A very fine and rare yellow gold limited edition chronograph wristwatch with original certificate, additional case back and fitted presentation box, made to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beyer Chronométrie Zürich

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2011
    Reference No: 5170
    Movement No: 5'522'578
    Case No: 4'524'704 and 35/50
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. CH29-535 PS, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Attestation dated January 15, 2011, additional numbered caseback, product literature, fitted presentation box engraved "250th Anniversary" and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Fresh to the auction market, the present watch cased in yellow gold was produced as a limited edition series of 50 watches in celebration of Beyer Chronométrie's 250th anniversary. It not only displays a tachymeter scale, but also features the storied retailer's signature at 6 o'clock. So exclusive was this limited edition, that Patek Philippe created a special engraved caseback and presentation box in honor of the retailer's anniversary. Few retailers have a special relationship with Patek Philippe like Beyer has, and it is an incredible privilege for a retailer to have their name stamped on a Patek Philippe dial.

    Preserved in excellent condition, the present watch is complete with its original certificate, additional caseback bearing "Patek Philippe No 35/50 Fabriquée pour le 250ème de Beyer à Zürich 1760 - 2010" and Patek Philippe box with a special engraving. To date, this is the fourth reference 5170 made in celebration of Beyer Chronometrie to surface at public auction, attesting to the rarity of the present timepiece.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5170
A very fine and rare yellow gold limited edition chronograph wristwatch with original certificate, additional case back and fitted presentation box, made to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beyer Chronométrie Zürich

2011
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 70,000 
€35,600-62,400
$40,300-70,500

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Alexandre Ghotbi
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+ 41 79 637 1724
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Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019