THIS IS A TEST WATCH (29899)

(29899) Man’s dabbling into portable mechanical timepieces began about 500 years ago. With Patek Philippe having just celebrated its 175th anniversary three years ago, doing the math reveals that the illustrious Genevan watch manufacturer has co-written a third of its intriguing history. While indeed there are many brands that claim to be older, most of them had discontinued their activities in the course of time and were reestablished by completely foreign people at a much later date. Conversely, Patek Philippe has endeavoured without interruption since its inception on 1 May 1839 and has always been privately owned. Today, it is widely viewed as one of haute horlogerie‘s most prestigious names and a leading manufacturer of fine mechanical timepieces. This is the story of a manufacture that was born from the fascinations of a Polish immigrant; the story of a manufacture that has endured trials and tribulations and – in spite of all that – stayed true to its ethos. This is the story of Patek Philippe.

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This is an 18K Rose gold Patek Philippe Calatrava 5127R. It has an alligator leather strap with an 18k Rose gold tang buckle, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. There is an exhibition screwed-down sapphire display case back for viewing the Calatrava logo on the rotor, and a screwed-down winding crown. The 38mm diameter solid two-body case, downturned lugs, and rounded bezel are polished. There is a gold-rimmed aperture window for the date at the 3 o'clock position. The dial is silver with white gold dauphine hands, applied faceted gold baton hour index markers, and a center sweep seconds hand. There is an outer minute/second dot track. It's water resistant to 25 meters/75 feet, and it has a 45-hour power reserve at full wind. The 9mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This Patek Philippe Calatrava 5127R has a mechanical automatic Patek Philippe caliber 315/190 movement that's rhodium plated with fausses cotes embellishment. It's constructed with 29 jewels, a shock absorber mechanism, and a patented Gyromax balance that's adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism, and 5 positions. It includes a straight-line lever escapement, a self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, and a 21K gold rotor. The Patek Philippe Calatrava 5127R was produced from 2005 to 2012, and is an homage to the original classic 1932 Calatrava.

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European Watch Company maintains the highest possible standard in the industry when it comes to the quality of our timepieces. Prior to being listed for sale, every one of our watches are five position tested and meticulously inspected by our on-staff watchmakers. Our goal is to make sure that our watches are in exceptional “like new” condition, both mechanically and cosmetically, so they are ready to wear right when they are delivered to you. To provide further peace of mind, we provide a one year limited warranty on all our timepieces. We have worked very hard over the last 30 years to build up our 5-star reputation. We are confident that we can find the perfect watch for you to cherish and enjoy!

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I have been dealing with European Watch Company for over ten years, and have purchased several wrist watches, including IWC, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Jaeger-LeCoultre. They were not only fairly priced but arrived in like-new condition, fully warranted by European Watch Company. This company has an attentive, knowledgeable staff, a large inventory, and is a genuine pleasure to deal with.

P.V. Pawel

Just completed my 7th transaction with EWC and for the 7th time the transaction was smooth, flawless and quick. Joshua is quick to respond to any e-mails and answer any questions. Ashley knows how to complete the necessary paperwork to avoid any delays at Customs as I am located in Canada and all paperwork needs to be completed perfectly which she is an expert at. You only want to deal with the best and the team at EWC is the best. There is a Yiddish word to describe the people at EWC and that word is mensches which translates to people of integrity and honour.

Jeff B.

Winnipeg, Canada

After a lengthy search I located the Patek Philippe I desired at EWC, but the decision to make a high dollar purchase over the internet was a difficult one. Through numerous emails with Justin and looking at reviews of EWC I made the decision to proceed and I am now ECSTATIC. The watch is exactly as described and pictured. It was perfectly packaged and shipped FedEx overnight. My watch collection now includes the watch I have been seeking for over a year.In summary, you can deal with the EWC staff with confidence. They are professional, honest and you will receive a quality watch which will put a smile on your face.

Chuck J.

Phoenix, AZ

I live in San Francisco but the EWC website is the first place I check once I get an impulse for a particular watch. EWC's website is cozy and feels like home. I enjoy the photos, presentation, description and historical notes of each item and really like their next day delivery, so I stay loyal to them. Sometimes I must wait awhile for a watch to become available but can usually find anything I want. Then there are the watches you never knew you wanted until you see them here.

Scott Blalock

San Francisco

Dear EWC, I have just completed my very first purchase with your company: a mint Lange Datograph. Robert was extremely help throughout the process with the item delivered nicely packed to my Hong Kong address within days. The condition of the watch was absolutely mint as described and has exceeded my expectations, even under a loupe! I will be a return customer in no time. Well done!

James C.

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