Patek Philippe Calatrava 96 18k Yellow Gold


The watch that saved Patek…

The Patek Calatrava reference 96 is regarded as the watch that saved Patek Philippe in the early 1900s. Having hit financial troubles, in the early 1930s the Stern brothers, the famous dial making duo, bought the controlling stake in Patek.
The company is still run by the Stern family, and it was their first wristwatch, the reference 96 that revived the brand and led it being what it is today.

We are delighted to offer this 31mm yellow gold watch in lovely original condition.
The creamy silver dial has a large subdial for the running seconds and very attractive applied hours.
The dauphine hands give the watch a very elegant touch. The 96 was the first Calatrava and is the archetype of the dress watch and we seriously love it! Despite the design being nearly a century old, the watch looks as relevant today as ever. The watch comes on the pictured leather strap and the manual wind movement has been fully serviced by our watchmaker.


- Patek Philippe Calatrava 96
- 31mm 18k yellow gold case
- Case number 307xxx dating to the 1930s
- Creamy silver dial with small seconds
- Dauphine hands
- Manual wind Patek movement
- Movement number 724xxx
- Comes on the pictured leather strap
- Fully serviced by our watchmaker
- One-year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping

Our Service

Each vintage timepiece is individually selected and carefully inspected by our team of experts. After we buy a watch it is mechanically inspected and fully checked by our watchmaker. If necessary, the movement will be fully serviced and tested to ensure it is running to our exacting standards.

We will always describe the watch as fully as we can in our sales texts. Our zoomable images are of the highest possible quality and form an important part of each watch’s description. We will never hide or cover up any element of any watch we sell.

Key to our unparalleled service is Fedex Priority shipping, fully insured. Once you have received your watch, we encourage you to inspect it thoroughly. If you are not 100% satisfied, please let us know. We offer a 14 days return policy. Simply return the watch to get a full refund of the original purchase price.

Our Warranty

We offer a one-year warranty on the mechanical function of the watch, starting from the day of purchase. We do not guarantee the waterproof nature of any (vintage) watch, unless expressly made in writing. Therefore, our warranty will not cover any damage done to the case and/or movement by water or moisture entering the watch. Our warranty does not apply to accidental damage or mishandling of your watch and does not extend to the bracelet, case parts (including pushers, winding stem, crown and bezel), watch glass, dial and hands.

We Love Watches

We are passionate about vintage watches and we love talking about them! That is why we don't sell our watches with a simple "Add to cart" button, but instead try to emulate a truly boutique experience online. Helping you find your perfect vintage watch is our Watch Department’s raison d’etre. Whatever you would like to ask, please do. Building our community of watch lovers is central to our mission at Bulang and Sons.

We Know Watches

At Bulang and Sons we have sold thousands of watches over the years. We are a small team of experienced collectors and connoisseurs who are all part of an extensive global network of buyers and sellers. We have a great reputation for offering only the highest quality watches. We have one simply rule: we only buy and sell watches we want to own ourselves. And yes, we are still collectors too.

We Guarantee Watches

As collectors, we know how intense the search for a specific vintage watch can be. Once you find it at Bulang and Sons, we want to make things easy, safe and fast for you. Therefore, we offer the most comprehensive return policy and warranty; you will not find a safer place on the internet to buy a vintage watch. You can relax and enjoy your deal with Bulang and Sons.

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