2023 The Archiwatch Anonymous "Classic" Glossy Off-White Dial 2510-3 #24/25
This collection was designed as an homage to one of the most iconic watch ever made, the Patek Philippe "Calatrava" 96. The 96 is still highly sought after by many collectors around the world. Patek introduced this reference in 1932 entering a new era from pocket watches that were affiliated to rail roads and seemed outdated with the advent of automobiles and aviation (Monochrome Watches). This reference is often called one of the purest design ever made, however its very small diameter -31mm- prevents many watch enthusiasts to purchase it in our modern world. Inspired by the Bauhaus principle, the 96 is commonly found in precious metals like yellow gold, white gold and platinum with small seconds shown on a sub-dial at six o’clock. Some were found with a central second, some with only two hands -hour and minute-, lastly a very few were manufactured in stainless steel.
This watch has been designed with the essence of a rare vintage watch considered as NOS -New Old Stock- as it left the factory without being sold and/or worn. With an "Anonymous" dial -no brand- that reminds our beloved community of the watches made by students of the École d'horlogerie to pass their certificates and graduate. This watch is a dream come true as I've always wanted to combine all these great influences together in a watch that I would enjoy wearing every single day.
This collection is made of 25 timepieces, all numbered out of 25 with 8 dial variations and colors, offering a very unique perspective on collecting new yet rare watches with a story at an affordable price.
Finally all watches are made of 316L stainless steel, 36mm without crown, 20mm between lugs, 8,5mm thick, powered by a modified Swiss Sellita SW210 manual mouvement with 42h power reserve, paired with a hand made leather bracelet with quick release bars and an ultra slim premium leather case by Molequin and delivered with a "Certificat d'origine et de garantie". This watch is tested for 5ATM. Estimated delivery: May 10th 2023
- Brand: The Archiwatch
- Year: 2023
- Reference: 2510-3
- Serial: 24/25
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Movement: Manual - Sellita SW210-1 / 42hrs Power reserve
- Bracelet / Strap: Molequin Leather Band with quick release bars
- Dimensions : 36mm / 20mm
- Accessories: Leather Box and Certificate
All watches are checked and tested by our watchmaker and guaranteed 90 days. During service, pieces and parts could be needed due to age and are always replaced by original signed parts by our watchmaker. If serviced, we offer a 1 year mechanical guarantee.
This mechanical warranty does not cover damages that the buyer might cause. In regards to vintage models, we cannot guarantee waterproofness or time accuracy unless the watch has been serviced and these requests approved by our watchmaker.