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Robert De Niro wearing a 39mm Patek Philippe Calatrava

Legend of legends Robert De Niro is wearing a 39mm Patek Philippe Calatrava reference 6006G-001 in 18k white gold on a black alligator leather strap featuring a black sunburst dial with one small second sub-dial.

Regarded as one of the best actors of all time, De Niro is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. He also received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016.

About the Watch

The Calatrava is among Patek Philippe’s greatest iconic timepieces, with numerous variants built with what they refer to as “legendary purity.” The majority of Calatrava timepieces have simple dials with either a three-hand structure and a date display or a two-hand format with a little moving seconds sub-register.

The Patek Philippe Calatrava boasts a sleek black sunray dial with white engraved numbers in a sans serif design. A center minute track, as well as an offsetting seconds track, are also etched in black and white on the dial. A closer examination reveals how this dial is constructed, which is rather astounding, to put it lightly. Moreover, a closer look with a loupe will indicate the amount of detail in the sub-dial. It features a ribbed texture with a radial design that looks like a traditional vinyl record but in white.

The hour and minute markers on the primary dial are refined skeletonized, while the date indicator is a slender finished hand. At the end of the date the marker is a bright red arrow tip pointing to the month’s day. The small running second’s hand is similarly refined and rectangular. Besides, it appears to be roughly the same thickness as the date hand.

In addition, the Patek Philippe Calatrava features an 18kt white gold casing that is 39mm wide, which is a traditional men’s size. The case is highly polished and has a very slim profile, measuring only 8.86mm thick. Besides, it only has a 30m/100ft water-resistant rating, not that you’d ever take it swimming. The translucent sapphire crystal case back exposes the 6006g-001’s heart beating whenever the case is turned over. Also, the Patek Philippe caliber is a 240 self-winding mechanism.

On the different components and plates, the Patek Philippe caliber 240 automated movements are meticulously detailed. It is also polished to perfection with a blend of Côte-de-Genève striped designs and round perlage patterns. The Calatrava cross, as well as the Patek Philippe Seal, are hand-polished on an off-center miniaturized solid gold graded rotor.

The Gyromax and Spiromax balancing spring are two of Patek Philippe’s most revolutionary patented materials and components used in the caliber. It resonates at 3Hz or 21,600 oscillations per hour. Patek Philippe’s 240 PS C self-winding caliber has 27 jewels and is only 3.43mm thick. It includes 191 elements, 8 bridges, and a power reserve of 48 hours.

The Patek Philippe Calatrava also includes a folding clasp as well as a glossy black hand-stitched alligator leather strap. The deployant clasp is made of solid 18kt white gold and features a Calatrava cross pattern.

Price market: $35,000.00 USD

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