If your taste for watches favours understated elegance, Patek Philippe’s 5034G Calatrava Travel Time is an underrated little gem of a timepiece. A champion of Bauhaus design minimalism, the Calatrava has always been synonymous with Patek’s revival after the Stern brothers took over the company in 1932. The first 5034 models were introduced in 1997, as part of what Patek calls its ‘small complications’ family. Their design retained the central trio of hands complete with jumping hour hand, but also added a second sub dial and a 24-hour sub dial. Eventually replaced by the 5134 series in 2001, this 5034G in white gold with white dial offers enticing simplicity and symmetry in a watch that might be the perfect candidate for your first Patek Philippe investment.