Friday, November 15, 2013
Patek Philippe is a name associated with nothing but the most topnotch achievements in the watchmaking industry. A constant pioneer in innovative functionality and design, Philip Patek unveils remarkable grand complications and timepieces one after another. One of the brand’s latest releases, the Ladies Calatrava, is a unique Patek Philippe experience for its apparent class and simplicity. On the outside, the elegant women’s watch exudes a graceful air with hand stitched alligator strap and cream colored dial embedded with gold numerals. On the inside, the real watchmaking prowess is at work. The life of the timepiece hinges on Caliber 240 – a 2.53mm ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement with 22k gold off-center rotor, 161 parts and Philip Patek patented Gyromax balance. The Calatrava is the company’s version of substance and form. Trust the master of complications to pull off this subtle watchmaking feat. After all, making things simple is complicated!
Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto is an authorized retailer of Patek Philippe.