A fine, rare and attractive platinum and diamond-set wristwatch.
With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch with diamond hour markers in 1949 and its subsequent sale on July 6th, 1950.
Introduced in 1932, reference 96 is unquestionably Patek Philippe's most legendary design. Incorporating elements of Bauhaus, late Art Deco and modernism, it is the perfect 1930s representation, its timeless case proportions as modern today 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.