Patek Philippe introduced the "Calatrava" to the world with Ref. 96 in 1932. The modernist design was to imbody Bauhaus simplicity. The Patek Philippe 3796 is the 1980s reincarnation of the classic Ref. 96 Calatrava and remained in production until 1999. This reference was created to represent the original Ref. 96 as close as possible, retaining the classic 31 mm case size as well as the tapered lugs of the original. The updated Cal. 215 movement beats at 28,800 A/h and features the Patek Phillipe Gyromax balance.
There is the saying that “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.” and we think this couldn't be truer especially with Patek Philippe references such as this rare and sought-after Patek Philippe 3796.
Silver w/ Applied Markers
Italian Textured Calfskin Strap w/ 18k YG Patek Philippe buckle
CASE & BRACELET
The unpolished 18k YG case remains in almost untouched condition with factory brushing and finishing very prevalent. The original crown is incrested with the Patek Philippe cross. The snap-on case back clearly shows all proper hallmarking both inside and out. The watch will be supplied on a 2pc leather strap, retaining the original 18k YG Patek Philippe buckle.
DIAL & HANDS
The flawless silver dial with applied 18k YG markers is absolutely stunning. The original 18k YG dauphine style, and small seconds hands remain in flawless condition.
Watch comes with original Patek Philippe box. The watch is keeping time and running flawlessly but extended service history is unknown.