This Calatrava just got back home from Patek spa...

Nov 22, 2022,15:48 PM

The exercise wasn't cheap, took 10 months, but the results are exactly as I expected.

I remember visiting the PP museum, and was amazed by the quality of restored watches on display,
Well, this is exactly what I got, a watch from the early 1940's, kind of rare as from my understanding in a life span of 7-8 years only 400 were made in total in 3 diff metals.
This one has a less common Breguet dial, and I got it few years ago from the grandson of the original owner, 
They fully restored the case, they did lots of work, jeweler work, on the original case  and hands bringing them to original condition. 

still sealed, waiting for the appropriate strap.

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 By: J K : November 22nd, 2022-16:16

Absolutely stunning timepiece!!!

 By: KCLQMULKU : November 22nd, 2022-17:49
Looking forward to seeing photos of it on the new strap!

Way to give life to an old piece!

 By: TeutonicCarFan : November 22nd, 2022-17:50

Thanks Boris

 By: MilDiver : November 23rd, 2022-14:51

Great crown and great everything else...

 By: mdg : November 22nd, 2022-18:08
...reference? Thanks.


 By: MilDiver : November 23rd, 2022-14:51
Not common


 By: mdg : November 23rd, 2022-15:12

Lovely Brequet numerals ! What is the

 By: GLau : November 23rd, 2022-02:38
reference number ? It reminds me of the recently discontinued 5196P.


 By: MilDiver : November 23rd, 2022-14:50

That was my thought too! Beautiful!

 By: darrony : November 24th, 2022-04:58
Maybe smaller case than the 5196 since location of seconds subdial?