look.
A classic dress watch to be worn now, and looked after for the next generation, the 5088/100P-001 is the perfect finishing touch for a black tie look.