Patek Philippe 565 565 18K Yellow Gold Manual Wind EXCEPTIONAL (31916)

31916 Patek Philippe 565 Calatrava Manual Wind, it has become extremely hard to find vintage Patek Philippe Calatrava references in this condition, the 18k yellow gold case is in outstanding original condition with bevels that are thick and bold, the original details of case are obvious and gives the watch a sharp look, the watch does not appear to have ever been detailed in its past, the case hallmarks are bold and clear, manual wind Patek Philippe caliber, the original dial is in outstanding original condition and has not been altered, crisp Patek Philippe signature, applied yellow gold indices, acrylic crystal, waterproof case back, original dust cover, original oversized crown, size 35mm. Outstanding condition for an iconic and important Patek Philippe Calatrava reference 565, accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture in 1953. This watch was just completely serviced.


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This is a vintage c. 1950's 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe Calatrava 565. The inside of the case back is engine turned and stamped with "PATENT – PATEK PHILIPPE & CO. – GENEVE – SWISS – REF. 565," a serial number, and several hallmarks. The 34.5mm diameter solid two-body case, screwed downturned lugs, and flat bezel, are polished. The original silvered dial has gold baton hands and applied "boat" shaped yellow gold hour indices. It has a 38-hour power reserve at full winding, and the 10mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Patek Philippe Calatrava 565 has a mechanical manual winding Patek Philippe caliber 12-400 movement. It's stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, and the Patek Philippe hallmarks. It's rhodium plated with fausses cotes embellishment. It's constructed with 18 jewels, a shock absorber device, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance that's adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, a self-compensating Breguet balance spring, and a micrometer regulator.

The Patek Philippe 565 was originally introduced in 1938.