http://www.thewatchbox.com This Patek Philippe Calatrava 5022J is the picture of classical Patek Philippe elegance. Between its Breguet hands and numerals, the railroad track minutes ring, the small seconds at 6 o'clock, and the delightfully thin case, this 5022J is what Geneva's finest is all about. Patek Philippe introduced the original Calatrava, the "ref. 96" shortly after the Stern family's purchase of the then-failing concern. That model helped to revive the flagging fortunes of Patek, and its descendants remain iconic cornerstones of the Patek Philippe model line. While recent Patek Philippe styling efforts have left some collectors scratching their heads, there's little to fault in the 5022J. Its dial is balanced, and its lugs are fine. The combination of double-stepped bezel with a brilliant white lacquered dial creates tremendous wrist presence. Needless to say, with a total thickness of less than 7mm, this one slips easily beneath any dress cuff or sleeve. The Patek Philippe Calatrava 5022J is a made-to-order black tie machine. Inside the 18-karat yellow gold case, a Patek Philippe manufacture movement - caliber 215 - beats away at 28,800 Vph. It's a true Geneva Seal gem, and given Patek's 2009 transition to its proprietary "Patek Philippe Seal," this 5022J is a throwback to a glorious - an bygone - era. thewatchbox.com is pleased to offer this Patek Philippe Calatrava 5022J in outstanding condition. Video and content by Tim Mosso.