Patek Philippe YELLOW GOLD CALATRAVA, REF. 5119J
The ref. 5119 was first launched in yellow gold in 2007, following the release of the first ref. 5119s in 2006 (which were pink and white gold). It was an instant success as the larger interpretation of the ref. 3919 that it replaced. Its purity of design as a three hand classic was, and continues to be, instantly recognizable as a Patek Philippe. The back of the case reveals a sapphire display back that presents the caliber 215 PS in all its beauty, a welcome surprise for this classic, time only watch.
This example features its original box and papers. Most importantly, the careful observer will note that the movement is stamped with the Geneva Seal and not the Patek Philippe Seal. In March 2009, it was announced that Patek Philippe was going to have a new standard of excellence replacing the Geneva Seal permanently. Consequently, watches from the last years of Geneva Seal production are increasingly desirable for collectors, as well as examples from the first year of Patek Philippe Seal production.