Launched in 2009, Patek Philippe’s Ref. 4897 Calatrava ladies’ watch with a guillochéd and lacquered dial and the manually wound caliber 215 movement was available in various colours and with a bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds or baguette diamonds.
Now, this icon has evolved into a new version with a self-winding movement and a white-gold case with a slightly larger diameter of 35 mm instead of 33 mm. It leverages its seductive power within a feminine circle of customers who expect a combination of aesthetic refinement and the exclusivity and convenience of a mechanical movement that winds itself with every motion of the wrist.
The precious dial requires considerable work and artisanship. Its base is exquisitely guilloched with concentric waves and then coated with consecutive layers of a translucent night blue lacquer. This decor creates fascinating depths above which the arrow-shaped white gold “poudré” hour markers and faceted Dauphine hands in white gold seem to float.
The bezel is set with 76 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.52 ct.) and casts its light on the radiant decor of the dial.
The ultra-thin self-winding caliber 240 movement with a recessed minirotor in 22K gold offers the ideal basis for crafting exceptionally svelte cases with compact dimensions. The elegant architecture of the movement with its highly elaborate finissage and strict compliance with the criteria of the Patek Philippe Seal can be admired through the sapphire-crystal case back.
4997/200G – CALATRAVA
Ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement. Caliber 240.
Guilloched and lacquered midnight blue, powdered gold hour markers.
White gold. Sapphire crystal case back. Water-resistant to 30m. Diameter: 35mm. Height: 7.4mm.
76 diamonds: ~0.52 ct. (bezel).
Brushed calfskin, with satinated finish, shiny navy blue. Prong buckle.
Diameter: 27.5 mm. Height: 2.53 mm. Parts: 161. Bridges: 6. Jewels: 27. Power reserve: Min. 48 hours. 22K gold off-center mini-rotor. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz). Balance spring: Spiromax®. Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal. Patent: CH 595 653.
Price : £28,240.00 GBP*
*Suggested retail price taxes included. Prices may be subject to alteration at any time and do not constitute a contract.
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