Fat dauphine (5205) vs thin batons (5235): there is a world of difference between the two styles of hands, and I suppose your preference for one - over the other - should be obvious to yourself, and you should follow this 'preference' as every time you look at the watch (for the time, or for somethi
But Patek had made this watch (30.5mm, same movement, case, enameled lettering, etc.) Before the 96. So the 96 is actually not the first calatrava per se. It is not even the first time Patek decides to put a reference number to a watch.