PATEK PHILIPPE - Ladies’ Calatrava Ref. 4897
PATEK PHILIPPE - Ladies’ Calatrava Ref. 4897
PATEK PHILIPPE - Ladies’ Calatrava Ref. 4897

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Ladies’ Calatrava Ref. 4897

Patek Philippe’s presents a new interpretation of its ultra-thin ladies’ Calatrava Ref. 4897 in a warm 18K rose gold case, a dial with a bittersweet chocolate hue, and a bezel adorned with 72 Top Wesselton round diamonds. It is a mechanical opus that redefines seductiveness.  The growing interest of women in artisanal horology is evidenced by the success of the ultra-thin mechanical Calatrava for ladies that Patek Philippe launched three years ago. To accommodate demand, this watch is now being launched as Ref. 4897R in 18K rose gold. 

The case shape of the Ref. 4897R reflects the sleek lines of the Bauhaus philosophy: form follows function is the leitmotif of all Calatrava models. Its personality mirrors classic elegance not only with its focus on the display of hours and minutes but also with the 72 Top Wesselton round diamonds on its bezel. Here, eternity subtly contrasts with the constant course of time. This antithesis takes place on a dramatic stage that glows in the dark brown hue of bittersweet chocolate. On the dial, the concentrically guilloched wave pattern interacts with a rich brown to create a fascinating impression of depth. The applied arrow-shaped hour markers and the faceted hands in rose gold appear to be suspended in mid-air.  

The Calatrava Ref. 4897R is powered by Patek Philippe’s manually wound caliber 215 mechanical movement. Although it is ultra-thin and highly compact (height 2.55 mm, diameter 21.90 mm), it fulfills the rate accuracy requirements imposed on all of Patek Philippe’s mechanical movements. 

The Calatrava Ref. 4897R for ladies in 18K rose gold replaces its predecessor, the Ref. 4896 G with the white-gold case and deep blue dial. The sheer beauty of the new model, its discreet radiance, the 6.35­mm thick case, and its rich inner life endow this ultra-thin Patek Philippe Calatrava with all the facets it needs to become a celebrated paragon of feminine elegance. 

Calatrava Ref. 4897 R 

Movement : Caliber 215 
Manually wound mechanical movement 
Diameter: 21.90 mm 
Height: 2.55 mm 
Number of parts: 130 
Number of jewels: 18 
power reserve: Approx. 44 hours 
Balance: Gyromax 
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz) 
Balance spring: Flat 
Balance spring stud: Adjustable 
Functions: Two-position crown: 
- Pulled out: To set the time 
- Pushed in: To wind the movement 
Displays: Hours, minutes 

Case: 18K rose gold with 72 diamonds. Snap back in 18K rose gold with sapphire-crystal window. Water-resistant to 25 meters 
Case dimensions: Diameter: 33 mm 
Overall height: 6.35 mm 
Height crystal to back: 6.60 mm 
Width between lugs: 17 mm 
Dial: Dark chocolate, guilloched, 12 matt arrow markers, rose-gold-plated Dauphine hands for hours and minutes in 18K rose gold with 2 facets, 1 polished, 1 sandblasted Precious stone 
complement: Bezel with 72 flawless Top Wesselton round diamonds, diameter 1.2 mm, total approx. 0.47 ct. 
Strap: Satin, matt brown, 16-mm prong buckle in 18K rose gold 

For further information, please contact: 
Jasmina Steele International Communication & Public Relations Director Patek Philippe Geneva 
P.O. Box 2654 1211 Geneva 2 Switzerland 
Tel.: +41 22 884 20 20 Fax: +41 22 884 25 47 
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