Celebrating the opening of its new production building in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe has created an exclusive Calatrava in stainless steel. With just 1,000 pieces created, the watch features a case and broad cambered bezel in polished stainless steel, a diameter of 40mm, and a sapphire crystal casebook specially marked with a Calatrava cross and the ‘New Manufacture 2019’ inscription.
The timepiece follows in the brand’s well-trodden footprints of tradition, as Patek Philippe often accompanies key events in its corporate history with the launch of limited-edition commemorative watches. Two examples include the famous Ref. 5500 Pagoda and the Ref. 5029 Minute Repeater that were released in 1997 to celebrate the official inauguration of the new manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates.
Now, the Ref. 6007A-001 Calatrava becomes a collector’s item in itself, especially with knowledge that it features polished steel, a very rare material in Patek Philippe’s collections, making this timepiece one to be coveted by haute horology connoisseurs celebrating history in the making.