Patek Philippe 565 565 Yellow Gold / Center Seconds MINT (28636)

28636 Patek Philippe 565 Calatrava, this reference is increasingly rare with the center sweep seconds hand as typical 565 are seen with a sub seconds at 6 o clock, 18k yellow gold case is in outstanding original condition with bevels are thick and bold, the original details of case are obvious and gives the watch a sharp look, the two hallmarks on the case are clear,manual wind Patek Philippe caliber, the original dial is in outstanding original condition and has not been altered, the Patek Philippe signature is crisp and clear, center sweep seconds hand, acrylic crystal, waterproof case back, original dust cover, size 35mm, Outstanding condition for an iconic and important Patek Philippe Calatrava reference, accompanied by archive papers and European Watch Co travel pouch and 6 month warranty. The watch is circa 1945-1949.

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This is a vintage c. 1940's 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe Calatrava 565. It has an alligator leather strap with an 18K yellow gold tang buckle, and an acrylic crystal. There is a screw down winding crown, and a screw down solid case back with the original metal dust cover. The inside of the case back is engine turned and stamped with "PATENT – PATEK PHILIPPE & CO. – GENEVE – SWISS – REF. 565," a serial number, and several hallmarks. The 34.5mm diameter solid two-body case, screwed downturned lugs, and flat bezel, are polished. The original silvered dial has gold feuille hands, a gold center sweep second hand, "boat" shape applied gold baton hour indices, and applied gold Arabic numerals at the quarter hours. There is a perimeter black minute/second scale with black Arabic numerals every five seconds to 60. There are two hallmarks on the case that are still clear and crisp, as is the Patek Philippe signature. It has a 38-hour power reserve at full winding, and the 10mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Patek Philippe Calatrava 565 has a mechanical manual winding Patek Philippe caliber 12 SC movement. It's rhodium plated with Cotes de Geneve embellishment, and it's constructed with 20 jewels, a bi-metallic balance, the quality seal of Geneva, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a self-compensating blued steel Breguet balance spring, a swan-neck micrometer regulator, and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz).

The Patek Philippe 565 was originally introduced in 1938 with a small running seconds subsidiary dial, and this sweep center seconds version was manufactured