One is the last family-owned watch manufacturer in Geneva. The other is a prominent homegrown watch retailer, which has grown from a single-store family business in 1972 to a public-listed company with more than 45 boutiques in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia today.
Since its establishment, Cortina Watch has represented Patek Philippe and today manages six of the brand’s specialist boutiques across the region. This year, the two companies mark five decades as retail partners — as well as Cortina’s 50th birthday — with a limited-edition timepiece and a unique dome clock.
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Ref. 5057G-010 Calatrava
Limited to 100 pieces, the Ref. 5057G-010 Calatrava wristwatch created for the occasion is a new, white-gold iteration of the rose-gold Ref. 5057R-001 Calatrava model created in 1997 for Cortina Watch’s 25th anniversary. Like that earlier model, the new Calatrava is framed by a triple-row hobnail guilloche bezel and has a similarly easy-to-wear size with a diameter of 36.15mm. Set against a gradated, charcoal-grey sunray dial are white transfer-printed Roman numerals and white gold, pear-shaped hands.
The watch’s features are faithful to the original, with the date and moon phase, power reserve and seconds displayed on three subdials. The ultra-thin, automatic Calibre 240 PS IRM C LU is visible through the sapphire display caseback, which bears the inscription, “Cortina Watch — 50th Anniversary — Since 1972”.
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